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This article is about the Construction skill. For information on training Construction, see Construction training.
For a list of all requirements and unlockables within the Construction skill, see Construction/Level up table.
For a list of all hotspots, see Hotspot.
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Construction is a members-only skill that allows players to build their own houses and provide furniture for them. To begin Construction, players must buy a house from one of the estate agents. A starter house will cost 1,000, and will be in Rimmington. A level 40 Magic spell can then be used to teleport to the house, or players can walk to Rimmington, where there is a portal (House portal icon.png icon on the map) that will teleport players to their house.

The house starts off with only a parlour and garden, but furniture and additional rooms can be built. To build, go to the options menu, select house options, and set the building mode mode to on. Players will then see what looks like ghost-like hotspots where new objects can be built. See the Constructed items list for details on what you can build at what level.

Players can also visit a friend's house if they are home and using the same portal.

Audio options icon.png
Construction level up - normal
The music that plays when levelling up.
Audio options icon.png
Construction level up - every 10 levels
The music that plays when levelling up every 10 levels and level 99.

How to start training construction[edit | edit source]

Buying a house[edit | edit source]

The first step in training the construction skill is buying a player-owned house. A house costs 1,000 coins and can be bought by talking to an estate agent.

Estate agent[edit | edit source]

Estate agents are NPCs that sell players land to build their house on. These agents can be found in several major cities: Varrock, Falador, Seers' Village, East Ardougne, and Hosidius. They are identified on the minimap by a symbol of a small house (Estate Agent icon.png). Players must pay 1,000 coins to purchase their first house in Rimmington, and begin training the Construction skill.

After reaching certain level milestones between level 1 and 50, players can pay an estate agent to move or decorate their house. For more information on this subject, visit the estate agent page.

Estate agents also sell the Construction cape for 99,000 coins to anyone with a level 99 in Construction.

POH Portal
Teleport to house tablet

How to get to your house[edit | edit source]

There are four ways to enter your player-owned house. The first option is by entering the POH portal that is connected to your house. The other options are by teleporting into your house.

POH Locations[edit | edit source]

The locations of POH portals are identified by the portal House portal icon.png icon on the world map.

When first bought, the player-owned house is located in Rimmington. Players can move their house to Rimmington (Construction 1 ), Taverley (Construction 10 ), Pollnivneach (Construction 20 ), Hosidius (Construction 25 ), Rellekka (Construction 30 ), Brimhaven (Construction 40 ), Yanille (Construction 50 ), or Prifddinas (Construction 70 ) by paying a small fee (5,000 to 50,000 coins) to an estate agent, assuming they meet the construction level requirement.

See the POH portal page for more information on the exact location of the POH portals and the (dis)advantages of each location.

Teleports[edit | edit source]

Players can teleport to their house by casting the Teleport to House spell, requiring level 40 Magic, or by breaking a teleport to house tablet. Players who are level 99 in Construction could also use their Construction cape to teleport to their house.

How to build in your house[edit | edit source]

After entering their house, players are able to start training Construction. To do so, first enter the building mode. While in the building mode, translucent hotspots will appear indicating objects can be built here.

Entering building mode[edit | edit source]

There are two ways to enter the building mode of your house. The first option is to right-click the POH portal and selecting the 'build mode' option. The second option is by going to the Options menu in the main game interface. Once "House options" button is chosen, players can toggle Building mode ON and OFF.

While in this building mode, players can purchase extra rooms or build furniture.

Adding new rooms[edit | edit source]

There are many different rooms that can be added to houses. The house a player buys will begin with a garden and parlour, but more rooms can be added. Different rooms will require different Construction levels (ranging from level 1 to 80) and will cost money (ranging from 1,000 to 250,000 coins). New rooms can be added by right-clicking the door hotspots or using the viewer while in building mode.

See the player-owned house page for more information on the exact level requirement and the cost of each room.

Building furniture[edit | edit source]

Each room has a wide and unique variety of objects than can be build in them. The locations for these objects are indicated by their hotspots while in building mode. In order to build an object, right-click the hotspot to open the Furniture Creation Menu and choose one of the available options.

