Please note that due to COVID-19 all of these times take slightly longer and are close, but not exact. Each home will be slightly different. We have had to add more time to some things and are constantly adjusting in real time. We ask that you please take that into consideration when using this.
Building a new home is so exciting and the more you know, the more you can sit back and enjoy (rather than stress that something is not done on time). We created this timeline and infographic to show you roughly when things are ordered and then installed to help that. Note, these are rough times and not set in stone.
There are a lot of other processes that went on prior to actually start building your home. The land purchase was probably done 2 – 3 years prior, the development at least 1 year ago and the building permit one to two months before grading. So this is mainly from grading on.
This is an infographic based on the average time to build a 3,000sf or smaller home of about 120 to 150 days (larger homes and basements take even longer). This timeline has been fairly on point for at least the last 5 years here. Weather, government regulations and how many subcontractors are available can shift this time frame significantly. The winter months here in Georgia tend to have a few weeks of freezing weather and the occasional snow storm, then the spring has some rainy weeks that can wreak havoc on this timeline.
Below the graphic is a more detailed itemized timeline.
Here is a more detailed construction timeline from grading on for average home of up to 3,000 sf.
Since each county has different requirements before you can start grading, this starts after grading is complete. Some counties issue building permits in one month, some take two or more and grading takes about 1 to 2 weeks.
A basement will take longer by about one to two months and a larger home will take much longer, too.
This is an ESTIMATE and this is if all goes perfectly, realistically we can add one to two weeks to allow for weather delays.
Too much rain and too low temperatures will make certain stages impossible to do and most steps cannot be skipped…(i.e. you cannot install a backsplash if the granite isn’t in and you can’t install carpet if you have no driveway to get it safely into the house).
Days 1 – 22
Days 23 – 33
Days 34 – 36
Days 37 – 39
Days 40 – 53
Days 54 – 61
Days 62 – 70
Days 71 – 74
Days 75 – 79
Days 80 – 85
Days 86 – 96
Days 97 – 99
We hope you find this interesting and please remember this is the plan that can and will be changed to meet each home buyer’s and home’s unique circumstances.
Our team takes timing very seriously and wants to make each closing happen on time, because we understand how challenging timing a move can be. We are here to help, so if you have any questions, please as the onsite agent that is working with you.
Happy Home Building!