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RIBA Agreements and Building Contracts


RIBA Contracts

A secure and versatile suite of contract documents for the appointment of architects and other consultants.

Procurement and contracts, Working with clients
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RIBA Agreements 2010 (2012 revision - RIBA Plan of Work 2013 compatible versions)

RIBA Agreements are rigorously checked for legal accuracy, formally recommended by the RIBA and readily tailored to the needs of specific projects. They are also fully endorsed by the ACA, CIAT, RIAS, RSAW and RSUA.

The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013

Changes to regulations in relation to contracting with consumer clients came into effect in 2014. While the changes should generally have little impact on architects in their contractual relations if using RIBA domestic forms of appointment, there are some minor adjustments that members should be aware of. The RIBA guidance note explains these changes and the key points that Members should be aware of.

Download the Changes to the Consumer Contracts Regulations Guidance Note at the bottom of the page.

Schedules of Services: free downloads

For a limited period, the Standard Agreement 2010: Schedules (2012 revision – RIBA Plan of Work 2013 compatible version) and Small Project Services Schedule 2013 (RIBA Plan of Work 2013 compatible version) are available to download free of charge.

CDM Regulations April 2015: addendum

This addendum for the RIBA Agreements addresses the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The addendum applies to the RIBA Services Schedules (both 2012 revisions and RIBA Plan of Work 2013 compatible versions).

Download the CDM Regulations April 2015: Addendum

RIBA Building Contracts

The RIBA Domestic Building Contract provides a simple and clearly laid out contract between a customer (client) and a contractor. It is suitable for all types of non-commercial work, such as work carried out on the customer’s own home including renovations, extensions, maintenance and new buildings.

The RIBA Concise Building Contract provides a simple yet fully comprehensive contract between an employer (the person or organisation that wants the construction project) and a contractor. It is suitable for all types of simple commercial building work. It is not suitable for non-commercial and domestic projects.

Visit the RIBA Building Contracts website to buy or manage your building contracts.

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