Timeline To Your New Home: Part One

It’s important to understand your new home’s building process right from pre-construction through the construction phase to get things sorted in the shortest possible time. Here are some things to consider.

Setting Communication and Expectations

Good communication and setting the right expectations is key to having a positive building experience. If you decide to have your own custom home built, you need to ensure that you can communicate what you want effectively while understanding the builder’s perspective on various work processes. Get to know the appropriate time and day to have impactful conversations with your home builder.

When it comes to managing expectations, keep in mind that the home building process is dependent on several variables that can affect its completion. Among them include the size and type of home, complexity of building plan, weather, availability of builder and subcontractor, local building permits and zoning laws, and more. All these should be taken into consideration to help you better understand how the construction of your new home will be achieved.

Who is on Your Building Team?

There are several parties you will need to engage with. These include:


Your builder is responsible for communicating with subcontractors, ordering supplies, and construction. They’ll work with everyone to make sure all work is done to necessary specifications.


Your architect works closely with the builder, and his/her primary role is to prepare preliminary working drawings that include floor layout, elevations, a site plan, and electrical layout.

Key trade Contractors

These are skilled contractors, like HVAC technicians, electricians, painters, roofers, etc. that handle a particular task.


A city or county building inspector will inspect your house multiple times during the building process.


These professionals offer financing advice and provide the loan.

Since the construction process involves multiple professionals, proper scheduling is critical.

Working with an experienced contractor who understands your needs and recognizes the value of your new home will make the process considerably less challenging. We invite you to contact Ben Stout Construction at 910-779-0019 to discuss your new home.

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