Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

House Construction Stages

February 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 108

You must have seen hundreds of houses being built in front you while you were on your way to work or home. It takes weeks but at the end of it but, the end result is completely worth the labor and toil as well as time!

You must have wondered what stages are involved in house building and who are the people who do this job. If you are planning to undertake any construction work in your house or are interested in it just for the sake of it, read on to find out what goes behind sturdy and luxurious houses before they stand on ground.

Before any of the 'real' work can take place, you need to have a lawyer who can look at your contract with the builder. Your lawyer will help you with assigning dates to each task so that the whole process completes on time.

You will also have to get your own inspector who can come and inspect the progress of home building at various stages.

Site preparation and foundation This will include the groundwork. Earthwork such as excavation, land clearing and grading will have to be done. This process is known as site preparation. Your home cannot be built unless site has been prepared by excavation contracting companies.

Excavating contractor companies will remove debris from the site so work can take place. Your home will be built on a foundation, which will either be a basement, slab or a crawl space. Slabs are probably the easiest ways of building a foundation, as they only require concrete to be poured directly on ground. Very little labor goes into building a slab foundation.

Framing A basic skeleton of your house is erected with the help of wood or steel framing, roof sheathing and an exterior wall. Municipal inspectors will typically visit the site to see the progress of rough framing.

Mechanical, plumbing and electrical stage Plumbing work will require installation of a septic tank and sewer lines while electrical work will require installation of all switches and electrical wires throughout the house. HVAC systems will also be installed at this stage.

Insulation and Drywall Stage First, the walls will be insulated. Then drywall or sheetrock will be installed over them.

Final touch This will include all painting, trimming and finishing of cabinetry, flooring, mirrors and final mechanical processes. Things will be either painted or covered with wallpaper. Inspectors will come in a for a final view.

and contact numbers from their last three clients who had the same job as yours.

for vancouver contractors and v north vancouver renovations. please visit

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

House Construction


House Construction Stages


Construction Stages


Home Cannot


Require Installation

Teenage rebellion is easier to tolerate in book or film form. Take a look back at some of the most well known and loved "coming of age" stories set in boarding schools.

By: Harvey McEwan l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 445

An important thing you have to consider before working out is having a pair of great training shoes. You cannot immediately undergo any physical training wearing inappropriate footwear. If you do so,

By: Steve Hill l Recreation & Sports l July 10, 2012 lViews: 349

Granite is one natural stone that is used for several purposes from dimension stone to countertops to sculptures. The use of granite for building the temples and monuments was initiated millions

By: Steve L Patterson l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 298

Up to 65,000 H-1B visas for new employment may be issued each fiscal year (FY) for professional workers, including medical providers. In general, a person who already has an H-1B and applies for

By: Ann Badmus l Arts & Entertainment l July 10, 2012 lViews: 309

Beside coin shooting, gold detecting or the many other things you can do with your metal detector. There is a large group of people who take their metal detector out looking for old stuff. Not just

By: Candy L Lindsey l Recreation & Sports l July 07, 2012 lViews: 293

Many people want to be writers and you may be one of them. In order to make your dream occupation a reality, you need to have a plan. You also need to work on this plan constantly. These tips from a

By: Harriet Hodgson l Writing & Speaking l July 06, 2012 lViews: 440

HVAC repair service are provided by a reputable company who hires licensed and well-trained contactors. Find out what you should look for.

By: Antoinette Ayanal Home Improvementl June 14, 2012 lViews: 152

A board up service may be something you will find is necessary. Consider who to call when this needs to happen.

By: Andrew Strattonl Home Improvementl June 14, 2012 lViews: 161

There are many different types of water damage. Some are more harmful than other and some are easily avoidable with some forethought.

By: Antoinette Ayanal Home Improvementl June 13, 2012 lViews: 206

One of the most challenging things to come back from as a homeowner is water damage. The insidious thing is how many ways in which you can become a victim. Here are some things you can do to begin

By: Ace Abbeyl Home Improvementl June 13, 2012 lViews: 176

Home renovation before moving in can help make the new place more inviting. Consider some of these to make the transition easier.

By: Alfred Ardisl Home Improvementl June 13, 2012 lViews: 146

Service for heat pumps can sometimes be a challenge. Know who to call to get the work done you need.

By: Alfred Ardisl Home Improvementl June 13, 2012 lViews: 157

You have finally decided to give your home a makeover. Everyone in your lane has been getting their homes renovated so you think it is time you did too. Whether you hire a contractor for exterior

By: Kathleen Taby Rodriguezl Home Improvementl February 23, 2012 lViews: 81