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Speed up Your New Home Construction with These Tips

Speeding up new con­struc­tion is achiev­able with detailed planning, qualified pro­fes­sion­als, and the uti­liza­tion of inno­v­a­tive building tech­niques. Early com­ple­tion of a project saves both time and money. The Census Bureau’s Survey of Con­struc­tion (SOC) reports that in 2017 it took a con­trac­tor about 8.1 months to build (start of con­struc­tion to com­ple­tion) a single-family home. An owner built home took about 11.2 months.

Over the past 50 years, con­struc­tion times for new homes have nearly doubled. Some sit­u­a­tions that cause costly delays cannot be avoided, like the weather. However, pre­vent­ing most delays and speeding up con­struc­tion is possible with well detailed designs, pro­fes­sion­al execution of the project, and selection of time-saving products like the Bautex Wall System.

Detailed Planning is Critical to Home Con­struc­tion Time Management

A home­builder can save time and money by com­plet­ing a detailed con­struc­tion plan. Impor­tant­ly, home­builders should avoid changing the plan once con­struc­tion begins. Changing a home’s design or material choices often adds both time and cost to the project.

Four Planning Tips to Quicken New Home Construction

Tip 1: Have all permits in place before beginning con­struc­tion. Com­pli­ca­tions often happen during the process of obtaining a permit. If con­struc­tion is already underway, a delay in a permit will disrupt the building schedule.

Tip 2: The design of a new home can sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce con­struc­tion time. A simple, well-planned design of a newly built home shortens con­struc­tion time, reduces building materials, and saves money. For example:

  • Building a plain, box house, with limited exterior corners and complex roof lines, will reduce con­struc­tion time and save on building materials and money.
  • Building up, which creates a smaller roof and foun­da­tion, also saves time and money.
  • Another time and money saving tip for designing a home is to line up the walls and plumbing floor to floor.

Tip 3: Preparing a budget, and sticking to it, are critical to pre­vent­ing time delays of a con­struc­tion project. If money runs short due to over­spend­ing, the con­trac­tor can’t purchase the materials or pay the crews, which can shut a project down for weeks, months, or all together.

Tip 4: A good con­trac­tor will utilize account­ing software for con­struc­tion companies. It helps con­trac­tors accu­rate­ly price a project and ensure money is secure before beginning the project. Proper financial planning is essential to prevent con­struc­tion delays.

Highly Qualified Con­struc­tion Pro­fes­sion­als are Essential to Home Con­struc­tion Time Management

Avoiding expensive delays is one of the most critical respon­si­bil­i­ties of a home con­struc­tion manager. A building pro­fes­sion­al that is expert in their field will limit chances of shoddy work­man­ship that will require expensive repairs and extend con­struc­tion time. Ensuring com­ple­tion of a home con­struc­tion project in a timely manner requires an organized, knowl­edge­able con­trac­tor with an excellent reputation.

Three Tips for Selecting a Qualified Home Builder

Tip 1: Hire the best home builder in your community. A well-estab­lished local builder will have many nearby qualified sub­con­trac­tors and suppliers, which will limit costly travel delays that often occur when using out-of-town crews and materials for con­struc­tion projects.

Tip 2: Hire a project manager that knows his or her crew’s capa­bil­i­ties and can ensure the team is available on the scheduled day with enough time to complete the project pro­fes­sion­al­ly. A less qualified manager may take on too many projects, leaving their crews over­booked causing them to rush between job sites. Ulti­mate­ly, the quality of the work declines, followed by project delays. A project manager must ensure their crew gives a project the pro­fes­sion­al expertise required to complete con­struc­tion of a house promptly.

Tip 3: It is critical that a project manager know building reg­u­la­tions and city codes. A lack of under­stand­ing is sure to put a home con­struc­tion project behind schedule.

Bautex Wall System — an Inno­v­a­tive Method for Quick New Home Construction

The Bautex Wall System combines strength, fire resis­tance, and the light­weight, insu­la­tive prop­er­ties of foam in a single, easy-to-install unit that makes new home con­struc­tion simpler and faster. The entire Bautex Wall is installed quickly and effi­cient­ly by one trade, versus wood-frame walls which require several trades. Also, Bautex instal­la­tion is faster because it has fewer steps than CMU or wood-frame.

The Bautex Wall System also ensures an energy efficient home that exceeds the latest building codes with a con­tin­u­ous R‑value of R‑14 (350% higher insu­lat­ing value than 2×4 wood frame with R‑13 cavity insulation)

Addi­tion­al­ly, the Bautex Wall Systems is noise reducing and storm-resistant and has an ASTM E119 fire rating of four hours with ASTM E84 values for flame speed of zero and smoke devel­op­ment of twenty. Impor­tant­ly, the Bautex Wall System is easy to install and saves time and money when building a new home.

There are unex­pect­ed events that can delay a home con­struc­tion project. However, some things can improve the chances of staying on time and even speeding the con­struc­tion process up when building a new home. Specif­i­cal­ly, quick home con­struc­tion requires metic­u­lous planning, the use of high-quality building pro­fes­sion­als and selection of time-saving products like the Bautex Wall System.

Please visit Bautex™ Wall Systems for more infor­ma­tion on speeding up new home construction.