Last edited 04 Jan 2021

Trades contractor

Civil Engineering Procedure, 7th edition, published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) defines a 'trades contractor' as:

A contractor who undertakes a class of construction work, for instance electrical installation. Often employed by main contractors as sub-contractors.

This is as opposed to a 'trade contractor' (with no s) which has a very specific meaning, referring to a contractor appointed to undertake a particular package of construction works on a construction management contract. See Trade contractor for more information.

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