03. What are the stages of a building project?

What are the stages of a building project?

  • A focused desire to build.
  • An initial brief: write down what you want. Select architect.
  • Get information about the building or site
  • Initial designs leading to scheme design
  • Planning permission
  • Detailed design and production information
  • Building Regulations approval
  • Select contractor, pre-contract meeting, sign contract.
  • Operations on site
  • Completion
  • Defects inspection and final certificate.

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