Timeline For New Construction

December 9, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Before You Build

In every state and every town you build a new home you’ll typically find a clause in the contract stipulating how long the builder has to complete the project. In many cases, builders will leave the length of time to “until all work has been completed in a workmen like manner” or define outrageous time periods of three to five years to complete the project. Only in rare cases will a home take anywhere near that amount of time. But builders want to leave themselves plenty of room to work through things they cannot control like weather conditions and government intervention.

So what kind of time frame can you realistically expect, especially here in Kentucky where the climate doesn’t allow year round production?

An average Kentucky home will generally take around six (6) to eight (8) months to build. A more accurate answer would be, “it depends”. It depends on the complexity of the design and the overall size of the home. It depends on the landscape, the materials, and the custom features you want.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, it will depend on WHEN you break ground. If you start a home in November, you can expect significant delays through the winter months. Generally, March is the first month of reasonable working conditions here in Kentucky so be sure you give yourself enough room with your other living arrangements to compensate for the winter lag.

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