Schedule of work for construction
Schedules of work are 'without quantities' instructional lists often produced on smaller projects or for alteration work. They are an alternative to bills of quantities, allowing pricing of items such as builders work and fixing schedules (such as sanitary fittings, doors, windows, ironmongery, light fittings, louvres, roller shutters, diffusers, grilles and manholes).
Schedules of work are prepared by designers rather than by the cost consultant. They may be prepared as part of the production information alongside drawings, specifications, bills of quantities and preliminaries and are likely to form part of the tender documentation and then contract documents.
Schedules simply list the work required. Any information about quality should be provided by reference to specifications, and information about location and size should be provided on drawings. Where a schedule includes a description of the work required, this is a 'specified' schedule of work.
Schedules should allow the contractor to identify significant work and materials that will be needed to complete the works and to calculate the quantities that will be required. As a consequence, it is important that schedules of work properly describe every significant item of work to which they relate. Failure to do so may result in a claim by the contractor.
Landlords and Property Investors that purchase properties in need of renovation require a Schedule of Works to demonstrate works that have been completed . This is often crucial in convincing a property surveyor that the value is not what the developer paid, but has increased - because of the works.
The lender will also ask the valuer to assess if the works have been completed and if they are of the value suggested. It is important therefor to have a copy of any Receipts and Invoices of Contractors available to be provided to the valuer.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Contract documents.
- Form of tender.
- Scope creep.
- Scope of work.
- Tender documents.
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