The Building Process
Custom Home Construction 101
Welcome to our guide to custom home building. The information contained
within this area was accumulated from several different sources. This
information, combined with the builder’s personal experience, led to a
step by step approach that is designed to help the client plan and execute
their own personal custom home.
Just recently, historically speaking, custom home building has become
much more popular. If you don’t like existing home plans available from
the many design firms that produce “off the rack” home plans, there now
exists an option that was previously exclusive to very few people.
You now have the ability to create a plan especially suited for your own
needs and lifestyle. The custom home revolution came about out of a desire
of middle class consumers to have the same rewards that were previously
enjoyed by the wealthy.
The builder who thrives in this area is one that possesses the skills
that are crucial.
Custom home clients require builders who:
- Enjoy the very best reputation
- Delivers a home that speaks of the quality promised
- Reacts promptly to inevitable problems
- Are able to earn the trust of the client
- Provide accurate cost estimates
- Communicate clearly and precisely
- Exhibits sound business practices
The two most important traits a builder requires are a grasp of the
design process that is so important in determining the needs of the client
and the ability to generate the trust that will be required during building.
This is the key to a successful project.
The first step is research. It provides all the basic information that
is required for all design decisions that will lead to the finished home.
- The needs of the client
- The requirements determined by the site
The second step is the design stage. This uses the information acquired
from the first step in order to create the design.
- Floor plan creation
- Exterior creation
This site will guide you through both these steps. We will gather the
information through the research portion of the process. This information
will then be used in an example of how this process actually works through
the design portion. Of course, this process is quite a bit more involved
but we simplify it for the example at hand.
Canton Construction Inc.
2289 Place du Concerto