Builder Terms and Conditions (Home)
These Builder Terms and Conditions are designed for use by builders
providing their services to domestic clients (i.e. consumers). These terms
of business can be included in a document such as a quotation or displayed
on a website. They can also be used as a stand-alone document.
This document is compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection
A "contract schedule" is also included which enables the terms contained
within this document to be easily converted into a legally binding
An alternative version of this template is available which is designed for
use by builders providing services to business clients.
This document has been updated to help traders comply with the Consumer
Rights Act 2015 which came into force on 1st October 2015. The language and
presentation are designed to be “consumer-friendly” and the document should
make sense to an average consumer who has no specialist business or legal
The template also complies with the Consumer Contracts (Information,
Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, which came into
force on 13th June 2014. In particular:
- Customers entering into contracts “off the premises” of the trader are
given a 14 day cooling-off period. This means they can change their mind
for any reason after placing an order, subject to limited exceptions. Work
can however commence within the cooling-off period so long as the customer
expressly agrees to this.
- The customer is given a clear and concise summary of the pre-contract
information they are entitled to receive.
It is important for all traders to be aware of their obligations and the
rights of their customers under consumer protection laws. This template has
been drafted with these laws in mind. Take care when amending the template
to remain compliant with the legislation and, in particular, make sure you
do not include any terms that may be deemed “unfair”.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
These Builder Terms and Conditions contain the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information about Us
3. Communication and Contact Details
6. Fees and Payment
7. Building Services
9. Your Obligations
10. Complaints and Feedback
11. Changing the Start Date
12. Cancellation of Contract During the Cooling Off Period
13. Cancellation Before the Start Date
15. Effects of Termination
16. Events Outside of Our Control (Force Majeure)
18. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)
19. Other Important Terms
20. Law and Jurisdiction
And the following Schedules:
1. Service Agreement
2. Model Cancellation Form
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