About us

Formerly R G Preece Building Contractors S P building Contractors are a Hereford based family run company established in 1975 covering all aspects of building work, specialising in high specification refurbishments, conversions, extensions and new builds by working direct to customers designs, plans or architect supplied drawings.

Terms and conditions
Quotations are produced with as much detail as possible to avoid any misunderstandings. If something is missing that you would like included, please let us know. Any additional works found necessary are to be agreed with the client and a separate revised or extra contract quotation provided. .
Both Contractor and client to agree practical arrangements on working methods that provide minimum disruption to the client and allow work to be carried out efficiently by the contractor. Free access is required for delivery of building materials, plant, machinery and skips etc.

Materials provided by the main contractor or their sub-contractors remain the property of S P Building Contractors Hereford Ltd until full and final payment is received via Bank Transfer, cleared cheque or cash. Access to and collection of used or unused building materials, equipment and plant etc remains in place until full and cleared final payment is received.

Accepting a quotation, either verbally or in writing, and agreeing to the commencement of works will allow these terms and conditions to come into affect. Either (or any) party may withdraw from the quotation offer prior to commencement of works without penalty

As the main contractor we may employ both direct and sub-contract labour to work on site. Each individual contractor takes full responsibility for their own third party liability. The main contractor will oversee all works to completion and takes full general and operational responsibility in the running of any contract agreed with the client.

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, by cheque or in cash. Please make all payments by cheque payable to S P Building Contractors . Bank Transfer details attached. Payment in full is due upon completion of the contract and presentation of the associated invoice. Part payments, interim payments and deposits may be agreed prior to commencement of works or during the contract duration. A down payment is not usually required however arrangements may be made for a down payment in respect of the acquisition of bespoke or high value materials. Interim payments and final payment on completion of a contract are not reliant on the presentation of third party completion certificates. All invoice payment terms are 14 days, on larger projects and the use of stage payments on  a 14 day basis the cost can creep up dramatically between each request for payment so we request that these are paid within five days from receipt and reserve the right to stop work until the account is brought up to date.

Insurance – Public Liability and Employer’s Liability: Public Liability Insurance is provided up to the sum of £1,000,000 and Employer’s Liability up to the sum of £10,000,000 by NFU Builder’s Insurance. All usual general building practices are covered within our insurance policy.

In the event of unforeseen difficulties arising, or any other circumstantial changes, the quotation price or estimated cost may be revised to reflect the situation at hand before or after commencement of work.

Guarantees: All customers will benefit from a full guarantee on our workmanship for a period of 12 months. Guarantees on materials run in accordance with manufacturer’s warranty periods where applicable. Our guarantee covers all new work and new materials used in construction or repairs, but does not guarantee the integrity of any existing structures, materials or decorations. New build structures only (roofs, flashings to new roofs and new vertical brickwork joints to existing masonry) are covered by our guarantee against water ingress, ingress of water through existing structures are not covered by this guarantee. Subsidence issues (sinkage below slabs, subsidence below new or existing foundations or movement of foundations or floors etc) are not covered within our guarantee agreement. In the event of a failure beyond the guarantee period we will be happy to investigate the cause and negotiate a solution to the problem without delay and carry out any agreed repairs as soon as possible. Charges may apply for remedial work carried out beyond guarantee dates or to items not covered by our guarantee. Decorations are signed off on completion and not covered by guarantee.

No responsibility is taken by ourselves for the presence of perished or rotten timber (or any other perished or rotten materials) in existing structures such as doors, windows and frames whether detected or undetected at the time of contract.

Extras will only be undertaken further to both full discussion with the client, and, verbal or written agreement, and charged at the agreed rate.

Protection of existing surfaces (floors, carpets, curtains, doors and furniture etc). Whilst we endeavour to protect existing surfaces with the use of dust sheets and loose plastic sheeting etc along with care in our working practice, responsibility for protection from damage of any existing surface or fabrics etc is the responsibility of the client. Arrangement can be made to put in place protection of existing surfaces, over and above our basic cover, at a negotiated additional cost. In the event of any damage or concerns immediate notice should be given to a member of the team, any attempt to remedy or correct damage will not be reimbursed or taken liability for.

Discounts and retentions: Prices are based on the understanding that no retentions are held unless previously arranged and authorised. No Main Contractor or Sub Contractor discounts are given unless agreed and confirmed in writing.

We will endeavour to employ a helpful attitude at all times and will always attempt to bring the building works to a satisfactory conclusion as soon as possible taking into account weather conditions and availability of specialist materials and unforeseen circumstances etc.