Custom HomeBuilding Phase 6: Construction Begins
At this point you’ve gone through a lot of work, made a lot of decisions, and are probably eager to see your custom home take shape. At this point we’ve finalized your budget, made all the decisions regarding your floor plan and elevation, developed the site, and have submitted permits.
Now you’ll meet with your Superintendent, who will confirm that your jobsite is ready to go. Your Superintendent will ensure the grading is properly done, there is sufficient workspace around your homesite, and the driveway is suitable for heavy construction vehicles. Once he signs off we will create your foundation and begin framing.
Half way through the building process you’ll meet with your Superintendent for a walk through to see what has been completed thus far. This will give you the opportunity to confirm that the finishes being installed are the ones you ordered or make any last-minute changes. During this midpoint inspection is a great time to ask any questions you have. Once the midpoint inspection is complete the construction crew will have the green light to complete construction.
Remaining on Schedule
Once construction has begun, the typical home will take about 5 months to complete. This estimate varies with the size of the home and if there are any special-order materials or unique architectural designs.
Other factors may affect the schedule as well. Rain may delay your construction if it is heavy enough that crews cannot safely work. Although unlikely, subcontractor availability can influence the construction schedule. Putnam has close relationships with our subcontractors but ultimately, they keep their own schedule. Subcontractor availability delays are rare, but they can happen.
Putnam Builders is Here to Help
Building a custom home is a complicated and confusing process, but with our 50+ years of experience we will help keep you on track. If you have questions: We have answers.
Take the First Step
When you’re ready, contact a custom home expert at Putnam Builders to schedule your initial meeting.
Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Bacliff, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.