Steps in Building a Building

The steps involved in building a house are almost universal and very straightforward.

Typical House Construction Process:

  • Location and excavation
  • Grading and site preparation
  • Concrete work for the foundation construction which also involve footing, and slaps

Next big step is framing the house:

  • Framing
  • Floor framing
  • Wall framing
  • Ceiling and roof framing

Next big step is flashing:

  • Roof sheeting
  • Roof covering
  • Wall sheeting
  • Exterior Finishes

Next big step is installing windows and doors

  • Exterior trim and mill-work
  • Building stairs
  • Framing details for plumping, heating, and wiring.
  • Installing chimneys and fireplaces
  • Thermal insulation
  • Vapor and air barriers
  • Fire and sound control
  • Ventilation
  • interior walls and ceiling finishes
  • Interior doors, trims, and frames
  • Paintings
  • Evestroughs
  • Downspouts
  • Garages if any
  • Careports if any
  • Surface draining
  • Driveways and walkways
  • Protections measurements against decay and termites

All these steps are detailed and explained as part of our online courses. For detailed information: how to build your own home.