Once the foundation has been completed, it’s time to start building up. You have had an abstract image of your home in mind, but in this stage it will start to develop in front of your eyes.
1: Framing: You are now ready to have your building materials and engineered beams delivered. The next step is to order any necessary trusses (from Shamrock Truss). Once framing starts, you need to work with the framer to establish when windows and exterior doors should be delivered and discuss any layout changes. Also, this is the time to apply for a gas meter.
2: Trusses: When the framers are ready for your trusses, you will need to have a crane onsite to lift the trusses to the roof. At the same time, you must ensure the plywood for the roof is onsite. Consider having larger items such as tubs and showers delivered during framing since bringing them in later may be trickier. This is an ideal time to bring your cabinet sales person in to mark the layout of all your cabinetry.
3: Heating and Plumbing: Before roofers come to do their work, heat vents should be installed. And, because plumbing is more restricted, heating should start first.
4: Roofing: Once the framers are done their work and vents have been installed, the roofers can install your roof.
5: Electrical: Have your electrician start wiring. Don’t forget to do a walkthrough and indicate where you want your outlets located.
6: Doors and Windows: You can lock and secure your house once doors and windows have been installed. When shopping for windows, note some do not include screens and night locks in the price. We've got hundreds of styles and sizes available, come visit us in store to see our selection!
7: Inspections: Heating, electrical and framing inspections must be conducted for your safety.
8: Brickwork, Rockface, Siding, Soffits, Gutters: Most siding companies will also install the soffits and gutters. Take a look at what we have to offer at Kent.ca.
9: Decking: Once the siding is secured, decking can get started. Please note that if your deck is higher than 24” off the ground, a railing is required.
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