Project Title

Laycock Building Ground and First Floors – Internal Alterations and Refurbishment


Site Address

Laycock Street, N1 1TH



London Borough of Islington


Instructions to Contractors

Our enquiry to you is formed of all documents referenced and titled below.  Please review all documents to ensure that you are aware of all works relative to our enquiry to you.  No variation will be considered for want of information that is already currently available or that which can be requested during the tender period.

Returning your price/quotation/tender

Please price the tender document provided only and submit with your cover letter.  DO NOT reformat the tender documents.

Return your document to on or before the date given in our enquiry to you.

Fixed price labour only contracts (contract secured opportunities)

If you are looking for fixed price building, refurbishment, plumbing trade packages then you must review the document as provided below.  The prices indicated are the rates that we want to place this subcontract element on a fixed price agreement to self employed subcontractors.  You may offer an alternative price for consideration.  All packages are lump sum based upon numbered documents inclusive of overheads, profit, your supervisory costs and subject to deductions as set out within the simplified summary provided below.  Please review the main tender document within the contents below including drawings and contract obligations.  The fixed price offer agreement that we may enter into with you or your company is not transferrable and is the property of Gowlain Building Group Contractors Ltd.  The agreement is copyright Gowlain Building Group 2014.

      Content headings as follows

  • Pre-construction (health and safety plans, risk assessments, etc.)
  • Preliminaries ( contract terms, warranties, contract duration)
  • Material and workmanship (architects/designers specifications)
  • Updates during tender period (review prior to submission)
  • Schedules of Building work (Bill of Quantities, schedules and specifications)
  • M&E specifications. (Contractor to review all documents to identify independent M&E items)
  • Structural engineer specifications
  • Architectural drawings
  • M&E Drawings
  • Structural engineer drawings
  • Videos and Photo’s of site environment (pre tender)
  • Fixed price offer document summary of Labour only fixed price contract
  • Fixed Price offer documents (For review by Self employed subcontractors labour only)


Pre-construction (health and safety plans, risk assessments, etc.)

Not included


Preliminaries ( contract terms, warranties, contract durations)


Material and workmanship (architects/designers specifications)


Schedules of Building work (Bill of Quantities, schedules and specifications)


M&E specifications. (Contractor to review all documents to identify independent M&E items)


M&E Contractors:  Notice.

Some tender documents contain a specific M&E schedule of works.  Additional M&E works not contained within the M&E schedule of works may also be referred to within the architectural specifications.  Please review all documents to ensure total package inclusion.  No claim for variation during the construction period will be accepted for lack of review of the total trade liability.


Operation and Maintenance Manuals, Guarantees’, Certificates of completion.

Where your company is required to provide one or more of the above. (This list is not exhaustive).  For the purpose all contracts throughout the UK these elements are classified as being part of the contract works and therefore must be provided by the Contractor in order to fulfil the contractor’s obligation under the contract.  Contract Administrators are entitled and do withhold final account payments and release of retention until such time as this information is provided.   Our enquiries to you therefore are prescribed as follows.  Your company cannot withhold such information as described above pending release of retention, interim or penultimate certificate.  Throughout the construction phase valuation process therefore a sum of £500.00 shall automatically be withheld from your valuations until such time as your company releases the above described information for projects up to £25,000.00 in value.  For projects above £25,000.00 the sum shall be £1000.00 until such time as the information is provided and accepted by the Contract Administrator on behalf of the employer.

Architectural drawings

tm15 011 LGF 001 location plan tm15 028 LGF 020 shower area details
tm15 027 LGF 019 shower area setting out (1) tm15 026 LGF 017 ground floor WCs
tm15 025 LGF 016 door D3 tm15 024 LGF 015 door D1 and D2
tm15 023 LGF 014 section A A tm15 022 LGF 013 first floor desks
tm15 021 LGF 012 first floor finishes tm15 020 LGF 011 first floor proposed
tm15 019 LGF 010 first after demolition tm15 018 LGF 008 first existing
tm15 017 LGF 007 ground floor desks tm15 016 LGF 006 ground floor finishes
tm15 015 LGF 005 ground as proposed tm15 014 LGF 004 ground after demo
tm15 013 LGF 003 ground demolition tm15 012 LGF 002 existing ground


M&E Drawings

tm15 Ground Floor Small Power & Data A1 tm15 Ground Floor Lighting A1
tm15 First Floor Small Power & Data A1 tm15 First Floor Lighting A1


Videos and Photos of site environment (pre tender)



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