Launched at a recent National Homebuilding and Renovating Show is TrustMark’s Mini Form of Contract, developed in association with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
It aims to protect both homeowners and tradesman carrying out repairs, maintenance and improvements to the inside or outside of homes.
Intended specifically for minor works at values of £20,000 or less (at 2011 prices), it covers a duration of no more than 12 weeks described by drawings and/or Specification/Schedule of Works.
A Letter of Invitation and Form of Tender document is included in the Contract enabling an interested firm to complete the requested contract details and associated costs.
Stuart Carter, TrustMark’s head of PR & marketing, says: “Over the last few months we have been working closely with the CIOB to produce a suitable ‘low value’ contract, which is fit for purpose and as user-friendly as possible. Contracts should reflect the needs of the users i.e. the consumer and the contractor, as well as being legally enforceable to protect both parties.
“As we all know in the construction industry there are ever changing legislations and laws so therefore it is vital to keep works contracts as comprehensive as they can be.”
TrustMark is the Government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen.
More information: www.trustmark.org.uk or to purchase a copy of the contract online visit www.constructionbooksdirect.com/Product.asp?PID=6432