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Erik the Craftsman's Terms of services

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Billable trade per hour or on contract

General Contractor written Contracts

Free 1 hour consultations


Terms of services;

By calling

you are agreeing to be bound by our terms of services listed here in.  You agree that we bill for consultation time, design and any other trade distinction per our time of purchase pricing.  I don't mind answering calls and schmoozing a bit although I am a professional and run a business here!  My billing equation is (time + expenses) and I bill for travel to remote projects.


By agreeing to my terms of service you are agreeing that you understand that Erik The Craftsman is; reasonable, honest and except billing for work done and will pay invoices on time, and with out question or argument no matter what. Erik The Craftsman billing invoices are final.  

Custom contracts

can be written line per line although any additions line per line to work involved out side of the contract will be billed by the simple equation of (time + materials/ expenses). 

We do our best to be as transparent as possible with contract named parties, giving notice of any additional charges in writing by either mail or email, as soon as possible and working with clients to make payments work.  Because the unforseen can accumulate more charges - for example if we get bad weather, or storms, or for example one year we had properties washing out and excessive rain fall - I can't be held liable to re fill a developers property with land if there are wash outs from rain fall or snow melting - that is what we can additional charges.

Erik The Craftsman excepts payment by Cash, Email Money Transfer, Visa or Master Card ONLY! You agree to make timely payments on invoice.

When it comes to the unforeseen property owners and management are responsible for COSTS OF WORK that needs to be done that has been found after the initial consultation and contract agreement!  For example; termites, bad wiring, espestoes, or mold, or just plain old bad carpentry and structural existing construction.

We do not except responsibility for costs for work to be done for example; 

Window and doors or other areas

- we price assuming  that the structure is in sound to code condition, if in new houses and we build the structure for where we install we assume all responsibilities for the dimensions but when the structure has been done by other contractors and shabby work is exhibited - we bill to fix other contractors mistakes! 

If it is found to be after a deal is made for work to supply and install windows and doors and there are structural defects or local building inspector permit interruptions for costs associated with up grades to the building to meet code requirements or for other defects of the property then off course it costs and we bill for those things.  You agree here in to take responsibility for the costs to build and purchase your properties and investments.

That sur charge agreement is not limited to structure and covers all aspects of the building code ranging from critical load point areas, soft soils, poor footings, bad or non existing vapor barriers, or water proofing that is not proper as well warranty promises will come under change in those circumstances.   Basically if I open up a wall and it is route from lack of maintenance or what ever and the window to go in can't be reasonably installed with out structural work then the customer must be reasonable and except the costs for keeping there properties in sound building code conditions!

Floors, siding and/or new roofs contracts;  

These are pretty regular jobs and easily priced per square footage, our prices do not include structural upgrading on regular square footage contracts if when talking about renovations.  If the sub structure needs work after carpet or other flooring is torn out that was not easily anticipated when quoting to do a proper job the customer will need to assume the costs for the additional work.

Doing the math

Contract = pay = time per hour per trade distinction

billing =  materials + job expenses  + un foreseen + additions+planning and any other expences incurred while on your project


Additions can be any line item weather we procure it or supply by manufacturing - sinks, granite tops, carpets, hard wood, roof materials, pools, gazebo, hot tub any addition in costs essentially.

Mouldy areas (major warning)

Mould needs to be abated properly the customer is responsible for any mould or bacteria areas or deficiencies in the existing property - erikthecraftsman reserves the right to bill accordingly not assuming any responsibility for any damages or insufficient construction of the existing property unforeseen prior to job commencement and contract writing, unless agreed upon, its a surcharge if not already listed, plain and simple.  From Toronto steal being eaten and guarders collapsing in floors in the down town network, to the Laird River flood lands causing strokes in residents, Canadian mould is severely dangerous any one who doesn't give it respect is safely un qualified to work in Canadian building construction as a manager - great way to judge people - ask them about mould. It needs to be billed for to be dealt with appropriately.

The rule of thumb with is "Don't over spend".  Have 1/3 cash of every contract available in hand to be used on the unforeseen over and above the construction contract total as to not have work sceduals suspended due to customer lack of monies.

To be bitterly frank people - if I get on the job, and you start treating me like an idiot cause you bought a bbq and a new vehicle then called me, or called me drunk to brag about drinking on a beach in Jamaica then can't afford me, I am gone  I don't care I am gone until financial channels are verified.  So basically part of these terms are that you have money and you are not calling me to try and get me to-do work you can not afford, and are ready to except billings invlovled when doing demolitions, renovations and new construction, and happy to pay professionals in a quick and timely manner.

Billable trade per hour in contracts and hour by hour

  • Consultation

  • Design & drafting

  • Permit Submission

  • Engineering

  • Deliveries

  • Cleaning

  • Demolition

  • Carpentry

  • Dry walling

  • Painting

  • Concrete - design/engineering/ form and finish / re -bar

  • Materials

  • Roofing

  • Siding

  • Landscaping

  • Structural

  • Finishing (any trade)

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Hauling

  • Waste disposal

  • and so on


General Contractor written Contracts

When I write a contract it is used to set guidelines for work, line per line.

Any additions to work out side of contract scope line per line will be assumed as extra billing line per line, as per time and material additions. 

Free 1 hour consultations

I do free consultations for one hour only any additions in time will be billed per my consultation fees.  Please contact me to get pricing click here for an online contact to


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