Rough-ins and Custom Home Building Essentials
Your resource for understanding the different stages of custom home building process and finding a screened custom home builder.
Once you've met with an architect and hired a builder, you enter the first stage of building the actual custom home.
Now that the foundation is being poured, it's time for the utilities to be installed. During the rough-in stage,
contractors will be installing the house building essentials and inner-workings of your custom home. The majority of
the house building work will be completed during this stage. Although this may not be as exciting as
and exterior finishing
these house building components are essential in order to live in your new custom
home. Your house will be plumbed, wired, and connected, during this time. Below are some things to keep in mind.
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essentials from security systems to
air conditioning and heating systems
- Will you need a gas line?
- What types of insulation are best for your custom home?
- Electric needs
- Plumbing needs
- Will you need a septic tank or will you be using the city sewer?
- Will you need well water or will you use city water?
Consider how you live when planning this step. Can you get higher water pressure or do you want to have a
water-efficient home? Are you looking to install heated tile? Do you have special lighting needs? Where are the
ideal areas for having electrical outlets - inside and outside? All of these questions are important and should be
discussed with a house building professional
during the project.