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CABINETS SCOPE OF WORK





Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that Cabinets are installed in a manner consistent with all applicable building codes, manufacturer's instructions and warranty requirements, and acceptable construction practices.

Terms used in this document

►SITE SUPERINTENDENT: shall refer to any Builder representative with authority to enforce this Scope of Work.
►SUBCONTRACTOR: shall refer to the Subcontractor's organization, its employees, or any representative of the Subcontractor assigned the authority to perform per this Scope of Work.

Acceptable Performance

Cabinets: General/h4>

► A new set of plans is required for each house. Plans are subject to changes and modifications. It is the responsibility of the Subcontractor to have the new plans before beginning work.
► The Subcontractor will correct any errors that occur from using an incorrect set of plans at no cost to Company.
► All work is to be done by trained, experienced individuals.
► Care should be taken in the storage and handling of cabinet and cabinet finish materials to avoid damage and soiling.
► Installed materials should be protected when necessary.
► Extra care should be taken to fully inspect trim materials for damage or unacceptable appearance.
► All construction debris must be removed to the dumpster or to an area designated by the Site Superintendent. The job will not be considered complete and payment will not be issued until all trash and debris are removed from the house and/or site.
► House is to be left clean and broom-swept.
► The Subcontractor is expected to return to make any corrections to cabinets after the homeowner’s walk-through. All punch-list items to correct unacceptable work is the responsibility of the Subcontractor and shall be done at no charge.
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

Cabinets: Installation

► A copy of the cabinet layout should be secured from the Site Superintendent.
► Cabinets are to be installed per the manufacturer’s installation instructions, but not with less quality than is stated herein.
► Cabinets are to be installed to plan, with necessary cutouts for range, sinks, dishwasher, vent-a-hood, built-in microwave, etc.
► The Subcontractor is responsible for field measuring all cabinet areas to ensure proper sizing.
► If plans call for marble countertops, the Subcontractor and the marble company should compare cabinet dimensions to ensure the proper fit of cabinets and countertops.
► The HVAC vent in the kick plate of the cabinet should be cut high enough to allow the HVAC grill to be above the shoe molding when the shoe molding is installed.
► Wall cabinets are to be attached to the cut-in blocking set by Framing Subcontractor.
► The Subcontractor is responsible for the cabinets being level, plumb, and securely attached. A differential of more than 1/4 inch in 10 feet is unacceptable.
► All cabinet doors and drawer fronts shall be level, plumb, and undamaged. A differential of more than 1/8-inch out of line and cabinet corners that are more than 1/8-inch out of line are unacceptable.
► Cabinet shelves shall be level and undamaged.
► Adjustable shelves shall rest securely on shelf holders and no shelf holder shall be missing.
► If the cabinets have knobs, handles, or other hardware attached, the screws that attach the hardware shall be set smooth and should not damage the inside of the drawers or doors.
► In all cabinets that include rollout shelves the roller tracks shall be attached tightly and correctly. The shelf shall roll smoothly and not tilt when fully extended. The shelf should be easy to remove for cleaning.
► In all cabinets that contain a lazy-susan, the lazy-susan shall work smoothly, not tilt, and be securely anchored top and bottom.
► All end/backsplashes must be properly fitted, snug, and secure.
► Countertops should be fastened to cabinets with screws, front and back, at least every 4 feet.
► Care should be taken not to penetrate the countertop surface with the fasteners.
► Countertops should be installed within 1/4 inch of level in 8 feet and 1/8 inch of level front to back.
► Deck area countertop joints may not exceed a 1/16-inch gap and a maximum of 1/16-inch differential in surface alignment.
► If colored countertops are selected, colored caulking, matched as closely as possible to the color of the countertops, should be used if at all possible.
► After cabinets are installed, all countertops should be protected with rosin paper that is taped securely. Tape shall be of a type that will not damage cabinets or countertops.



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