Before you start to dig

The first thing you will need to do is mark out the house, in other words mark out the lines of the house’s outline as a reference point for everything that happens afterwards.

In a first instance these will help the grounds works to proceed and for the foundations to be laid in the correct position. Then the substructure and walls. You must ensure that the final position complies with any planning restrictions, that the orientation is correct and the spacing to any boundaries is sufficient.