The Process

From start to finish, our team is with you all the way.  

Ready, Set, Wait?

At the start, you might not see much activity on your home site.  Don’t worry.  A lot of behind-the scenes stuff is happening.  This is when we secure the various permits, finalize plans, distribute blueprints to the plumbers, electricians and framers, and order materials.  It might be several weeks before any major activity begins on your home site, but rest assured that all of the background work is being done to create a smooth process.

This is when we prepare the home site, set foundation forms, install in-slab plumbing and the concrete is poured and cured.  This is the point when many people wonder if their home will be large enough.  Seeing the foundation without walls can be very deceiving.  Approximate duration:  2-4 weeks.

Stage 1: Foundation

You’ll be surprised how quickly this is done.  One day there’s nothing but a foundation.  

Stage 2: Framing

A few days later there’s a house – well, at least the framework of one, with exterior and interior walls, as well as the roof.  This is when you get your first true sense of your home’s breadth and shape.  Approximate duration: 3-5 weeks.

Stage 3: Roofing

This is when the structure becomes “weatherproof.”  We install decking, flashing and shingles.  We also install the windows and wrap the exterior walls with sheathing.  Approximate duration: 3-5 weeks.

Stage 4: Drywall Prep

All electrical wiring, outlets and breaker boxes are installed at this stage.  Air conditioning and heating equipment is in place, as well as plumbing.  This is also when municipal inspections are completed.  Approximate duration:  3-5 weeks

Stage 5: Drywall and Exterior Finish

After electrical, plumbing, HVAC, inspections and insulation, exterior and interior wall surfaces are covered and finished, your home begins to resemble its final form.  Brick, stucco and/or stone goes up on the outside.  Drywall is installed and texture is applied inside.  Approximate duration: 2-4 weeks

Stage 6: Wood Trim and Doors

Once the drywall in complete and the texture has cured, the finishing carpenters arrive to install all the interior doors and molding, as well as any staircase railings and balusters.  Approximate duration: 2-3 weeks

Stage 7: Cabinet, Countertops and Paint

Next, we install kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  Countertops are set in place, and all of the interior has been primed and painted.  Approximate duration:  3-4 weeks

Stage 8: Fixtures and Flooring

Stage 9: Builder Acceptance

During this stage your project manager performs a thorough inspection of your entire home to assure that it meets our high construction standards. 

Step 10: Homeowner Introductory Tour

Your Dwell Properties project manager will introduce you to your new home, pointing out all its unique features and systems.  In as few as ten days you will have closed and be given the keys to your brand new Dwell Properties homes.

Congratulations and welcome to the family!

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Dwell Properties Inc

Saskatoon, SK