How the supplier of concrete components stands up to VOB ­regulations

From sales contract to contract for work?

The contract for manufacturing and supplying of precast components is a so-called contract for work and materials in the sense of § 651 BGB (of the German Civil Code). On the other hand, contracts for work and materials are legally treated according to sale of goods law, whereas VOB/B (the standard German contract procedures for building works) stipulates regulations for construction contracts, that is contracts for work. There is a significant difference between sales contract and contract for work: It is reflected by different warranty periods (the beginning, duration and exclusion, if any)...

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