New Construction Real Estate Blue Ridge, Ga
If you're planning a new construction project in Blue Ridge, GA, exceptional design is the foundation of every successful build. Our team of professionals is ready to provide top-notch Design Services for your new home. We start by gaining a comprehensive understanding of your design requirements and specifications, and then proceed with the programming phase to create a blueprint that meets your exact needs.
Phase One - New Home Construction Jasper, Ga
In the initial stage of the design process, we begin with the Conceptual Phase. This stage typically involves A size (81/2” x 11”) drawings, and there are three essential deliverables for this phase. Firstly, we visit your property to gain an understanding of what makes it unique to you.
During the initial phase of your project, we pay attention to crucial details such as the direction of the view and the length of the driveway, as they directly impact the design of your home. The next step involves producing a conceptual design, which is usually a freehand artist's sketch, rather than a computer-generated image. Finally, we provide a budget estimate to determine the expected investment for this design. If the budget aligns with your expectations, we proceed to Phase II. If not, we review both design aspects and budget expectations until we achieve alignment.
It's important to note that this phase of the project is flexible, and we continue to produce drawing versions, making changes as needed to achieve design and budget alignment. If you plan to finance any part of your new home, we recommend getting pre-qualified for financing at this stage. We want to ensure that we design a home that fits your budget and includes all the features you desire.
Phase Two - Preliminary CAD
The second phase of design consists of taking the Conceptual Drawings and converting them into a larger format computer-generated drawings. These are usually B size (11“ x 17”) drawings.
The second phase of the design process is also fluid, as we work with you to refine the design until it is just right. The Preliminary CAD drawings produced in this phase contain significantly greater detail and finish specifications than the Conceptual Drawings, including a window and door schedule to ensure that we have specified the exact features you desire while adhering to local building codes. Once the Preliminary CAD phase is complete, we will run the budget again to ensure that we are all on the same page.
At this stage, if you plan to finance any part of your new home, it is crucial that you have already set up everything with your lender and are aware of your budgetary limitations. We will also need to know your chosen financing institution, as they will require documentation and drawings from us at this stage. Typically, the completed Preliminary CAD drawings and a proposal for the construction of your new home are enough for your lender to provide final approval of your loan.
Final Construction Drawings
The third and final phase of the design is to produce multiple sets of final construction drawings. These are usually E size (36” x 48” or 34” x 44”) construction drawings. The final construction drawings contain more intricate details, such as wall, floor, and ceiling framing specifications, as well as any special design considerations like radiant heat, staggered stud design, hardscaping design, and other crucial information that the builder needs to know before commencing construction on your new home. An electrical plan is also included in these drawings. With all of these elements in place, you are now ready to embark on the construction phase. Congratulations!
The Builder usually likes to visit your property with the owner before breaking ground to stake out the position where your home will be placed. This is called sighting the home. Any special considerations to position of the home in such a way to maximize the view, security and beauty of the home will come in to play as the home is sighted.
Once the position of the home is determined, heavy equipment is brought in to prepare the foundation, dig footers, prepare the driveway and dig the septic system for those homes without a sewer system connection. Gravel is brought in to create good drainage assuring moisture is diverted away from your home. Concrete is poured to complete the foundation after which framing begins.
Framing consists of three phases. The first is the dry-in phase. This consists of framing all the exterior and structural walls, installation of exterior windows and doors and the roof system. Essentially, the house is “dried-in” so rain can’t get into the house, thus the term “Dried-In” for this phase of construction. The second phase of framing includes the interior wall framing and rough wiring followed by any dry-wall as well as any wood or other material finished walls. The third and final framing phase consists of the fine details, trim, built-ins, flooring, etc.
Hardscaping, interior and exterior rock work and all those fine touches that make your new home special is the final phase of construction. This whole process is called Turn-Key Construction. This terms comes from the fact that you have to use a key and turn the key in the lock to get in once we have completed construction.
Congratulations, you are now ready to “Escape to a Better Place” in your new home.