Every great home starts with bare land. Finding the perfect lot is often times just as important as finding the perfect floor plan. Jacobs Construction can assist you with finding your dream homesite in the Duck Creek area through Castle Creek Realty.
We offer full design services, as well as a plan portfolio to fit almost anyone. Planning the home within a budget and style are important to us, and is one of the many things that makes a Jacobs Construction mountain home stand out from the crowd.
Once we have designed a home, we will work up a bid to build it. If the price is not what you want it to be, we can make design or finish material changes to help meet your budget. Once a bid proposal is accepted a contract is drawn up, and the customer will be able to finalize any financing that may be needed.
Our bids always include any and all permits and fees required to build your home (We truly build a “turnkey” home). This alleviates any headaches the customer might face by having to apply for permits themselves. In order to get a permit, we have your home plans engineered by a licensed structural engineer, and we also provide a fire mitigation plan to comply with Wildland Urban Interface codes. We work closely with the local Building departments to make sure that there are no surprises along the way.
This stage is when actual construction begins. The site is graded, the foundation dug out, the walls formed, and concrete poured. Underground plumbing is installed before the concrete floor is poured, and utilities are ran from the street to the home.
Framing is when the home really starts to take shape. This is the skeleton of your home. Walls are being built and rooms start to show their potential. Stairs, decks, and the roof structure is built, but your home is not closed in yet.
This stage is just what it sounds like, finishing the exterior of your house. Roofing material is applied over ice and water protection, doors and windows are installed, and siding is hung and finished with trim and sealer. From the outside, your house is beginning to look like a home .
Once the framing is done, rough electrical wires are ran throughout the home, rough plumbing is installed, HVAC systems are configured, and fireplaces are installed. Audio/Visual and security systems are wired at this point as well.
Now that the outside of the home is complete, the inside starts to catch up. Drywall or T&G is installed according to the floor plan and specifications.
The home really starts to look almost done at this point. Drywall is painted, doors are hung, hardwood and slate or tile are placed in the home, trim-work is installed, shelving is installed, and all wood inside the home is finished for long lasting durability. Cabinets and countertops are also installed, and fireplaces are covered with rock veneers and finished with mantels. Carpet, plumbing fixtures, lights, and appliances are installed and tested.
Gravel and any landscaping is being finished at this point, as well as any work required to bring the home and lot into compliance with the Wildland Urban Interface codes. Final inspections are conducted, and if any problems are found, they are repaired before entering the next stage. Once any repairs are made, all remaining construction materials including trash dumpsters, temporary toilets, and job site signs are removed. The home is then thoroughly cleaned and ready for the walkthrough.
Right before you move in, we will do a walkthrough with you where you can become familiarized with items in the home, including HVAC systems and appliances. We make a punch list of any unfinished items that could not be completed before move-in (these typically have to do with finish items that were completed less than a week before the walkthrough, thus giving us little time to fix them). You are encouraged to look for anything you notice that is not perfect and let us know about it during the walkthrough. We feel that is the best way to ensure your confidence in your home.
After the walkthrough is done and final payment is received, we turn over the keys, and you are able to complete the home by moving in and enjoying it for many years to come, because you are confident that it has been built the right way by Jacobs Construction.
This stage extends a year after moving in. During this time, the home is covered under a warranty that specifically spells out what kind of problems we are responsible for. At closing you will receive a manual that will outline what is covered and how to properly file a claim with us.
Now that you’re properly informed of what to expect from Jacobs Construction during building process, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
-One of the most important things to remember is that you will be asked to make decisions early in the construction process. This is because time is needed to order and receive materials and also because some units are too large to install in the later stages of construction.
-Each stage has an approximate duration that builders strive to meet. However, a number of factors outside of the builder’s control, such as adverse weather conditions and availability of labor and materials, can extend these durations. We will give you an estimated completion date that will be approximate at first but more precise as your home nears completion.
-We strive to Keep in touch with you, but please ask questions freely to stay informed about the status of your house. Our current project section will be updated periodically during construction to help you follow along, and give you something to show your friends and family.