Friday, 17 February 2012

How to avoid bad builders and bad customers

Let’s face it; there are good and bad builders and customers alike.  Yet everyone can protect themselves from the disreputable ones by using the JCT Home Owner contract for peace of mind and legal protection.

 The JCT Home Owner Building Contract only costs £22.50 and is a simple four page document, written in plain English, plus it carries the "Crystal mark" for plain English, so it is easy to understand by all parties.
   
The government commissioned the JCT to create the contract to cover home owners having building work such as extensions and alterations, or repairs done to their homes.

The contract covers all the basic details required and is legally binding in the courts.  There are two copies of the contract in each pack, one copy for the householder and one for the builder.

By using the JCT Home Owner Contract, builders and home owners can protect themselves from the unreliable, cheating and downright fraudulent types, whether they are the builder, or the home owner.

Unfortunately for builders, many customers do not fully understand the problems involved in carrying out repairs, or alterations and the unforeseen difficulties that can come to light as work progresses.  Customers are also prone to ask for extra work to be done, which they will be unwilling to pay for at the end.

Neither party should be afraid, or unwilling to use this contract.  Those that won't, you are probably best avoiding.

So for peace of mind all round for both parties, the best and safest option is to use the JCT Home Owner Building Contract.

JCT Home Owner Building Contract (HOB)
ISBN: 9780414041714
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
List Price: £22.50 inc. VAT
Available from www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Save 10% off the New 7th Edition Building Regulations in Brief

Building Regulations in Brief - Save 10% before 30th March 2012

 
Authors: Ray Tricker & Sam Alford
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9780415809696
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1056 pages, 215 black & white tables, 3 colour illustrations, 238 black & white line drawings
Pub Date: 13/02/2012

 
The most popular and trusted guide to the building regulations, Building Regulations in Brief is updated regularly to reflect constant changes. Now in its seventh edition, it has sold over 28,000 copies since its first publication in 2003.

 
This new edition includes the latest on all the significant amendments to Building Regulations, Planning Permission and the Approved Documents that occurred in October 2010 and includes changes to Parts F and L, as well as Approved Documents A, C, and J. There are also changes reflecting the consolidation of the building regulations included.
The simple, no-nonsense approach to the regulations, without delving too deeply into detail, has always made it a firm favourite with all those involved in the building industry including designers, building surveyors and inspectors, students and architects. A ready reference giving practical information, it enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible.

 Building Regulations in Brief cuts through the confusion to explain the meaning of the regulations, their history, current status, requirements, associated documentation and how local authorities view their importance, as well as emphasizing the benefits and requirements of each regulation. It's an essential purchase for anyone needing to comply with the building regulations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The Building Act 1984
2. The Building Regulations 2010
3. The Requirements of the Building Regulations
4. Planning Permission
5.Requirements for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval
6. Meeting the Requirements of the Building Regulations

Our Price £26.09, List Price £28.99



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Thursday, 9 February 2012

New 5th Edition of Building Contract Casebook

SAVE 10% off this new 5th edition of the highly popular
Building Contract Casebook

 
Author: Michael Furmston
Edition: 5 Rev ed
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780470655924
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 504 pages
Pub Date: 10/02/2012



The Building Contract Casebook has always been an essential reference for anyone involved in building contract disputes, and this is the latest update since 2006 and includes recent major cases and court decisions.

The problem for builders is that the major part of the law is laid down in decided cases, and construction professionals need be familiar with these cases but the information is scattered throughout a large number of law reports.

This new 5th edition brings together a wide range of cases on the main aspects of the law of construction contracts, states the principle established by each case and gives a summary of the facts and the decision.  The casebook presents the leading cases on each topic, together with many lesser-known but important decisions.

List Price £89.99 Our Price £80.99

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Malcolm Bartlett
Tel: 0844 567 5087
Email: malcolmb@goeshere.co.uk



Monday, 6 February 2012

HSE Books now added to our web site


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We are pleased to announce that we have now added the various titles published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE Books), concerned with the construction industry.  

These include titles such as the Health & Safety Law Poster, Accident Report Book, Managing Health and Safety in Construction, LOLER, PUWER and Health & Safety in Roof Work.  

To see the full list of these essential safety guides for anyone working, commissioning building works, or managing a construction site visit our store at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk and save 10% off the list prices.

Friday, 3 February 2012

New Edition of PSA Schedule of Rates for Decoration Work 2012

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Ninth Edition
Author: Carillion
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
ISBN: 9780117069336
Binding: Paperback
Extent:    76 pages
Published: 13 Jan 2012


The new 9th edition (previous 8th edition published in 2007) of the PSA Schedule of Rates for Decoration Work 2012 is aimed at Measured Term Contracts and provides a definitive price guide for estimating, tendering and contracting for all aspects of decoration work.
 
The PSA Schedule of Rates for Decoration Work covers Employer's requirements for temporary works, Contractor's general cost items for temporary works, Decorative papers and fabrics, Painting and clear finishing and Signs and notices.
 
The list price is £100.00, but customers can get it for just £90.00 until 30th March 2012.

This new edition of the guides is produced as a companion to the PSA Schedule of Rates series for estimating, tendering and contracting work in the construction industry, published by the TSO (The Stationery Office).

Which Building Contract supplies all the different price guides and related estimating books for all types of building works.  Also, all the current forms of building contract used in the UK construction industry.  All are available from their web site at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk.



Thursday, 2 February 2012

Save 10% on New PSA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Management 2012

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Fourth Edition
Author: Carillion
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
Extent: 312 pages    
ISBN: 9780117069282  
Binding: Hardback
Published: 25 Nov 2011



 Save 10% on this is new fourth edition of the PSA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Management, last updated in 2005, it is aimed at Measured Term Contract Procurement and is the definitive guide for estimating, tendering and contracting work in the industry. The reference guide for estimating, tendering and contracting all types of landscape work.

The PSA Schedule of Rates for Landscape Management covers the following sections: General directions, Employer's requirements, Contractor's general cost items, Demolition, alteration and renovation, Groundwork, In situ concrete, Masonry, Windows, doors and stairs, Surface finishes, Furniture and equipment, Building fabric sundries, Paving, planting and fencing, Disposal systems and Piped supply systems.

List Price: £180.00, Our Price £160.00

These new editions of the guides are produced as a companion to the PSA Schedule of Rates series for estimating, tendering and contracting work in the construction industry, published by the TSO (The Stationery Office).  Save 5% discount on the other PSA titles.

Which Building Contract supplies all the different price guides and related estimating books for all types of building works. Also, all the current forms of building contract used in the UK construction industry. All are available from our web site at www.whichbuildingcontract.co.uk.