Know how your contract price can vary.
All contracts and prices may be done differently. This doesn’t mean that you are being ripped off but highlights the importance of understanding and knowing what you are getting for your money.
Ad-built clearly shows in all of our contracts how your contract price can vary. Below are some brief descriptions on how this can be done;
Engineering Changes: Ad-built designs and makes allowances we believe will be needed to construct your extension/ renovation. To save you money before contract we do not send this to an external engineer for certification. Once contracted we undertake this work (as a part of our contract) and where needed, increase or decrease the cost of the structural elements as certified by the engineer.
Provisional Sums: Ad-built makes and shows the allowances in the contract for provisional sums which include the cost of the supply and installation of that item. An example of this could be a shower screen. When our client determines the shower screen they want ( and this quite often changes once the options are presented) a price is given and increases or decreases are calculated. This information including how costs are calculated are clearly shown in our contract documents.
Prime cost items: Ad-built makes and shows the allowances in the contract for prime cost items which is the cost of the supply of that item. An example of this could be a toilet suite or tiles. Our labour content is already allowed for in the contract for these items. When our client determines the products they want ( and this quite often changes once the options are seen) a price is given and increases or decreases are calculated. This information including how costs are calculated are clearly shown in our contract documents.
Variations: A variation is basically any change to the scope of works from the works shown in the contract documents. If a change is requested, Ad-built will provide a price to undertake the changed works (increased price, decreased price or even no change to price) in writing that must be accepted before the variation work is undertaken. This does not mean that you have to get the work done, but rather that the price must be agreed. The contract documents clearly describe how variations are handled.