Watching your new house transform from a dirt lot to your new home sweet home is incredibly exciting. To help you prepare and understand your new home’s construction, we have outlined the typical steps Brookline Homes will take in the construction of your new home.
Establishing good communication channels and setting expectations for both buyer and builder is incredibly important to us. To help facilitate this, you will have your first meeting with your Brookline Builder shortly after you sign your contract with your Brookline Homes Sales Agent. In your Pre-Construction meeting, your builder will review with you your homesite location, structural selections on your house, and construction schedule.
A strong foundation is vital to the long-term safety and durability of a home. The type of foundation will depend on the size of your house, the soil and topography of the lot, and local building codes. These different elements also determine the length of time it will take to complete the foundation. Up to four county inspections are required at this stage.
Once concrete is poured, it will need time to cure. During this period, there will be no activity on the construction site.
After the foundation has cured, your house will begin to go vertical. This is when you will start to see your home take shape and there will be indications of rooms, different stories, and roof patterns. One county inspection is required at this stage.
After the “shell” of the house is complete, we can begin installing the mechanical systems. Many crews are working to “rough in” the systems into your house. Towards the conclusion of this stage you will have your second meeting with your builder, the Pre-Drywall Walk. This meeting gives you the opportunity to see behind the walls and learn more about the products and materials used in the construction of your new home. This walk-though also serves as an opportunity to confirm installation of all pre-drywall selections.
Three county inspections are required at this stage.
While mechanicals are being installed, we will be hard at work on the exterior of your home.
The drywall phase of construction changes the look and feel of your home very dramatically. Rooms become enclosed and divided allowing you to visually see the size of the rooms and flow of the floor plan. Many people are not able to visualize what their home will ultimately look like until the drywall is hung.
One county inspection is required at this stage.
During this stage your house will really come together aesthetically. The options you selected with the Brookline Homes Designer, as well as our standard design features, will contribute to the final look and personality of your home.
It is now time to bring the house to life! Air conditioning is turned on and tested, kitchen appliances are installed and bathroom mirrors are hung.
Four county inspections are required at this stage.
Your home is almost ready! One week before your closing, you will have your Homeowner Orientation Meeting with your Builder. Your Brookline Homes Builder will walk you through your finished home and instruct you on the operation of the key mechanical systems. Utility shut-offs, operation of the HVAC system, warranties, maintenance, and many other topics will be discussed or demonstrated. This is a great opportunity to ask your builder any questions you may have about your new home. Any deficiencies found in your home will be noted and corrected prior to your Final Walk. During the Final Walk though, you will verify that 100% of work is complete on your house. After you sign off on the completion of your house you will go to our closing attorney’s office to sign your closing documents.
Congratulations, and Welcome to Brookline Homes!