Your home building process consists of several major steps and actions that demand your active involvement. Here are some of the steps you can expect to take in the construction of your dream home.
Prior To Build
Designing Your Home
You’ll need to have a pre-designed plan or find an architect to create a specific design, floor plan ideas, and other features that best reflect your dream home. During the designing process, your architect will also analyze the cost/benefit of various options and help you establish a budget.
Purchasing a Lot
When purchasing that piece of land, you need to understand that your home’s location will likely impact what you can do with the house, structurally and aesthetically.
During the Build
Finally, it’s time to start construction. Usually, this will take anywhere between three to eighteen months, depending on factors like the home’s design complexity, weather conditions, worker availability, and such.
Site Preparation, Foundation, and Footing
Your builder will clear the site, grade the lot, and carry on with excavation to dig the hole for your home’s footings. The footings and foundation walls/support are installed, and drainage tiles are placed around the foundation to control the flow of water around the house.
Framing and Installation of Inner Workings
Framing brings the structure to shape. Your home will now have interior and exterior walls, floors, windows, and ceilings. During the next several weeks or months, there will be the installation of roof, windows, sheathing, and siding as well as the inner workings, including plumbing, insulation, electrical work, and ventilation systems.
Complete Drywall, Interior and Exterior Finishes
Drywall is hung and taped, interior trim including flooring and cabinetry is completed, and exterior driveways, walkways, and patios are formed. Keep in mind that your home will be periodically inspected during construction. More importantly, communicate effectively with your builder throughout the process to ensure you are both happy with the final product.
The professionals at Ben Stout Construction are waiting to help you build your perfect home that fits your needs and lifestyle. Contact us at 910-779-0019 to learn more.
*Upgrades, selections, and incentives are subjected to credit approval and the stage of construction. Some limitations may apply. Promotions, terms, prices, features, amenities, options, floor plans, square footages, elevations, designs, materials, HOA fees, and descriptions are subject to change without notice. Square footages are approximate and may vary in construction and depending on the standard measurement used. Renderings, pictures, photographs, video, square footages, floor plans, elevations, features, colors, and sizes are approximate for illustration purposes only and may vary from the homes as built.