You have your land, now you want to build your home on it. It takes on average about 7 months to complete a home, so you want to make sure you do everything you can to ensure the quickest build. The time of year you choose to build, obtaining permits, and other factors go into the process of building a home and you can do a few things to help speed the process along. Here are 3 things you can do to help your home be built faster so you can move in as soon as possible.
Get permits before building
Every city and county has different zoning and permit laws that homeowners and builders must adhere to. In getting permits prior to building you don't have to wait for any new approvals that can halt the process mid-construction. If you are unsure what permits you need for your land, talk to your city ordinances or consult with your builder. They can guide you to getting the paperwork you need.
Build at the right time of year
February is often the best time of year to start a construction project. Builders aren't already overwhelmed with other projects and the ground is typically beginning to thaw, allowing for easier construction. If you begin construction on your home later in the warmer seasons, your construction crew may be busy with other home building commitments as well, which can make it take longer to get your home finished. You can ask your builder when they are the slowest as well to get a great idea for when you should start your build.
Have your well and septic dug
The first thing you will want to complete for your home project is digging a well and ensuring your septic is finished. These projects are often the least time-consuming and once they are out of the way, your construction company can get to work pouring a foundation and getting the frame of your home done. You also want to have your well dug beforehand so if there are any issues with water quality, you can address them prior to focusing on the rest of your home building project.
If you need to have your home built by a specific time, talk to a builder like Fischer Homes to see what their realistic expectations for completion are. This way, you don't have any surprises. While there are many factors of home building that are out of your control, you can do major things to ensure your home is built as quickly as possible.