House Building Process

  • AD 1

    Purchase a Lot

    Purchase a Lot
  • 2

    Design the House

    Design the House
    Acquire Architectural and technical Drawings. Ensure plans adhere to Ontario Building Code and research local bylaws.
  • 3

    Apply for and obtain a building permit

    Apply for and obtain a building permit
    Fill out local Building permit Application. The Application must include a site plan and relevant drawings and schedules as requested by the region.
  • 4

    Site Preparation and Excavation

    Site Preparation and Excavation
    The lot must be cleared, levelled and excavated. The homes footprint will be outlined with stakes.
  • 5

    Pour footings and foundation

    Pour footings and foundation
    Footings support the foundation and provide a stable structure for framing.
  • 6

    Framing

    Framing
    The home's skeleton will be framed out using wood. This is part of major structural work.
  • 7

    Exterior Finishes

    Exterior Finishes
    Plywood, and housewrap (Tyvek), as well as siding or masonry are added to the outside of the house. The house is sealed in, roofing, doors and windows are installed.
  • 8

    Water, Power and Heat

    Water, Power and Heat
    HVAC, plumbing and electrical are installed in the interior of the home.
  • 8

    Walls

    Walls
    Insulation is added, followed by drywall. Drywall is then taped and mudded, and then sanded down before priming and painting.
  • 10

    Cabinetry, Flooring and Paint

    Cabinetry, Flooring and Paint
    Nearing the end of the build, the house will be painted and flooring and cabinetry will be installed, all that is left is applicances.