How to Build a House in 22 Easy Steps

There are a great number of steps involved with new home construction. However, they can be broken down into about two dozen major projects.

The Steps

According to, these are the major phases of home construction:

  1. Grading and site preparation
  2. Foundation construction
  3. Framing
  4. Installation of windows and doors
  5. Roofing
  6. Siding
  7. Rough electrical
  8. Rough plumbing
  9. Rough HVAC
  10. Insulation
  11. Drywall
  12. Underlayment
  13. Trim/Millwork
  14. Painting
  15. Finish electrical
  16. Bathroom and kitchen counters and cabinets
  17. Finish plumbing
  18. Carpet and flooring
  19. Finish HVAC
  20. Hookup to water main, or well drilling
  21. Hookup to sewer or installation of a septic system
  22. Punch list

Several of these processes are executed concurrently, but this is a pretty good rundown of the major steps in a typical home construction. I will be linking to the appropriate tags as we progress through each phase above.

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