A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building

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In this presentation, there are ten steps which help you to home building with the step to step guide like prepare a site then, complete rough framing and so on.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Home Building Process Presented By: Ralph Hughes

Table Of Content :

Introduction Ten steps to Home Building Prepare site and pour foundation Complete rough framing Complete rough plumbing, electrical and HVAC Install insulation Complete drywall and interior textures; start exterior finishes Finish interior trim; install exterior driveways and walkways Install hard-surface flooring and countertops; complete exterior grading Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring; finish exterior landscaping Final walkthrough Contact us Table Of Content

Introduction:

Introduction Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works . To help you prepare for and understand your new home’s construction, this presentation outlines the typical steps your builder will take in the construction of a home and will help keep you abreast of what happens at key stages . Keep in mind that the homebuilding process may vary from region to region and builder to builder, especially if you’re building an elaborate custom home . Be sure to ask your builder about his or her specific policies and procedures .

Ten steps to Home Building:

Ten steps to Home Building Prepare site and pour foundation Complete rough framing Complete rough plumbing, electrical and HVAC Install insulation Complete drywall and interior textures; start exterior finishes Finish interior trim; install exterior driveways and walkways Install hard-surface flooring and countertops; complete exterior grading Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring; finish exterior landscaping Final walkthrough

Prepare site and pour foundation:

Prepare site and pour foundation Often, site preparation and foundation work are performed by the same crew, but this may not be the case with a wooded lot.  The crew levels the site, puts up wooden forms to serve as a template for the foundation and digs the holes and trenches . Footings (structures where the house interfaces with the earth that supports it) are installed .

Complete rough framing:

Complete rough framing The floor systems, walls and roof systems are completed (collectively known as the shell or skeleton of the house ). Plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing is applied to the exterior walls and roof and windows and exterior doors are installed . The sheathing is then covered with a protective barrier known as a house wrap; it prevents liquid water from infiltrating the structure, while allowing water vapor to escape . This reduces the likelihood of mold and wood rot.

Complete rough plumbing, electrical and HVAC:

Complete rough plumbing, electrical and HVAC Once the shell is finished, siding and roofing can be installed.  At the same time, the electrical and plumbing contractors start running pipes and wires through the interior walls, ceilings and floors . Sewer lines and vents, as well as water supply lines for each fixture, are installed.  Bathtubs and one-piece shower/tub units are put in place at this point because there’s more room to maneuver large, heavy objects .

Install insulation:

Install insulation Insulation plays a key role in creating a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving a home’s energy efficiency.  One of the most important qualities of insulation is its thermal performance or R-value, which indicates how well the material resists heat transfer . Most homes are insulated in all exterior walls, as well as the attic and any floors that are located above unfinished basements or crawl spaces .

Complete drywall and interior textures; start exterior finishes:

Complete drywall and interior textures; start exterior finishes Drywall is hung and taped so the seams between the boards aren’t visible, and drywall texturing (if applicable) is completed . The primer coat of paint is also applied after taping is complete. Contractors begin installing exterior finishes such as brick, stucco, stone and siding.

Finish interior trim; install exterior driveways and walkways:

Finish interior trim; install exterior driveways and walkways Interior doors, baseboards, door casings, window sills, moldings, stair balusters and other decorative trim are installed, along with cabinets, vanities and fireplace mantels and surrounds . Generally, exterior driveways, walkways and patios are formed at this stage. Many builders prefer to wait until the end of the project before pouring the driveway because heavy equipment can damage concrete. 

Install hard-surface flooring and countertops; complete exterior grading:

Install hard-surface flooring and countertops; complete exterior grading Ceramic tile, vinyl and wood flooring are installed as well as countertops.  Exterior finish grading is completed to ensure proper drainage away from the home and prepare the yard for landscaping .

Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures:

Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures Light fixtures, outlets and switches are installed and the electrical panel is completed . HVAC equipment is installed and registers completed. Sinks, toilets and faucets are put in place. 

Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring; finish exterior landscaping:

Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring; finish exterior landscaping Mirrors , shower doors and carpeting are installed and final cleanup takes place. Trees, shrubs and grass are planted and other exterior landscaping completed.

Final walkthrough:

Final walkthrough Your builder will walk you through your new home to acquaint you with its features and the operation of various systems and components and explain your responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep, as well as warranty coverage and procedures.  This is often referred to as a pre-settlement walkthrough. It’s also an opportunity to spot items that need to be corrected or adjusted, so be attentive and observant .

Contact us:

Hughes Design and Construction Inc Address : 1401 Malvern Ave., Suite 150 Hot Springs, AR 71901 Phone: 501-262-2100 Email :  [email protected] Website : http://hughesorrdesigns.com / Resource : https:// goo.gl/hdtrTW Contact us

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