The process of new construction in Alberta housing can be broken down into several stages:
Planning and design: The first stage of new construction is the planning and design phase. This involves selecting a site, working with an architect or designer to create a plan for the new home, and obtaining necessary permits and approvals.
Site preparation: Once the design is finalized and permits are in place, the site must be prepared for construction. This may involve clearing the land, grading the site, and installing necessary utilities.
Foundation and framing: The next stage is the construction of the foundation and framing of the home. This involves pouring the foundation, framing the walls and roof, and installing any necessary structural elements.
Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC: After the framing is complete, the electrical, plumbing, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are installed.
Interior and exterior finishes: The interior and exterior finishes of the home are then installed. This includes insulation, drywall, flooring, cabinetry, and exterior siding and roofing.
Final inspections: Once construction is complete, the home undergoes a final inspection to ensure it meets all building codes and regulations.
Move-in: After the final inspections are complete and any necessary corrections are made, the home is ready for move-in.
Throughout the construction process, homeowners typically work closely with a builder or contractor to ensure that the home is constructed according to their specifications and preferences. The timeline for new construction can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the home and any unforeseen delays or issues that may arise.