The Furniture Creation Menu will show the Construction level requirement and the materials needed for all objects that can be build in that hotspot.

Besides having the Construction level and material requirements, players will also need to carry a hammer and saw in their inventory in order to build most objects. A filled watering can is needed to add plants to your gardens.

Materials[edit | edit source]

There are a bunch of materials needed for constructing your house. Most recipes contain one or more of these items that are often used in the Construction skill. When used in a recipe, these items will reward the player with a set amount of Construction experience. (i.e. When constructing an object with oak planks, this will always reward the player with 60 experience per plank.)

Item Experience
given
Where to get it Cost per Exp [d 1]
Plank.png
Nails.png
Plank & Nails 29 11.55 - 39.48
(Depending on nail quality)
Oak plank.png Oak plank 60 8.77
Teak plank.png Teak plank 90 or 123 [d 2] 11.61 - 8.47 [d 2]
Mahogany plank.png Mahogany plank 140 15.59
Soft clay.png Soft clay 10 28.1
Bolt of cloth.png Bolt of cloth 15 55.13
Steel bar.png Steel bar 20 23.3
Limestone brick.png Limestone brick 20 6.65
Gold leaf.png Gold leaf 300 446.76
Marble block.png Marble block 450 730.26
Magic stone.png Magic stone 1,000 980.9
  1. Assuming GE-prices.
  2. 2.0 2.1 When constructing the mounted mythical cape, the player will receive 123 exp per teak plank instead of 90 exp.

Tips and tricks[edit | edit source]

Servants[edit | edit source]

Servants can be hired at the Servants' Guild, the very northeastern building in Ardougne. There are five different servants, which can perform various services. All servants are able to greet guests entering a players' home, but some will have different abilities, such as taking items to and from the bank or sawmill. The higher level servant a player has, the faster their service is, the better food they provide, and the more items they can carry to or from a bank or sawmill.

After using a servant's services seven times, the servant will ask the player to pay them. After using a servant's services eight times, the player is required to pay them or the servant will quit. A player can build a Servant's moneybag and put coins in it to automatically pay their servant.

A player must have at least two bedrooms with beds in them in order to hire a servant. A player may only have one servant at a time; if a player wants to hire a new servant, they must fire their current one first.

Servant Wages Level Food served [d 1] Services Items Cost per item
Rick 500 20 Shrimp Bank 6 11.9
Maid 1,000 25 Stew Bank 10 14.29
Cook 3,000 30 Pineapple pizza Bank, Sawmill 16 26.79
Butler 5,000 40 Chocolate cake Bank, Sawmill 20 35.71
Demon butler 10,000 50 Curry Bank, Sawmill 26 54.95
  1. Served to visiting players, provided the player has a dining room with a table and a kitchen with the necessary supplies.
Phials

Phials for unnoting[edit | edit source]

Phials is an NPC located next to the Rimmington General Store in Rimmington who will un-note items for 5 coins per item.

Phials is commonly used by players training Construction due to his proximity to the Rimmington house portal. He is also useful for training Prayer on a gilded altar in a player-owned house.

Training methods[edit | edit source]

Main article: Construction training

Popular training methods include continuously constructing and removing the following items:

Constructed item Room
(Hotspot)
Level
requirement
Experience
given
Materials Cost per Exp [d 1]
Crude wooden chair.png Crude wooden chair Parlour
(Chair space)
1 (Construction ) 58 11.55 - 39.48
(Depending on nail quality)
Wooden bookcase.png Wooden bookcase Parlour
(Bookcase space)
4 (Construction ) 115 11.65 - 39.83
(Depending on nail quality)
Oak chair.png Oak chair Parlour
(Chair space)
19 (Construction ) 120 8.77
Oak dining table.png Oak dining table Dining room
(Table space)
22 (Construction ) 240 8.77
Oak larder.png Oak larder Kitchen
(Larder space)
33 (Construction ) 480 8.77
Mythical cape (mounted).png Mythical cape (mounted) Quest Hall
(Guild trophy space)
47 (Construction ) [d 2] 370 8.47
Mahogany table.png Mahogany table Dining room
(Table space)
52 (Construction ) 840 15.59
Teak garden bench.png Teak garden bench Superior Garden
(Seating space)
66 (Construction ) 540 11.61
Oak door.png Oak door Dungeon
(Door space)
74 (Construction ) 600 8.77
  1. Assuming GE-prices. Additional costs of servants, unnoting at Phials and teleporting runes are not included.
  2. Completion of the Dragon Slayer II quest is also required.

