To build or not to build – it’s not even a question. Building a home of your own is one of the most rewarding projects in any lifetime. To create a home and a space that is uniquely yours is special. However, very much like Rome, it won’t be built in a day.
The process of constructing a home is broken up into what has become a semi formal, industry standard set of milestones. This article is an invitation to those contemplating building, to become familiar with these now well-established milestones.
For the homeowner, these stages offer a visual reference of progress relative to a schedule. As with any complex undertaking, dividing the process into digestible chunks makes it easier to understand and remain in touch with each step.
The list below presents each of the milestones with a brief explanation of what to expect during each step. Familiarity with these terms and building stages now, will make things easier when it comes time to discuss the build with your chosen builder. Before we get into the milestones, we’ll start with a brief word about finance for a new build.