After finding the right plot of land and acquiring a permit, you begin the timely process of building your new home. Whether you’re a retired couple wanting to downsize or have a growing family, creating a new home could benefit you greatly.
But what are the steps that go into the construction of a new house? Here are the construction requirements needed to build your home.
After having the foundation of concrete poured, one of the first construction requirements needed to build your home is putting up house framing and setting up your systems. Framing involves contractors installing windows, doors, walls, floors, and a roof system. It’s the skeleton of your home. It’s also known as a protective shield and prevents moisture buildup.
After the framing is complete, contractors install HVAC, water, and electrical systems. They’ll go through the best placements of your systems, including figuring out what size water line your home needs and installed appropriately.
Throughout your home construction, inspections will occur constantly. During the foundation and system installation, you’ll install insulation, finish interior, and exterior additions, then install fixtures and flooring. The contractors will assist in anything that needs adjusting, replacements, and approval during each step.
After your systems are in place, contractors will begin the long process of adding to the home. Insulation is for controlling the home’s temperature. Drywall is built on any raised surfaces with a spackling compound, then coated with primer.
After that, they focus on interior and exterior finishes. Placing trim along the exterior walls, windowsills, and mantles adds proper drainage systems and yard maintenance. Light switches, faucets, toilets, and sinks are added inside. Lastly, contractors will add fixtures and flooring.
After the final inspection and walkthrough, your new home is officially done. Congratulations—you’re now the new owner of your beautiful home. Now, go on in and make some memories!