Client Buddy Scheme

Construction Client Buddy Scheme

About the scheme

As a business owner, when you are embarking on construction or maintenance work, you take on the role of a construction ‘client’.


This comes with a number of responsibilities which you need to know and understand.


The purpose of this scheme is to equip you to engage with the construction industry by helping you to understand these responsibilities, and to find the guidance and advice you need, by:

  • Bringing this wealth of information together in one place

  • Providing those who need it with a client buddy - an experienced construction client who, via a 5-10 minute phone call can offer their free, impartial support.


Finding advice and guidance

There is extensive good quality guidance material available to business owners that find themselves becoming construction clients, but it's not always easy to find what you need. 


Guidance is written from many viewpoints including design, procurement, contractual, health and safety and numerous others. On this site, you will find information about:

For anyone who still has questions, you can get in touch with us via the contact form below. We will connect you with one of the scheme’s volunteer client buddies.

Get in touch and request a call with a client buddy

Having explored the guidance available, if you still have questions you can request a buddy by simply filling out the form below.

We will then match you with a buddy who will make contact with you to arrange a short 5-10 minute phone call.


Who are the buddies?


The buddies are experienced construction clients who are members of the CCLG. As such, they are dedicated to helping other clients with a view to improving standards across the industry as a whole.


If you are an experienced client would like to find out more about becoming a buddy, please contact us

COVID-19 Update - advice and resources for clients of all sizes on dealing with the Covid-19 crisis can be found in the links below:

Construction Leadership Council Covid -19 Contractual Best Practice Guidance


Construction Leadership Council Roadmap to Recovery

Government Guidelines for Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work

Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures during COVID-19 - version 4

HSE COVID-19 Bulletin

Government advice for employers

Covid-19 Guidance for Domestic clients




Trustmark have recently launched a campaign on what consumers need to consider when inviting tradespeople into their homes under the current COVID conditions to raise awareness and build confidence. The campaign is called Work Safe Safe Work and they are looking to reach as many consumers and businesses as possible. This is the link to the site where consumers and businesses can get very simple guidance and there is a brilliant animation to support the information

Privacy statement

By submitting this form, you are giving permission for us to contact you in relation to this client buddy scheme only. See the privacy statement for details of how your information will be stored and processed.

Terms and conditions

The buddy scheme is a free service set up by the CCLG to help all clients derive the best possible value when investing in construction. The client ‘buddies’ are performing their buddy role as members of the CCLG, signposting to relevant professional guidance and information.

Any reliance placed on such information is strictly at your own risk and in no event will the CCLG or the buddy be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the buddy scheme.


The buddy role is to simply direct you towards guidance material and resources to assist you in making considered decisions, they will not tell you what to do, or who to employ.

Website disclaimer

The CCLG maintains this website to facilitate the sharing of good practice by members, for others to view and utilise as they deem appropriate, according to their business needs. Users are reminded to carefully consider how they utilise the information found on this website and are advised to seek  appropriate professional advice when in any doubt.