Step 1 – Preconstruction. This consists of Design, Contract negotiation, Financing, Demolition if necessary, Surveys, and Permitting.
Step 2 – Preparation. Clearing of the Land, Fill Dirt, Site Work/Grading, Rough Plumbing, Footings/Foundations/Slab
Step 3 – Rough Framing/Block Work. Depending on the type of home being built this is when the Block/Frame walls are erected, interior walls framed, and roof systems built.
Step 4 – Interior Roughs. At this point the rough shell of your home is compete and dried in. This is when the Plumber, Electrician, Gas and HVAC contractors install their rough equipment in the walls of your home.
Step 5 – Exterior/Roof. While the tradesmen are working on the inside of your home, work will also be done on the exterior. Windows and Doors will be installed, followed by Lap siding or Stucco installation. At this time we will also be working on your roof whether its metal roofing, shingles, or tile.
Step 6 – Interior. After the roof is complete and trades done inside, it’s time for insulation, then drywall, drywall texture, and wall paint.
Step 7 – Trim and Millworks. Now it is time for interior finishes. Flooring, Cabinetry, Countertops, Trim work, such as crown molding, built-ins, interior doors, and staircase are completed at this time.
Step 8 – Interior Paint
Step 9 – Trimouts. At this time subcontractors come in for their Trim out stage. Plumbing fixtures are installed, light fixtures hung, and your HVAC units set.
Step 10 – Substantial Completetion/Punchout. This is when all of the finishing touches are done on your home. Hardware installed, paint touch-up taken care of on the inside. On the outside of your home driveway & sidewalks are complete and irrigation, landscaping & sod have been installed.
Step 11 – Job Completion. Final job cleaning is done, final inspections passed, and Punch list from owner is received.
This should be used as a rough guideline to the construction process, although sometimes certain circumstances cause a deviation from this schedule.