A spec practically and contractually binds the project together, and without a good one, we leave ourselves liable for things that go wrong on site, no matter how small the job may be.

Queensland construction industry barrister Andrew Wallace of Maroochydore (who was once a carpenter and joiner), has said publicly, “If you don’t incorporate a thorough specification into your contract, it is not a matter of if you will get into legal trouble, it is a matter of when.” A poor spec…