1. Select a Desirable Place for Your House
Things to Consider
Ground Stability: Houses built on shifting sand, mucky soil, or other unstable earth will likely fail over a short period of time unless they are built on special foundations or pilings.
Availability of Utilities: If you intend to have electric power, potable water, telephone, and other conveniences, make sure these utility providers offer them at your location.
Select the property on which you are going to build and purchase it.
Have the Property Surveyed and the Footprint of the House Located.
Consider Access issues.
Installing driveway will affect the landscape, and whether a driveway will be in conflict with underground utilities. Every effort should be made so that water drains off and away from the driveway.
2. Designing Your Home
Whether you contract architects and engineers or elect to design your own, the house you build will be built for you, you will be involved closely in the design process. Hiring a Contractor, you trust will help with making necessary revisions and additions as the work progresses.
Before building, you'll need to submit plans to the city or county building commission for approval, working with an experienced contractor can help produce the necessary to-scale production drawings and engineering specs necessary for approval
Designing your Living Space
The fun part of designing a home is imagining your new life in your new space, we can help you research floor plans and make them your own. Give lots of thought of what will be necessary for your family
Bedrooms: It is simpler to add a room during initial construction then to remodel or build an addition later
Bathrooms: If your home is for multiple people, two makes life much easier. Having two or more bathrooms will also increase the resale value.
Special Functions Room: Consider if your lifestyle requires rooms suitable for special functions, such as formal dining, office space, a den, or a play room.
Design the utility areas with an eye toward function
Planning out the necessary house-running spaces is a critical part of the design process, consulting with your contractor can help you carefully design your
- Laundry Room
- Storage Areas
Place windows with the maximum energy efficiency in mind
Part aesthetics and part energy-efficiency, a contractor can help with designing your home with an eye toward sunlight will ensure that your home stays full of warm radiant light when it needs it the most.
Eliminate water drainage issues with the proper design
A contractor can help determine how surface water moves across the building site. Having the right excavation company can help avoid water damage and freezing pipes, we can help find the best excavation company to meet your needs (Ground Worx)
3. Getting Necessary Permits
- A building permit is a basic requirement in many areas, particularly for permanent construction. To obtain this, your contractor will provide detailed architectural diagrams, engineering load specs, and other materials to your areas building department.
- Your contractor will also obtain
- A septic tank permit
- An electrical permit
- A plumbing permit
- A mechanical (HVAC, or air conditioning) permit
- An environmental and/or impact permit
Prepare a Contract and an Estimates Cost Breakdown
This is the breakdown of each particular cost of construction of the home. Having me as your contractor I will give you an accurate breakdown of the foundation, lumber, framing, plumbing, heating, electrical, painting etc. cost for your new home or addition.
Hiring Sub Trades
We can help Find and Hire the very best-
- Site workers to clear and grade the land, prepping it for building (Ground Worx)
- Bricklayers to lay the foundation
- Framers to perform rough carpentry, frame up the walls, and install the trusses or stick-framed rafters
- Roofers to install the roof and insulate the house
- Electricians, plumbers, and HVAC workers to do the difficult interior work of outfitting the home for living
- Trim and finish carpenters for interior design work
- Flooring installers to lay the carpet, hardwood, or tile
4. Breaking Ground
Lay the foundation.
After a site crew excavates the plot, you'll begin the work of laying the foundation, I will help you choose the type and design of the foundation this will depend upon the size of your house, the ground in which its laid, local building codes, and whether or not your home will have a basement.
Building walls and Roof
Weather you decide to build a log and timber frame home or a framed house I will help you decide what will works best for you and your family.
I will help you choose the type of roof that has the best performance, style and price to suit your build.
Install the exterior siding and exterior features, windows and doors
I can help you choose the right siding and windows that will give you the look you want in your new homes or addition.
5. Starting on the Interior
Hiring the right plumber to install pipes for potable water, waste drains, plumbing fixtures, tanks and heating and cooling, I can help find the best in your area.
Having an experiences electrician will install electrical outlets, light fixtures, and special wiring required for large appliances like water heaters, stoves, and air conditioning. Installing the main electrical panel box, and any sub-panels your design requires, and install wiring from these to each device.
We only use professional installers for insulation called ThermoSeal bids
The most popular ceiling is tongue and grove pine, my crew has many year experience install pine ceilings, other options are drywall or sheet rock
Installing plumbing fixtures
Our experiences Plumbers will install the bathtub, shower enclosure, and any other large plumbing fixtures. We make sure plumbing rough-ins are correctly located, and pipes are protected and securely anchored
I will help you choose the right interior wall product that will give you the look you want (gypsum board or wood)
Placing Trim and Interior Doors
We place custom trim and interior doors that are made specifically for your home, if you choose non-custom trim and doors I can help you find the right look.
Caulk and Paint
I use the most experiences and qualifies painters to make your home look its best, we apply prime and color on all desires areas and apply your choice of stain and urethane on all areas of wood.
Install Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities
I work with a number of kitchen and bathroom cabinet manufactures to provide you with options and the look you are wanting.
We use many different types of flooring ranging from custom wood planks, to engineered hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiling, and carpet.
We have qualified installers to ensure all appliances are installed and working properly.
We hire professional cleaners to make your new home look its best for the move in date. We do a full clean up of the work site and remove all waste properly.