The Construction Process The process of building a new home can naturally lead to many questions: What is involved in each step? How long will it take to build? Can we visit the site and see our home in progress? When do inspections take place? When and how do we make the final decisions about the fixtures, flooring and other finishing details?

Although each project will be unique in terms of its scheduling and process, most follow a typical pattern. Variations within this general pattern will depend on such factors as the size and style of house, the lot, the type of construction, the number of inspections required and other considerations. Although a generalized description, most residential construction projects follow this outline:

Phase One: Pre-Construction

Architectural and design plans for your home are developed, finalized and submitted to the municipal permit office for review. Permits may be required for a number of components such as electrical, septic or plumbing systems.

A number of environmental site tests such as soil and water may be conducted at this stage.

An application for HPO coverage is submitted for the project.

Phase Two: The Foundation

Your house is staked out, the land is prepared and excavation is done. Footings are formed and poured. Water, electricity, natural gas, phone and cable services may be put in at this stage.

The foundation walls are then erected; they may be insulated and damp-proofed. An inspection will be required at this time as well. It is often at this stage that the home owner will begin to make selections such as flooring, tiles, cabinets and so on. The ordering of these products is then completed as to avoid delays further along in the process.

Phase Three: Framing

The framing skeleton is erected, consisting of exterior walls, interior partitions and roof. Roof trusses are often brought to the site pre-made and roofing is then completed as quickly as possible to prevent accidental or weather-related damage. Our aim is to get to “lock up” as soon as possible to avoid this kind of potential damage.

The basement floor is installed and ducting for heating, cooling and ventilation is put in place.

Structural inspections often take place at this time to ensure the house meets all building codes.

Phase Four: Interior and exterior work

Here’s where a great deal of work takes place, some of it overlapping, so proper and efficient scheduling is key.

The key steps include:

  • • Exterior walls and roof are insulated
  • • Heating and cooling systems, including fireplaces, are installed
  • • Inspection takes place
  • • Drywalling
  • • Walls and ceilings are painted
  • • Flooring is laid, interior doors are hung
  • • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets installed
  • • Plumbing and electrical fixtures are put in
  • • Trim is applied
  • • Siding is put up on the outside, porches and decks built
  • • Final lot grading
  • • Driveway and walkways put in
  • • Municipal inspections may occur
  • • Stairs, handrails installed

During this phase your builder will stay in regular contact with you or your designer to ensure deadlines for selecting finishes and other decisions are met.

Phase Five: Near completion to hand-over

At this stage your builder and crew are busy with the final touches to your home. You will be invited to do a walk-through of your home and any last-minute touchups will be done. On the date of possession and signing off the HPO warranty forms, your builder will hand you the keys to your new home!

Home Features and Finishes

Diversity is key at Weiland Construction. Whatever style of home you choose, we know that in today’s industry, value, character and individuality are setting new standards. All our homes include a full range of quality features and finishes, with a variety of options to suit any budget.


Much of a home’s character is reflected in its style and size of windows. Large windows can bring nature closer into your home or capture a stunning view. Bold designs let you add personality and character to your home and the finishing details can complement your décor both inside and out. Today’s window technology allows for energy efficiency and low maintenance without compromising beauty.

Floor Coverings

Flooring serves to add character as well as functionalism to any area of your new home. New home builders often combine different types of flooring in creative ways, matching the style and materials to the intended use of the space: tough laminates for high traffic areas, traditional hardwood for warmth and natural stone or ceramic tile to grace foyers and kitchens. We will help you customize your flooring to match your lifestyle and budget.

Ceiling Treatments

Detailed work, bulkheads and sloped or cathedral ceilings are a few of the options available today. Contemporary ceiling treatments are designed to catch the eye. Talk to us about your many options.

Fixtures and Faucets

New home owners pay careful attention to the design, quality and function of the kitchen and bathrooms of their home. The features of these areas are often key in home buyer decisions. Weiland Construction’s team of professionals will work with you to choose from the enormous range and styles of fixtures to achieve the greatest overall value for your investment within your budget.


As a finishing touch to your new home, mouldings tie the look and feel together. The style of baseboard, door and window trim can complement the overall design of your new home. Talk to us about our recommended products available in a great variety of styles and sizes.

Other features

From in-floor radiant heating to the latest in kitchen cabinets, there are many options to explore when designing your custom home. From front door surveillance to wiring for telecommunications, the vast range of features available for your new home will be thoroughly researched and presented to you by our professionals.

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