David Weekley Homes has over four decades of building dream homes. You want a builder you can count on and who will be there for years to come. With so many details and steps involved in building a home, you can count on David Weekley Homes to get it right the first time!
Designing Your New Home
Designing Your New Home
From the ideal floor plan to the color of your bedrooms and bathrooms, we’re here to help you design a home to fit your individual style and budget.
Floor Plan Selection
At David Weekley Homes, our Build on Your Lot experts in Charleston know the ins and outs of our award-winning floor plans. Want a pre-wired media room in place of the fourth bedroom? No problem! Our floor plans give you the flexibility to change and add features as you see fit. We are here to help you choose and customize a floor plan to fit the way you live.
Tour One of Our Model Homes
Many custom builders will try to dazzle you with blueprints and renderings, but there’s nothing like being able to touch, feel and experience a floor plan yourself. David Weekley has model homes in Charleston built for you to tour, so you can enjoy all the beautiful design features our plans have to offer firsthand.
David Weekley’s Design Center in Charleston
Our Design Center in Charleston has everything you need to bring your new home to life! It’s filled with thousands to Custom Choices™ to give your home the personal touch that it needs. From hand scraped hard wood floors to rich cabinetry and elegant fixtures, you’ll find everything under one roof in our Charleston Design Center and all with the help of a Professional Design Consultant to tie it all together!
Preparing to Build Your New Home
From simple to complex, building a new home has many stages. We’ll walk you through the process one step at a time.
With well over three decades of experience in locating and evaluating land, we’ll assist you in finding the perfect location for your new home. Our land consulting services include locating the land, site cost evaluation, suitable floor plan recommendations, and septic or well requirements.
At David Weekley Homes, we know it’s critical to give your homesite a valid soil test and inspection prior to building your new dream home.
Preparing to Build Your New Home
A survey of your land is essential before the building process can begin. Through our Build on Your Lot program in Charleston, we will conduct a professional survey of your land to determine property limits, as well as plot the location of the house, garage and other features.
We provide a tree survey to gain useful information about the existing trees on your property, such as the species, physical measurement, ages, overall health and life expectancy. Information like this helps our Build on Your Lot experts make informed decisions about which trees we can keep and which ones are potential problems.
Existing Structure Demolition
If your homesite has an existing structure on it that needs removal, we can take care of that for you! From securing the necessary permits to debris removal, David Weekley Homes Build on Your Lot program offers demolition services of an existing structure.
Every home is different, and so is its HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) system. Depending on your situation, region and needs, you can choose from heating systems running on either gas or oil as fuel, or a hybrid packaged system that can use both fuel types. Our Build on Your Lot designers have the answers to those questions, they are experts in equipping your home with the right unit.
Fixed Pricing at Construction Start
We want to make your home building experience to be free of surprises – especially when it comes to pricing. Fixed pricing from the start means there isn't any question about how much you will pay to close on your new home. We explain the total cost before you sign on the dotted line, eliminating any unexpected bumps in the road.
We have relationships with Preferred Lenders who can help our Homebuyers determine their financing needs. A Loan Officer can guide you through the entire process, from initial application until the closing of your home. For those interested, David Weekley Homes also accepts cash contracts.
Building Your Home
Building Your Home
The paperwork is signed, so the fun begins! Now you’ll really start to see your dream home become a reality.
Your Personal Builder℠ is dedicated to keeping you informed throughout the building process. Depending on the construction stage of your new Build on Your Lot home, you’ll meet up to four times with your Personal Builder: at foundation, framing, drywall and final walk-through. When you have questions, your Personal Builder has answers. It’s just another way we personalize the home building experience and offer great Customer Service to you.
Want to keep up with your home’s progress at anytime? When you sign your contract, you will be given access to your buyer website, MyDWHome.com – a great resource for your new home. We give you the ability to access valuable information about your new home, view photos during the building process, schedule design appointments and even schedule warranty service appointments after you’ve closed on your home!
Our construction professionals inspect the construction and quality of your home. We conduct inspections at different stages by the jurisdiction in which the home is built and your home must pass each inspection before construction can continue. In addition, David Weekley Homes has professional, third-party inspections performed on foundation, framing, mechanical systems, all plumbing systems, and all energy components. This is to verify that we are building your new home to code and have met all the necessary standards. Our EnergySaver™ Homes undergo additional inspections, specifically designed and monitored by Environments For Living® for energy-efficiency certification.
Plat of New Home on Property
We provide all new David Weekley Homeowners with a home location survey plat. In addition to understanding home placement, this survey is required for many zoning approvals, and shows all property lines and existing structures on your land drawn to scale.
Swift Construction and Delivery
At David Weekley Homes, we take communication seriously, and keeping our promises is important – that’s why we keep you informed during each step of the building process. Your Personal Builder will contact you regularly to update you on progress, while MyDWHome.com will allow you to check on the building process at anytime!
Living in Your New Home
After construction is complete and you’ve moved into your new home, rest assured that we’ll be there to support you even after the dust settles.
In-house Warranty Service
At David Weekley Homes, we measure our reputation on how we treat our Customers – before, during and after closing. That’s why we dedicate an entire department to our industry-leading, multi-level, in-house warranty program. Our skilled Warranty Service Team can help you resolve construction or maintenance issues that might arise. During the first year you’re covered by our one-year limited warranty, plus the appliance manufacturers’ warranties. Our two-year mechanical systems warranty covers plumbing, electrical, central air conditioning and heating systems. Your peace of mind is what matters most. With David Weekley, you’re not forgotten after construction is over.