First let us define variation and this is dependent on the construction contract that is used. Variation is defined by various standard forms of construction contract differently but principally means the same. The term “Variation” usually means a change, modification, alteration, revision or amendment to the original intent of the contract and/or its works.
By and large most variations occur due to the Client’s change in its requirements e.g. from cement screed to tiles or the Designer’s (Architect/Engineer/SO) revision or modification in their original design or amendment or change in statutory provision or requirement.
So, what happens if there is no variation provision in the contract? This will mean that any changes would require agreement of the Client and Contractor as well as the need to renegotiate the contract price each time a change occur.
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