Construction Contracts

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Construction Contracts are an alternative way to train Construction, besides building furniture in a player-owned house or on a portable workbench. It was released on 16 November 2020. It requires level 40 Construction to start (up to level 70 Construction for using mahogany planks) and is less intensive and less expensive than regular training. Players can start a contract by talking with any estate agent. Completing contracts awards contract credits, which can be spent on the plank box and the master constructor's outfit.

The fastest way to an estate agent is to use the lunar spell NPC contact. An efficient way to both an estate agent and sawmill NPC next to each other is using attuned crystal teleport seed or Tirannwn Quiver to Ithell clan in Prifddinas. An alternative way is to teleport to Islwyn who is located in the Ithell clan district after the completion of The Light Within quest. The sawmill NPC sells nails and bolts of cloth. Players can also use protean planks, the plank box, and a beast of burden to bank less often.

Players can get the Baby Yaga's House pet drop as well as strange and golden rocks from fixing furniture for a contract.[1]

Furniture repaired for Construction Contracts do not count for daily challenges.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Upon getting a Construction contract from an estate agent, players need to travel to the location of the contract. Once there, they can talk to the NPC on the contract to ask what items are needed for the repair or use the calculator below. Then, players can interact with the empty furniture hotspots to build them. Based on the player's Construction level, one of four level-based options can be chosen. Upon repairing all pieces of furniture, players will be rewarded up to five contract credits based on the supplies used. Contracts are semi-random, meaning each contract at each location can differ and require different furniture to repair.

Completing a contract awards a base of 10,000 Construction experience, with an additional bonus for using higher level materials. Each item of furniture built also awards the normal experience for the materials used, so the cost per experience of using the materials is much cheaper than normal construction, but also slower.

Beneficial items[edit | edit source]

Without the master outfit to teleport directly to the contract, one may consider carrying teleportation items:

It can also prove benificial to those using the Prifddinas Estate agent to use the PoH portal to access an amulet of glory mounted in the Player owned house hallway Variants, giving unlimited teleports outlined above.

Material and plank types[edit | edit source]

Players need different materials based on the furniture required to build and can use different planks, starting at different levels.

Protean planks can be used in place of any planks that the player can use. If protean planks and other plank types (including any planks in a plank box) are in the inventory, the other plank types are used before the protean planks. The protean powerup does not affect the speed in which you complete tasks.

  • The scroll of proficiency provides a chance to save planks while building. Your proficient construction ability means you retain [amount] plank[s].
  • Wearing the construction cape, or placing it on a skillcape stand in a Tier 3 Player Lodge in the Anachronia base camp, provides a chance to save an additional plank as well. Your skillcape allows you to save a plank.

Any tier of nails can be used, from bronze to rune, but bronze nails are more likely to bend.

Using better planks will increase the amount of contract credits and the experience earned, as well as the speed with which the repairs are done during a contract.

For each hotspot there is a progress bar that fills at different rates, depending on the quality of planks used. The rates with and without the master constructor's outfit are listed in the following table. After the progress bar is filled, it takes further 0.6 seconds per nail used to finish the repair.

Construction Level Plank Time to fill the bar Time with outfit
40 Plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of PlankPlank 58.8 seconds (98 ticks) 33 seconds (55 ticks)
50 Oak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak plankOak plank 30 seconds (50 ticks) 24 seconds (40 ticks)
60 Teak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak plankTeak plank 19.8 seconds (33 ticks) 18 seconds (30 ticks)
70 Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany plankMahogany plank 14.4 seconds (24 ticks) 13.8 seconds (23 ticks)

Each hotspot repaired with the following plank type gives the following credits. The credits are rewarded upon the completion of the contract, and any fractions are rounded down.

Construction Level Plank Credits for each hotspot Credits for contract if all hotspots repaired with these planks
40 Plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of PlankPlank 0.2 1
50 Oak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak plankOak plank 0.4 2
60 Teak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak plankTeak plank 0.6 3
70 Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany plankMahogany plank 1 5

The experience gained from repairing a piece of furniture is as in the following table.

Construction Level Material XP each
40 Plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of PlankPlank 28
40 Iron bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron barIron bar 10
40 Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel barSteel bar 20
50 Oak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak plankOak plank 60
60 Teak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak plankTeak plank 90
60 Mithril bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril barMithril bar 7.5
70 Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany plankMahogany plank 140
70 Adamant bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant barAdamant bar 9
N/A Protean plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Protean plankProtean plank 28, 60, 90, or 140[a 1]
N/A Bolt of cloth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bolt of clothBolt of cloth 15
N/A White candle.png: RS3 Inventory image of White candleWhite candle 5 or 2.5[a 2]
N/A Bronze nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze nailsBronze nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
N/A Iron nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron nailsIron nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
N/A Steel nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel nailsSteel nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
N/A Black nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black nailsBlack nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
N/A Mithril nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril nailsMithril nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
N/A Adamant nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant nailsAdamant nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
N/A Rune nails.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune nailsRune nails 1.5 for each set of two nails
  1. ^ Depending on which plank the protean planks replace.
  2. ^ 5 for the first candle used for the repair, and 2.5 for the second.

