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A Typical Self Build Schedule

When you take on a self build or renovation, organisation is everything. Here's H&R's suggestions for a schedule:

  • 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
  • Prepare detailed drawings
  • Obtain Building Regulations approval
  • Put contract out to tender
  • Select builder/tradesmen
  • Arrange warranty and insurances
  • Clear site/create access
  • Set out and dig trenches
  • Pour concrete/prepare oversite
  • Build structure/timber frame erecting scaffold as required
  • Build roof structure and tile
  • Make weathertight
  • Fix rainwater goods/external decoration, remove scaffold
  • First fix carpentry, plumbing and electrics
  • Plaster out walls and ceilings
  • Lay hard floor finishes
  • Connect house to mains services
  • Second fix carpentry, plumbing and electrics
  • Decoration and ceramic tiling
  • Landscaping, driveway, paths etc
  • Arrange for final inspection
  • Completion/moving in
  • Correcting any defects


Can anyone advise re potential purchase/build cost for a 3 bedroom kit house....I'm just looking for a ball-park figure....thanks!
Hi Jackie, I'm afraid it really is impossible to give you a ball-park figure as the prices between the package companies range so substantially. Below are three articles that I think will be able to give you an idea of the sort of costs involved as well as some general advice on package homes Kind regards, Sam Joy (Online Editor)