Terms & Conditions of Engagement

Our quotations are produced with as much detail as possible to avoid any misunderstandings. If something is missing that you would like included, please let us know and we will revise the quotation accordingly. Any additional works found necessary are to be agreed with the client and a separate revised or variation quotation provided. Working Arrangements: All prices quoted are calculated on the basis of free access and unimpeded working during our normal working hours (7.30 am – 3.30 pm Mon – Fri), unless otherwise agreed.

Both Contractor and client to agree practical arrangements on working methods that provide minimum disruption to the client and allow work to be carried out efficiently by the contractor.

Free access is required for delivery of building materials, plant, machinery and skips etc.

All building and other materials provided by the main contractor or their sub-contractors remain the property of Pirelli Building Group until full and final payment is received via Bank Transfer, cleared cheque or cash (see item 9). Unless otherwise agreed in a quotation (or other document), surplus building materials, waste materials and off cuts etc remain the property of Pirelli Building Group or our subcontractors or our suppliers. After final payment the client takes ownership of the; materials used to carry out the work only. Access to and collection of used or unused building materials, equipment and plant etc remains in place until full and cleared final payment is received.

Accepting a quotation and agreeing to the commencement of works will allow these terms and conditions to come into effect. Either (or any) party may withdraw from the quotation offer prior to commencement of works without sanction or penalty. Money spent before the works commence e.g. Plans -Permits will be claimed.

The main contractor being ‘Pirelli Building Group’ may employ both direct and sub-contract labour to work on site. The main contractor will oversee all works to completion and takes full general and operational responsibility in the running of any contract agreed with the client (see article '9').
A 'contract' with Pirelli Building Group is an agreement by the client to have work undertaken based on a written quotation headed 'Quotation' submitted directly to the client on an official Pirelli Building Group Quote Template and is a clear and straightforward undertaking between the two parties (Pirelli Building Group & client) to form a contract. An informal verbal estimate, verbal or written price guide received by the client (or any other document other than an official 'quotation' on a Pirelli Building Quote Template) in this context does not amount to the formation of a contract.
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, by cheque or in cash and a receipt for payment will be given as required.

Please make all payments by cheque payable to ‘Pirelli Building Group’. Bank Transfer details can be found at the bottom of your invoice. Payment in full is due upon completion of the contract and presentation of the associated invoice. Part payments, progress payments and deposits may be agreed prior to commencement of works or during the contract duration. A deposit payment is usually required in respect of the acquisition of customised or high value materials. Progress payments and final payment on completion of a contract is due as stated within the invoice.
Insurance - Public Liability and Contract Works: Public Liability Insurance is provided up to the sum of $20Million (AUD) and Contract Works up to the sum of $10Million (AUD). All usual general building practices are covered within our insurance policy.
All client information is retained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and all personal and other client details will remain confidential. In the event of unforeseen difficulties arising, or any other circumstantial changes, the quotation price or estimated cost may be revised to reflect the situation at hand before or after commencement of work.

Extras will only be undertaken further to both full discussion with the client, and, verbal or written agreement, and charged at the agreed rate.

Protection of existing surfaces (floors, carpets, curtains, doors and furniture etc). Whilst we endeavour to protect existing surfaces with the use of drop sheets and loose plastic sheeting etc along with care in our working practice, responsibility for protection from damage of any existing surface or fabrics etc is the responsibility of the client. Arrangement can be made to put in place protection of existing surfaces, over and above our basic cover, at a negotiated additional cost.

Building Control: Inspections and other related issues concerning the Local Council Authority or Building Surveyor or Victorian Building Authority can be managed by Pirelli Building Group if requested by the client in advance and details of these arrangements are confirmed in writing by both parties. Payment on completion of a contact is not reliant upon presentation of Completion Certificates as delays are sometimes possible due to Authority administration issues. Contract duration: An approximate duration time for work to be carried out can be found on our quotations. The 'Contract duration' is to be used as a guide only and will not affect the agreed contract price i.e. if a contract takes longer than expected no extra charges will be levied unless previously agreed and conversely if good progress is made and a contract takes less time to complete than expected, the client should not expect to receive a discount. Discounts and retentions: Prices are based on the understanding that no retentions are held unless previously arranged and authorised. No Main Contractor or Sub Contractor discounts are given unless agreed and confirmed in writing.
Guarantees: All customers will benefit from a full guarantee on our workmanship for a period of 12 months.

Guarantees on materials run in accordance with manufacturer's warranty periods where applicable. Our guarantee covers all new work and new materials used in construction or repairs, but does not guarantee the integrity of any existing structures, materials or decorations. New build structures only (roofs, flashings to new roofs and new vertical brickwork joints to existing masonry) are covered by our guarantee against water ingress, ingress of water through existing structures are not covered by this guarantee. Subsidence issues (sinkage below slabs, subsidence below new or existing foundations or movement of foundations or floors etc) are not covered within our guarantee agreement. In the event of a failure beyond the guarantee period we will be happy to investigate the cause and negotiate a solution to the problem without delay and carry out any agreed repairs as soon as possible. Charges may apply for remedial work carried out beyond guarantee dates or to items not covered by our guarantee.
Declarations are signed off on completion and not covered by guarantee.

No responsibility is taken by ourselves for the presence of perished or rotten timber (or any other perished or rotten materials) in existing structures such as doors, windows and frames whether detected or undetected at the time of contract.
Warranties covered under building law: Pirelli Building Group honours the implied warranties in the Domestic Building Contracts Act.

All work is carried out in a proper and workmanlike manner, in accordance with the plans and specifications set out in the contract.
All materials supplied are good and suitable for the purpose and are new, unless otherwise stated in the contract.
All work is undertaken in accordance with all laws and legal requirements.
All work is carried out with reasonable care and skill and complete works by the date (or within the period) specified by the contract.
All new homes, extensions, renovations, repairs and kit homes (or similar) are suitable for occupation when
completed and permit is given if required by the Building Act.

We will endeavour to employ a helpful attitude at all times and will always attempt to bring the building works to a satisfactory conclusion as soon as possible taking into account weather conditions and availability of specialist materials and unforeseen circumstances etc.
All our investigation is visual in nature only unless explicitly specified in the quote.

No Allowance has been made for access equipment unless explicitly specified in the quote.

Unless otherwise stated in this quotation no allowance has been made for the clean-up, removal or disposal of asbestos. In the event, that asbestos is found to be present during inspection or installation, all work will cease immediately and will not continue until it has been removed or made safe in accordance with “Occupational Health and Safety (Asbestos) Regulation 2003” S.R. No 16/2003 (Inc. amendments as at 28th April 2005).
Water, electricity and parking on site to be provided by client. Parking on site for skips or placement of rubbish to be provided by client. Appropriate Safe Work Method Statements to be provided on request.
Disruption may be caused to all resident’s and neighbours through the use of machinery. All private and building contents to be cleared in the work areas both internal and external and no responsibility will
be taken for damaged during the repair process.

No works or materials will be ordered until deposits have been cleared in our bank account.

Please refer to the Victorian Building Authorities - Guide-to-Standards-and-Tolerances-2015 document to establish what defective works are. Payments cannot be withheld as Payment Claims are made under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002.