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Construction Checklist Classic Post & Beam

While Classic isn't involved in every step of the construction process, we've prepared this handy checklist as a reference for you. Use it to guide you through the construction process — from pre-construction steps through to finished home. Bear in mind that some of these steps may not be applicable to your specific project.

Pre-Construction Steps

  • Establish budget
  • Purchase land
  • Gather home design ideas
  • Meet with your Classic representative for pre-conference
  • Develop house plans
  • Finalize house plans
  • Arrange for financing
  • Select a builder / general contractor
  • Arrange for permits and approvals
    • Survey and plot plan
    • Building permit
    • Municipal approvals
    • Determine preliminary construction schedule
       
  • Arrange for temporary power
  • Solicit subcontractors, if applicable
  • Establish tentative schedule for subcontractors
  • Produce final budget
  • Order home package
  • Develop final construction schedule
  • Give notice of start where applicable
    • Building permit office
    • Zoning board
    • Financing institution
    • Insurance agent
    • Subcontractors

Construction Steps

  • Site clearing and excavations
  • Driveway and culverts
  • Clear building site and material storage area
  • Basement excavation, haul or store dirt
  • Drill well
  • Design and install septic system
  • Temporary service / items
    • Install temporary electricity
    • Arrange for temporary storage / container
    • Arrange for temporary facilities
       
  • Call for inspections
  • Footings
    • Call contractor and confirm work schedule
    • Locate and dig footings and pier pads
    • Install access pipe for underground utilities
    • Call for footing inspections
    • Pour foundation footings and pier pads
       
  • Pest Protection
    • Apply protection by certified professionals
       
  • Foundation
    • Call contractor and confirm work schedule
    • Install forms
    • Call for inspections
    • Pour foundation
    • Install waterproofing and insulation
       
  • Backfill and Rough Grade
    • Call excavation contractor to schedule
    • Backfill around foundation
    • Rough grade slope for lawn

Weather-Tight Construction

  • Delivery of post and beam package
    • Call to confirm delivery schedule
    • Confirm final payment
    • Confirm amount due at delivery
    • Arrange to have certified checks available or arrange wire transfer in advance
    • Prepare storage area
    • Assemble equipment to unload package
    • Stack and protect materials per Classic Post & Beam instruction guide
       
  • Subfloor installation
  • Erect frame
  • Roofing
  • Erect interior wall partitions
  • Install pre-cut structural and insulated panels
  • Build fireplace and chimney
  • Install exterior windows and doors
  • Rough plumbing
  • Rough HVAC
    • Heating
    • Ventilation
    • Air conditioning
       
  • Rough electrical
  • Framing inspection

Finish Construction

  • Interior walls and ceilings
  • Paint and stain
  • Finish flooring
  • Interior carpentry and trim
  • Finish plumbing
  • Finish HVAC
  • Finish electrical
  • Exterior finish and trim
  • Inspect work of subcontractors
  • Final inspection
  • Landscaping
  • Create punch list
  • Obtain lien waivers
  • Call for final building inspection
  • Obtain occupancy permit
  • Notify financial institution of completion
  • Notify insurance of completion
  • Switch insurance to home owners policy
  • Move In!

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