XP reward[edit | edit source]

Completing a contract awards a base of 10,000 experience as a reward, in addition to experience earned from using the materials. Reward XP is granted upon completion of the final item. This reward is increased by using better materials:

  • +0 XP for each item made using basic planks (10,000 XP reward for everything made out of basic wood)
  • +200 XP for each item made using oak planks (11,000 XP reward for everything made out of oak)
  • +500 XP for each item made using teak planks (12,500 XP reward for everything made out of teak)
  • +1,000 XP for each item made using mahogany planks (15,000 XP reward for everything made out of mahogany)

Mixing materials will give the sum of the items made — e.g. making one item of each plus 1 extra mahogany will give 12,700 reward XP (10,000 + 0 + 200 + 500 + 1,000 + 1,000).

Experience-boosting effects will apply to the reward (i.e. the constructor's outfit will increase a 15,000 XP reward to 15,900 XP). XP rewards are multiplied during Double XP Live, though credits awarded for completing contracts remain at normal levels.

Average Rates[edit | edit source]

An average contract seems to take around 28 planks, 17 nails, and either a candle, bolt of cloth, or metal bar. Depending on the method used to bank, get new contracts, and get to the next contract location, along with the tier of plank used and if the master constructor's outfit's build time boost is applied, 9–29 contracts can be completed per hour. Falador Teleport, NPC Contact, Prifddinas tablet, or using the Tirannwn quiver are the fastest ways of getting a new contract before unlocking the full master outfit.

Plank avg XP per Contract avg GP per XP XP per Hour (lodestones) XP per hour (Master constructor's outfit)
Plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of PlankPlank 10,800 -2.56 100,000 177,000
Oak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak plankOak plank 12,700 -1.35 183,000 262,000
Teak plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak plankTeak plank 15,000 -1.28 270,000 375,000
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany plankMahogany plank 19,000 -3.06 347,000 550,000

Locations[edit | edit source]

The contracts are given for 11 different non-player characters around Misthalin for which the player can build furniture. The locations, characters, directions provided by the contract, and the possible furniture hotspots are listed below. Most repairs will involve furniture on both the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] and 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] - so be aware of where the stairs or ladders are in each building.

Contractee Location Directions[a 1] Ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] hotspots 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] hotspots
Aggie Draynor Can be found to the west of the town centre.
Ned Draynor Can be found northeast of the bank.
Wise old man Draynor Can be found north of the bank.
The shopkeeper Edgeville Can be found north of the bank.
Bob's Axes Lumbridge Can be found west of the Lumbridge graveyard.
Father Aereck Lumbridge Can be found outside the Lumbridge courtyard. N/A
The shopkeeper Lumbridge Can be found north of the castle.
Victoria Lumbridge Can be found south of the Lumbridge lodestone.
The bartender Varrock Can be found on the road leading north from the Varrock lodestone. N/A
Charos Varrock South of the Varrock estate agent[a 2]
The shopkeeper Varrock Can be found southeast of the main square.
  1. ^ As appearing in the contract.
  2. ^ Requires Desperate Measures to appear.

Furniture[edit | edit source]

This is all possible furniture that can be requested. As mentioned above, any type of plank can be used, with rewards improving for using better planks; any nails can be used, the better the nail the less chance it will bend (and therefore faster the build is completed).

For reference, 3 furniture hotspots require metal bars to construct:

  • The sink in Victoria's house in Lumbridge, which requires 2 steel bars.
  • The organ in the Lumbridge church, which requires 4 steel bars.
  • The stove in the Lumbridge general store, which requires 2 of either iron bars when constructed using regular planks, steel bars with oak planks, mithril bars with teak planks, or adamant bars with mahogany planks.
Furniture Planks Nails Additional items / information
Altar 10 4 2 × white candle, 1 × bolt of cloth
Bed (large) 10 4 2 × bolt of cloth
Bed (small) 8 2 1 × bolt of cloth
Bench 5 4 Situated outside the house but in contact with the building walls
Bookcase 8 4
Chair 5 4
Chest 4 2
Counter 6 4
Desk 8 2
Drawers 4 2
Ladder 5 4
Lighting 2 4 1 × white candle
Organ 12 4 4 × steel bar
Pew 5 4
Portrait 2 2
Shelf 4 2
Shelves 6 4
Sink 4 4 2 × steel bar
Stand 3 4 1 × white candle
Stool 4 4
Stove 2 4 2 × metal bar: iron bars for wooden planks, steel bars for oak planks, mithril bars for teak planks, adamant bars for mahogany planks
Table 6 4
Votary 3 4 1 × white candle
Wardrobe 8 4
Wheel 2 2

Calculator[edit | edit source]

  • The contract does not state whether any bed is a large (double though the mahogany icon is a four poster) or a small bed. The building spot will look like a single bed. Only certain locations have large beds:
    • Bob's Brilliant Axes,
    • Victoria's house,
    • Ned's house,
    • Aggie's house,
    • the Bartender in Varrock (one large & two small), and
    • the Edgeville and Lumbridge shops (one large & one small).
  • You can save planks with proficient construction and the construction skillcape


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Shop[edit | edit source]

Main article: Estate Agents Shop

The contract credits earned with completing contracts can be spent in the Estate Agents Shop via any of the five estate agents in Varrock, Seers village, Falador, Ardougne, or Prifddinas.

Rewards in the shop include the plank box and its two upgrades as well as the master constructor's outfit.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Absolute Planker is a completionist cape requirement.

There are 8 achievements in this subsubcategory (showing 8).

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Forza. Can you get the Construction pet and golden rocks from doing contracts?. Reddit. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2021.) Mod Forza: "Just to confirm, you can indeed get both from doing construction contracts :)"