When you are looking for house builders, you need to know what you are dealing with. Therefore, it will be up to you to take the time to learn about different builders and how long the construction process will take. If you know what to expect, you will be better able to determine whether you are working with the right people for the job for your new home building project. Here is a sample of an outline of the home building process so that you know what to expect from your house builders.
Contracts and Planning – This is the first and most important part of the process. This is where you buy the land, finance the materials, and sort out all of the details of the land and home design that you are looking for. You will get the house plans, tell the builders what you want in your home, review plans, and approve everything before any building begins.
Bids and Permits – This is the process where the plans are copies, bids are taken for subcontractors, and permits are attained depending on which permits are required. Some construction companies will have an existing set of suppliers who they deal with.
Site Work – After all the details are handled and the permits are done, the builders will begin to clear the lot, stake it for excavation, grade the lot, and excavate to put in the foundation or basement.
Foundation – Next comes to building of the foundation so that the rest of the house can be built on top. This could be a poured slab foundation, block foundation, or even a basement.
Rough Carpentry – This part of the process includes framing, trusses, installing windows, doors, and other frame pieces. Anything that is the base of the house, such as decks, roof plywood, and other materials, will be put on at this time.
HVAC, Plumbing, Electric, Specialty Add-ins – All of these elements will be rough installed so that the drywall can be put up and the home can be finished. Continue Reading