How Long Does A Custom Built Home Usually Take?

Buying a new custom-built home is a dream for many people. While it can be a great long-term option, the length of time that it takes for the process to be complete can be frustrating. There are several factors that go into the home construction process that can be time consuming.

Design and Approval

If you are building a completely custom home it will take brand new drawings and designs. This will require you to work with the architect and contractor to come up with a feasible plan that meets your budget and specifications. Once the drawings are complete, you will need to receive the proper zoning approvals. Depending on where you live, this could take up to three months. 

Foundation Design

Once approved, you will need to have the foundation for the home dug. If you are in a colder climate it would be ideal to start this after winter when the ground has thawed. This process can be completed within a few weeks, but may require additional time depending on weather.

Ground Up Construction

Next, you will need to have the exterior of your home built. Depending on the size of the home, weather, and contractor dedication, this could take two to three months of total work. However, there are many factors that could delay this including labor issues, poor weather, or supply challenges.

Interior Design

The final step is to complete the interior of the home. This part of the process will usually take no more than two months if you are able to have many projects going simultaneously. During this time you are less susceptible to weather delays and the timeline is more predictable.

In conclusion, a custom-built home is a big project that takes time. Overall, you should expect for it to take anywhere from 6 to 12 months from start until completion. If you're looking for new construction homes or quick occupancy homes, contact the professionals at Windmill Homes today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

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