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Custom Home Building (Stages of Construction)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The general construction of your home will proceed through a variety of phases. As you watch the “parade of trades” flow through your construction site, you will begin to see the dream take form right out of the ground.

The stages of construction will usually follow a straight forward progression. Your general contractor will establish a detailed schedule of all aspects of construction broken down into categories such as site work, framing, interior, exterior etc. I have included for you a basic progressive list of the order in which a home will typically be constructed. This list is not all inclusive, but is presented here to give you an idea of the general steps involved in typical custom residential construction.

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Construction Team Member Interview Guide

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Use this worksheet along with the Dream Team of Professionals checklist to record your findings and opinions as you visit with potential design and construction team members.

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Contractor Selection Checklist

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Use this checklist to determine who you will need as part of your Dream Team of professionals.  This team may include home builder, architect, engineer, draftsman, interior designer, landscape architect and more.  This list will help you identify who you may want to start speaking with.

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The Dream Home Creation Worksheet

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Use this worksheet to guide you through the design and ideas generation stage of conceptualizing your custom home.  This will assist your creative thought process in regards to amenities, room, materials, and extras you have always wanted.  This list will eventually be used by your designer, architect, and builder during the design and build stages of construction.  Not all variables listed will apply, but enjoy the creative flow of ideas as you work through the options.

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