What You’ll Need Before Building A House
Bielefield Consctrution is the local General Contractor who provides all phases of residential remodeling, inside and out, whether historic, modern or conventional. This includes framing, flooring, doors, windows, and trim; as well as room, or even, whole house remodel and redesign. Our services also include bathrooms, kitchens, concrete, moving walls, or changing the landscape of your home. There are many satisfied customers in Sonoma County that recommend the services of Bielefield Construction Inc. Ray and his crew is experienced in all phases of planning and building your vision and/or your dreams. The team has many collective years of expertise and experience in bringing your vision to reality. Contact us today and let us show you how committed we are to going above and beyond your expectations.
Building a house is a major investment, so it’s important to be well-informed about the process before you get started. Here are some basics of house construction, that covers everything from finding house plans to hiring a contractor.
The search for those house plans
One of the first steps in building a house is finding the right house plans. While there are many resources available for finding house plans, including online plan libraries, house plan books, and custom home builders, working with an established and reputable home design company such as Bielefield Construction Inc. will give you the insight you’re looking for as well as a better degree of peace of mind during your home construction process.
What should you be thinking about as you begin? Consider your needs and lifestyle, flexible spaces, storage, places for seasonal clothes and gear for the whole family are all considerations to be mindful of. If you have a large family, you’ll need plans that include enough storage for gear beyond bedrooms and bathrooms. If you entertain often, you’ll want to choose a layout that’s open and welcoming.
Not all house plans sources are created equally. The construction details, if included at all, may differ wildly from designer to designer. We here at Bielefield Construction Inc. design all our home projects following the current International Residential Code for details and requirements, and calculate all beams and vertical structure.
Requirement That Are Site Specific To Your Project
Any good builder will make himself aware of any site-specific details that may, or may not, be included in your plans. For example, if you’re building on a hillside, you’ll need to take into account the slope of the land and how it will affect the foundation and structural supports of your house. If you’re building in a flood zone, knowing the current structural requirements is vital. You need someone working with you who knows the many local regulations and zoning requirements for Sonoma County that you must comply with for your project. For example, in some municipalities you may be required to have a certain amount of off-street parking or a certain type of roofing material. Be assured that Ray at Bielefield Construction Inc. will confer with your local government officials before beginning construction on your house.
Choosing your contractor
By now, if you haven’t already, it’s time to establish a relationship with your contractor. When you choose Bielefield Construction Inc. , you know that you’re putting your project into the hands of a true, caring, professional. He will want you to be clear about your dream, expectations and requirements to make sure that when the dust settles, you will be delighted with the end result. Getting the right permits and inspections is an important part of building a house. You’ll need to contact your local government officials to find out what permits are required for your house, and then work with your contractor to make sure the necessary inspections are scheduled and completed. Be sure to discuss the expectations for both you and your contractor before construction begins and enjoy the journey together as you watch what you’ve envisioned become reality.