The idea of buying a brand new home is exciting. New construction homes offer lasting value and there’s something special about building a house. But what is like to take on a project of this scope? Professional home builders manage the steps to building a new house so you don’t have to worry.
The basics of the building process are as follows:
1. Obtain financing
2. Select location and floorplan
3. Make design selections
4. Builder obtains permitting
5. Pour slab or foundation, rough plumbing
6. Frame walls, windows, doors and roof trusses
7. Electric and plumbing
8. Dry Wall
9. Flooring, cabinets, countertops, lighting fixtures
10. Close on the home, put utilities in your name and move in
The first steps in the building process are obtaining financing, selecting a location and a floor plan. You location may be based on your work or being in a highly rated school district. The floor plan is dependent on your lifestyle – the size of your family or maybe how much entertaining you do. At Holiday Builders, our New Home Consultants are your initial contact in this process. They’ll assist you with the basics such as picking out a lot, honing in on the right floor plan and make design selections for cabinetry, countertops, flooring and paint colors. We work with interior designers and offer a pre-selected palate of colors that are complimentary to each other. That way you’re not overwhelmed.
In the meantime, our Central Processing Center (CPC) is ordering blueprints, land surveys and filing papers to get a building permit. Along with your New Home Consultant, the CPC will also help keep you on track with reminders about financing if appropriate, and any deposits due.
Once all the behind the scenes details are satisfied and the building permit is issued, it is time to get started. A Construction Manager is assigned to manage your build. Site prep may be required, like land clearing for example. Then the foundation is staked and poured and soon after the framing begins. This is when you can start to see the formation of your home. After framing comes placement of the roof trusses and installation of electric and plumbing, doors and windows. Drywall soon follows. You don’t have to worry about how to build a house. Our Construction Managers supervise an assortment of sub-contractors skilled in every aspect of the build.
After drywall, your design selections are installed. Cabinets, lighting, flooring and painting are the last steps of the building process and the finish line is in sight. When your new home is complete, your Project Manager will walk the home with you and create a punch list of any items that need attention. Lastly, transfer the utilities into your own name and it’s time to move into your brand new home!