|Released||31 May 2006 (Update)|
|Also called||Con, Cons|
as of 1 January 2021 - update
as of 1 January 2021 - update
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 ( 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.
- 1 How to start training construction
- 2 Materials
- 3 Tips and tricks
- 4 Training methods
- 5 Notable milestones
- 6 Miscellaneous
- 7 Temporary boosts
- 8 Quests
- 9 Update history
- 10 Trivia
- 11 See also
How to start training construction[edit | edit source]
Buying a house[edit | edit source]
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 (). 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.
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]
When first bought, the player-owned house is located in Rimmington. Players can move their house to Rimmington ( 1 ), Taverley ( 10 ), Pollnivneach ( 20 ), Hosidius ( 25 ), Rellekka ( 30 ), Brimhaven ( 40 ), Yanille ( 50 ), or Prifddinas ( 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 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.)
|Where to get it||Cost per Exp [d 1]|
|Plank & Nails||29||
||10.21 - 39.1|
(Depending on nail quality)
|Teak plank||90 or 123 [d 2]||9.21 - 6.72 [d 2]|
|Bolt of cloth||15||57.47|
- Assuming GE-prices.
- 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|
|Cook||3,000||30||Pineapple pizza||Bank, Sawmill||16||23.44|
|Butler||5,000||40||Chocolate cake||Bank, Sawmill||20||31.25|
|Demon butler||10,000||50||Curry||Bank, Sawmill||26||48.08|
Phials for unnoting[edit | edit source]
Training methods[edit | edit source]
Popular training methods include continuously constructing and removing the following items:
|Materials||Cost per Exp [d 1]|
|Crude wooden chair||Parlour
|1 ( )||58||10.21 - 39.1|
(Depending on nail quality)
|4 ( )||115||10.3 - 39.44|
(Depending on nail quality)
|19 ( )||120||7.15|
|Oak dining table||Dining room
|22 ( )||240||7.15|
|33 ( )||480||7.15|
|Mythical cape (mounted)||Quest Hall
(Guild trophy space)
|47 ( ) [d 2]||370||6.72|
|Mahogany table||Dining room
|52 ( )||840||16.51|
|Teak garden bench||Superior Garden
|66 ( )||540||9.21|
|74 ( )||600||
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]
|Costume room||42 ( )||50,000 coins|
|Chapel||45 ( )||50,000 coins|
|Portal chamber||50 ( )||100,000 coins|
|Superior garden||65 ( )||75,000 coins|
|Portal nexus||72 ( )||200,000 coins|
|Achievement gallery||80 ( )||
|Location||Level||Cost to move||Map|
- To relocate your house to Hosidius, you must first visit the Estate Agent located northeast of the town square in Hosidius.
- To relocate your house to Prifddinas, you must first complete Song of the Elves quest.
|Amulet of Glory (mounted)||Quest Hall
(Guild trophy space)
|47 ( )||290||
|Teleport focus||Portal Chamber
|50 ( )||40|
|Mounted xeric's talisman||Portal Nexus
|72 ( )||500||
|Obelisk (Construction)||Superior garden
|80 ( )||3000|
|Basic jewellery box||Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
|81 ( )||605|
|Mounted digsite pendant||Portal Nexus
|82 ( )||800||
|Fancy jewellery box||Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
|86 ( )||1,350|
|Ornate jewellery box||Achievement Gallery
(Jewellery box space)
|91 ( )||2,680|
|Spirit tree & fairy ring||Superior Garden
|95 ( )
83 ( )
|Restoration pool||Superior Garden
|65 ( )||706||
|Revitalisation pool||Superior Garden
|70 ( )||850|
|Rejuvenation pool||Superior Garden
|80 ( )||900|
|Fancy rejuvenation pool||Superior Garden
|85 ( )||1,950|
|Ornate rejuvenation pool||Superior Garden
|90 ( )||3,107|
|Materials||Switches to||GE price|
|Ancient altar||Achievement Gallery
|80 ( )||1,490||3,365,698|
|Lunar altar||Achievement Gallery
|80 ( )||1,957||2,661,786|
|Dark altar||Achievement Gallery
|80 ( )||3,880||3,676,784|
|Occult altar||Achievement Gallery
|90 ( )||3,445||7,740,700|
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
|STASH type||Level||Materials (+ hammer, saw)||Experience||Number||Total Experience||Total material cost|
|Beginner||12||2 planks, 10 nails||150||3||450||1,872|
|Easy||27||2 planks, 10 nails||150||29||4,350||18,096|
|Medium||42||2 oak planks, 10 nails||250||23||5,750||20,654|
|Hard||55||2 teak planks, 10 nails||400||15||6,000||25,470|
|Elite||77||2 mahogany planks, 10 nails||600||16||9,600||74,592|
|Master||88||2 mahogany planks, 10 nails, 1 gold leaf||1,500||22||33,000||3,049,794|
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 ( 30 ), medium storage unit ( 60 ), large storage unit ( 90 ), and Massive storage unit ( 99 ).
Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]
|Construct. cape||1||Visible||Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.|
|±0-5||Visible||Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 levels randomly.|
|Cup of tea (clay)[d 1]||1||Visible||Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house.|
|Cup of tea (white)[d 1]||2||Visible||Only obtainable and usable within a player-owned house.|
|Cup of tea (gold)[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[d 2]||3||Invisible||Only applies to items requiring a saw (e.g. not rooms or plants).|
- 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.
- 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]
|Darkness of Hallowvale||5||26 , 20 , 22 , 32 , 33 , 40|
|The Eyes of Glouphrie||5||46 , 45 ( )|
|Tower of Life||10||-|
|The Fremennik Isles||20||40 , 56 , 46|
|The Great Brain Robbery||30||16 , 50|
|Cold War||34||10 , 30 , 30 , 15|
|Making Friends with My Arm||35||66 , 72 , 68|
|Dragon Slayer II||50||200 , 75 , 70 , 68 , 62 , 60 , 60 , 50|
|Song of the Elves||70||70 , 70 , 70 , 70 , 70 , 70 , 70|
Quests rewarding Construction experience[edit | edit source]
|The Eyes of Glouphrie||250||5||46 , 45 ( )|
|Tower of Life||1,000||10||-|
|Cold War||1,500||34||10 , 30 , 30 , 15|
|Darkness of Hallowvale||2,000||5||26 , 20 , 22 , 32 , 33 , 40|
|The Great Brain Robbery||2,000||30||16 , 50|
|Making Friends with My Arm||2,000||35||66 , 72 , 68|
|The Fremennik Isles||5,000||20||40 , 56 , 46|
|Song of the Elves||20,000||70||70 , 70 , 70 , 70 , 70 , 70 , 70|
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 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||49 , 57|
|A Tail of Two Cats||2,500 twice||Any skill above 30||-|
|The Great Brain Robbery||5,000||Any skill above 30||16 , 30 , 50|
|King's Ransom||5,000||Any skill above 50||65|
|Darkness of Hallowvale||2,000 three times||Any skill above 30||5 , 20 , 22 , 32 , 33 , 40|
|A Taste of Hope||2,500||Any skill above 35||48 , 45 , 40 , 40 , 38|
|10,000||Any skill above 40||-|
|Curse of the Empty Lord
|10,000||Any skill above 50||Some players will need 31|
|One Small Favour||10,000 twice||Any skill above 30||36 , 25 , 18 , 30|
|Recipe for Disaster
(The final battle)
|20,000||Any skill above 50||175 , 48 , 50 , 53 , 53 , 25 , 59 , 40 , 50 , 40 , 40 , 10 , 10 , 36|
|Sins of the Father||15,000 three times||Any skill above 60||62 , 60 , 56 , 52 , 50 , 50 , 49|
Update history[edit | edit source]
|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
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]
- 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.
- 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]