List of steps in home construction

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Below is a list of the various steps involved in building a home. Some of the items listed don’t apply to every home, and some are not always done in the exact order listed. But this gives you a basic overall guide to the steps in the building process.

  • Grading and site preparation
  • Foundation construction
  • Backfill
  • Framing
  • Installation of windows and doors
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Rough electrical
  • Rough plumbing
  • Rough HVAC
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Underlayment
  • Trim
  • Painting
  • Underlayment and lower cabinets set
  • Finish electrical
  • Bathroom and kitchen counters and cabinets
  • Hard Surfaces installed
  • Finish plumbing
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Finish HVAC
  • Hookup to water main, or well drilling
  • Hookup to sewer or installation of a septic system
  • Punch list
  • You move in!