Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Issues Arising From Scaffolding Works
    1.1 You are responsible for the making good / repair of any damage caused by the erection,   alteration and / or dismantling of scaffolding on existing roofs
    1.2 Scaffolds will be tied to the structure with ‘through ties’ as required by the relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice. You are responsible for obtaining permission to use such ties. You are also responsible for insuring the necessary openings are provided and for weatherproofing the building after the ties have been fixed. Making good of any damage caused by the use of ‘through ties’ will be your responsibility and at your cost.
    1.3 Scaffold will be tied to the structure using drop-in expanding anchors secured in holes drilled into the fabric of the building. You are responsible for obtaining and / or giving permission for such holes to be drilled. A tie pattern for holes, drilled to a depth to suit the anchor, will be submitted to you for approval before work is commenced.
    1.4 You are responsible for ensuring that the fabric of the building is suitable and strong enough to withstand the loads imposed by the use of drop-in expanding anchors.
    1.5 You are responsible for making good any damage caused to the fabric of the building through the use of drop-in anchors.
    1.6 You are responsible for making good any damage to the fabric of the building, however caused, during the erection, alteration or dismantling of scaffolds.
    1.7 The cost of installing additional ties for reasons beyond our control will be charged as additional item(s).
    1.8 The scaffold has not been designed to support sheeting of any description. The application of sheeting will impose additional loads requiring a review of scaffold design. Any additional costs, including design costs, associated with the addition of sheeting to the scaffold will be charged as an additional item. Our permission to install sheeting must be obtained prior to installation.
    1.9 Our quotation includes for the fixing of ties once only, unless otherwise stated. The cost of taking out and re-fixing ties for any reason whatsoever will be charged as an additional item.
    1.10 All reasonable care will be taken to avoid causing damage to brickwork when removing putlogs. However, any damage so caused will be at your risk and cost.
    1.11 All reasonable care will be taken when transporting equipment through the building / structure. However, any damage so caused will be at your risk and cost.
    1.12 Reasonable access for vehicles and materials must be provided and the site works completed ready for scaffolding to be installed with particular regard being paid to the making good of the ground adjacent to the structure on which the scaffolding is to be built. Failure to ensure these points may cause the work to be delayed, or take longer than was anticipated by all. This could result in scaffolders leaving the site, to return another time, and that in this instance will result in a £250 call out charge being applied to the clients final bill.
  2. Foundations
    2.1 You are responsible for ensuring that the existing roof will support the dead and live loads imposed by the scaffold together with any additional loads imposed when the scaffold is in use.
    2.2 All reasonable care will be taken to avoid causing damage to the roof when erecting, altering or dismantling the scaffold. However, any damage is at your risk and cost.
    2.3 You are responsible for removing the existing roof tiles / finish in order to permit the scaffold to be founded at a lower level. You are responsible for any damage caused by the temporary removal of the tiles / finish and you must indemnify us against any subsequent claim however they arise.
  3. Payment
    3.1 Payment shall be made for scaffold services within 30 days of invoicing. Failure to meet this terms will be subject to interest at a rate equivalent to 3% per annum and shall accrue from the due date of payment until the date when payment is actually received by the Company. In addition, if overdue invoices result in legal action, in the form of a solicitor or the Small Claims Court, the client is responsible for all associated costs.
    3.2 Failure to pay outstanding invoices within the 30 day period may result in service delivery delays and / or the removal of scaffolding equipment, until full payment is made (including any applicable interest).
  4. Programme Issues
    4.1 Additional hire charges will commence after the expiry of the hire period for each item of scaffolding. For the avoidance of doubt, the granting of extensions of time will not defer the commencement of additional hire charges.
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