What Did I Sign Up For?

What Did I Sign Up For?

Be careful! I attended a seminar recently where the lawyers were discussing what was in the contract versus what the parties thought was in the contract. In other words, the way the contract is set up or written determines what is recorded as being agreed despite that...
Don’t Pay Upfront!

Don’t Pay Upfront!

There is no real reason why a contractor should ask for payment before he commences on site.  If the contractor is an established company he will be able to fund his labour for the first month and materials and plant will be on 30 days credit anyway. I can understand...
Why Use a Contract?

Why Use a Contract?

If I had a choice I would go back to the old ways of a handshake and keeping your promises. These days unfortunately people can’t or won’t stand by their commitments. Also, people’s interpretation of what was agreed differs anyway so there has to be a way of recording...
Drone Technology in Construction

Drone Technology in Construction

When I looked into this subject it was a surprise to me to find drones are quite widely used in the construction industry. It’s a growing market and is predicted that construction will be one of the major benefactors of drone technology. In a recent survey a third of...
Is The Builder All That Bad?

Is The Builder All That Bad?

Sometimes the builder gets a rough ride. Yes we all need to be careful, as there are a number of builders out there who will take advantage, given the chance. We have to do our due diligence and make sure we employ the right man for the job. However, not all the...