Deciding to build a new construction home depends on a lot of factors, but many homeowners focus on time.
Specifically, how long will it take for the new home to be ready so that you can move in and begin this next stage of your life. The answer isn’t always so clear, but we at Homestar Building Performance have prepared this short guide to help you understand how long it can take to build a new construction home.
The Average Timeline of Building a New Construction Home
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Survey of Construction found that it takes around 7.7 months to build a new construction house. However, the specific requirements of your project can influence the timeline tremendously.
First, you need to tackle the building authorization and permits, which can take around 1 month or more. Then comes the actual construction part, which depends on:
- The home you want, such as how complex it is
- Requirements you have
- Materials’ availability
- The construction team’s size and expertise
- Any changes that you could want during the walk-through
Major Factors That Can Slow Down Construction
When you’re building a new home, the team you work with should provide a detailed timeline of the project. While this isn’t set in stone, it does give you a fairly good idea of how long it will take to build your new construction home.
However, certain factors could delay the process:
- Weather conditions – sometimes, the weather just isn’t on your side, and such moments can end up delaying the process quite a lot;
- Authorizations issues – it’s possible to hit some bumps along the way with simply gathering the proper documentation to start construction;
- Where you’re building – the location can influence the timeline too. If you’re building on tougher soil like clay, the construction team will need additional time to break through and build the foundation. If the land also has a lot of natural elements such as rocks, trees, or if the ground isn’t straight, this requires additional preparation which will postpone construction.
The Expert Touch Matter a Lot
A good construction team knows how to prepare for these delays and set up safety nets to make sure the project can continue in a timely manner.
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