Blue Designs - Architectural Designers

Claire - 082 399 0180 / 073 924 4035

011 025 4458

bluedesigns5@gmail.com


 BUILDING CONTRACT  FOR MINOR WORKS AND NEW HOUSE CONSTRUCTION 


1.  DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

In this  agreement, unless inconsistent with the context, the words and  phrases defined 

hereunder shall bear the meanings assigned to them in this clause. 

AGENT means the person or entity named in the schedule, who the 

EMPLOYER hereby warrants .......... 

CONTRACTOR means the party ..........

CONTRACT SUM means the sum .......... 

   

DAYS means calendar ..........

DEFECT   means a fault or insufficiency .......... 

EMPLOYER   means the party contracting .......... 

LATENT DEFECT means a defect which a ..........  

PATENT DEFECT means a defect which a ..........

WORKS   means the Works as described .......... 


1.1  The parties hereby choose their physical, legal address as set out  

............................................................................................................................. 

1.2  This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the  

parties .........................................................................................................

1.3  The law applicable to this Agreement is the law of the Republic of  

South Africa.

2.  OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES   

2.1  The Contractor has tendered the Contract Sum for carrying out the 

Work shown  ..................................................................................................... 

2.2  The Employer has agreed to pay the Contractor the Contract Sum,  

which shall  .......... ...........................................................................................

3.  PREPARATION

3.1    The drawings and specifications, together with such other  

Documents, ....................................................................................................... 

4. SUNDRY COSTS 

4.1   All charges for the items set out below are for account of the  

4.1.1 Employer ................................................................................................. 

5. WORKS RISK, INDEMNITIES AND INSURANCE 

5.1  Subject to the provisions of 5.2 hereof the Works shall be at the  

risk of the  ......................................................................................................... 

6.  EXECUTION OF THE WORKS  

6.1  The Contractor shall, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Employer, execute 

and complete the  .............................................................................................. 

7. VARIATION 

7.1  The Employer may from time to time issue written instructions for variations

as to the alteration or modification of the design, ........................................................

8.  EXTENSION OF TIME AND PENALTY FOR LATE COMPLETION

8.1  Should the Works be delayed by inclement weather, variations or any other 

cause for which the Contractor is not responsible, ....................................................

9. PRACTICAL COMPLETION

9.1  When the Works  are substantially complete the  Contractor shall notify the 

Employer who shall within five (5) working days inspect the  .................................

10. DEFECTS LIABILITY 

10.1 Any patent defects, which may appear within three (3) calendar months after

Practical Completion, .........................................................................................................

11. PAYMENT 

11.1 The Contractor shall within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of site

handover, submit to the Agent for agreement an analysis  .....................................

12. DEFAULT 

12.1 Should the Contractor make default in any of the following respects  ..........

13 SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES 

13.1 Any dispute  or difference between the Contractor and the Employer arising 

out of this Agreement shall be referred to Arbitration. ........... 

14 Schedule

This  schedule contains all the variables referred to in this Agreement and all spaces

requiring information should be completed by the parties or shown as not applicable and

not left blank.

14.1   Contractor__________________________________________________

Postal Address________________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

Physical Address (domicilium)____________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

Tel______________________fax__________________email___________________

VAT no_____________________ CC/PTY/ID No_____________________________ 

14.2   Employer___________________________________________________________

Postal Address________________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

Physical Address (domicilium)____________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

Tel______________________fax__________________email___________________

14.3   Agent_______________________________________________________________ 

Postal Address________________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

Physical Address (domicilium)____________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

Tel______________________fax__________________email___________________

14.4 Contract Sum inclusive of VAT___________________________________________ 

Amount in Words______________________________________________________ 

14.5 Site Address__________________________________________________________

14.6 Description of the Works________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

14.7 Contract Documents___________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

____________________________________________________________________ 

14.8 Possession of site shall be given on_______________________________________ 

14.9 Practical Completion shall be given on_____________________________________  

14.10 Penalty per day for non completion________________________________________ 

14.11 Amount of Public Liability Insurance held by Contractor________________________ 

14.12 Details of Contractor’s Bank Account; Account number________________________ 

Bank______________________________ Branch Code_________________________ 

Account name___________________________________________________________

14.13 Name of Arbitrator/Conciliator____________________________________________ 

14.14 Payment schedule  (only to be  used if clauses 11.1 to 11.5 are replaced with 

alternative clause 11.1). 

Initial payment__________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________ 

_____________________________________________________________ 

15.  SIGNATURE BY CONTRACTING PARTIES

This done and signed at ___________________________on______of______________2004 

_______________________________________ _____________________________ 

For and on behalf of Employer  As Witness 

This done and signed at ___________________________on______of______________2004 

_______________________________________ _____________________________ 

For and on behalf of Contractor  As Witness 

 

Claire - 082 399 0180

Noel - 083 539 7712

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