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Released 31 May 2006 (Update)
Also called Con, Cons
Members Yes
Type Utility
Players with
as of 1 October 2023 - update
Players with
200M XP
as of 27 September 2023 - update
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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. Alternatively players can complete the miniquest Daddy's Home earning a house as a reward.

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 70, 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 level 99 Construction.

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 that can be built 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 multiple materials needed for constructing your house. Most furniture options contain one or more of these items that are often used in the Construction skill. When used in a piece of furniture, 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
Where to get it Cost per Exp [d 1]
Bronze nails.png
Plank & Nails 29 9.45 - 37.28
(Depending on nail quality)
Oak plank.png Oak plank 60 6.78
Teak plank.png Teak plank 90 or 123 [d 2] 8.72 - 6.36 [d 2]
Mahogany plank.png Mahogany plank 140 15.10
Soft clay.png Soft clay 10 11.80
Bolt of cloth.png Bolt of cloth 15 64.00
Steel bar.png Steel bar 20 22.40
Limestone brick.png Limestone brick 20 12.95
Gold leaf.png Gold leaf 300 451.35
Marble block.png Marble block 450 739.44
Magic stone.png Magic stone 1,000 991.44
  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 north-eastern 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 Trip Time Cost per item
Rick 500 20 Shrimp Bank 6 60 seconds 10.42
Maid 1,000 25 Stew Bank 10 30 seconds 12.50
Cook 3,000 30 Pineapple pizza Bank, Sawmill 16 17 seconds 23.44
Butler 5,000 40 Chocolate cake Bank, Sawmill 20 12 seconds 31.25
Demon butler 10,000 50 Curry Bank, Sawmill 26 7 seconds 48.08
  1. ^ Served to visiting players, provided the player has a dining room with a table and a kitchen with the necessary supplies.

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]

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

Constructed item Room
Materials Cost per Exp [d 1]
Crude wooden chair icon.png Crude wooden chair Parlour
(Chair space)
1 (Construction ) 58 9.45 - 37.28
(Depending on nail quality)
Wooden bookcase icon.png Wooden bookcase Parlour
(Bookcase space)
4 (Construction ) 115 9.53 - 37.60
(Depending on nail quality)
Oak chair icon.png Oak chair Parlour
(Chair space)
19 (Construction ) 120 6.78
Oak dining table icon.png Oak dining table Dining room
(Table space)
22 (Construction ) 240 6.78
Oak larder icon.png Oak larder Kitchen
(Larder space)
33 (Construction ) 480 6.78
Mythical cape (mounted) icon.png Mythical cape (mounted) Quest Hall
(Guild trophy space)
47 (Construction ) [d 2] 370 6.36
Mahogany table icon.png Mahogany table Dining room
(Table space)
52 (Construction ) 840 15.10
Teak garden bench icon.png Teak garden bench Superior Garden
(Seating space)
66 (Construction ) 540 8.72
Oak door icon.png Oak door Dungeon
(Door space)
74 (Construction ) 600 6.78
  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.

Mahogany Homes[edit | edit source]

Mahogany Homes is an alternative method of training that tasks players with constructing furniture for various NPCs across Gielinor.

Notable milestones[edit | edit source]

Room Level
Notable furniture Uses Cost
Costume room icon.png Costume room 42 (Construction ) 50,000 coins
Chapel icon.png Chapel 45 (Construction ) 50,000 coins
Portal chamber icon.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 icon.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 icon.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 icon.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 of 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

Location Level Cost to move Map
Rimmington Construction 1 5,000 Maplink
Taverley Construction 10 5,000 Maplink
Pollnivneach Construction 20 7,500 Maplink
Hosidius[t 1] Construction 25 8,750 Maplink
Rellekka Construction 30 10,000 Maplink
Brimhaven Construction 40 15,000 Maplink
Yanille Construction 50 25,000 Maplink
Prifddinas[t 2] Construction 70 50,000 Maplink
  1. ^ You must visit Zeah before you can select this option.
  2. ^ Requires completion of Song of the Elves.

Item Room
Materials Teleport location
Amulet of Glory (mounted) icon.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 icon.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 icon.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.
Spirit tree (Construction) icon.png Spirit tree (Construction) Superior garden
(Teleport space)
75 (Construction )
83 (Farming )
  • Allows unlimited teleports to the locations of other spirit trees.
Obelisk (Construction) icon.png Obelisk (Construction) Superior garden
(Teleport space)
80 (Construction ) 3000
  • Allows player a one-way teleport to Wilderness Obelisks. The destination can be selected after the completion of Hard tier of the Wilderness Diary, otherwise it is determined randomly.
Basic jewellery box icon.png Basic jewellery box Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
81 (Construction ) 605
Mounted digsite pendant icon.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.
Fairy ring (Construction) icon.png Fairy ring (Construction) Superior Garden
(Teleport space)
85 (Construction ) 535
  • A place where players can teleport to other fairy rings.
Fancy jewellery box icon.png Fancy jewellery box Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
86 (Construction ) 1,350
Ornate jewellery box icon.png Ornate jewellery box Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
91 (Construction ) 2,680
Spirit tree & fairy ring icon.png Spirit tree & fairy ring Superior Garden
(Teleport space)
95 (Construction )
83 (Farming )
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A watering can with at least 1 dose is required.

