Timeline

Building a custom home usually takes 8 – 12 months, depending on the size and complexities of the design.  You will be making decisions throughout the process.  To help you not get overwhelmed, here is a timeline of approximately when you will have to have certain decisions made in order to keep the building process moving along.

  • Architectural and Engineering plans complete
  • Lot purchased
  • Civil analysis complete and site laid out
  • Financing complete
  • Meet with a landscape planner for preliminary plan
  • Civil plan submittal
  • City approval for building permit
  • Excavation of site
  • Footings and foundation
  • Basement flatwork
  • Suspended slabs
  • Backfill foundation
  • Gravel
  • Underground plumbing
  • Pour basement floor concrete
  • Framing begins
  • Windows
  • Cabinet layout
  • Choose appliances
  • Roofing
  • Framing continues
  • Exterior doors and windows installed
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing fixtures and placement
  • Choose light fixtures
  • Outlet, swtich and lighting placement
  • Central vacuum
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Garage door installation
  • 4-way inspection
  • Interior framing
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Masonry
  • Soffit and facia
  • Exterior materials (siding/stucco)
  • Wall and ceiling finishes
  • Finish carpentry
  • Flooring (wood and tile)
  • Cabinets installed
  • Countertops installed
  • Lights installed
  • Plumbing fixtures installed
  • Paint – interior
  • Wall coverings
  • Window coverings
  • Finish hardware on doors
  • Mirror and shower door installation
  • Punchlist
  • Final inspection
  • Cleaning and window washing
  • Long-term financing finalized
  • Landscaping
  • Move in