The Process of Home Building
This is a very simple overview of the home-building process. Once you have decided to use Central Valley’s best home builder, Martinsen Construction Inc., we’ll take you step by step through the process of building your unique home.
Before any architect starts to build, they sit down at a drafting table in a drafting chair and brainstorm ideas, write them down and draw them out. While sitting there, they may also meet with the person they are building for so as to make sure that they are drawing up exactly what they want and wish to see in the final product. These preliminary steps are critical in any undertaking that requires an architect. The architect must do their job right in order for the final product to come out exactly as the buyer wants it too. If it does not, then the architect loses credibility and eventually buyers and even their job.
Any architect knows the importance of getting the blueprints just right before they commence building. They will sit down and draft preliminary drawings and sketches based on what the customer desires. They will probably have the customer with them during this time, with them as they make their very first sketches and renderings, at least so that they have the basic ideas of what they want.
Their next step is to get a blueprint. If they are planning on building a house, they will have a different sheet for each room, staircase, floor, etc. This allows the family who is designing the house to have a detailed idea of what it is going to look like when it is built. The architect will want to meet with the family and show them these blueprints before he gets started.
Once the plans are okay’ed by the family, the architect will need to hire builders and electrician and plumbers for all of the steps in the construction process. Depending on the magnitude of the undertaking, more or less amounts of people will need to be hired; more for a larger project and less for a smaller one. An architect’s job, however, is never done. He will have to be present at all times during the project, so as to make sure that everything is done properly and with the right materials. If something goes wrong during construction, he will have to be there to ascertain that it is fixed and done correctly the second time through. If it is not, the architect should consider hiring a new construction company or crew of workers.
Once the house is erect and the construction is complete, the architect and the family together will have to decide upon whether or not they should hire an interior decorator. An interior decorator, if hired, will help the family design and decorate the inside of the house, matching up pattern and color and architecture to flow seamlessly throughout the home. After, or before, the interior is complete, a landscaper will want to be brought in to survey the land and put in the proper landscaping elements such as a patio, courtyard, a swimming pool, the right grass and plants and also a few trees, making sure that the trees are not to close to the house so as to make sure the branches will not fall on it during a storm.