Frequently Asked Questions
- When will Open Doors take place?
- How do I book my site visit?
- Do I need to wear anything special?
- How do I create an account on the Open Doors website?
- What will happen during my site visit?
- How long will the site visit last?
- Can you tell me about access for visitors with disabilities?
- Can I attend more than one site?
- Can large groups attend?
- Can children attend?
- Will the sites be safe?
- Can I walk around alone?
- What can construction offer me?
- Where can I find more information on a career in construction?
The next Open Doors event will take place from Monday 13 March - Saturday 18 March 2023 and bookings will open on Monday 9 January.
You will need to log in to your account to book one of the Open Doors visits. Your account will be created when you make your first booking. You can use the same account to book other visits.
You will also need to have the shoe and protective clothing sizes handy for the people in your group. These can be amended but please be accurate with your approximations.
We would recommend you wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothing as you will be walking around the site. It’s always a good idea to bring some waterproof clothing as well just in case! Health and safety clothing will be provided by the construction company hosting the site tour if required.
Your account will be created when you first book a visit to one of the Open Doors sites. You can then use the same account to book other visits.
You will get the opportunity to see the project, office, or factory, and meet the people who work in the industry. And of course, if you have any specific requests or interests please mention them when booking and we’ll do our best to help and make them happen.
This will vary and an estimated duration can be found on the 'information page' of each site.
This will depend on the site in question and each site will clearly outline its accessibility.
Yes absolutely! Just remember you will need to book each one.
Whilst we encourage groups of all sizes, some sites may be operating under restrictions that mean larger groups are not possible. Please check the individual site’s information page for further details and remember that the earlier you book, the easier it will be to accommodate you!
Details on whether children can attend will be on each site's information page, as this may differ from site to site. Please note if a site does allow children to visit, all vulnerable individuals including under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If under 18, they must also have parental or legal guardian consent.
Each site taking part in Open Doors has taken all steps to make sure your site visit will be safe and enjoyable. To ensure your own safety you should follow any guidance given on site.
No, we're afraid not. You will have to stay with the group you are allocated at all times.
The construction industry can offer people from all different ages and backgrounds an exciting career. There is so much more to the construction industry than just building, from design and engineering through project planning to the archaeological digs that take place. To find out more about the wide variety of construction careers, the qualifications you need and case studies on what it’s really like, visit the new construction careers website Go Construct
If you’re interested in a career in construction more information on different roles, qualifications and a range of case studies can be found on the construction careers website Go Construct.
Build UK has also published a guide setting out the most common Routes of Entry into Construction for young people in England leaving school, including apprenticeships, traineeships, T Levels and degrees.