Party Wall etc Act 1996 & D&B:
not always a happy ending

Client: English Cities Fund
Location: Salford
Services: Party Walls
Size: TBC

The Party Wall Act and Design & Build methods of procurement are not always the best of bedfellows.

With party wall disputes typically negotiated on a post tender / contractor appointment basis, there is always a risk to Developers of the cost of variations and extensions of time if Developers do not tell Contractors what the likely party wall issues are and Contractors have not made an adequate allowance in their price.

We nipped this risk in the bud on this scheme through the preparation of a Party Wall Audit, a detailed set of Employer’s Requirements, and pre-tender projected party wall programming.

Risk mitigated. Happy ending.