Building your home

Step-by-step guide to the build stages

Building your Bovis Home

Your new Bovis Home has been designed with care. Bovis Homes has established a reputation for its quality build and internal finishes.

You may like to know more about the various build stages that take place during construction. Some customers may have reserved a home that is already built, while others will have selected homes that may be part-way through the construction process.

There may be further options and upgrades you wish to include in your new home from our Select Range. It is important to choose these items early on, as the options available to you depend on the stage of construction that your new home has reached. Please discuss the stage of build and the options available to you with your sales consultant.

This step-by-step guide gives an overview to the various build stages of a new home and at what stage certain internal works are carried out.

Step-by-step guide to the build stages


1. Foundations

Laying the foundations

  • Groundworkers will dig service trenches and lay pipes and ducts to propose stopcock/ meter positions
  • Drainage and vent pipes are installed
  • Brickwork to start the build of the superstructure
  • Install templates for future windows and doors, etc
  • First lift of scaffolding required
first floor

2. First floor

Continue building superstructure brickwork to wall plate

  • Build up additional scaffolding required
  • The gable end of the building are constructed
  • Plumber fits lead flashings and trays
  • Bricklayers will top out
  • Floors in
roof tiled

3. Roof tiled

When building a house, you’ll see it really coming together when it’s time to add the roof.

  • Carpenters install roof trusses which are fixed down to wall-plate
  • Roofers felt and batten
  • Tiles/slates laid (please note these can vary in colour)
  • Fascias and soffits installed
  • Guttering fixed
  • Scaffolding taken down
  • Final point to choose the Select items that are dependent on the build stage

4. First fix

  • Initial plumbing
  • Main plumbing
  • Main electrical work
  • Main carpentry, staircases
  • Internal ceilings, formation of rooms
  • Drylining (plasterboard lining)

5. Second fix

  • Taps and sanitaryware
  • Sockets and switches
  • Architraves, skirting and doors
  • Wall tiles, if applicable
  • Decoration

6. Finals

  • Customer choice kitchen fitted (unless previously installed)
  • Floor tiles, if applicable
  • Final plumbing, electrical work and carpentry
  • Final decoration
  • Final site managers inspection and cleaning prior to occupation