The 5 Phases of the Custom Home Construction Process
When you build a custom home, you have a lot of questions, like how long will your new house take to build? What happens when? What does each phase of the custom home construction process involve? Generally speaking, custom home construction involves five phases, but keep in mind the exact building process your new home follows can be affected by the size and style of the house, the lot, the amount of customization required, the construction techniques used, and many other factors.
1. Pre-construction–The first phase of the custom home construction process involves developing plans for the house and submitting them to the municipal permitting office for review. Before this happens, site tests are performed and final engineering adjustments may be made to the plans.
2. Foundation–After all the plans have been submitted, the next phase in the custom home construction process involves staking out the land, preparing it, excavating, and pouring the foundation.
3. Framing–During this phase, exterior walls, interior partitions, and the roof are assembled. Generally speaking, a framing skeleton is constructed, but another framing method may be used based on the design plans.
4. Interior and exterior work–After the first three stages are complete, a significant amount of work will be done inside and outside the home. For example, flooring is put down, the bathroom cabinets are installed, siding is applied on the outside, porches and decks are built, and plumbing and electrical fixtures are put in.
5. Finishing touches and hand-over–At this point, the building crew finishes up any last-minute projects and cleans up the construction area. You will probably do a walk-through with the builder, be handed the keys, and then the new home is yours!