During construction, we keep the lines of communication open so our homebuyers stay informed about the progress of their new home. There are 15 specific steps in our new home construction process, but they can be grouped into six stages. Here’s a breakdown of each stage.
Stage 1: Pre Construction and Layout:
The first stage of the construction process starts with applying for building permits, a process which varies depending on the location, size, and floorplan of your home. On average, it takes about two weeks for city officials to approve building paperwork, but can vary by municipality. Once we get the permits approved, we’ll start building.
Stage 2: Foundation, Framing, and Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Installation (MEP):
Before we pour in the concrete for the foundation, we go through pre-slab preparation, such as laying pole tension cables. Next, we pour in the concrete to make the foundation.
Once the foundation slab is complete, we can start framing the walls. We also assemble the roof and set it in place on the housing frame.
After the walls are framed, we install your home’s HVAC system and the rest of the plumbing, such as the drain pipes and the hot and cold water supply. Up next are your home’s rough electrical systems, such as the wiring and switchboard.
Frame inspection is the last stage before drywall. Local authorities come in to do a walk-though and frame inspection to make sure your home’s frame meets building regulations. We also invite homeowners to come tour their home at this stage, so we can make sure everything is built to the pre-determined specifications. It’s a lot easier to make changes prior to drywall if they need to be done.
Stage 3: Drywall and Finishing:
Next up – drywall and exterior finish. Once we complete these, we install interior trim such as baseboards and interior doors. Remember the cabinet designs you chose during your visit at the design studio? We’ll get those cabinets delivered, unpacked, and installed during this stage.
Finally, we’ll put down all of the flooring and the carpet. We also complete any landscaping, which varies by your home’s region and climate specific landscaping packages.
Stage 4: Final Inspection and Appliances
During this stage, we finish installing appliances and do a walk-though of the house to make sure all construction is complete. This is also the stage for final inspection. The local municipality comes in to approve the final product, and issue a certificate of occupancy. This indicates the home is safe for its future residents.
Stage 5: New Home Orientation
Now, we’ll schedule your new home orientation. You’ll learn all about your new home’s features, such as shutting off the water and lighting the furnace, straight from the person that built it. You should come to the orientation prepared with a check-list of questions. You’ll hear a lot of information during this meeting, so make sure to take lots of notes.
Stage 6: Closing
When you complete your walk-through, your Beazer Closing Coordinator will give you an estimated date for closing on your new home. Remember, there are a few variables that can affect this date, so keep that in mind when it comes time for you to schedule movers. Once you speak with your closing coordinator, you can get your materials ready for your final stage of the home buying process: closing on your new home.