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Custom Home Design+Build Timeline

Design Phase (3-8 months)

  • Meet with the homeowner to discuss project goals, vision, and budget.

  • Conduct a site visit to take measurements, assess the site, and identify any potential issues or challenges.

  • Develop preliminary plans and designs based on the homeowner's vision and preferences.

  • Review and revise the designs with the homeowner until they are satisfied.

  • Finalize plans and obtain necessary permits.

Pre-Construction Phase (1-2 months)

  • Develop a detailed project schedule and budget.

  • Develop a materials list and schedule deliveries.

  • Hire and coordinate subcontractors for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other specialty trades as needed.

  • Conduct a pre-construction meeting with the homeowner to discuss the project timeline, expectations, and logistics.

Foundation and Framing Phase (2-4 months)

  • Excavate and pour the foundation.

  • Install framing and sheathing for walls, floors, and roof.

  • Install windows and exterior doors.

Rough-In Phase (2-3 months)

  • Install rough plumbing and electrical systems.

  • Install insulation.

  • Install heating and cooling systems.

  • Obtain necessary inspections and approvals.

Drywall and Trim Phase (1-2 months)

  • Hang and finish drywall.

  • Install interior trim, such as baseboards and crown molding.

Finishing Phase (6-12 months)

  • Install flooring, such as hardwood, tile, or carpet.

  • Install cabinets and countertops.

  • Install plumbing and electrical fixtures.

  • Paint interior and exterior surfaces.

  • Conduct final walk-through with the homeowner to ensure their satisfaction with the finished product.

  • Complete any final punch list items.

  • Obtain necessary inspections and approvals.

Customer Expectations:

  • The homeowner can expect regular communication and updates from the design+build team throughout the project.

  • The homeowner can expect a high-quality finished product that meets their vision and specifications.

  • The homeowner can expect the project to be completed within the agreed-upon timeline and budget, barring any unforeseen circumstances such as weather delays or material shortages.

  • The homeowner can expect a clean and safe worksite throughout the duration of the project.

  • The homeowner can expect that any issues or concerns will be addressed promptly and professionally by the design+build team.

It's important to note that the timeline and milestones can vary depending on the size and complexity of the custom home project. The Design Phase can take anywhere from 3 to 8 months, depending on the level of detail required and how quickly the homeowner makes decisions. The post-design portion of the project can take up to 1.5 years, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Additionally, unexpected issues or delays can still arise during any phase of the project, so it's always a good idea to build in some buffer time to account for these contingencies. The customer expectations should be clearly communicated and agreed upon by both parties before the project begins to ensure a successful outcome.


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