Now that the contractor’s part of our renovation project is almost done — meaning we’re ready for a final inspection — I thought you might like to see the actual contract. We’ve been *VERY* happy with our contractor so if you live near Baltimore and want his name and contact info just leave me a comment and I’ll get it to you via email.
The terms of the contract:
This contract made this August 27th 2013, by and between , License # with its principal office located at , hereinafter referred to as Contractor, Party of the first part and Jo , whose address is , hereafter referred to as Party of the second part.
Now, therefore, it is mutually agreed as follows:
- Contractor agrees to perform work on the property of the party of the second part located at the address stated above. Said work to be performed as follows on the attached pages.
- It is hereby agreed that said work will begin on August 29th 2013, and be completed by or approximately y February 28th 2014.
- For and in consideration of the sum of $???,500.00; of which $??,000.00 will be paid upon signing of this contract and the remainder to be paid as follows:
- $??,000.00 due upon completion of footings
- $??,000.00 due upon completion of foundations
- $??,000.00 due upon midway point of framing
- $??,000.00 due upon completion of framing
- $??,000.00 due upon completion of siding
- $??,000.00 due upon completion of rough plumbing
- $??,000.00 due upon completion of drywall
- $?,500.00 balance due upon completion of project
- No alteration or amendments to this contract shall be valid unless agreed to in writing by both parties
- All materials are property of the Contractor until final payment is received.
- All payments 30 days past due will be subject to a 1.5% per month interest charge.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereunto affix their hands and seal the day and year above written.
Due to hold ups NOT caused by the contractor or his subs the work outlined in the contract is finally finished a year later.
There were 3 attachments to the contract which outlined the prospective work. Before I signed the contract I crossed off items that we had decided not to pursue at this juncture. These have been struck-through below.
Work to be performed: Install two additions on home and make other alterations as per drawings.
Floorplan for the additions and renovations for The Glade.
1-Excavate soil, install footings, install block, and prep crawl spaces with plastic and gravel.
Footings being poured and leveled.
2-Excavate soil, install footings, install block, and pour cement slabs for porches.
The side porch prepped to pour the concrete.
3-Install waterproofing where needed, drain tile where needed, and backfill soil.
We have a sump well in the corner of the kitchen crawlspace under the bump out which has been equipped with an electric pump.
4-Frame all floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, overhangs, and dormer.
The exterior framing of the new additions is 2 by 6 stock. This was an exciting time.
5-Remove roofing shingles on existing house.
The roofers cut our the rotten wood and replaced it with plywood.
6-Install tarpaper, drip edge, and architectural roofing shingles (to match antique slate sample received from owner as close as possible) on all roofs except conservatory.
New tar paper was laid before reshingling the roof.
7-Install membrane roof on conservatory.
The roof on the conservatory is flat to accommodate a future deck.
8-0ption on metal roofs for all porches will be an additional charge of $3,500.00.
9-Install 5″ white aluminum gutters and 2×3″ downspouts on existing house and new additions.
New gutters and downspouts on the entire house
10-Install Andersen 400 series windows with white vinyl cladding on outside and prefinished white wood on inside.
Lots of new windows were installed in the kitchen and conservatory.
11-Install Andersen 400 series patio doors with white vinyl cladding on outside and prefinished white wood on inside.
French doors on the conservatory and master bedroom.
12-Install exterior door on side of house. (allowance $300.00)
The side porch door.
13-Install owners circular windows.
We provided the round windows for both of the new bathrooms.
14-Relocate front window and repair siding.
The window on the right was removed from the center of the façade and will be installed where the front door formerly was located.
15-Relocate front door and repair siding.
The door exchanged places with the window on the right.
16-Install 6×6 pressure treated columns on front and side porches wrapped with Azek vinyl.
The porch columns are covered with Azek.
17-Install Azek vinyl sofits and fascia boards on both additions.
The new building has Azek trim.
18-Install Azek vinyl trim boards on all corners and around all windows and doors of both additions.
The kitchen bump-out is trimmed with Azek trim and panels.
19-Install Tyvek house wrap on exterior walls of both additions.
The Tyvex covers the sheathing before the windows are installed.
20-Install cement siding shingles on both additions to match existing house as close as possible.
New shingles matched the old ones.
21-Caulk around all windows and doors on both additions.
The windows and doors were well-caulked.
22-Install pressure treated steps at exterior Conservatory door.
We decided against Fiberon and vinyl on the steps.
23-Cover steps with Fiberon composite decking and add white vinyl railing system.
24-Color of Fiberon to be selected by homeowner.
25-Install forced air heating ducts and returns in both additions to satisfy heating needs.
New ductwork was added both vertically and horizontally.
26-All heating will be tied into existing system.
The ductwork was framed-in.
27-0ption to upgrade to air conditioning will be $5,000.00.
28-Rough in PVC drain and vent lines to bathrooms and kitchen.
Shower wall in the conservatory is roughed-in.
29-Rough in CPVC water lines to bathrooms and kitchen.
The kitchen sinks are totally hooked up.
Come back tomorrow for Attachments 1B and 1C which complete the Contractor’s agreement to build 2 additions onto our 1946 farmhouse called The Glade.
Are you planning or in the midst of a major renovation?