It’s a wonderful experience to start from scratch on a bespoke house. For the first time in your life, you get to design and build the house you’ll be living in for many years to come.
Phase 1 of the Construction of a House: Design and Permitting
The first step is to work with an architect or professional designer to create a set of blueprints. A professional engineer must sign and date the drawings once they have been authorized. An Australian energy form must be completed in order to apply for the construction permit, which integrates all of the important energy elements and calculates an energy value for the home that must meet specific minimum values. For the windows and sliding glass doors, we’ll need a complete set of truss designs as well as cut sheets. Before Sunshine Builders may apply for a construction permit, the municipality needs all of these items.
Phase 2: The Site Work and Masonry Phase of Home Building
The site is where the next phase of the home-building process begins. To begin building, a crew will need to remove and level the site. To meet federally regulated flood elevations, extra fill is frequently necessary in numerous locations. Afterward, the footings are excavated and poured into place. After that, a stem wall is erected and then filled in. After the stem wall has been constructed, the slab is poured, and all of the utilities and wiring are in place. To anchor the walls to the footings, an outside block wall is constructed first, followed by the pouring of the slab.
Home Building Phase #3: Framing.
Sheathing and installing the roof trusses are the next steps. Tar paper is then applied on the roof to seal it in. A majority of the internal framing has been completed.
Phase #4 of Home Building: Plumbing, Electricity, and More!
Electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, as well as wiring for phones and security systems can be completed after the outside of the building is finished. After that, a plethora of further inspections will be required before construction on the home can continue.
Phase 5: Insulation, Drywall, and Flooring.
Insulation will be installed when the property has passed the next round of inspections. Thermal management and energy efficiency are both improved with the use of insulation in the home. Fiberglass, foam, and blanket insulation are some of the most common forms of insulation. Stucco or siding can be applied to the outside once the drywall is finished. Cabinets, flooring, and bathroom fixtures, such as sinks, tubs, and toilets, will follow.
The Landscaping and Exterior Aspects of the Home Construction Phase #6
Work on roads, walks, swimming pools and patios may begin now that most of the heavy machinery has been removed. Depending on your location and your budget, landscaping is one of the last tasks in the home-building process. A Certificate of Occupancy will be provided following a successful final inspection. After that, your builder will lead you on a last tour of your house to make sure everything is as you wanted it to be.