Finishes and fitments

9.4.8Protection and handover

Finishings and fitments shall be suitably protected during construction, and be undamaged at handover.

Appropriate protection should be provided to finishings and fitments (including to doors, trim, balustrades, fireplace surrounds, panelling and other special features) to ensure they are not damaged. Kitchens, including cupboards, doors, fittings and worktops, should be suitably protected.

Prior to completion and handover:

  • work should be left in a clean state
  • decorating should be completed in accordance with chapter 9.5 ‘Painting and decorating’
  • temporary coverings and protection should be removed, and the fitments and finishings cleaned and dusted.