What Home Builders Do

Construction comes in many forms. But many people are part of a specific kind of construction; they are home builders. Home builders, like the name implies, construct houses. Home builders take part in the process of building homes. Construction of houses actually began with very simple shelters that are pre-historic. Through the years, we have come much, much farther than those primitive shelters.

Even from those pre-historic times, those who are the most wealthy would build the most luxurious or most complicated structure. Sometimes wealth would translate into a bigger domicile or even a more defensible structure. As people and time went on, there have been so many different styles of architecture, from shanties to just shelters, from mud thatches to castles, and from plantation houses to high-rise condo buildings, the options are limitless and are still being invented. And that range is still represented throughout the world in all of those different stages of modernization because the world itself is in different stages of modernization.

In many of the modern homes that are built for families to live in, there are specific steps that are taken before home builders can step in. The first phase itself is the design phase. In this phase the architectural design has to be created. This will show whether it is a town house, a gothic structure, a plantation house, a mansion, or a brownstone. This is the outside feel of the house, the style of the house. Then of course there is the floor layout design process. This process involves literally laying out the house’s ground plan. It specifies what rooms are where and how big each of them. If the design is good, the whole house will flow well. Of course, each family and each person has their own ideas and opinions of what they think is a good floor plan. Often it is hard to find that perfect house, so some families might even commission an architect to design and build their dream house. The last step in this phase is to make sure that the building adheres to all of the building codes for the area. Building codes can vary from city to city, so this is an important step. If the building is not to code, then a lawsuit could be brought against you by the city.

The next phase is the external construction phase, in which the actual frame of the house is built. This is where the foundation is put down and the walls are built. Next comes the internal construction, which is when the wiring, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, insulation, flooring, and ceilings are put in. This is the whole house. Usually a construction company will also install fixtures, appliances, cabinetry, toiletry, appliances, and do the painting in a house. From this point forward, it is the job of the owner to put the absolute finishing touches on the house. They now have to buy furniture for the house and truly make it their own.