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Timeline for Home Building Process
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Timeline for Home Building Process

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A week by week progression of what to expect in a build for architects

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  • Checklist
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  • Complete
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  • 1
    How many square feet do we want/need?
    Prior to build
    Week 3 - 5
  • 2
    Should the master bedroom face east or west?
    Prior to build
    Week 3 - 5
  • 3
    Do we want all bedrooms on the second floor?
    Prior to build
    Week 3 - 5
  • 4
    Footings formed and foundation poured
    Foundation
    0 / 3Week 5 - 11
  • 5
    Floor area fitted with utilities
    Foundation
    0 / 2Week 5 - 11
  • 6
    Inspection 1
    Foundation
    Week 5 - 11
  • 7
    Shell/Skeleton completed (Floor system, walls and roof system)
    Framing Phase
    Week 5 - 11
  • 8
    Plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) sheating applied
    Framing Phase
  • 9
    Sheathing covered with cover/house wrap
    Framing Phase
  • 10
    Pipes and wires
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
  • 11
    Water supply lines
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
  • 12
    Shower units and Bathtubs
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
  • 13
    Sewer lines and vents
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
  • 14
    Duckwork for HVAC* system
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
    Week 12 - 15
  • 15
    HVAC* vent pipes installed
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
    Week 12 - 15
  • 16
    Electrician installs receptacles
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
    0 / 3Week 12 - 15
  • 17
    Wiring for cable TV / music systems / telephones
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
    Week 12 - 15
  • 18
    Inspection #2
    Rough Plumbing and Electrical
  • 19
    Insulation thermal performance/R-value test for heat transfer
    Install Insulation
    0 / 4Week 15 - 17
  • 20
    Kraft paper or foil-kraft paper attachment to vapor barrier
    Install Insulation
    Week 15 - 17
  • 21
    Drywall hung and taped
    Complete drywall / interior textures
    Week 15 - 17
  • 22
    Drywall texturing (if applicable) is completed
    Complete drywall / interior textures
    Week 15 - 17
  • 23
    Primer coat of paint applied after taping complete
    Complete drywall / interior textures
    Week 15 - 17
  • 24
    Installing exterior finishes
    Complete drywall / interior textures
    0 / 4Week 15 - 17
  • 25
    Install exterior driveways
    Finish Interior trim
  • 26
    Install exterior walkways
    Finish Interior trim
  • 27
    Install interior door
    Finish Interior trim
    Week 15 - 17
  • 28
    Install doors
    Finish Interior trim
    Week 15 - 17
  • 29
    Install baseboards
    Finish Interior trim
    Week 15 - 17
  • 30
    Install door castings
    Finish Interior trim
    Week 15 - 17
  • 31
    Install window sills
    Finish Interior trim
    Week 15 - 17
  • 1
    How many square feet do we want/need?
  • 2
    Should the master bedroom face east or west?
  • 3
    Do we want all bedrooms on the second floor?
  • 4
    Footings formed and foundation poured
  • 5
    Floor area fitted with utilities
  • 6
    Inspection 1
  • 7
    Shell/Skeleton completed (Floor system, walls and roof system)
  • 8
    Plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) sheating applied
  • 9
    Sheathing covered with cover/house wrap
  • 10
    Pipes and wires
  • 11
    Water supply lines
  • 12
    Shower units and Bathtubs
  • 13
    Sewer lines and vents
  • 14
    Duckwork for HVAC* system
  • 15
    HVAC* vent pipes installed
  • 16
    Electrician installs receptacles
  • 17
    Wiring for cable TV / music systems / telephones
  • 18
    Inspection #2
  • 19
    Insulation thermal performance/R-value test for heat transfer
  • 20
    Kraft paper or foil-kraft paper attachment to vapor barrier
  • 21
    Drywall hung and taped
  • 22
    Drywall texturing (if applicable) is completed
  • 23
    Primer coat of paint applied after taping complete
  • 24
    Installing exterior finishes
  • 25
    Install exterior driveways
  • 26
    Install exterior walkways
  • 27
    Install interior door
  • 28
    Install doors
  • 29
    Install baseboards
  • 30
    Install door castings
  • 31
    Install window sills
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