1st & 2nd FIXING
FROM START TO FINISH
In general, first fix applies to the construction of a building from foundation up to plastering the internal walls. This involves a huge number of tasks including making walls, ceilings and floors, and installing cabling and pipework for future connections.
At the end of this phase the building isn’t anywhere near habitable. Some people define first fix as starting once the shell of a building is complete.
1st Fix Carpentry includes: Carpentry Work Constructing Walls, Floors and Ceilings.
Second fix entails all the work needed to complete the house ready to live in once the plastering has been done. Electrical fittings are connected to the cables, sinks and baths connected to pipework, doors fitted into their frames and so on.
2nd Fix Carpentry includes: Fitting Doors | Skirting Boards | Architrave | Kitchens.