What type of contract is needed?

Deciding on the best contract for the particular requirements of a project will always be a difficult decision. Contracts for construction projects must provide for a wide variety of project data (price, time, quality requirements) plus numerous legal issues.

When referring to a construction contract, this section is referring to a contract for construction works in the UK with the works performed by a building/engineering contractor.

Standard form contracts are recommended, where possible. Where a standard contract won’t do, consider making amendments to the standard contract. (See Amending standard forms of contract.) On rare occasions a bespoke contract must be used.

This section is maintained by Peter Barnes of Blue Sky ADR Ltd.