Updated May 18, 2023

The Visual Roadmap to Building Your New Home

According to the latest data from the US Census Bureau, the average completion time for a single-family home ranges from four to nine months. However, the time it takes to complete construction on a home is influenced by the weather, material availability, local demand and other factors.

Read on for a visual guide to the different stages of new construction home completion. You can find a more in-depth breakdown of all 10 steps to building a home by reading What to Expect During the Home Building Process

Home Construction Stage 1: Foundation Complete

A David Weekley Home during the first step of home construction: preparing the lot and foundation
A David Weekley Home During Construction Stage 1: Foundation Forms and In-slab Plumbing Complete Prior to Pouring Concrete
 
  • Homesite is prepared for construction
  • Foundation forms
  • In-slab plumbing
  • Concrete is poured

 

 

 

Home Construction Stages 2 – 3: Frame and Shingles Complete

A David Weekley Home during the second step of home construction: building the frame of the home
A David Weekley Home During Construction Stage 2: Exterior Walls, Interior Walls and Roof Rafters Framed
 
  • Exterior and interior walls
  • Roof rafters
  • Decking, flashing and shingles
  • Windows
  • Water-resistant sheathing and house-wrap

 

 

Home Construction Stages 4 – 5: Insulation and Drywall Complete

A David Weekley Home during the fourth step of home construction: completing the pre-drywall elements of the home
A David Weekley Home During Construction Stages 4 and 5: Plumbing, Electrical, Insulation, Ventilation and Drywall Installed
 
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical wiring
  • Insulation
  • Air conditioning and heating equipment
  • Insulation installed in the walls
  • Drywall hung

 

Home Construction Stages 6 – 8: Interior Trim and Doors Complete, Kitchen and Vanity Tops Installed, Carpets Installed

A David Weekley Home during the sixth step of home construction: installing the home’s doors, cabinetry and carpentry
A David Weekley Home During Construction Stage 6: Interior Doors, Cabinets and Other Carpentry Installed
 
  • Interior doors
  • Cabinets and other carpentry
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Wall tile
  • Plumbing
  • Light fixtures
  • Exterior finishes
  • Carpet and wood flooring

Home Construction Stages 9 – 10: Personal Builder℠ Completes the Home, Project Manager and Warranty Service Representative Accept the Home

A David Weekley Home during the ninth step of home construction: thorough cleaning and inspections will take place before the home is declared move-in ready
A David Weekley Home During Construction Stage 9: Multiple Inspections to Take Place After Everything is Installed and Thoroughly Cleaned
 
  • Thorough clean up to get ready for moving day
  • Personal Builder, municipal and third-party inspections
  • David Weekley Homes Project Manager and Warranty Service Representative inspection
  • Anything that does not meet our strict quality standards is noted and corrected

 

 

Home Construction Stage 10: Accept Home

A David Weekley Home during the Final step of home construction: introducing you to your beautiful new home and giving you the keys
A David Weekley Home During Construction Stage 10: Your Personal Builder Will Walk You Through Your Move-in Ready Dream Home
 
  • Construction of your home is officially complete
  • Homebuyer walk-through
  • Personal Builder explains features and system
  • Keys presented to the new Homeowner!

This home building timeline provides an overview of what to expect during each stage of the new home construction process. Plus, you can count on your Your Home Team to keep you actively informed and help you stay on top of things throughout each step of your home building journey. We even provide a Personal Buyer Website, where you can research your design selections, view photos of your home’s progress, receive maintenance tips and more.

Contact our Internet Advisor to learn more about available Quick Move-in Homes or building a new home from the ground up in one of our beautiful communities across 19 markets!