Building a Hosue

If you are financially ready to become a homeowner, building a house is a great option. There are plenty of benefits to building a home rather than buying a resale home. For most people, the motivation is to be able to have complete control over the design of the home.


What Is the Home Building Process?

There is a certain process the home builders follow when building a home. The process includes:

- Preparing the site and pouring the foundation
- Constructing the frame of the home
- Installing the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC
- Installing the insulation
- Installing drywall and the interior fixtures
- Starting on the exterior finishes
- Completing the interior trim
- Installing the driveway and the walkway
- Installation of the hard-surface flooring and the countertops
- Installation of the bathroom fixtures
- Installation of the shower doors and mirrors
- Install the exterior landscaping
- Clean up for maximum Dust control
- Final walk-through with the builder


What Machines Are Needed To Build a Home?

In order to build a house, the home builder will need to bring heavy machinery to the site. They are going to need:

- Earth moving equipment to prepare the site such as an excavator, a backhoe, or a bulldozer.
- Construction vehicles such as dumpers, tankers, tippers, and trailers
- Material handling equipment such as cranes, forklifts, hoists, and conveyors
- Construction equipment such as concrete mixers, pavers, spraying and plastering machines, and heavy duty pumps.
- Equipment to clear the mess and to monitor the dust control

Learn more about Dust control


What People Are Needed To Build a House?

To successfully build a home, you are going to need to have plenty of people working on the job.

- Architect: This is the person who will draw up the plans for the house.
- Homebuilder: The home builder is the one who will essentially build the home. They will also hire a crew to get the job done by the estimated deadline.
- Electrician: A licensed electrician is necessary to install all of the electrical in the home.
- Plumber: A licensed plumber will install the plumbing in the new house.
- Inspector: The home will need to be inspected during certain phases of the build and after the hone is complete.


Why Do People Build Homes?

As mentioned above, the main reason that people have homes built is so that they have complete control over the design of the home and everything inside. When you build a home, you can be sure that it will have everything on your must-have list. Also, when you build a home, you won't be inheriting the former owner's issues the way that you would with a resale home. Finally, new homes are much more energy efficient than resale homes. A new home will be more energy efficient than homes that were built just 5 years ago.


How Long Does It Take To Build a House?

Typically, it takes 4 to 6 months to build a home. A few things that can affect the time frame include:

- Delays due to weather
- A delay in the construction supply delivery
- Changes requested by the customer

If none of these issues arrive during the construction, it should take closer to 4 months. Unfortunately, these issues cannot be controlled, therefore, you should plan for it to take about 6 months to build your home.