Upon the final payment of your property, your responsibility doesn’t just end there, as there is still more that you’ve got to do and fulfill.
Most property owners buy their land for the very purpose of developing a house in the same. One aspect of building your home has to do with the expected time frame of completing the project.
When embarking on a project, the most common question is always, “How long does it take to finish the house?”
This article gives you a breakdown and will try to answer that question for you:
1. The timeframe can differ based on the construction type.
The two main construction types of homes are either custom homes or production homes. If you are dreaming of building a custom home, this is one in which the style is entirely dependent on your wants, your preferences, and everything you have in mind for a dream house, such as classic house design, or that of a modern home design.
The second primary construction type is a production home. This type of home refers to apartment or condominium complexes, or townhouses, which are mass-produced. This means that in the same area, these homes have basically the same style and structure. The only difference would be on the interior design.
Custom type houses generally take longer to complete than production homes.
- Custom type houses need an average of 10 to 16 months to complete,
- while production homes need only around 4 to 6 months.
2. The timeframe to build a house is affected by numerous factors.
Each home is different from another one, even if they look identical on the outside. Therefore, the construction circumstances of one house may be different from that of another. Numerous factors significantly affect the timeframe of building your home. Examples of common factors include:
Location. Is your building site far from the source of construction materials? Is the land you are sitting on harder to develop from others? Is your area more prone to extreme weather conditions?
Surrounding environment. Are there many trees surrounding your house’s construction site, that will, later on, be a nuisance to the construction? Are there neighbors who keep complaining about the noise and the dust of the ongoing development?
Skill level of the laborers. Are the laborers in your house construction skilled enough to work fast? Or do they need more experience, which, unfortunately, is slowing down your construction speed?
Design. A complicated and exquisite interior design of a house will, naturally, take more time to complete than simpler house designs.
Before you even proceed with the first day of your home construction, be prudent enough to first make a checklist of all the factors that may affect your home’s construction speed. By doing this, you are more aware of the possible roadblocks and delays that you may encounter later on.
3. The construction timeframe can also be sped up.
The abovementioned timeframes are only general estimates, so this doesn’t mean that your house has to take that long of a time to finish. One of the biggest reasons why construction is slower is only due to the permits. Remember that you cannot proceed successfully with your construction if your permits aren’t ready.
If you are on a limited timeframe, it is best for you to plan ahead regarding the construction permits that you will need to accomplish. Be sure that there wouldn’t be any backlogs once construction has started, such as non-compliance with permit requirements, or neighbors who might, later on, oppose your development in the area.
4. The construction timeframe can end up slower than others due to personal reasons.
Have you ever noticed in your locality how one three-story building was finished in two years, but there is a home down the curb that still isn’t finished even after three long years?
Chances are, in that example, that home should’ve been completed already. However, the contractors may be dealing with a problematic homeowner.
If you are one of those who want your house to be finished fast and on time, be wary about your personality and attitude as well.
As much as you can, stick to the original design and plan of the house. After all, the architects and interior designers came up with that design based on your personal preferences.
If you keep changing your mind as if you are changing clothes, then you will only slow down your construction speed even more, thereby unnecessarily increasing its cost as well.
In general, the time to complete a house is dependent on numerous factors that can vary from one project to another. For example, in some homes, the time frame may be longer than others.
Depending on the weather, and other uncontrollable conditions as well, the project can take longer or be completed faster than planned. At the end of the day, however, when you finally have the house of your dreams, the time you’ve spent waiting will always be worth it.