Builder variations

Sometimes a builder may find that problems arise which prevent the project from being completed by the contract date. When a builder encounters such a problem they request a variation to the contract to ensure the job can be completed. This variation needs to be approved by the client prior to work commencing. The form requesting the variation must contain:

  • the cost of the variation
  • the change in time
  • the change in contract price.

Two examples of why a builder would request changes are shown here:

All variations need to be documented on the appropriate form and attached to the site file. This is the formal way of documenting changes to a project. You can download a copy of this builder form (Word 228 KB) to see the kind of information it shows.