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Timeline for Home Building Process

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

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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 / 3
    Week 5 - 11
  • 5

    Floor area fitted with utilities

    Foundation
    0 / 2
    Week 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 / 3
    Week 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 / 4
    Week 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 / 4
    Week 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
  • 32

    Install moldings

    Finish Interior trim
    Week 15 - 17
  • 33

    Install stair balusters

    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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