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The Self Build Schedule

Date: 20 April 2021

The Self Build Schedule

There is a lot to consider when building your new home. We have it all summarised in one simple infographic!

Self Build Schedule

Research and find a site

It all starts here! Start doing your homework - find an architect, work out a budget, consider whether to hire a builder or self build, and mentally prepare!!! 

Clear and peg the site

Time to get to work! Have the site cleared and create access. Peg the site as per your architects drawings, and get site facilities in place


Start digging trences for your foundations. Blockwork starts and you will need to contact building control for a chat.

Floor structure in place

Complete footings and install ground floor slabs

Structure built to top floors

Things are starting to take shape! Block or frames in place, with the structure now in place to the top floors.


External walls are complete and the roof goes on and covered with your chosen slates or tile. (Don't forget to place the order for your central vacuum and ventilation systems)!


Time to install your windows, doors and any rainwater goods. At this stage, your building should be watertight Installation of mechanical ventilation system begins also.

First Fix

All electrical and plumbing runs in place, as well as central vacuum points in the wall.


Once electric, plumbing and vacuum points are in place, a thin coat of plaster covers the plasterboard.

Second Fix

All electrics and sockets are connected up. Ducting for central vacuum is installed. Sanitaryware fitted and plumbed in.

Fixtures & Fittings

Floors are down, kitchens and bathrooms are installed. Any tiling and decoration completed. Central vacuum and MVHR units installed and systems tested. 


Time for inspection! Deal with any minor issues and prepare to move in to you new build home!

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