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What are the types of Construction Contracts?

Construction contracts are agreements between owners and contractors. It is an important element in the building and construction industry, and the key to achieve success before starting off a building project.

There are different types of building and construction contracts that aim to cater to the rights and needs of owners and contractors alike. Here are the most common types of home construction contracts used in Sydney:

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Lump Sum Contract

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Cost Plus Contract

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Small Jobs
Contract

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Large Jobs Contract

However, construction contract types also vary according to the association that provides assistance to homeowners and contractors. In Australia, there are three big building and construction associations that offer construction contract services:

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Master Builders Association

  • The leading building and construction industry in Australia.
  • The oldest employer association in the country.

MBA Residential Contracts:

  • Residential Building
  • Cost Plus Residential
  • Residential Renovations & Additions
  • Residential Minor Works
  • Swimming Pool Construction

Other documents offered by MBA:

A. Companion Forms

  • Residential Building Specification
  • Confirmation of Variation

B. Extension of Time Claim

C. Progress Payment Claim

  • Standard Trade Contract
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House Industry Association

  • Official body of the home building industry of Australia.
  • Represents and serves the interests of the country’s housing industry at a regional and national level.

HIA Contracts:

  • Residential building contracts
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Fair Trading

  • Fair Trading is a division of the Department of Finance, Services, and Innovation (DFSI).
  • Its role is to make businesses accessible, fair, and simple for both employees and consumers in NSW.

Fair Trading Home Construction Contract types:

Small Jobs Contracts:

  • Residential construction work worth between $5,000 and $20,000.

Large Jobs Contracts:

  • Residential construction work worth more than $20,000.

Types of Construction Contracts by Small Builders

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What is Small Builders and how can it help you?

Small Builders is an Australian building and construction software for builders and contractors. Its sole purpose is to help builders and contractors run a sustainable business. They are provided with powerful automated tools that could help them effectively manage their business and increase their profit.

One of the services that SB offers is Contract Administration. It aids builders and contractors in creating a carefully constructed contract for their building projects.

 

SB Contracts

NSW Contracts:

Home Building Contract

  • Home Building Lump Sum Contract
  • Home Building Cost Plus Contract

Subcontractor Agreement

  • Subcontractor Agreement – Lump Sum
  • Master Subcontract Agreement
  • Subcontractor Purchase Order

Commercial Contract

  • Commercial Building Lump Sum Contract
  • Commercial Cost Plus Contract

Response to Customer’s Purchase Order

SA Contracts

  • Domestic Building Lump Sum Contract with Reference Dates
  • Domestic Building Lump Sum Contracts with Milestones
  • Domestic Building Cost Plus Contract

What Contracts Specialist can do for you

Aside from debt recovery and providing assistance with building disputes, specialist building and construction law firm Contracts Specialist also offers Contract Review services

Why should you trust Contracts Specialist?

Contracts Specialist has extensive experience in drafting and reviewing a wide range of contracts of our clients – both contractors and homeowners – such as Home Building, Commercial, Lump Sum, and Cost Plus contracts, as well as Subcontract Agreements.

Before signing any construction contract, you may consult with our specialist Construction Contract Lawyer to so you can make sure that the things written on that agreement will be in your best interest. Also, it is important to be aware with common issues that may arise relating to building disputes such as:

 

 

 

Poor
communication

Neglect

Payments and
council approvals

Lack of building and
construction knowledge

Quality of
the work done

Delays in
construction work

Consult with Contract Specialists so you have peace of mind and can ensure that you can avoid legal issues in the future.