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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.