Windsor Homes Texas, an Alliance builder member, describes their home building process from the moment the homesite is prepared to the moment the keys are delivered:
Stage 1: Foundation
This is when the homesite is prepared, foundation forms are set, in-slab plumbing is installed and the concrete is poured and cured. This is the point when many people wonder if their home will be large enough. Seeing the foundation without walls can be very deceiving.
Stage 2: Framing
You’ll be surprised how quickly this is done. One day there’s nothing but slab. A few days later you drive by and there’s a house there – well, at least the framework of one, with exterior and interior walls, as well as the roof. This is when you get your first true sense of your home’s breadth and shape.
Stage 3: Roofing
This is when the structure becomes “weatherproof.” We install decking, flashing and shingles. We also install the windows and wrap the exterior walls with sheathing.
Stage 4: Drywall Prep
All electrical wiring, outlets and breaker boxes are installed. Air conditioning and heating equipment is in place, as well as plumbing. This is also when municipal inspections are completed.
Stage 5: Drywall and Exterior Finish
After electrical, plumbing, HVAC, inspections and insulation, exterior and interior wall surfaces are covered and finished. This is when your home begins to resemble its final form. Brick, stucco and/or stone goes up on the outside. Drywall is installed and texture is applied inside.
Stage 6: Wood Trim and Doors
Once the drywall is complete and the texture has cured, the finish carpenters arrive to install all the interior doors and molding, as well as any staircase railings and balusters.
Stage 7: Cabinets, Countertops, and Paint
Kitchen and bathroom cabinets are installed. Countertops are set in place and all of the interior has been primed and painted.
Stage 8: Fixtures and Flooring
After the paint is dry your plumbing and light fixtures come in. This is also when carpeting, tile and/or wood flooring is installed.
Stage 9: Builder Acceptance
This is when the Project Manager, Warranty Service Representative and your Builder perform a thorough inspection of your entire home to assure that it meets our high construction standards.
Stage 10: Homeowner Introductory Tour
Your Builder will introduce you to your new home, pointing out all its unique features and systems. In as few as ten days you will have closed and be given the keys to your brand new Windsor home. Congratulations and welcome to the family!