Relevant Legislation and Regulations

Subcontract Agreement

The Registered Master Builders Federation and the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation jointly developed a standard subcontract agreement. The 2017 version is available electronically and is available for use on the condition that no changes are made to it other than by insertions into the editable fields. An electronic version is available via the link.

Head Contract Agreement

The following New Zealand Standard forms the most commonly used conditions of contract between the principal and the head contractor. The head contract conditions are referenced in subcontracts and flow through to subcontractors.

  • NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction

Note that an update to NZS3910:2013 is underway in 2021