Contracts

Construction Contracts 

At Master Builders SA, we have a range of building and construction standard contracts available for purchase to members and non-members.

Our contracts are of the highest industry standards and provide confidence for both the builder and the consumer. We have contracts available from housing to sub-contracts, and domestic aids such as Site Reports and Variations to Contract.

In late 2019 Master Builders SA’s contracts were reviewed and updated by construction law specialists Fenwick Elliott Grace. These updates and changes have been done without altering the risk allocation or the plain English look and feel of the contracts. Importantly, the changes provide:

  • compliance with changed or new legislation
  • clearer definitions and more consistent use of defined terms
  • more precise language leading to reduced scope for ambiguity or misunderstanding of contract terms
  • streamlined structure, format and numbering
  • confirmation of the Owner’s obligations to cooperate with and not delay the Builder
  • more clarity and certainty about where a variation might arise
  • more clarity and certainty about the risk of adverse site, weather and access conditions
  • a clearer process for practical completion
  • substitution of a Defects Liability Period in place of the Maintenance Period to better align with wider industry practice
  • updated the dispute conciliation and arbitration provisions; and
  • a reduction of MBA fees for the dispute conciliation and arbitration provisions.

We welcome any feedback or questions from our members who currently use our contracts or may be interested in starting to use our contracts online through our Master Suite platform, which are included FREE in your membership with Master Builder SA.

Please contact our Membership Team on 8211 7466 or membership@mbasa.com.au

Hard Copy Contracts

Master Builders SA has over 50 contracts available from housing to sub-contracts, and domestic aids such as Site Reports and Variations to Contract.

These are available to purchase from our office reception or you can now buy a range of our construction contracts online through our online store. To purchase online please click on our “shop” button at the top of our website.

 

The following contracts are currently available through our shop:

  • Building Schedule
  • Minor Works Contract
  • Cost Plus Project Contract
  • Domestic Building Contract for Alterations/Additions/Renovations
  • Domestic Building Contract for New Homes
  • Specification Contract
  • Minor Sub-Contract Agreement
  • Commercial Building Contract
  • Sub-Contract Agreement

Contracts Online – FREE for members on Master Suite

You can access and manage the following contracts online via our Master Suite platform:

  • Building Schedule
  • Minor Works Contract
  • Cost Plus Project Contract
  • Domestic Building Contract for Alterations/Additions/Renovations
  • Domestic Building Contract for New Homes
  • Specification Contract
  • Minor Sub-Contract Agreement
  • Commercial Building Contract
  • Sub-Contract Agreement

In addition, to make our contracts online more effective and efficient for our members we now have a “clone” functionality available which allows you to create a template from an existing contract that you can use for future contracts rather than having to start from scratch every time. You can view a short how to video on how to create a template from an existing contract here.

Contract Builder on Master Suite is our online tool that lets you create and save affordable, professional contracts featuring your own logo and business details.

Having our contracts now available online means you can access these anytime anywhere from your desktop or tablet device. It is quick and easy to use. With this online tool you can:

  • choose a standard MBA SA contract
  • personalise each contract with your business details and logo
  • preview your contracts before you buy
  • print or email directly to clients and customers.

Need more information?

Contact our membership team today to find out more about the products and services we offer.

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