In two weeks we close on our land and will immediately begin the construction process. We’re well into the planning process, from designing our home to submitting our loan application to picking out flooring and light fixtures. Right now I am in the process of setting up a timeline for all of the stages and tasks all the way to completion of the home in MS Project.
Since this is my first time at building a house and since I am acting as my own contractor I’m bound to miss a few things that will slow me down. But I am on a tight timeline (I want to be in it by January before winter sets in.) So my question to all of you is; what are some of the common things that get forgotten or cause delays? (slow loan processing has already been experience. :)) I’d greatly appreciate the input.The general sequence of events (non-exhaustive) is;
- Bulldoze driveway/level house site
- Drill well
- Poor Footings/stem wall/slab
- Sink storm shelter
- Electric company to install poles
- Install lagoon
- Systems (plumbing/electrical/networking)
For the record, I’m out in the country so I don’t have to wait around for inspections. ((I do follow code, and even go above and beyond in many cases.) Most of our contractors have been identified.