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Standard Letters for Building Contractors, 3rd Edition



Standard Letters for Building Contractors, 3rd Edition

David Chappell

ISBN: 978-1-405-14756-9 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages


Whenever a contractor undertakes work using one of the standard building contracts, however small the job, he will be involved in writing a good many letters. Some will be formal notices he is required to give; others will be letters it is prudent to send.

This book provides a set of over 270 standard letters for use with the standard forms of building contract and sub-contract and aims to cover all the common situations which contractors will encounter when involved in a contract. The letters are for use with:

  • JCT 98
  • Design and Build Form WCD 98
  • Intermediate Form IFC 98
  • Minor Works Agreement MW 98
  • GC/Works/1 (1998)
  • JCT Standard Form of Domestic Subcontract (2002)
  • DOM/2 (1998)
  • NSC/C (1998)
  • NAM/SC (1998)
  • GC/Works/SC (2000)

The new edition takes account of substantial revisions to the standard forms of contract and introduces the new JCT Domestic Subcontract and the form of subcontract for use with GC/Works/1 (1998). New features include withholding notices and letters concerning adjudication.

The book comes with a free CD, which includes all the letters, and which can be used with both Word and Word Perfect on PC and Macintosh machines.

Although primarily written for contractors, the book will also be of use to subcontractors.

Preface to Third Edition.



Contract Documents.


Operations on Site.


Extensions of Time.

Loss and/or Expense.

Determination, Arbitration and Completion.



* model letters much appreciated as they save time and money for their users
* contractual notices must be given accurately and on time, else the contractor is penalised
* well-known author

* includes free CD for use with PC or Mac