Last edited 13 Nov 2020

Self-build home: Construction

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The construction stage is the process of constructing the works described in the design drawings and specifications. At the end of the stage, the self-build home should be ready for occupation, although the contractor may be required to return to the site, even after occupation, to rectify any defects that appear.

Depending on the procurement route that has been adopted, tasks in this stage, may be undertaken by the self builder, the contractor(s), consultants or the kit-house supplier.

Throughout this stage, it may be necessary to procure items outside of the construction contract that will be required to occupy the home, such as; furniture, kitchen equipment, ICT equipment and so on.

Be aware that whilst self-build clients are ‘domestic clients’ for the purposes of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, they can attract health and safety duties under Part 4 of the regulations if they control the way in which construction work is carried out. See CDM for self-builders and domestic clients for more information.


Next stage: Occupy the home and rectify any defects.

List of all stages.

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