The Building Process
A foundation is the beginning of your new home. A house is only as good as the foundation on which it rests.
The foundation is the structure on which the rest of your house is built.
It needs to be strong and square and dry to withstand Saskatoon weather.
The framing stage is very exciting. When the framing crew finishes the first floor deck,
you will finally be able to take your first walk around your new house.
Framing will take anywhere from a week for a small house, to several months for a larger one.
You will be able to watch the basic structure take shape very fast.
Your home will suddenly have walls, a roof, and windows.
This is also the time when the first on-site changes will probably take place.
Room sizes and layouts become much easier to see in 3 dimensions. Even the best architect
frequently finds something that didn't turn out quite the way it was envisioned on paper.
Although Saskatoon presents a variety of weather conditions,
BlackRock strives to keep projects progressing in a timely manner.
As the individual trades converge on your house, things will appear to slow down considerably.
In reality, extensive work is being done on your house during the rough-in stage;
it just isn't as dramatic as the framing stage. During the next several weeks or months,
dozens of people will be installing the inner workings of your house. Plumbing, heating,
air-conditioning, lighting, security systems, central vacuum lines, television cable,
entertainment systems, computer networks, exhaust fans, phone lines, fireplaces, and
scores of back-ups and nailers for things yet to be installed. Taking the time to get
things right at the rough-in stage will save time later on.
When everything has been roughed-in properly, it is time to finish the walls,
install the doors & trim, hang the cabinets, put down the hardwood flooring,
install ceramic tile, and cover everything that doesn't move with paper,
plastic, or paint. There is still a lot of work to do before you will be
able to move into a completed home. After the paint, the next things to
be installed are the light fixtures, counter tops, appliances, plumbing
fixtures, mirrors, shower doors, security systems, door knobs, towel bars,
and toilet paper holders.
While work is progressing inside, there is much to be done outside as well.
The exterior finishes might be any combination of brick, stone, stucco, vinyl, aluminum, concrete, or wood.