As soon as the roof is on, works inside the property can begin. In many respects this is the part of the project that needs the closest attention. It involves different tradesmen skills and to manage the project effectively will require the timing of the trades while ensuring communication is the watch-word.
1 Erect timber stud walls where required.
2 Repair floor and ceiling joists.
3 Fit or repair the staircase.
4 Remove floorboards to allow access for the plumber and electrician.
5 First fix plumbing and electrical work is basically what you see before plastering. This includes laying pipe-work and cables. The cold water will need to be brought into the house, soil pipes needs to be put in place for the toilets. The plumber will need to size radiators and mark out where they will go. Under-floor heating, if required, will be installed. The electrician will need to lay his cables, and working to your requirements, line up your sockets, light switches and light fittings. It is vital that if advanced electrical works for automated homes is required, it should be installed at this stage. Indeed, anything else that will be concealed by new plastering should be dealt with now.
A great staircase can be a real feature in any property, and can fill any budget you may have at your disposal. The traditional UK approach is to stuff a staircase in a hallway as a purpose, rather than a feature, but with more open plan designs coming to the fore, an additional opportunity to set your house apart is available.