8 Stages Of Construction


From Foundations to Surface Finishes, and everything in between, the construction process is a lengthy one that requires a lot of time, effort and some very precise and meticulous planning. Bricks, sweat, and (possibly) tears.

Throughout this eBook, we will take you through each stage of construction – Foundations, Substructure, Superstructure, Roofs, First and Second Fix, Surface Finishes and External Works – with a number of technical articles that outline common issues faced within each stage, with suggested ways to overcome these issues including best practice methods.

Reading this eBook might take you around half your lunch break. Completing a build, start to finish, might take significantly longer! We know how testing completing a project can be, and whilst we hope you don’t run into many issues during your build, the technical articles within this eBook are designed to help you combat them if you do, or better prepare before starting. The Premier Guarantee technical team are here to help, and their insight into the industry is second-to-none. If you can trust anyone when it comes to the issues within these digital pages, it’s them.

In the first of our technical articles, we are going to be looking at trees and the affect they can have on the foundations of your build, with issues such as soil, moisture and climate conditions all being discussed.

Our substructure article highlights the importance of perimeter drainage channels to ‘Type C’ basement waterproofing systems. Following this, we’ll show you how to ‘Avoid Those Unwanted Cracks’ when it comes to building with masonry in our superstructure technical blog.

Moving on to roofs, we advise how to avoid water damage. After which, we will be outlining Approved Document M.

Next, we touch on surface finishes and what the change in BS 5534:2014 will mean for roof tiling and, lastly, we finish with external works, which will see you taken through a step-by-step guide on how to create a level threshold for an entrance to a dwelling.


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