It’s a question we get all the time: “How Soon Can I Start My Residential Construction Project?”
If you’ve been dreaming about a new residential construction project for quite some time and made the decision to commit a budget and resources to making it a reality, the waiting to finally kick-off construction can make you feel as impatient as a child waiting for their next birthday to roll around.
The good news is that once you’ve committed to taking the leap into the project, there are just a few key steps to take before officially getting started. Let’s walk through what that general process looks like:
3 key steps to starting my residential construction project
- Create and finalize plans with an architect – Engaging an architect early in the construction process is important for ensuring that your vision is executed in a way that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and complies with building codes and any community-specific requirements. Together, your architect, engineers, contractor, and any other project stakeholders, will walk with you through several phases of design and planning before committing to the final design plan.
- Secure necessary permits – Once the plans are finalized, your contractor will secure the necessary permits required to get the job done. Permitting requirements can vary significantly from county to county and municipality to municipality, so the exact timeline for your project is dependent upon your location. Your contractor will be able to advise you on what to expect based on where you live.
- Start construction – Your plans are set, approvals have been granted, and now the fun can begin! Once construction kicks off, your timeline for completion can be impacted by several variables. For a look at some of those, review our post on how long it takes to finish a project.
Ready to start yours? Schedule a consultation today to discuss the details of your project plans.