If you're going to build a house make sure the lot you choose is going to provide the necessary space and conditions for your custom home. Remember to refer to your zoning department before you make a purchase on the land you intend to build up on. Ask about restrictions in that area, and what set backs are required. After you purchase the land its best to have it surveyed. This should be done prior to staking out the layout of the house. Getting your new home placement on the lot exactly how you want it to set is of significant importance in the early of building. So get some stake marks and stake out your home layout according to your house plans and make sure your new home is on your lot according to the county code and laws. At this point you want to consult your custom home builder to go over the dimensions you have staked out so when it comes time to lay the footings out and set the foundation for grade it meets the specs of the house plans.
If everything is a cording to the plans it's time to clear the lot and excavate the foundation. You want your excavator to clear an area of at least ten to fifteen foot around the construction area. This is for trucks to get in and out and dropping material off. After the hole is dug the foundation contractor will come in and lay out the footings. After the cement footing are framed and poured the basement walls will most likely be set and poured the following day. So to dig your foundation and to have your beloved walls ready for framing might be three days. Note that some custom home builders will start building the floor of the house before it is backfilled. If you wait to build till the basement is backfilled you may wait a whole week before the concrete basement is cure up enough to backfill. Otherwise you risk the chance of the basement wall bowing during the backfill operation.
At this point your house builder will notify their subcontractors that the foundation is in and to plan on scheduling their rough in work within the next week. Most likely they are contractors he's worked with in the past and knows they do a good job and will be done on time to meet your construction schedule. On most new homes building the floor “hard deck” and framing the exterior and interior walls only take approximately three or four days tops. Most contractors will ordered the trusses off your house plans the day they set the footings so they would be built and delivered from the truss company as soon as the walls are completed. When you build a house you want to have all the material you can ordered and ready to install because your main objective is to get the new home framed up and discharged in as fast as possible. So from the day I build the floor I want to have the roof on and shingleed within seven days and the doors, windows and siding installed the following week with my subcontractors finishing up their rough in preparations. That will be the septic system, well, heating, electrical and plumbing all roughed in at this time.
After all my rough in passes inspection I'm all set to have the insulation installed and get ready for drywall. Drywall contractors usually take about a week to ten days on most custom homes from the time the sheet rock is hung through the primer and paint finish. When the paint dry's the home builder will go in and install cabinets, interior doors, and do most of the trim work. As the trim work is being done the subcontractors will finish up their work to have a final inspection of it. At this point all there is left to do on the inside is floor installation and finish up the small amount of trim work. On the outside the finish cement work will be completed like the sidewalks and the driveway. And then the excavator will put the finish grade on the top soil. After the final inspection and you receive an occupancy right you will be able to move in.