So you’ve been looking for the perfect home but can’t seem to find the perfect one… even though there are many homes for sale in your desired areas? Maybe it’s time for you to think about building a brand-new home with everything you desire. Is it worth it to build a brand-new home? New home construction, built from the ground up, requires a great deal of planning. You’ll need to apply for building permits, survey and soil reports, among other types of required permits, depending on your local county. You’ll also need to hire an architect, a general contractor and/or a handful of quality subcontractors… just to get started.
At JC Construction, we’re in the business of building great homes. Our predominant feature is in our communication and quality of work.. in all phases of new home construction. From planning and development, to architectural drawings, foundations, electrical work, plumbing, to finish work… and considerably more. We’re pleased to have the best construction specialists, draftsmen and designers who can work with you to bring your dream home into fruition.
What You Need to Know About Building a New Home (a Step by Step)
- Apply for all permits. Before you can start construction, the local government needs to approve your design, zoning, grading, septic systems, construction, plumbing, and electrical. You’ll need an architect to design all of this for you. Once you have an approved permit, you may begin your home construction.
- Next comes the preparation of the construction site and preparing the foundation. The contractor will clear the building site of debris, rocks, and any trees that are in the way, as well as grade the ground before pouring the foundation. The contractor’s crew will dig footings and forms will be installed. If you are planning on a well for water, this will typically be dug at the same time. If there is a full basement, this area will be excavated and the footings are formed and poured, along with the exterior foundation.. After the concrete is poured, it will take some time for the concrete to harden and cure. No other construction activity is done at this time as curing the concrete takes precedence. Once cured, a local city inspector will check the site and make sure that the foundation meets all code requirements.
- Once the foundation is done and approved, the next step is layout and a complete rough framing of the walls, roof, and floor system.. Also, sheathing will be applied to exterior walls and covered with protective vapor barrier wrap when framing is complete.
- It’s now time to begin rough plumbing, electrical, and HVAC installation. During this stage, pipes and wiring are installed, sewer lines and vents, as well as water supply lines, are also roughed in. Ductwork for the HVAC system as well as HVAC vent pipes are installed and sealed. Big units like shower/bathtub are placed accordingly, along with other heavy and large, built-in appliances. After all framing, plumbing, electric and mechanical systems are installed, it’s time for another round of inspections by the building inspectors.
- After inspections are completed and approved, it’s time to install plasterboard or wallboard but not before insulation is placed for heating and consistent indoor climate.
- Now drywall and interior fixtures are installed. Drywall is hung and taped, textured and completed, and a pvc primer coat is rolled, then interior paint, and exterior finished to taste. Typical exteriors include brick, stucco, siding, or stone.
- Finishing the interior trim is next, along with exterior walkways and driveways. Doors, window sills as well as decorative hardware can be installed. Then come the cabinets, vanities as well as fireplace mantles. And lastly, application of a final coat of paint.
- Finish on hard surfacing flooring, countertops as well are completed along with exterior grading.
- Next, mechanical hardware or fixtures like bathroom fixtures are installed, along with mirrors, shower doors, finish flooring as well exterior landscaping.
- After everything is completed, you request a final inspection so that the county may issue a certificate of occupation.
- Lastly, a final walkthrough will happen to spot or look for items to be corrected.
Ready to take on a new home construction project? If so, we’d LOVE to help you!