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
Surveyor staking foundation location
Excavation and, if necessary, clearing and tree removal
Footing and foundation work, including time for curing concrete, installing drain tile, waterproofing, back filling, etc.
Roofing and flashing work, chimney installation
Window, exterior door installation, siding, trim
Electrical, plumbing, other rough-ins (overlaps with Step 6) and insulation
Walls and ceilings
Finish work: interior trim, doors, floors, cabinets, painting, set fixtures, etc.
Punch list, final inspection, etc.