Use our New Home Specification templates to establish a good standard for materials and workmanship on your self build project.
When building your own home, it’s not just the visible elements such as doors, windows and wall finishes that you need to consider. Setting and maintaining desired standards of workmanship from the trades working for you, and a benchmark for the materials you intend to use, will avoid headaches further down the line. That’s where our New Home Specification templates come in.
We offer two versions – a Detailed Specification and an Abridged Specification – which cover all elements of the project from foundations to roof, and apply the latest and most relevant British Standards to your build.
The Detailed Specification runs to 133 pages, and covers the following work elements:
Substructure – Superstructure – External Masonry Walls – Internal Walls – Roofs – Internal Finishes – Ceilings – Windows – Glazing – Doors – Floor Finishes – Painting & Decorating – Wall Tiling – Fittings & Furnishings – Electrical – Plumbing – Gas & Water Services – External Works – Drainage
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The Abridged Specification runs to 44 pages and covers the following trades:
Excavation – Concreting – Drainlayer – Roofing – Carpentry & Joinery – Plumbing – Plastering – Finishes – Electrical – Gas – Painting & Decorating – Cleaning
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Either of the New Home Specification templates can be applied to your self build project, but obviously the Detailed Specification is much more in-depth and covers elements of the works that the Abridged Specification does not.
So why should you consider investing in a New Home Specification template? Here’s why:
- It provides a benchmark for both materials and workmanship from which your builder can only deviate with your agreement.
- It can be used to obtain quotations from tradesmen, and gives them a clear understanding of the calibre to be achieved.
- It can form part of any contract with your builder to ensure standards are met.