Prepare Construction Site and Pour Foundation.
Apply for and Acquire Permits.
Construction Crew Levels Site
Puts Up Wooden Forms for the Temporary Foundation
Footings Are Installed
Before a builder can put a shovel in the ground, local government must approve the design and provide permits for everything from the zoning and grading (changing the contour of the land to accommodate your home and driveway) to the septic systems, home construction, electrical work, and plumbing. Once permits are acquired, physical construction can begin.

Complete Rough Framing
Floor System, Walls, Roof Systems Are Completed
Sheathing Applied to Exterior Walls, Covered With Protective Wrap
The floor systems, walls and roof systems are completed (collectively known as the shell or skeleton of the house). Plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing is applied to the exterior walls and roof and windows and exterior doors are installed. The sheathing is then covered with a protective barrier known as a house wrap; it prevents liquid water from infiltrating the structure while allowing water vapor to escape. This reduces the likelihood of mold and wood rot.

Complete Rough Plumbing, Electrical HVAC.
The Following Are Installed:
Pipes and Wires
Sewer Lines and Vents
Water Supply Lines
Bathtubs, Shower Units
Ductwork for HVAC System
HVAC Vent Pipes
Once the shell is finished, siding and roofing can be installed. At the same time, the electrical and plumbing contractors start running pipes and wires through the interior walls, ceilings and floors. Sewer lines and vents, as well as water supply lines for each fixture, are installed. Bathtubs and one-piece shower/tub units are put in place at this point because there’s more room to maneuver large, heavy objects.

Install Insulation.
Common Types of Insulation in New Homes
Fiberglass
Cellulose
Foam Mineral Wool
Concrete Blocks
Insulation Concrete Forms
Spray Foam
Structural Insulated Panels
Foam Board or Ridged Foam
Insulation plays a key role in creating a more comfortable, consistent indoor climate while significantly improving a home’s energy efficiency. One of the most important qualities of insulation is its thermal performance or R-value, which indicates how well the material resists heat transfer. Most homes are insulated in all exterior walls, as well as the attic and any floors that are located above unfinished basements or crawl spaces.

Complete Drywall and Interior Fixtures, Start Exterior Finishes
Drywall is Hung and Taped
Texturing is Completed
Primary Coat of Paint is Applied
Exterior Finishes (Brick, Stucco, Stone) Are Installed
Drywall is hung and taped so the seams between the boards aren’t visible, and drywall texturing (if applicable) is completed. The primer coat of paint is also applied after taping is complete. Contractors begin installing exterior finishes such as brick, stucco, stone and siding.

Finish Mechanical Trims; Install Bathroom Fixtures.
Light fixtures, outlets and switches are installed and the electrical panel is completed. HVAC equipment is installed and registers completed. Sinks, toilets and faucets are put in place.

Install Mirrors, Shower Doors; Finish Flooring, Exterior Landscaping.
Mirrors, shower doors and carpeting are installed and final cleanup takes place. Trees, shrubs and grass are planted and other exterior landscaping completed.

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