Schedule of Works

/ glossary term

The Schedule of Works is a document that lists the works required on a project. It references the requirements included in the specifications and contract drawings plus any additional ‘builders work’ or ‘fixing schedule’ type items. 

The Schedule of Works are ‘without quantities’ instructional lists often produced on smaller projects. The Schedule of Works are prepared by designers rather than by a cost consultant. They may be prepared as part of the production information alongside drawings, specifications and bills of quantities and are likely to form part of the tender documentation and then contract documents.

Schedule of Works simply lists the work required. Any information about quality is provided by reference to specifications, and information about location and size should be provided on drawings.

Schedules should allow the contractor to identify significant work and materials that will be needed to complete the works and to calculate the quantities that will be required. As a consequence, it is important that schedules of work properly describe every significant item of work to which they relate. 

Failure to do so may result in miss-understandings between the contractor and client.

Schedules of Work prepared by Connexxions are normally arranged on a room-by-room basis.