If you are thinking about building a new custom home, you need to be aware that there is a set home building process. This process holds whether you are building a 10-bedroom mansion or just a small ranch-style home. The more familiar you are with it, the better you will understand what goes into getting a home built for you.
This is also something that your builder should help guide you through too. That’s because they should know this process better than anyone. Here are the steps to getting a custom home built for you.
1. Purchase a Lot, Financing, and Permitting
Of course, you can’t start the home building process unless you have a lot to build on. That’s why the first step is acquiring the land that you want to build your home on. You may also have to secure financing at this point for your land and new home. There is also the matter of taking out the necessary permits to start construction.
2. Site Preparation & Foundation
Many times, after you buy a lot there will be some extra work that needs to be done to it before you start building your new home. This includes such things as the clearing of trees, grading the area where the home will go, and even building retaining walls and other structures that are important for keeping soil in place. The foundation for your home will be poured once the lot preparation has been finished.
3. Framing and Roof
Next up in the home building process is the rough framing of the house. This has to be completed before any other phase of the home building project is started. After the home has been framed, the builders or sun contractors will then put the roof on the home.
4. Insulation, Plumbing, Electrical & HVAC
It’s now time to add many of the components of your new home that will be hidden in the floors, walls, and ceilings of it. This only makes sense to do this now because soon the walls, floors, and ceilings will be closed up. Added at this time will be the electric wiring & fixtures, all the plumbing that will go inside of the home, and the central heating and air system.
5. Drywall & Interior Finishing
Now it’s time to finish the interior of your new home. This includes putting drywall in place, finishing that drywall, and also painting it. Interior trim pieces and other interior decorative features will also be added at this time. Appliances, countertops, cabinets, and more will also be put in place during this phase of the project. It’s also time for you to start getting excited about seeing your new home nearing completion.
6. Exterior Finishing & Landscaping
After the inside of the house had been finished, the builders will then turn their attention to the outside of your home. Driveways, patios, swimming pools, adding shutters, and other exterior components will be put in place too. This is also the part of the home building process where the landscaper will add trees, plants, and plant grass.
7. Final Inspection and Walkthrough
Now that the construction of your home is finished, your builder will give it a final inspection. After that, you will do a walkthrough inspection to make sure you are satisfied. A bank representative may also be present at this stage if you have secured bank financing for your home building project. Once this is done and you get your certificate of occupancy from your local government body, you can then move in and enjoy your new home.
To learn more about our process at Posada Custom Homes, contact us for a free consultation. We have been building custom homes in Winter Park, Orlando, and the greater Central Florida area for decades. Click to see our portfolio of projects.
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