Saturday, June 29, 2013

Re-Re-Re-Revised timeline

As thing start to draw to a close on the construction phase, we are getting a better picture of when everything should happen. Here is what I am now considering the approximate time line for our house:

  • Front Porch Work - Early next week
  • Finish electrical install and get power to the house - Mid next week
  • Install Air Conditioning - Late next week
  • Finish back patio - Early next week
  • Install Wood Flooring - Start Monday july 8th
  • Put retaining walls in - Next week
  • Install Propane Tank - Week of July 8th
  • Complete driveway - Week of July 8th (probably finish early the next week)
  • Install door knobs and cabinet hardware - Late next week
  • Finish plumbing install - Early during week of July 8th
  • Paint and Stain final coat - Week of July 15th
  • Complete Back Fence - Week of July 15th
  • Install batteries for solar backup - Week of July 22nd
  • Shake down week to make sure everything is working - July 22-26
  • Start move in the week of July 29th
This is my timeline, not necessarily the one provided by the contractor. I think it is reasonable, possibly a bit optimistic. I really, deep down inside, think we'll start moving in the weekend of August 2-4, but at least we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Building your own house is an interesting experience, but as everyone who has gone through it will tell you, be prepared for the unexpected. Realize contractor timeline are, at best, guidelines. Groundbreaking was on April 17, 2012 and we are looking at being finished in late July 2013. That's about 15 months to complete. Actually that is a bit slow, but not too bad, all things considered.

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