Notable milestones[edit | edit source]

Room Level
requirement
Notable furniture Uses Cost
Costume room.png Costume room 42 (Construction ) 50,000 coins
Chapel.png Chapel 45 (Construction ) 50,000 coins
Portal chamber.png Portal chamber 50 (Construction )
  • Within a Portal Chamber, players can use their Magic skill to build portals that they and their guests can use to teleport to various locations around Gielinor.
  • The centrepiece is required for the house owner to direct the portals.
100,000 coins
Superior garden.png Superior garden 65 (Construction )
  • In this room players can plant a fairy ring (code diq) or spirit tree, allowing quick transportation, provided they have completed the quests required to use them.
  • Pools will restore certain stats, depending on the type of pool built.
75,000 coins
Portal nexus.png Portal nexus 72 (Construction )
  • The portal nexus can be directed to teleport the player to multiple locations. The main advantage over the Portal Chamber is the ability to have all teleports combined into one portal.
  • Providing unlimited Xeric's talisman charges.
  • Providing unlimited Digsite pendant charges.
200,000 coins
Achievement gallery.png Achievement gallery 80 (Construction )
  • The altar allows players to switch spellbooks without having to travel to the overworld spellbook-switching altars.
  • The Adventure log allows players to show off some their achievements.
  • The Jewellery box can store various teleportation jewellery. Each box will provide unlimited teleports to locations provided by the enchanted jewellery.
  • The Boss lair display allows a player to build a fancy display showing off various bosses. In order to display a boss lair, players must have killed the boss at least once.
200,000 coins

City Level
requirement
Map Cost to move
Rimmington 1 (Construction ) POH location - Rimmington.png 5,000 coins
Taverley 10 (Construction ) POH location - Taverley.png 5,000 coins
Pollnivneach 20 (Construction ) POH location - Pollnivneach.png 7,500 coins
Hosidius 25 (Construction ) POH location - Hosidius.png 8,750 coins
Rellekka 30 (Construction ) POH location - Rellekka.png 10,000 coins
Brimhaven 40 (Construction ) POH location - Brimhaven.png 15,000 coins
Yanille 50 (Construction ) POH location - Yanille.png 25,000 coins
Prifddinas 70 (Construction ) POH location - Prifddinas.png 50,000 coins

Item Room
(Hotspot)
Level
requirement
Experience
given
Materials Teleport location
Amulet of Glory (mounted).png Amulet of Glory (mounted) Quest Hall
(Guild trophy space)
47 (Construction ) 290
  • Provides unlimited teleport charges to the destinations of the amulet of glory.
Teleport focus.png Teleport focus Portal Chamber
(Centrepiece space)
50 (Construction ) 40
  • In combination with a teak portal, players can choose one of 18 teleport destinations to set up for each portal in the room. This portal will give unlimited teleports to this location.
  • Each Portal Chamber gives space for three portals
Mounted xeric's talisman.png Mounted xeric's talisman Portal Nexus
(Amulet space)
72 (Construction ) 500
  • Players can right-click the Configure option to select which destination becomes the left-click option. These are the same destinations as the teleports for Xeric's talisman, but the mounted talisman has unlimited teleport charges.
Basic jewellery box.png Basic jewellery box Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
81 (Construction ) 605
Mounted digsite pendant.png Mounted digsite pendant Portal Nexus
(Amulet space)
82 (Construction ) 800
  • Players can right-click the Configure option to select which destination becomes the left-click option. These are the same destinations as the teleports for the Digsite pendant, but the mounted pendant has unlimited teleport charges.
Fancy jewellery box.png Fancy jewellery box Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
86 (Construction ) 1,350
Ornate jewellery box.png Ornate jewellery box Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
91 (Construction ) 2,680
Spirit tree & fairy ring.png Spirit tree & fairy ring Superior Garden
(Teleport space)
95 (Construction )
83 (Farming )
1,770

