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After having met with our clients and worked through the design process, we are now in a position to present a Proposal to start the construction of your new home.
 
YOUR CONTRACT
  • We present you with a detailed Contract. This is generally a fixed price Contract, so that you know exactly what the project will cost you, barring any changes or additions.
NOTE: If, as the project progresses, there are any changes or additions that you would like to make, it is important that you bring these up as soon as possible, so you can avoid unnecessary costs. We will discuss the changes or additions with you, and prepare a Change Order or Additional Work Order for your approval. These forms are additions to the original Contract. They will include information showing the original Contract price, any prior Changes or Additions, the added costs involved, the change in work and materials, payments made thus far, and the remaining amount that will be due according to the payment schedule outlined in the original Contract.
  • After all parties sign the Contract, and we get the initial payment to begin, we then present the Contract and accompanying prints to the appropriate jurisdictions for approval and permits. When permits are obtained, we can begin the actual construction process itself. This is an exciting time, for you as the new homeowner, as well as for us!

 

 

WE START YOUR PROJECT

  • We prepare the site and begin the excavation. Next comes the foundation work. Then work on the structure of your home begins. Soon the shell of the home is up, and the roof is on to provide protection for everything below. Doors and windows can go in at this time, and the building can now be secured. All this work proceeds more rapidly than other phases of the project.
  • If there are no municipal water and sewer facilities, the work to provide these onsite proceeds during this time.

 

 

THE INSIDE

  • Next come rough-ins for heating, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical systems, in that order.
  • Now we are in a position to start interior work. This is when the work moves along more slowly than thus far, as this work is more painstaking, and requires more careful attention to details.
  • Wall surfaces are done at this time. Then follows trim, cabinetwork and counters, flooring, plumbing fixtures, finish electrical, and other details. Finally, we do a walk through with you to prepare a final "punch list", or list of details that always need attention near the close of a project.

 

 

MOVE IN DAY!

  • At last, or so it will seem to you at the time, is move in day! Then, you can begin to enjoy the fruits of all your, (and our) hard work.

 

YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL
  • We will provide you with, and review with you a "manual" for your home much like that provided with a new car, or other product you might buy. In this manual will be instructions for all the systems in your new home, including how to most effectively operate them, required or suggested maintenance schedules, what to do if something goes wrong, and a list of manufacturer supplied items, their warranties, phone contacts, and any other details particular to your new home.

 

Congratulations on your new home!
 
 

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This page was last modified on April 18, 2013

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