A Building Technical Specification is required by the council’s building control
dept, once the design has been approved. We would always recommend having this also
fully approved before starting the building work.
Building Technical Specification (detailed)
The specification describes what materials are to be used and the building techniques
to be applied. This helps the contractor prepare an accurate quote for both materials
and labour required for the project.
Having an approved building specification in place before starting the construction
activity avoids the possibility of the builder being required to undo work done before
the specification was approved. There is also less risk of a contractor having to
revise his pricing after starting, due to having to replace materials purchased based
on the wrong assumptions.