Updated 2023 Edition- includes all changes to British Standards and other benchmarks introduced since the last edition.
Houseplansdirect is proud to present our fully editable new home building specifications template, the ‘Detailed Specification of Building Works’. Download a sample here.
This full building specifications template supplements the design drawings and standard details needed to make building regulation applications, obtain quotations from builders and other subcontractors, and puts into writing the standard of materials and workmanship expected on your self-build project.
This 133-page document comes in Microsoft Word format and so can be fully customised to suit your own requirements and budget.
Sections / Work Packages covered include:
- External Masonry Walls
- Internal Walls
- Internal Finishes
- Plasterboard Ceilings
- General Glazing
- Floor Finishes
- Painting & Decorating
- Wall Tiling
- Fittings & Furnishings
- Plumbing & Heating
- Gas & Water Services
- External Works
Download a sample here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why buy our new home building specifications template?
Compiling a specification from scratch is a time-consuming and laborious process, which is why architects and designers charge a fortune to do it. So take advantage of our hard work, and save both time and money by adapting our new home specification template for your own needs!
Can I download it in PDF format?
We offer the template in Word document format so it can be easily edited. You can save your finished version as a PDF and issue to contractors when ready (and in fact we encourage you to issue it in this format, so that you keep track of changes).
Can you send the template to me in Mac / Open Office / any other format?
No, but you can download the Word version and convert it yourself – many other programmes will open this format and there is also an abundance of free converters online.
Can I use the template for converting a dwelling into a HMO / a shop into flats / specifying an extension to my home?
Yes you can, although you should bear in mind that it is written for a new build dwelling, so there will be sections which are not applicable and should be removed.