To share our knowledge with you, Nelson and Son Construction Service in Denver presents: How to Build a New Construction Home, Part 2. One of the reasons why we enjoy our job so much is that we love to partner with you in creating your dream home for your family. Let’s continue our discussion about what to expect as your home is being built – if you need to catch up, Part 1 is here for you to check out.
Siding, roofing, plumbing, electrical and HVAC
Once the shell is finished, our crew will install siding and roofing as well as run the pipes and wires through the walls, ceilings, and floors. The house is considered dried in when the roofing is put on. It’s also time to install the vents, sewer lines, and water supply lines.
We will also bring in the bathtubs and any other heavy items or appliances because it’s easier to maneuver through the structure while there’s still room.
We will install in the ductwork for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Electrical and cables
Next to go in are the electrical outlets, switches, lights, and wires from the breaker panel to the receptacles. Telephone wires, cable TV and stereo system wires are installed.
At this point, it will be time for more inspections covering the framing, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. This is crucial, especially when it comes to finishing a home build on time.
Insulation like fiberglass, cellulose, or foam goes in all exterior walls, as well as the attic and any floors above an unfinished basement or crawl spaces. We may use blanket insulation, blown-in insulation or liquid foam. Anywhere that needs it will be thoroughly covered by the Nelson team.
Drywall, interior textures, and paint
Delivered drywall is now hung on the walls and ceiling. Then we will tape the seams, complete the drywall texturing, and paint. At this point, it will really start to feel like your new home.
We will also be working on finishes for the home’s exterior like brick, stucco, stone, and siding.
Interior trim, cabinets and paint
Now it’s time for our crew to install all interior doors, baseboards, door casings, window sills, moldings, stair railings and other decorative trim. We will also put in the cabinets, vanities, and fireplace mantels. Walls will also get the last coat of paint.
Install exterior surfaces
Moving outdoors, our builders will complete the driveway, walkways, and patios. This will allow all cement and other materials to cure prior to move-in.
It’s time to install your chosen flooring – vinyl, tile or wood. If carpet is in the plan, that will be done a little further down the line to protect them.
We will also put in the countertops for your new home around this point.
With hard surfaces complete outside, our crews will move on to the exterior finish grading which provides drainage away from the house. The landscaping grading for the yard will also be done.
Now all the final light fixtures, switches, outlets, and the electrical panel are finished. HVAC equipment is installed.
The bathroom fixtures, like sinks, faucets and toilets are installed.
Carpet, mirrors, shower doors
In the home stretch, our crew will install easily damage items like your shower doors, mirrors, and fresh, new carpeting.
The landscaping, include all trees, grass, and shrubs are planted.
Finally, it will be time for the last inspection, clearing the way for a certificate of occupancy.
Your custom home is almost ready. While we will communicate with you every step of the way, a final walkthrough allows you to make sure everything just right. If not, we’ll be sure to fix it.
So, that’s our guide: How to Build a New Construction Home, Part 2. Our builders at Nelson and Son Construction Service in Denver are happy to help your family create a home that is well built and beautiful. We take pride in our work and enjoy the process of partnering with you to make your dream home come true.