The following Trade Specifications must be read in conjunction with all other Contract documentation including; Tender Letter, General Terms, Conditions of Contract for Works, Labour Only and Purchase Orders, General Construction Notes (England & Wales), Suppliers and Sub Contract Works - Customer Charter and the Company's Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Management System.
Our aim is to enable our sub-contractors and suppliers to access key Commercial information such as Terms & Conditions, Trade Specification, etc. online as soon as they are updated and revised. We hope that this will ensure that our supply chain is always fully informed as quickly as possible.
Whilst available online, this information is also available from the Commercial Departments at our Divisional offices and will form part of any contract we place (as set out in the Order).
Please be aware that bogus web sites seeking fees for the chance of working with major contractors exist.
Senior Group Commercial Manager
Revision L 01.07.2021
Section 1.7 – amended to note that all timber fencing must be FSC or PEFC certified.
Revision K 01.01.2020
1.7 All timber fencing should be FSC or PEFC chain of custody certified accreditation.
Revision J 20.09.2019
1.7 Contractors must purchase all timber via suppliers with FSC or PEFC chain of custody certification accreditation.
Revision I - 01.07.2018
General Health & Safety update and notes added for gravel boards where levels dictate use of.
Revision H - 01.07.2017
Addition of no. of bags of post concrete per fence type as per Remix post mix guide. This added notes 2.4, 3.5, 4.4, 5.4, 6.1,
7.7, 9.1, 10.2, 11.4 and 12.
Revision G - 01.07.2016
Section 1 Quotation Subsection 1.4 has been updated to include "Tanatone (Celbronzed or equivalent) pressure treated" timber.
New subsections 1.5 and 1.6 have been added as appropriate "Any timbers cut on site are to be resealed using Dulux Trade Exterior Woodstain" and "The Contractors attention is also drawn to the Company's Timber Sourcing Policy noting compliance with ethically and sustainably sourced timber."
Section 7 Closeboard has been amended to note panel widths of 2.7 to 3.0m with timber weather capping being fitted to all posts following feedback from a Divison. The depth that posts should be set in concrete in the ground has now been specified as 750mm.
Section 8 Gates has been updated to specify gates to be fitted to "1.8m x 100mm x 50mm timber wall plate" and "completed with a 'good quality' ironmongery, as approved by the Company, including galvanised Suffolk latch, galvanised Brenton padbolt, 200mm galvanised cabin hook for holding gate open to house wall or other timber post, including 900mm x 25 x 32mm gate stop fitted to post. Timber weather capping to be fitted to all timber posts." These requirements have been repeated for 900mm palisade gates on 1.0m posts.
Section 9 has been relabelled "Kick Rail" with a new section 10 added for "Post and Rail" added specifying 1.2m high fence.
Section 11 Pallisade has been simplified and naming added "Vertical Hit and Miss Fencing" noting only 75mm x 25mm spacings and 75mm x 50mm spacings. Again timber weather capping to posts has been added.
Subsection 13.4 has been removed in-line with the changes to the treatment noted in subsection 1.4.