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FINISH TRIM LABOR SCOPE OF WORK





Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that Finish Trim is 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

► Finish Trim Labor is divided into three phases: Millwork, Interior Doors, and Stairs. All three phases are included in this Scope of Work. Payment will be made for the job when the Finish Trim Labor is completed, inspected and accepted.

Finish Trim Labor: General

► 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.
► Extra care should be taken to fully inspect trim materials for damage or unacceptable appearance.
► Care should be taken in the storage and handling of finish materials to avoid damage and soiling.
► Installed materials should be protected as much as possible.
► Interior doors are delivered prehung and should be stored flat on a level surface in a clean, dry, well-ventilated location. Warped doors should not be installed.
► The Subcontractor is expected to return to make any corrections to trim, doors, etc., 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.
► 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.
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

Finish Trim Labor: Millwork

► All trim should be checked for damage prior to installation. Trim with small nicks, gouges, etc., that can be repaired so that damage is not noticeable should be used and repaired. Any defects that are visible from a distance of six (6) feet in sunlight or normal house lighting after repairs are unacceptable and the trim piece should not be used.
► Fasteners shall be of the type specifically designed for trim. Fasteners shall be placed a maximum of 16 inches on center. No fastener shall protrude from the trim and no fastener shall crack or splinter the wood. Any cracks or splinters that are small shall be repaired with wood filler, sanded, and smoothed. Any trim with damage that cannot be repaired to achieve an undamaged appearance under normal house lighting from a distance of six (6) feet shall be replaced.
► All joints must meet flush with no visible gap.
► All nicks, gouges, or blemishes shall be corrected by the use of wood filler, sanded, and smoothed.
► All rough areas on trim will be lightly sanded and smoothed.
► Areas with vinyl or tile shall receive base molding after the vinyl installation is complete. Base should be cut and ready for painting and installation. Base should be in the room in which it is to be installed.
► The base is to be installed level and plumb, and must fit snugly against all walls.
► All base ending against doorjambs or other vertical areas shall be cut straight at a 90-degree angle.
► Shoe molding shall be mitered at all corners (inside and out) to fit snugly.
► All shoe molding shall be cut, when ending against doorjambs or openings with no jamb, at a small angle to achieve a smooth transition from the molding to the jamb or wall. The cuts are to be no more than 1/4 inch.
► Interior door units and exterior doors shall receive casing at the head and sides.
► Door trim is to fit snugly to the carpet or vinyl. No visible gap between the vinyl and trim shall be allowed.
► All base, chair rail, or crown material should be coped in corners or at miter joints.
► All base, chair rail, or crown material should be coped in corners or at miter joints.
► All crown and/or chair rails shall be installed level, straight, and plumb with no more than 1/4-inch deflection in 8 feet.
► All attic access or scuttle holes shall be trimmed as necessary.
► If the house plan calls for cedar sheets in the master closet, the sheets shall be installed according to plan.
► Closet millwork, including shelves, rods, shoe-boxes and other storage features, is the responsibility of the Subcontractor. Depending on the specifications, a separate subcontractor may install a specialty closet package. Subcontractor should confirm the closet treatment with the Site Superintendent.

Finish Trim Labor: Interior Doors

► The Subcontractor is responsible for the accurate height of all door openings over carpet and vinyl. If the door opening is inaccurate the Site Superintendent should be notified so that corrections can be made before the door is hung or trim installed, or the Subcontractor can make the necessary adjustments. Doors that are not installed to the correct height are the responsibility of the trim Subcontractor and not the framing Subcontractor.
► Interior doors are shipped prehung and pre-bored for locks. Interior doors should be installed level, plumb in both directions, and squarely in the opening with no more than 1/4 inch in 4 feet deviation in any direction.
► Prehung doors should be checked for jamb squareness and straightness.
► Reinstall manufacturer's braces to square units where necessary.
► After leveling and plumbing the unit, shim as necessary to ensure correct installation.
► All bi-fold doors shall hang squarely and open smoothly. Bump jambs are not required at bi-fold doors.
► All bypass doors require bump jambs, which can be 4 9/16” jamb stock or 1 x 4 MDF. The track must be skirted with casing or have integrated fascia.
► The Subcontractor at no additional cost will perform additional undercutting as necessary.
► Any nicks, gouges, or damaged areas on door shall be repaired with the correct compound for the type of door used. Wood doors require the use of wood filler.
► Exterior locks, interior locks, and other hardware shall be installed after the final painting is complete. All locks shall fit properly and lock smoothly. All doors are to operate easily and latch securely.
► Company will furnish construction locks which will be installed in the exterior doors until after the homeowner’s walk-through, at which time construction locks will be replaced with permanent hardware.
► Construction locks, with all parts and screws complete, will be returned to the Site Superintendent.
► All bedroom and bathroom doors are to have privacy locks installed.
► Exterior doors will have deadbolts and door handles installed.

Finish Trim Labor: Stairs

► Stairs are pre-built and installed by the framing Subcontractor. The trim Subcontractor is responsible for the installation of kickboards, handrails, pickets, newel posts, and cover molding on the stair unit.
► Handrails, pickets, and newel posts are to be installed securely, solidly, and have no movement.
► Care should be taken to not damage the end of the stairs when attaching pickets and newel posts. Any damage must be repaired to present an undamaged appearance.
► Cover molding must be installed securely to wall and to the skirt of the stair unit.



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