Irish Building Contract for Home Owner (IE152)

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Who can use this Irish Building Contract?

This Irish building contract template is for use  by a developer or home owner who appoints a building contractor  for a new house or some other building  project in Ireland

It complies with the Irish Construction Contracts  Act.  We developed it in conjunction with SelfBuild Zone, a company that provides warranty insurance for home builders in Ireland and the UK.

What are the main issues for a home owner when preparing a Building Contract?

We have  free guidance to help you with your first building project. It is designed for the UK  but the Irish system is very similar.  You can  download our  document Guidance Notes for a Home Builder 

What detailed terms does the Irish building contract contain?

The  Irish building  contract is in a user-friendly style in four parts:

  • a short form of agreement
  • a set of standard Terms & Conditions
  • an Appendix with a list of details: completion date, insurance requirements etc.
  • Schedules to cover the Specification, Price & Payment.

The Terms and Conditions cover:

  • contractor obligations
  • client obligations
  • planning and permits
  •  representatives
  • work at site
  • price and payment
  • change and delay
  • acceptability of services
  • completion, defects and liquidated damages
  • insurance and indemnity
  • ownership and risk
  • termination and suspension
  • client supplied materials and equipment guarantees
  • third party rights
  • general items – notices etc.
  • disputes and law (Irish law applies)
  • definitions

When you buy and download the document, you will receive detailed Explanatory Notes to assist you in completing it.

We also have a similar form of building contract for use in England & Wales, document B152 

For information on signing documents see our Contract Signing page

When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs

Legal support

ContractStore supplies templates and is not a law firm.  But all our templates are written by experienced lawyers, in this case by a construction lawyer.  So, we can arrange legal assistance for customers who need special terms in one of our documents or a bespoke template. . For more information see our Legal Services page.

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Who can use this Building Contract? A home owner, self-builder or developer. We originally prepared it as a user-friendly contract in collaboration with Self-Build Zone,  who arrange insurance for self-builders. It has become one of…

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