How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home?

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November 29 Residential, Custom Homes

There are many factors that influence how long it takes to build a custom home. The time that it takes to build a custom home depends on location, size, and the style of the home being designed and built. At Hyline Construction, we are involved in every stage of the custom home building process, from planning and designing all the way through to building and finishing touches. Our residential services are designed to provide our clients with the highest quality personalized homes possible, in a timely, efficient manner.

What Comes First When Building a Custom Home?

Something that people often forget to factor into the time that it takes to build a custom home is the time that it takes to plan, design, and get all of the necessary documentation filed before starting the actual building process. The planning process includes assessing the site of the build and figuring out the maximum custom house size allowance, building the footprint, ensuring permit requirements and zoning regulations are fulfilled, factoring in landscape details, and determining the property’s eligibility for auxiliary buildings or basements. All of these planning factors can take 2-4 weeks, provided the local permit offices are compliant.

The design phase of building a custom home can take 4-8 weeks. In this phase, your custom home builder will design floor plans and layouts in accordance with current local bylaws. Some high-quality home builders, like the ones at Hyline Construction, will produce full colour 3D renderings to give clients a real feel for how the finished custom house will look. Included in designing is the development of CAD documents for the trades that detail lighting, electrical, plumbing, millwork, and window and door designs. Architectural design and trades consultation also factor into this phase of the custom home building project. Throughout the planning phase, the builders from Hyline Construction will work with you to ensure that your vision comes to life and you get the finishing touches that you desire.

Building a Custom Home

The building process is the phase that can fluctuate the most, depending on each individual project. Building a fully planned out custom house can typically take anywhere between 6 months to a year or more, depending on the size and style of the home, and there are certain factors that can make a project take longer, such as weather or material delays. At Hyline Construction, we like to make our custom homes as healthy, sustainable, and energy efficient as possible, which means that our time is spent making sure that a quality project is delivered. We provide detailed scheduling for each custom home that we build, so you will always be in the loop on where things stand with your home

To learn more about how long it takes to build a custom home, please contact Hyline Construction at 604-889-5242 or fill out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you.