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, Yanille, and Prifddinas.

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 Gielinor. 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, or reading the chart in their PoH study after it's been built.

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 1,716
Easy 27 2 planks, 10 nails 150 29 4,350 16,588
Medium 42 2 oak planks, 10 nails 250 23 5,750 19,412
Hard 55 2 teak planks, 10 nails 400 15 6,000 24,000
Elite 77 2 mahogany planks, 10 nails 600 16 9,600 68,128
Master 88 2 mahogany planks, 10 nails, 1 gold leaf 1,500 22 33,000 3,072,586
Total 108 59,150 3,202,430

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 ), large storage unit (Construction 90 ), and Massive storage unit (Construction 99 ).

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Boost Level
Visibility Other info
Construct. cape.png Construct. cape 1 Visible Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.
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 (porcelain).png Cup of tea (porcelain)[d 1] 2 Visible Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house. With 23 Construction (boostable), a porcelain cup can be acquired from Wooden shelves 3.
Cup of tea (trimmed).png Cup of tea (trimmed)[d 1] 3 Visible Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house. Gold trimmed porcelain cup can be acquired from Teak shelves 2, which requires 67 Construction (boostable).
Crystal saw.png Crystal saw[d 2] 3 Invisible Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).
Spicy stew.png Spicy stew
(orange spice)
±0-5 Visible Hitpoints Hitpoints 11
Depending on type of stew, any skill except Hitpoints can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 levels randomly.
  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
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 chat badge.png)
Tower of Life Construction 10 -
The Fremennik Isles Construction 20 Agility 40 , Woodcutting 56 , Crafting 46
Getting Ahead Construction 26 Crafting 30
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 Quest points 200 , Magic 75 , Smithing 70 , Mining 68 , Crafting 62 , Agility 60 , Thieving 60 , Hitpoints 50
Desert Treasure II - The Fallen Empire Construction 60 Firemaking 75 ,Magic 75 ,Thieving 70 ,Herblore 62 ,Runecraft 60
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
Other requirements
The Eyes of Glouphrie 250 Construction 5 Magic 46 , Woodcutting 45 (Ironman chat badge.png)
Daddy's Home


400 - -
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
Getting Ahead 3,200 Construction 26 Crafting 30
The Fremennik Isles 5,000 Construction 20 Agility 40 , Woodcutting 56 , Crafting 46
Making Friends with My Arm 10,000 Construction 35 Firemaking 66 , Mining 72 , Agility 68
Song of the Elves 40,000 Construction 70 Agility 70 , Farming 70 , Herblore 70 , Hunter 70 , Mining 70 , Smithing 70 , Woodcutting 70
Total 65,350

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.

Skills availableSkill requirements
X Marks the Spot300AnyNone
Client of Kourend500 twiceAnyNone
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen2,500Any skill above 30Farming 49 , Herblore 57
A Tail of Two Cats2,500 twiceAny skill above 30None
The Great Brain Robbery5,000Any skill above 30Crafting 16 , Construction 30 , Prayer 50
King's Ransom5,000Any skill above 50Defence 65
Darkness of Hallowvale2,000 three timesAny skill above 30Construction 5 , Mining 20 , Thieving 22 , Crafting 32 , Magic 33 , Strength 40
A Taste of Hope2,500 three timesAny skill above 35Crafting 48 , Herblore 40 , Attack 40 , Agility 45 , Slayer 38
A Kingdom Divided10,000Any skill above 40Agility 54 , Thieving 52 , Woodcutting 52 , Herblore 50 , Mining 42 ,
Crafting 38 , Magic 35
Architectural Alliance
10,000Any skill above 40None
In Search of Knowledge
10,000Any skill above 40None
Curse of the Empty Lord
10,000Any skill above 50Some players will need Prayer 31
One Small Favour10,000 twiceAny skill above 30Agility 36 , Crafting 25 , Herblore 18 , Smithing 30
Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
20,000Any skill above 50Quest points 175 , Cooking 70 , 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
Sins of the Father15,000 six timesAny skill above 60Woodcutting 62 , Fletching 60 , Crafting 56 , Agility 52 , Slayer 50 , Attack 50 , Magic 49

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.

6 October 2016

Selecting the combat dummies in the Construction skill guide now displays the materials required.

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

Player-Owned Houses are now accessible enabling the proper training of Construction.

22 February 2013

Old School RuneScape servers are officially launched, with player-owned houses and the Construction skill disabled.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This render from the god letter Guthix Ponders was later used for the loading cutscene when entering a Player-owned house.
  • The house shown in the cutscene when entering a Player-owned house was taken from issue 24 of the God Letters: Guthix Ponders, dating back to 22 September 2004. Its file name was "prettyhouse.jpg".
  • 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 modern skill of Construction was an updated version of this unused skill.
    • Some references to the term Carpentry can still be found in the source files of Old School RuneScape.[1]
  • 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.
  • An off-colour green pixel is located on the lower left portion of the Construction logo. Proposals to recolour it have not succeeded and it has since become a well-known running joke in the community.
  • 83 Construction is currently considered to be the lowest Construction level needed for a max house, as it can be used with a crystal saw and spicy stew boost to build an ornate jewellery box. 84 Construction allows to build a crystalline portal nexus with both boosts, and 90 Construction allows to plant a Spiritual Fairy Tree with spicy stew.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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