This chronology is not set in stone and is not obligatory in any way; it merely outlines what is usually encountered in the normal/average custom home building project. We hope it helps in providing guidance in proceeding through the experience.
Client and builder then begin the first phase of the home plan design. This can vary drastically in reaching the ultimate goal of final house plans. The various scenarios are listed:
The costs associated with a ground up design vary greatly; our experience has been somewhere in the $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 range for a custom drawn set of working drawings.
An Allowance represents a specific amount of money that the builder has "allowed" the client in the estimated price, which provides a specific item in the house. Example: BRICK allowance: $330.00 per thousand; this means that the builder has provided in the base estimated price an amount of $330.00 per thousand for the client to select brick to be laid.
We have developed a Home Owner's Manual to help assist in the selection process. The manual explains the process of building, provides selections you will need to make, and suppliers we recommend for making those selections in order to get the best price, quality, service, and warranty possible. The contract documents and warranty for your new home are also found in the manual provided by the Williams and Williams Construction Company.
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