Contractual and Legal Documentation

Standard Forms of Contract

Standard Forms of Contract

Master Builders South Africa has developed a number of useful model agreements for a variety of applications. The use of Master Builders South Africa contract documents is not restricted to members of Master Builders Associations and the documents are available to members of the public.

To determine whether a contractor is a member of an Association affiliated to Master Builders South Africa, please contact the local Master Builders Association.

Users of contract documents are advised that, although amendments and alterations are sometimes made to model agreements, such amendments are not recommended. If amendments or alterations have to be made they should be listed under the relevant clauses in the agreement and should be carefully assessed by all parties, specifically the effect of the amendments or alterations on the rest of the agreement. The following Standard Forms of Contract for use on different types of building projects are available from any of the Master Builders Associations.

  • House Building & Small Contracts Agreement, March 2005 Edition
    Suitable for use with or without an Agent
  • Domestic Subcontract Agreement, March 2014 Edition
    Intended for use in conjunction with the JBCC Principal Building Agreement Edition 6.1 – March 2014
  • Labour Only Subcontract, February 2006 Edition
    Intended for use in cases where the Contractor supplies all materials to the Labour Only Subcontractor
  • Agreement for Renovation and Refurbishment Work to Existing Premises, February 2006 Edition
    Recommended for use where an existing building is to be repaired, renovated or refurbished