• Andy St Pierre

New Build Checklist - Part 1

Updated: Dec 17, 2018


PREPARE THE SITE AND FOUNDATIONS

  • Create site access

  • Clear site, retaining any materials which need to be kept

  • Set up site hut

  • Set up outside toilet

  • Water board should supply stopcock to boundary if necessary

  • Plumber to connect water standpipe

  • Builder to mark out building and profiles

  • Delivery of bricks and blocks

  • Builder/groundworker excavates foundations

  • Position mesh/cages in trenches

  • Position compressible material if required

  • Lay ducts for services in foundations

  • Arrange foot scaffold and shutter if necessary

  • Pour concrete footings

  • Building control to approve works

  • Bricklayers build up foundation blockwork to damp-proof course

  • Install cranked air vents

  • Install drainage lintels

  • Fill cavities with lean-mix concrete to level with external ground level

  • Bed and lay damp proof course, linking with any radon membranes or barriers