How we build: The Process

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How we build: The process

Phase I – Your start sheet goes to the builder
During this initial new home construction phase, your homebuilder receives plans, building permits, and contract related documents. Contractors are mobilized. Next Stage: Your builder will order materials and schedule the slab or foundation pouring of your new home. Items such as temporary power, lumber, trusses, windows, exterior doors and foundation materials will be ordered; notification and scheduling of various trades will begin; masons, concrete finishers and framers will be scheduled.

Phase 2 – SLAB/FOUNDATION FORMED
Your new homes foundation will be poured and finished.Next Stage: Your builder will check your foundation, have the forms removed and begin coordinating the framing phase of your new CMS home.

Phase 3 – ROUGH FRAME COMPLETE
Floor systems, walls, and roof systems are completed; windows and exterior doors installed. Your builder will also conduct a thorough framing inspection to ensure your new home meets CMS Home’s high quality standards.Next Stage: Your builder will schedule the inspection of rough mechanicals, and schedule the professionals who will install the roofing, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and electrical wiring.

Phase 4 – ROUGH MECHANICALS INSPECTED
Electric, Plumbing and HVAC Rough Ins are completed. Builder will conduct a inspection of installation to insure proper locations and workmanship. Next Stage: Your builder will schedule the inspection of rough mechanicals, and schedule the professionals who will install the roofing, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and electrical wiring.

Phase 5 – FRAME INSPECTED & DRY WALL STOCKED
A building code inspection by a code official or third party inspection service will be completed; wall insulation will be installed, and drywall (sheetrock) will be delivered and placed in your new home.Next Stage: During the next stage, your builder will install drywall and begin to work on interior and exterior home finishes.

Phase 6 – DRYWALL TAPE & TEXTURES COMPLETE, EXTERIOR FINISHES BEGIN
Drywall is installed and interior finishes are completed, including texturing where applicable; exterior finishes (brick, siding, stucco, stone) will begin.Next Stage: Trim deliveries and installation will be coordinated; painters will be contacted; floor materials will be ordered and exterior grading will be scheduled.

Phase 7 – INTERIOR TRIM COMPLETE
Interior doors, baseboards, windowsills, casing and decorative trim are installed, along with fireplace mantles and surrounds, cabinets and vanities.Next Stage: Your homes interior walls will be painted, and any exterior driveways or walkways will be formed.

Phase 8 – INTERIOR PAINT & EXTERIOR DRIVES COMPLETE
Interior paint and drywall touch-ups are completed; exterior drives and walkways are formed and installed.Next Stage: Your builder will install your new homes flooring and countertops.

Phase 9 – CERAMIC TILE & COUNTERTOPS COMPLETE
Ceramic, vinyl, and wood floors are installed; countertops are installed; finish grading is completed.Next Stage: Your builder will complete the mechanical trims in your home, including the installation of electrical and plumbing fixtures.

Phase 10 – MECHANICAL TRIMS COMPLETE
Light fixtures, outlets, and switches are installed; your electrical panel is completed; heating and air conditioning equipment are set and registers installed; sinks, commodes, faucets are put in place.Next Stage: Your CMS home construction team will complete final clean-up, landscaping and interior finishing touches.

Phase 11 – MIRRORS, SHOWER DOORS & FLOORING COMPLETE
Mirrors, shower enclosures, and carpet are installed; final clean up takes place; exterior landscaping is finished where applicable.Next Stage: Its time for your builder to complete another detailed inspection. Final CMS Quality Inspections and customer orientations will also be scheduled at this time.

Phase 12 – BUILDER INSPECTION
A building code official completes a final inspection and issues a Certificate of Occupancy. Your builder will schedule a new home orientation with you, and begin scheduling final surveys and appraisals with the sales and escrow departments in preparation of your closing.

Phase 13 – QUALITY HOME INSPECTION AND NEW HOME ORIENTATION.
Your new home is almost ready for move-in! Builder will complete a quality home inspection of your home. Should any issues arise during the Builder Inspection, they will be resolved and double-checked at this final Quality Home Inspection and orientation. Your builder will give you a final walk-through tour, home orientation and answer any questions before closing .

Next step: Final closing.*Actual stages may vary. Check with your Customer Care representative for specific details.

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