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Construction cape

Cape of accomplishment[edit | edit source]

A Construction cape is the Cape of Accomplishment for the Construction skill. It can be purchased for 99,000 coins alongside the Construct. hood from any Estate agent by players who have achieved skill mastery (level 99) in the Construction skill.

When the construction cape is equipped or in the inventory, it provides unlimited teleports to the player's own house and to the house portals located in Rimmington, Taverley, Pollnivneach, Hosidius, Rellekka, Brimhaven, and Yanille.

STASH units[edit | edit source]

STASH units (short for "Store Things And Stuff Here"), also known as hidey holes, are storage units for emote clue items, saving bank space and bank trips for players who do Treasure Trails frequently.

There are 103 STASH units in total found throughout RuneScape. These locations are initially labelled as inconspicuous bushes/crates/holes/rocks, and, once built, become usable STASH units. Players can check which units they've already built/filled by visiting Watson and reading the noticeboard within his house.

The materials and level required to build these inconspicuous objects into STASH units depend on the tier of clue scroll they relate to. A hammer and a saw are required to build STASH units. All 10 nails must be made of the same metal.

A constructed STASH unit
STASH type Construction Level Materials (+ hammer, saw) Experience Number Total Experience Total material cost
Beginner 12 2 planks, 10 nails 150 3 450 2,298
Easy 27 2 planks, 10 nails 150 29 4,350 22,214
Medium 42 2 oak planks, 10 nails 250 23 5,750 26,956
Hard 55 2 teak planks, 10 nails 400 15 6,000 33,150
Elite 77 2 mahogany planks, 10 nails 600 16 9,600 71,776
Master 88 2 mahogany planks, 10 nails, 1 gold leaf 1,500 22 33,000 3,047,308
Total 108 59,150 3,203,702

Chambers of Xeric[edit | edit source]

The storage units in the Chambers of Xeric are created using the Construction skill, thus having a Construction level requirement: small storage unit (Construction 30 ), medium storage unit (Construction 60 ) and large storage unit (Construction 90 ).

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Temporary skill boost
Boost Level
increase
Visibility Other info
Construct. cape.png Construct. cape 1 Visible Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.
Spicy stew.png Spicy stew
(orange spice)
±0-5 Visible Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 points randomly.
Cup of tea (clay).png Cup of tea (clay)[d 1] 1 Visible Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house.
Cup of tea (white).png Cup of tea (white)[d 1] 2 Visible Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house.
Cup of tea (gold).png Cup of tea (gold)[d 1] 3 Visible Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house.
Crystal saw.png Crystal saw[d 2] 3 Invisible Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Players can make a cup of tea in the kitchen of their player-owned house. The tier of the tea cup that was taken from the shelf will determine the potency of the skill boost.
  2. The crystal saw will only work with items that require a saw to build them (i.e. it will not work when building rooms, placing monsters, or growing plants.) It will also work simultaneously with bonuses from tea or Evil Dave's spicy stew, allowing for a maximum boost of +6 and +8 respectively to Construction.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Quests requiring Construction[edit | edit source]

Quest Construction
requirement
Other requirements
Darkness of Hallowvale Construction 5 Agility 26 , Mining 20 , Thieving 22 , Crafting 32 , Magic 33 , Strength 40
The Eyes of Glouphrie Construction 5 Magic 46 , Woodcutting 45 (Ironman mode.png)
Tower of Life Construction 10 -
The Fremennik Isles Construction 20 Agility 40 , Woodcutting 56 , Crafting 46
The Great Brain Robbery Construction 30 Crafting 16 , Prayer 50
Cold War Construction 34 Hunter 10 , Agility 30 , Crafting 30 , Thieving 15
Making Friends with My Arm Construction 35 Firemaking 66 , Mining 72 , Agility 68
Dragon Slayer II Construction 50 Quests 200 , Magic 75 , Smithing 70 , Mining 68 , Crafting 62 , Agility 60 , Thieving 60 , Hitpoints 50
Song of the Elves Construction 70 Agility 70 , Farming 70 , Herblore 70 , Hunter 70 , Mining 70 , Smithing 70 , Woodcutting 70

