What to expect next…..

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Plans/Engineering:

This is the first initial phase to begin the process of building your home. Once your plans have been approved, and signed off, they will be submitted to the truss company for your truss layout and to the engineer to receive the final signed and sealed plans. This process could take 4-6 weeks to receive truss engineering. Once truss engineering is complete, the structural engineer has what he needs to complete your drawings. This can take an additional 3 weeks.

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Permitting:

After the signed and sealed plans are received from the engineer and necessary layouts from other vendors, your full set of plans and other items will be submitted to the building department for review and approval. This process is the most crucial phase and could take 4-7 weeks depending on which county your home is located in.  *Please note: Some counties require additional approval from other governmental agencies within the building department such as the Engineering Department, Growth Management and Health Department.

Site Work:

After permit has been approved, site work will be scheduled to begin clearing and scraping your lot to prepare for the stake out of your building pad.

Color Selections:

This is probably the most fun and exciting phase. You will be contacted by our interior designer to schedule a time and day for you to come in and pick out the color selections for your home. Your selections are very important for us to have prior to starting construction of your home. Please know any changes made in the field while your home is under construction could potentially hold up the job. If you are building in a Homeowners Association, it is crucial for our office to have your selections completed prior to your permit being ready in order to submit the required HOA package for approval to build.

Foundation:

After Stake out is completed and the building department has passed your inspections, your foundation will be scheduled to pour. This is an exciting time to finally see construction on your home.

Block:

Once the slab has settled and cured, block will be scheduled and walls will start to go up. This usually happens 3-4 days after slab pour.

Framing:

Framing is the phase where things really start to take shape.  In the framing phase, the sub floor, walls and roof structure are built and your roofing material is applied. Windows are also installed during this phase.

Rough trades:

This term is used for mechanical portions of building including, air conditioning, plumbing and electric. This construction phase is a swarm of activity as plumbing and indoor pipes, ducts, and electrical wiring, outlets and switches are installed. You will be called to schedule an appointment to come into our office to review your electrical and redline any changes to be made prior to electrical going in.

Interior Finishes:

Insulation and Drywall takes place. Walls are insulated and inspected then the drywall is hung and completed. Drywall can take 7-10 days depending on the size of your home. Once drywall is completed, installation of interior doors and trim take place. You will see many of the selections you made in our office start to come to life. This is when your walls are painted, interior trim installed, flooring, cabinets, and countertops will also be installed.

Exterior finishes:

House is touched up for final finishes. Irrigation and well are installed. (If selected)  Driveway and sidewalk is poured and landscape starts to be installed. You are almost there!!

Final Stage:

During the final stage, finishing touches are added, such as cleaning the windows, floors, baths, kitchen and so on.  Your superintendent will meet the inspector for the final inspection to receive your Certificate of Occupancy. You will be called to schedule your final walk through with your superintendent to make note of any punch out needed to be done. After your walk through is complete and Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the building department, your keys will be handed over.

**Inspections: Not only is it crucial for us to build your home in a timely manner, it is also very important that our vendors work diligently and efficiently in order for inspections to be passed during each phase of construction. Inspections are required almost every step of the way in order for the next phase to begin. **

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