Building Conservation Contracts and Grant Aid: A practical by Ken Davey, K. Davey

By Ken Davey, K. Davey

This e-book describes all of the central equipment of arranging letting construction contracts for conservation paintings. It additionally covers contractor choice, using at once hired labour, and contractual issues.

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The PS A prepares, and the BRE publishes, a regular series of monthly updates for indexes for specific use with their own MTCs. This monthly updating is obtainable by subscription from the BRE, Watford, Hertfordshire. It is worth noting that the English Heritage ‘Addendum Schedule of Rates’, which has previously been referred to, shares the same base date as the PS A schedule of rates. This serves the extremely useful purpose that both documents may be included as the basis of a con tract since the monthly updated figures published by the BRE will be equally applicable to both schedules.

Skills which are in particularly short supply may be developed by an enlightened use of apprentices and on the job training. ′ Workmanship of a consistently high quality may be expected because of a constant involvement with conservation work under experienced professional and technical supervision. ′ Supervision required is frequently less because the workmen involved will have gained wide experience in the use of traditional skills and in the application of conservation techniques. ′ There is a caring approach to their work.

Many clients do not want to be involved in the selection of a large team of different professionals whose activities and functions are not particularly clear to them. Even when clients are contemplating the use of a management contractor they are still at liberty and would be well advised to employ their own quantity surveyor and design consultant. Although the roles of these professional advisors will not follow the normal pattern associated with traditional contracting methods, the quantity surveyor will be able to advise on any suggested conditions of contract, the overall financial arrangements and will pay particular attention to clauses which could be activated in the event of the inevitable variations occurring.

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