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A labour only contract is, as you say, simply provision of labour. Any issues with relation to ordering of materials and other subcontractors, and issues such as measuring quantities, would be extra to the labour only contract. The proper course would be to either decline to take on these tasks, or issue a formal variation to the contract which set out the additional requirements, together with the estimates where appropriate or the charge out rate for doing the services. If you just talk on these extra jobs at the request of the owner, then you are entitled to get paid but it can get difficult because you then have a claim on a quantum meruit basis. So if it is not too late I would suggest that you prepare an appropriate variation document which sets out the basis for the extra work, and negotiate with the owner as to the terms.