Updated 2021 Edition- includes all changes to British Standards and other benchmarks introduced since the last edition.
As an alternative to our popular Detailed Specification of Building Works, we also now offer an abridged new home specification at a discounted price.
Trimmed down to 44 pages from the original 133, this condensed new home specification is not as fully detailed as the original but is still perfectly suitable for a straightforward self-build project, and allows plenty of room for customisation.
Trades covered include:
- Roofer (Pitched / Flat)
- Carpenter / Joiner
- Plumber (Internal & External)
- Finishing Trades
- Gas Fitter
- Painter & Decorator
- General Requirements
This abridged new home specification document sets out a good standard of workmanship and is an ideal tool for the first-time self-builder to ensure that all trades are familiar with what is required of them. The template comes in Microsoft Word format for easy editing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why buy our new home specification 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 new home specification 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.