Building Schedule – Renovation/Conversion

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Having a building schedule will ensure nothing is overlooked

StepWhat to do next
1 Get a mortgage in principle
2 Search for and short list potential properties/buildings
3 Assess the properties'/buildings' renovation or conversion potential
4 Set yourself a budget
5 Get the property/building valued
6 Arrange a survey
7 Buy the property/building
8 Organise site insurance
9 Hire a designer
10 Design your new home
11 Submit a planning application
12 Apply for utilities like water and electricity if not already connected
13 Draw up detailed plans
14 Get Building Regulations approval
15 Put your contract out to tender
16 Choose tradespeople
17 Organise warranty and insurances
18 Clear the property/building and create access if there isn't one already
19 Mark out and dig trenches
20 Create new foundations if required
21 Build new structure
22 Erect roof and tile
23 Weatherproof the building
24 Fit guttering and any external fixings
25 First fix – electrics, plumbing and carpentry
26 Plaster
27 Lay flooring
28 Connect to mains services if it isn't already
29 Second fix – electric, plumbing, carpentry
30 Painting, decorating and tiling
31 Landscaping – new lawns, driveway, patios etc
32 Building Regulations final inspection
33 Move in!
34 Finish any snagging

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