New home construction can be an incredibly complex and confusing process for homeowners. From initial planning to final interior design, a lot goes into the design/build process, and it can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t have the right team to help you along the way.
At C&C Partners, we’ve created a seamless custom home design process by breaking it into three phases — Preliminary Study, Design Development, and Construction — each with five distinct steps. By maintaining an organized and detail-oriented approach through this consistently-proven structure, we can ensure transparency, clear communication, and less stress throughout the process.
We’ll be shining a spotlight on phase three of our process: construction. This can often be the most stressful and time-consuming part of the process for homeowners, so continue reading this comprehensive guide to better understand what to expect during your new home construction.
Step 1: Pre-Construction
The first step in the new home construction process is pre-construction. Before beginning construction work, it’s necessary to ensure that all of the necessary insurance requirements, permits, and zoning regulations are in place. The contractor will also submit early purchase orders and release any liens the home may have. We call this 3-4 week period “mobilization.”
Step 2: Construction
The second step in the process is the construction itself. Mike, our general contractor, with the help of your job superintendent, will begin the basic framing and then perform the “rough-in” work. “Rough-in” or “trade” work refers to the process of bringing in the electrical wiring, plumbing, mechanical ductwork and other lines. Insulation and drywall are then added, as well as exterior siding, driveways, or walkways.
After the rough-in, the interior millwork is performed. This includes interior doors, trim, shelving, cabinets, flooring, countertops, landscaping and more. This is also when your home is painted. At this point, almost all major construction is finished.
Step 3: Design and Build Partnership
As the construction process draws to a close, you’ll visit the new home construction site with our custom home design team — this typically includes Patrick, Mike, your interior designer, and your project’s project manager and superintendent — to monitor the property’s progress and discuss finishes. This is your opportunity to make tweaks to selections such as paint or cabinet hardware; some may know it as the “blue-tape walkthrough.”
At C&C Partners, we hold weekly meetings with the design and build team to ensure that the home is progressing on time and on budget. You’re welcome to attend these meetings to monitor the progress of your home and bring up any questions or concerns.
Step 4: Home Orientation
Once construction is completed, you’ll be able to finalize fixture selections during the home orientation phase. This includes faucets, cabinet hardware, shower heads, lighting and more. We’ll also provide a homeowner manual which you can review.
Step 5: Post-Construction
In the post-construction phase, you’ll be ready to market and sell the home or move in! We’ll also work with you to discuss maintenance and when our warranty process will begin.
If you’re searching for a truly luxury custom home design/build experience, C&C Partners is the premier choice. We offer unmatched and unwavering customer service, paired with exceptional craftsmanship that guarantees you’ll love your custom home for decades to come. During every stage of the custom home design/build process, your vision and budget are kept at the forefront, exemplifying the client-centric approach that has helped us become one of the premier luxury home builders in Southern California. We’ll work with you one-on-one, ensuring that you’re comfortable and confident throughout the design/build process and guaranteeing your dream home comes to life. If you want to experience the C&C Partners difference for yourself, contact us online or give us a call at 310-322-0803 today.