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Finance Act 1971

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Schedule 5Construction Operations

Part IOperations Included

Construction, alteration, repair, extension, demolition or dismantling of buildings and structures (whether permanent or not). Construction, alteration, repair, extension or demolition of any works forming, or to form, part of the land, including (without prejudice to the foregoing) walls, roadworks, power-lines, aircraft runways, docks and harbours, railways, inland waterways, pipe-lines, wells, sewers, industrial plant and installations for purposes of land drainage, coast protection or defence. Installation in any building or structure of systems of heating, lighting, air-conditioning, ventilation, power supply, drainage, sanitation, water supply or fire protection. Internal cleaning of buildings and structures, so far as carried out in the course of their construction, alteration, extension, repair or restoration. Operations which form an integral part of, or are preparatory to, or are for rendering complete, such operations as are previously described in this Schedule, including site clearance, earth-moving, excavation, tunnelling and boring, laying of foundations, erection of scaffolding, site restoration, landscaping and the provision of roadways and other access works. Painting or decorating the internal or external surfaces of any building or structure.

Part IIOperations Excluded

Drilling for, or extraction of, oil or natural gas. Extraction (whether by underground or surface working) of minerals; tunnelling or boring, or construction of underground works, for this purpose. Manufacture of building or engineering components or equipment, materials, plant or machinery; delivery of any of these things to site. Manufacture of components for systems of heating, lighting, air-conditioning, ventilation, power supply, drainage, sanitation, water supply or fire protection; delivery of any of these things to site. The professional work of architects or surveyors, or of consultants in building, engineering, interior or exterior decoration or in the laying-out of landscape.

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