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Home Building Timeline: Why You Need To Create One and What it Should Include

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The task of building a home from the ground up can be a long, and sometimes frustrating undertaking. Creating, and understanding a home building timeline will help you keep a grasp on the realistic time frame in which the work can be completed.

Home Building Timeline

The first thing to take into consideration when creating a home building timeline is construction site. You should understand how long it will take to prepare the lot for building. The space may need to be built up or graded before a builder can lay the foundation.

It will also take time to figure out all the intricacies involved with the contract, and building permits. Your home building timeline will help you keep track of these early parts of the process.

A home building timeline should also take into account bank financing and loan approval time. Half way through the construction process is a bad time to run into difficulties at this level.

Putting together a home building timeline will also help you understand every phase of the construction, and keep track of how far ahead or behind schedule the project is. Estimate the time it will take to lay the foundation, frame the building, add windows, doors, and any other parts of the exterior of the home.

Once you have an idea of how long the outside construction will take the next few items on your home building time line should focus on the outside finishing touches such as roofing and painting. Any outside cosmetic finishes should be taken into account. You will also want to take into account time spent digging trenches for electrical, and water installation.

Also add in how long it will take to do the internal workings of the home. Keep track of time spent working on electrical installation as well as plumbing and duct work. This part of your time line will encompass the biggest portion of construction time, and installing things like insulation, dry wall, cabinets, flooring, and painting can take a very long time.

Keeping a comprehensive home building timeline will help you understand a realistic time frame for you new homes construction. It will also help should any problems arise with the amount of time a building company is devoting to your build project. Keeping organized and informed will help make the entire process flow much more smoothly from start to finish.

So let’s recap…

Home Building Timeline Overview:

1. Understand how long it will take to prepare the lot for building.
2. Allow time to figure out all the intricacies involved with the contract, and building permits.
3. Include time for bank financing and loan approval time. Half way through the construction process is a bad time to run into difficulties at this level.
4. A timeline will also help you understand every phase of the construction, and keep track of how far ahead or behind schedule the project is.
5. Estimate the time it will take to lay the foundation, frame the building, add windows, doors, and any other parts of the exterior of the home.
6. Allow time on your home building time line should focus on the outside finishing touches such as roofing and painting.
7. Figure out the timeline for doing the internal workings of the home.
8. Learn more about home building timelines and the overall process by downloading the free new home Steps Guide above on the right hand side and become savvy on the overall home building process.

Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck with your home building endeavors.

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