20/05/2024

The House Project – What Happens Next?

House project

Building a house is a huge undertaking that will take up your time, energy and resources. It’s an endeavor that’s bound to experience some hiccups along the way, but if you follow the right steps, your home build will go as smoothly as possible.

Before construction begins, you’ll need to arrange for property arrangements and secure your building permits and mortgage. Once these are secured, your builder can get to work.

Your builder will start by clearing the site. They’ll also lay the foundation for your new home. This is a crucial step and can take some time depending on the weather. Your concrete foundation won’t set if it’s wet and rainy.

After the foundation is laid, your builder will begin framing. This is the skeleton of your house, and it’s where your windows and doors will be placed. They’ll frame the exterior walls, floors and roof rafters. Once they’re framed, they’ll be covered with sheathing and house wrap. This protective barrier keeps liquid water out of your home while allowing water vapor to escape.

Next, your builder will install plumbing lines, electrical wiring and other important systems. This is a vital step that can make or break your home’s functionality and durability. If these services aren’t installed properly, you could run into all sorts of problems down the road.

The next phase involves installing insulation and drywall. Once the walls are insulated and drywalled, your builder will hang the interior trim. This includes moldings, baseboards and door casings. This will give your house a more finished look. It’s a great time to go over any customizations you want with your builder. This is the perfect opportunity to revisit paint colors, lighting fixtures and flooring materials.

Once the interior trim is in place, your builder will hang shingles on the roof and install the gutters. This is another essential step in the process that will help your house stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. It’s also a good time to check the quality of your insulation. If it’s not up to par, it might be a wise idea to upgrade to higher-quality insulation.

The House project is a programme that provides young people in care, or those who are leaving care, with the tools and experiences to successfully manage their first home, build a long term community of support and develop pathways into education, employment and training. The House project is a unique model that has been co-designed by young people, based on mutual ownership principles, to create a life they choose for themselves.