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The Importance of Self Build Scheduling

ProAktive SCHEDULE SCHEDULE AND EVENTS onday THE IMPORTANCE OF 5 THING SELF BUILD SCHEDULING When starting a new self build project, planning is essential. Taking on a self build project can be challenging, especially if you are building your own home for the first time. There is a lot to be done before you even break ground on site, like finding the plot, arranging your finance and securing planning permission. One way of helping manage a self build is to develop a schedule, which will help you plan all activity and ensure different phases of a project are achieved. STAGE 1 » PRE-BUILD >> TO DO Before starting the project, you should consider the following actions: » Arrange a mortgage in principle » Find potential plots » Assess development potential » Plan budget » Arrange valuation of the plot » Arrange a site survey » Purchase site » Arrange site insurance » Choose designer and builders » Create your design » Get planning permission » Apply for water and electricity connections » Prepare detailed drawings » Obtain Building Regulations approval » Put contract out to tender » Select builder/tradesmen » Arrange warranty and insurances STAGE 2 » MONTH 1 >> The next stage is to start the build and below is a summary of the steps that should be taken to achieve this: Clear and Peg Site Create access then get surveys to work out levels. Clear site and peg out site as per drawings. Set up site facilities including site hut, toilet and secure lock-up. Foundations Dig trenches and begin to build up the blockwork footings. Obtain necessary approval from building control and warranty inspectors. Floor Structure Finish footings and install ground floor slab or beam and block. STAGE 3 » MONTH 2 Superstructure Blocks or frame used to build external walls to first floor height. STAGE 4 » MONTH 3 >> 富 Second Lift First floor structure installed; external walls continue to roof. Walls finished, roof structure installed and covered with slate or tiles. Warranty inspection sometimes required. STAGE 5 » MONTH 4 Weathertight Windows, doors and soffits fitted to make house weathertight. Rainwater goods and external decoration finished. STAGE 6 » MONTH 5 >> First Fix Electrical and plumbing runs put in place, then internal walls and stud walls built. STAGE 7 » MONTHS 6-8 Plastering Usually, a skim coat on top of plasterboard after completion of first fix. Second Fix Connecting the electrics (to include sockets) and heating systems. All sanitaryware to be fitted and plumbed in. STAGE 8 » MONTHS 9-10 Fixtures Flooring down, joinery completed with kitchens and bathrooms installed. Decoration and tiling included. Snagging Arrange for final inspection and prepare to move in. Builders back to deal with any issues, final exterior finishes and landscaping. SELF BUILD INSURANCE Before carrying out any new self build project, it is important to ensure you have self build insurance in place to offer protection and piece of mind against potential pitfalls or risks. ProAktive are a leading provider of self build insurance, for more details please visit: ProAktive Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us O00

The Importance of Self Build Scheduling

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In this infographic we look at the importance of planning and scheduling when it comes to taking on a self build project.


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