Concrete being poured on a building siteWhat is a specification?

A specification or Schedule of Works sets out in detail the building works you want to carry out.

The document will include instructions to the building contractor on materials, locations and quantities.

Why do you need a specification?

A specification will cross reference the work shown on any detail drawings you have had prepared.

Contract terms and conditions are usually appended or incorporated in the document.

Building contractors price against this document which then forms part of the building contract.

Works already complete?