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Building Elements Checklist

BCIS
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System
SUBSTRUCTURE (all work to
underside of screed or lowest floor
finish)
Excavations
Foundations
DPM
Concrete floor

2A

FRAME
Load bearing frame
Floor and roof beams
Roof trusses
Stanchion and beam casings for structural
or protective purpose

2B

UPPER FLOORS
Upper floors
Continuous access floors
Mezzanines
Structural screeds
Suspended floors over basements
Balconies

2C

ROOFS

Comments

Roof structure construction including


eaves and verges, plates and ceiling
joists, gable ends, internal walls and
chimneys above plate level, parapet walls
and balustrades
Roof coverings
Roof screeds and finishing
Flashings and trims
Insulation
Eaves and verges treatment
Roof drainage (note 5C)
Roof lights
Pavement lights
2D

STAIRS
Construction of stairs, ramps and landings
other than floor levels
Ladders
Escape staircases
Stair finishes
Balustrades and handrails

2E

EXTERNAL WALLS
External enclosing walls
Chimneys forming part of external walls
Curtain walling, rails and cladding
Vertical tanking
Insulation

Applied external finishes


Forming cavities
2F

WINDOWS AND EXTERNAL DOORS


Windows including frames, linings, trims,
ironmongery, glazing, lintels, dpcs and
reveals
Shop fronts
External doors, fanlights, frames, linings,
trims, ironmongery, glazing, lintels,
thresholds, dpcs and reveals

2G

INTERNAL WALLS AND PARTITIONS


Internal walls, partitions and insulation
Chimneys forming internal walls
Screens, borrowed lights and glazing
Moveable partitions
Internal balustrades

2H

INTERNAL DOORS
Doors, fanlights, and sidelights
Frames, linings and trims
Sliding and folding doors
Hatches
Ironmongery
Glazing
Lintels, threshold and reveals

3A

WALL FINISHES
Preparation and finish

Dado/picture rail
Crash rails
3B

FLOOR FINISHES
Preparation
Screeds
Finish
Skirtings

3C

CEILING FINISH
Finishes to ceilings and soffits
Cornices and coves
Construction and finish of suspended
ceiling
Ceiling access

FITTINGS AND FURNISHES


Fixed furniture
Loose fittings and furniture
Shelving
Cupboards, wardrobes, benches
Seating
Counters
Blinds
Curtain tracks
Black/white boards, notice boards, pin
boards
External signage

Internal signage
Lettering
Mirrors
Ironmongery
Soft furnishings (curtains, loose carpets)
Works of art
Fire extinguisher brackets
Laboratory furniture
5A

SANITARY APPLICANCES
Baths
Basins/sinks
WCs and urinals
Toilet roll holders
Towel rails
Soap dispensers
Paper towel dispensers
Waste fittings and traps
Taps

5B

SERVICES EQUIPMENT
Kitchens
Laundry
Equipment such as hospital, dental etc.
Mechanical and electrical equipment
related to function of building

5C

DISPOSAL INSTALLATIONS
Internal drainage waste pipes to sanitary
appliances and services equipment
Soil pipes including anti syphon and
ventilation
Rain water downpipes and gutters
Floor channels, gratings and internal
drains
Refuse disposal including ducts, grinding
units, chutes and bins
Local incinerators and flues
Paper shredders and incinerators

5D

WATER INSTALLATIONS
Mains supply water main (meters, valves
and risers
Insulation
Cold water service (tanks, pumps,
pressure boosters, distribution pipe work,
valves/taps and insulation)
Hot and mixed water service (storage
cylinders, pumps, calorifiers,
instantaneous water heaters, distribution
pipe work, valves/ taps and insulation)
Steam and condensate

5E

HEAT SOURCE
Boilers and controls
Fans, flues and chimneys
Cold and treated water supplies and tanks

Fuel supply and storage


Insulation
5F

SPACE HEATING AND AIR TREATMENT


Water/steam heating (radiators, pipe
coils, fittings, distribution, controls)
Ducted warm air (ductwork, grilles, fans,
filters, controls)
Electricity cable heating including storage
radiators
Local heating (fireplaces, radiant heaters,
small appliances)
Heating with ventilation (air treated
locally) distribution pipe work, ducting,
grilles, emission units, calorifiers, controls
Heating with ventilation (air treated
centrally) distribution pipe work,
ducting, grilles, emission units, calorifiers,
controls
Heating with cooling (air treated locally)
distribution pipe work, ducting, grilles,
emission units, calorifiers, controls
Cooling with ventilation
Heating with cooling (air treated centrally)
distribution pipe work, ducting, grilles,
emission units, calorifiers, controls

5G

VENTILATING SYSTEM
Mechanical ventilation not incorporating
heating/cooling (dust extraction, fume
extraction, fresh air injection, unit extract
fans, rotating ventilation)

Controls
5H

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
Electrical source and mains
Electric power supplies
General purpose socket outlets
Electric lighting and fittings
General mechanical installation

5I

GAS INSTALLATIONS
Gas supply and distribution

5J

LIFT AND CONVEYOR INSTALLATIONS


Lifts and hoists
Escalators
Conveyors

5K

PROTECTIVE INSTALLATIONS
Sprinkler installations, including tanks,
pipework, detectors and controls
Fire fighting installations, such as hose
reels, extinguishers, foam inlets, dry and
wet risers, blankets and buckets
Lighting protection
Emergency lighting/uninterruptible power
supply

5L

COMMUNICATIONS INSTALLATIONS
Fire alarms
Security alarms
Visual and audio installations

Door signals
Timed signals
Call signals
Clocks
Telephones
Data including fibre optics
Public address
Radio
Television
Pneumatic message system
Video link
5M

SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS
Chemical gases
Medical gases
Vacuum
Window cleaning equipment and cradles
Compressed air
Treated water
Refrigerated stores/cold rooms
Servo hydraulics

5N

BUILDERS WORK ON SERVICES


BWIC

5O

BUILDERS PROFIT AND ATTENDANCE


ON SERVICES
Profit and attendance on services

6A

SITE WORKS
Preparation, clearance and demolitions
Surface treatments
Roads and associated footways (vehicle
parks, paths and paved areas, playing
fields, play grounds, games courts)
Retaining walls
Land drainage
Landscaping
Tree works
Site enclosures (gates, entrance, fencing,
walling and hedges)
Fittings and furniture (notice boards,
flags, signs)

6B

DRAINAGE
Surface water
Foul drainage (below ground)
Sewage treatment

6C

EXTERNAL SERVICES
Water mains
Fire mains and hydrants
Heating mains
Gas mains

Electricity mains
Site lighting
Other mains and services
BWIC with external services
6D

MINOR BUILDING WORK


Ancillary buildings, such as sub-stations,
bicycle sheds and stores
DEMOLITIONS AND ALTERATIONS
Demolition of existing structures including
disconnection of services
Alterations to existing buildings including
repair and maintenance