The Construction Schedule

Use these guidelines to estimate how long each step of constuction will take.

How long do the steps take? No two jobs are the same, but here are some reasonable estimates of what will be required for each stage. Do keep in mind, though, that even the best organized job will, occasionally, have quiet days when work is on hold because of scheduling conflicts, delays in deliveries, and the rest.

STEP / TASK

TIME REQUIRED

1.

Surveyor staking foundation location

V2 day

2.

Excavation and, if necessary, clearing and tree removal

1-2 days

3.

Footing and foundation work, including time for curing concrete, installing drain tile, waterproofing, back filling, etc.

2-3 weeks

4.

Framing

1-3 weeks

5.

Roofing and flashing work, chimney installation

1-2 weeks

6.

Window, exterior door installation, siding, trim

2-4 weeks

7.

Electrical, plumbing, other rough-ins (overlaps with Step 6) and insulation

1-2 weeks

8.

Walls and ceilings

2 weeks

9.

Finish work: interior trim, doors, floors, cabinets, painting, set fixtures, etc.

2-8 weeks

10.

Punch list, final inspection, etc.

1 week