Building Contracts

Although Bristol Builders Network go to great lengths to thoroughly vet all our building companies, we still strongly advise both commercial and domestic clients to consider using a contract with their builder.

This will give you peace of mind, protect your property and your investment in it, and ensure your building project is completed satisfactorily.
RIBA contract

You can get this written by our construction lawyer, or you can use a template. A template is a much more cost effective solution and will provide you with everything you might need to come to an agreement with your selected building company.

Here is one from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Download HERE


JCT Building contractAnd here is one from the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)

Buy HERE or Download PDF HERE



The RIBA Contract is considered to be more thorough and offers a complete solution to both the domestic client and the builder. Both offer a clear blueprint of expectations regarding service, delivery and timelines, and what to do in the event of a disagreement.

Many people do not use contracts to manage the build process, they rely on warranties from companies such as the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Warranty. You can read more about these HERE



  • Construction Law advice
  • Bespoke Construction Contracts for Domestic and Commercial Clients

In the event that you and your builder fall out and you need construction law advice or mediation / arbitration, contact us and we can arrange for you to speak to our legal department who specialise in Construction Law.

IMPORTANT: BBN do everything they possibly can to thoroughly vet our Bristol Builders, but our role ends once we have introduced you to the builder.  Please read our full disclaimer HERE.