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Plan It + Build It + Certify It

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A great deal! With our premium package you can purchase all our quality homebuilding essentials resources in one go, so you have everything you need from to get your project off to a flying start, keep it on-time and on-budget, and ensure it’s a stress-free experience, from start to finish.

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The premium package includes all our booklets, modules, online access to resources, templates, trackers and contracts. An excellent option to set you on your path to project management success! See below for those that like the detail.


  • The full design team (architectural, structural, interior design, estimating, building control, health and safety)
  • Specialist surveyors to help the design process
  • Templates including a pre-building programme (worth £175 alone)
  • Builder matching service (South East region)
  • Building Contracts
  • Online project document filing system

Plan It

Learning pack of 18 x How to factsheets

  • Bring in expert help
  • Health and Safety - How to simplify your legal responsibilities
  • Template Pre-Construction programme (your project tracker)
  • Carrying out specialist surveys & other factors to consider
  • Moving the design along & gaining other consents
  • Getting approval from Building Control before you start to build
  • Discussing shared walls and boundaries with neighbours
  • Moving gas, electricity or water meters
  • Getting a build-over licence agreement
  • Preparing your Scope of Works
  • Finding a builder for your project
  • Getting the right insurances in place - Structural warranty
  • Getting the right insurances in place - All Risks
  • Getting a build programme in place before you sign a contract
  • Signing a contract with your builder
  • Buying goods at the best value prices
  • Things to do just before the work starts
  • Preparing a pre-construction plan
  • Preparing your first plans
  • Submitting your application
  • Getting a budget estimate
  • Specialist surveys you man need
  • Getting building control approval
  • Preparing a scope of work
  • Finding a good builder and getting a price
  • Who to notify before building starts

Build It

Learning pack of 6 x How to factsheets

  • The build programme - How to bring your project in on time
  • How and when to work with specialist suppliers
  • How to work with building control during the build stage
  • Paying your builder
  • Handling changes on your building site
  • Achieving quality from your builder

Plus template

  • Example build programme

Certify It

Learning pack of 2 x How to factsheets

  • Obtaining warranties and certificates - Including the all-important building control final certificate
  • Making the final payment to your builder - How and when to make the final payment to your builder


An incredible pack of information, full of helpful top tips to take to simplify your project right from the word go..

Get started today, de-risk your project and enjoy the process.




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    homebuilding essentials provides homeowners across the UK with the benefit of Oliver’s knowledge, experience, and professional services contacts. This is know-how that’s been tried, tested and trusted, so that your home extension, self-build or refurbishment ends in success. Based in Surrey, UK, Oliver is also a Grand Designs Live panel expert and an advice centre expert for the Homebuilding and Renovation Show.

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