Quests rewarding Construction experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience
reward
Construction
requirement
Other requirements
The Eyes of Glouphrie 250 Construction 5 Magic 46 , Woodcutting 45 (Ironman mode.png)
Tower of Life 1,000 Construction 10 -
Cold War 1,500 Construction 34 Hunter 10 , Agility 30 , Crafting 30 , Thieving 15
Darkness of Hallowvale 2,000 Construction 5 Agility 26 , Mining 20 , Thieving 22 , Crafting 32 , Magic 33 , Strength 40
The Great Brain Robbery 2,000 Construction 30 Crafting 16 , Prayer 50
Making Friends with My Arm 2,000 Construction 35 Firemaking 66 , Mining 72 , Agility 68
The Fremennik Isles 5,000 Construction 20 Agility 40 , Woodcutting 56 , Crafting 46
Song of the Elves 20,000 Construction 70 Agility 70 , Farming 70 , Herblore 70 , Hunter 70 , Mining 70 , Smithing 70 , Woodcutting 70
Total 33,750

Skill choice[edit | edit source]

Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Construction. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.

Quest Experience
reward
Skills available Skill requirements
X Marks the Spot 300 Any -
Client of Kourend 500 twice Any -
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen 2,500 Any skill above 30 Farming 49 , Herblore 57
A Tail of Two Cats 2,500 twice Any skill above 30 -
The Great Brain Robbery 5,000 Any skill above 30 Crafting 16 , Construction 30 , Prayer 50
King's Ransom 5,000 Any skill above 50 Defence 65
Darkness of Hallowvale 2,000 three times Any skill above 30 Construction 5 , Mining 20 , Thieving 22 , Crafting 32 , Magic 33 , Strength 40
A Taste of Hope 2,500 Any skill above 35 Crafting 48 , Agility 45 , Attack 40 , Herblore 40 , Slayer 38
Architectural Alliance
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 40 -
Curse of the Empty Lord
(miniquest)
10,000 Any skill above 50 Some players will need Prayer 31
One Small Favour 10,000 twice Any skill above 30 Agility 36 , Crafting 25 , Herblore 18 , Smithing 30
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000 Any skill above 50 Quests 175 , Agility 48 , Mining 50 , Fishing 53 , Thieving 53 , Herblore 25 , Magic 59 , Smithing 40 , Firemaking 50 , Ranged 40 , Crafting 40 , Fletching 10 , Slayer 10 , Woodcutting 36
Total 84,800

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 February 2017
(update | poll)
The furniture creation menu has been upgraded to accept keyboard shortcuts when building new furniture! The number displayed to the left of each constructable item on the furniture creation menu is the keyboard shortcut which may be used to create said item. Shortcuts may only be used to construct furniture in hotspots. You cannot use shortcuts with a workbench.
11 September 2014
(update | poll)
The skill guide now displays the required materials within the chat box whenever a furniture or decoration icon is clicked.
5 March 2013
(update)
Player-Owned Houses are now accessible enabling the proper training of Construction.
22 February 2013
(update)
Player owned Housing and the Construction skill have been temporarily disabled.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The watch, sextant and chart cannot be used in your house, trying to use it will give the message: "The sextant doesn't seem to work here".
  • In RuneScape Classic, there was briefly a skill that had no use called Carpentry. The skill today of Construction was an updated version of this unused skill.
  • After the release of the Construction skill, there were numerous bugs that have caused an infamous event that has been named the Falador Massacre.
  • Construction is one of only two skills that unlocks something new at every level with the other skill being Smithing.

See also[edit | edit source]