0807777771

CALL US ON 080 777 777 1

What is the Defects Liability Period?

The Defects Liability Period starts when the Certificate of Completion is issued and continues for the period agreed to in the Contract.

During the Defects Liability Period, the Contractor has to obey all written instructions from the Engineer to carry out repairs and fix any defects which appear in the Permanent Works, so that, at the end of the Defects Liability Period, the Permanent Works are in the condition required by the Contract.

If the Contractor does not, due to his own fault, finish the repair work or fix the defects by the end of the Defects Liability Period, the Defects Liability Period will continue until all work instructed by the Engineer is done.

Who is responsible for the cost of carrying out the Engineers instructions during the defects liability period?

  • The Contractor will carry the cost if the Engineer decides that the Repairs or fixes are necessary because of the Contractor’s fault.
  • In other cases, the Employer will pay.

What if the Contractor ignores the Engineer’s instructions?

If the Contractor fails to obey a written instruction from the Engineer for 28 days, the Employer will have the right to carry out the necessary work himself or employ someone else to do it.

If this happens, the Contractor will be responsible for:

  • the whole cost of carrying out the necessary work, if the work was due to his own fault;

or

  • any additional cost that the Employer suffers by having to do the work himself or through others, if the work was not due to his own fault.

RELATED POSTS

Some dos and don’ts when managing a Contractor’s All Risk claim

INSURANCE FOR THE CIVIL & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CALL US ON 080 777 777 1 Some dos and don'ts when managing a Contractor’s All Risk claim. Contractor’s All Risk claim , our knowledge of the industry is our key advantage in achieving outstanding claims success. Building...

Why is a Contract Works Policy Necessary?

When it comes to planning a new construction project, insurance doesn’t always get the priority it requires, with contractors often wondering whether it is really necessary to take out a contract works policy at all. Very often the contract works policy is arranged at the last minute, or even after the project has already started.

What is the Defects Liability Period?

The Defects Liability Period starts when the Certificate of Completion is issued and continues for the period agreed to in the Contract. During the Defects Liability Period, the Contractor has to obey all written instructions from the Engineer to carry out repairs and fix any defects which appear in the Permanent Works, so that, at the end of the Defects Liability Period, the Permanent Works are in the condition required by the Contract.

How Does a Contractor Claim For An Extension of Time?

A Contractor can claim for an extension of time, thus extending the Due Completion Date for a project. He can also claim for any costs which will increase due to being on site for longer (called time-related General Items).

What does Contractors All Risk cover include?

INSURANCE FOR THE CIVIL & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CALL US ON 080 777 777 1 What does Contractors All Risk cover include? Contractors All Risk (CAR) insurance is usually provided on a monthly or once-off basis and provides protection for individual construction...

Contractors All Risk policy – Should You Put Your Name On It?

Dirk Gouws (Engineering Insurance expet, AC&E Engineering Underwriting Managers) explains the meaning of having your name on a Contractors All Risk policy.

Plant Hire – Have you read the Contract?

Have you read your plant hire contract? You should get evidence of the plant hire contract when you hire in a concrete pump truck or any other item of plant.

What is a Contractors All Risk Insurance policy?

A Contractors All Risk insurance policy, provides cover for the contract works, surrounding property, contractors’ public liability, SASRIA, Special Risks..

What is not covered by a Contractors All Risk Policy?

The main part of the Contractors All Risks insurance is the Contract Works section which provides cover for the property being worked on (e.g. new house, etc.). But it’s important to be aware of what’s not covered by a contractors all risk policy, these are just a few examples:

Determining The Value Of Your Plant

To determine the value of construction plant we investigate Market Value, Fair Market Value, Replacement Cost, Replacement Value & Actual Cash Value

Contractors All Risk
Construction Guarantees
Construction Liability
Professional Indemnity

CALL US ON 080 777 777 1

Message Us on WhatsApp

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This