Only a few people can do all the steps required to build a custom home, but you can act as your very own general contractor and hire other subcontractors in the order they are needed.
There might be certain aspects of the labor that you can do on your own, but only by getting a good understanding of the whole custom home building process could you decide which tasks need to be done.
This guide will outline the basics as well as the chronology of organizing the construction of your custom home all by yourself. Hiring subcontractors when needed and saving cash where you can by using sweat equity is the single and most effective money saving technique whenever it concerns building a house.
Site and Home Building Basics
The first thing you need to do is to get situated. So, you need to clear out the building site and make sure there are no debris at the ground level as well as 25 feet around your preferred home perimeter. Your surveyor will stake out the lot according to the original plot drawings that show the boundaries of the property. Make changes to the topography of the site when needed to change the water flow across to the site. This usually requires a general contractor with earth moving tools.
Pouring Concrete Foundation and Footings
This is where things will start to get serious in terms of spending money and labor. The work is almost always performed by foundation specialist and excavation contractors. Once footings and foundation have been installed, you can never go back because if you do, you’ve wasted a serious amount of cash.
Running Electrical and Plumbing lines
In case you are setting up a slab-type foundation, you need electricians and plumbers to rough-in a few of the services before pouring the concrete slab. Once everything is in place, the subcontractor will then pour the concrete.
Framing, Siding, and Roofing
Now that the excavation, foundation, as well as the concrete work are done, you’ll soon start to see your project as your home. The floors, ceilings, and walls will be installed and then the contractors will then move to the siding, sheathing, and roof installation. This work could be completed right away. In just a couple of weeks, you will start to recognize your house as a house.
Installing Rough In Plumbing and Electrical
The next job that will be tackled involves the interior of your home. Masons, HVAC contractors, electricians, and plumbers will arrive. The chimney will be constructed by the mason while the electrician will perform the rough-in work for the electrical circuits and the plumbers for the plumbing pipes. Then, the work will be inspected to make sure that they are done right.
Drywall, Trim, Painting, and Finish Work
More interior work will be done. The wall and the ceiling surfaces will be installed. After the drywall is installed and the walls have been primed, you’ll need the help of a painter again. The walls and ceilings will be painted or finished with texture. The counter tops will be installed as well as the electrical and plumbing fixtures.
Floors, Driveway Installation, and Landscaping
The finish flooring surfaces will be installed in your custom home Myrtle Beach. Then the driveway will be setup and the landscaping will be done, too.
Call Dawol Homes if you need the help of experts in building your dream custom home.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588