Lambert will sit down individually with every one of his players next week to discuss the future before sending them away for their summer break.
However, Lambert himself will take no time out for rest and recuperation, choosing instead to lay the foundations for more progress at Villa Park next season following a difficult but rewarding first year.
His first summer saw him charged with cutting the wage bill and bolstering the squad with lower league bargains and inexperienced youngsters, with the exception of £7million Belgian import Christian Benteke.
His task this time around will be similar, as he seeks to retain Benteke's services by rewarding the 19-goal striker with a new deal along with several others who have impressed this season.
New faces will also arrive but Lambert admits the blueprint will remain the same.
"You have to keep building," he said. "Next year will be really tough again. Finances dictate a lot of stuff.
"If you go and buy experienced players and names, they command a lot of money. I have to keep building this squad. It will have to be rebuilt. It's still in a transitional period.
"To develop it the way you want - not just the team but the club - you have to implement your own ideas and what you want to do. That's not just on the pitch but off it too."