Building a House

6 Stages of Building a House

No doubt, it is an exciting experience to build a custom home from the ground up. It is up to you how you construct your work of art from start to end. Even though it is an exciting process, building a house is very stressful as well.

Of course, a home is a place where you live for many years. Therefore, it is necessary to pay proper attention to the construction process of your home. If you understand the whole home construction process, you will be prepared for the upcoming months of your home construction journey.

Here, we will let you know how it all works:

Plans and permitting:

When you are building a residential or commercial property, you will encounter a lot of problems. These can include administrative hindrances, environmental constraints and financial issues.

The foremost stage of the home construction process is to develop a set of plans with the assistance of a licensed designer or architect. Once you develop a set of plans and approve them by a licensed architect, then the plans must be sealed by a licensed engineer.

The first step in the process is to get a site plan approved by the municipality. You need to submit this to the municipal authorities along with plans that show the size and layout of your building. The municipality will give you permission to build only if your site plan is approved. Without it, no construction can take place on the land.

After approving plans, the next step is to apply for a building permit. For this purpose, an energy form is mandatory to fill in which all the critical energy features are incorporated. In addition, you need cut sheets as well as a set of truss plans for sliding glass doors and each window.

The site work and masonry phase:

It is the second step of the home construction process that begins with the site. A crew will come to your site and start clearing the land in order to start the construction process.

While construction, you may also require additional fill in order to bring the entire home to reduced flood elevation. After this, it is required to dig and pour the footings. And in the footing areas, a stem wall is laid and poured. In these stem walls, underground plumbing and electrical is laid.


It is the next step of the construction process in which roof trusses are sheathed and installed. And then, the tar paper is used to dry the roof. After this, all interior framing is installed.

Plumbing, electric, and more:

Once the grey structure of the home is built, other areas of the home need to be done, including:

·         HVAC

·         Electrical

·         Plumbing

·         Wiring for security systems, electricals, and telephones

Insulation, drywall, and flooring:

So the next step of the home construction process is insulation. This stage is to protect the home from harmful sun rays as well as severe winter climate. Basically, insulation is used to control the home’s climate. It is also used to make the home energy-efficient.

The most common types of home insulation are:

·         Blanket insulation

·         Foam

·         Fibreglass

After finishing the drywall, the rest of the exterior finishes must be installed, such as siding or stucco. In addition, the cabinets in the kitchen should be installed and the bathroom flooring as well.

Landscaping and exterior aspects:

The landscaping and exterior aspect of a home is the sixth and final phase of a new home building project. This phase requires a great deal of planning, especially when the builder has to work around the existing structure.

Landscaping work is done after construction work has been completed but before the builder hands over the keys to the homeowner. However, landscape designers have to keep in mind that most new homes are built on bare land.

Landscape designers have to be very creative about how they will use vegetation, hardscapes (pavers, driveways, retaining walls, etc.), and structures.

So these are the complete phases of building a house. You should research properly, find the best architect and designer as well as a team of professional builders that must be able to provide quality services and deliver desired results.