we produce great designs through a simplified process: here's how:
1. PRELIMINARY CONSULTATION
The first step is to schedule an initial phone conversation. During this consultation, we will discuss your needs, options, budget, and parameters. We will also answer your questions and determine the next steps. If you will be using bank financing we can assist in connecting you with one of our lenders or speak with your bank. You will need land to get started, if you don’t already have a site we can provide initial feedback or connect you with a realtor if needed.
2. FEASIBILITY 2–3 WEEKS
We charge an initial fee, typically $2,500 based on your project scope, to produce a detailed estimate and feasibility review. This includes reviewing site access, shipping and installation costs, and review of local regulatory and permitting requirements. We also review the survey, soils report and foundation estimates as needed to provide turnkey cost estimate based on your project. The feasibility review will be useful no matter what type of home you build. At the end of this phase we will prepare a contract based on your project specifics which will outline the payment schedule and initial deposit to get started.
3. DESIGN AND ENGINEERING 2–8 WEEKS
Our standard plans are included in the price of the home, along with design services to customize your finish selections throughout the home. We also provide architectural construction drawings and engineering, as each home must be specifically engineered to its site conditions. These architecture and engineering drawings will vary based on your specific project and may include local municipal permit drawings and submittal package, 3rd party and state regulatory drawings, and Boxprefab shop drawings. Further project customization is available through additional design and engineering fees as needed.
4. PERMITTING / REGULATORY APPROVAL 0–8 WEEKS (BASED ON LOCAL JURISDICTION LEAD TIMES AND PROJECT SPECIFICS)
The amount of time required for permitting and regulatory approval will vary depending on your project specifics and where it is located. We will be able to discuss additional details and timeframe up front in our initial consultation and feasibility review.
5. FACTORY FABRICATION 6-12 WEEKS
Prefabrication in the factory can start as early as required regulatory approvals are complete. Depending on project specifics, certain aspects of site approval and site preparation often run concurrent to fabrication, saving time above site build construction. We will work with you from the start to forecast the schedule for your project.
6. DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION, 1 WEEK
After the sitework and prefabrication is complete, we will schedule the delivery of the home. It usually takes one day to set your home. Once set final connections for utilities and water will be made.
7. FINAL FINISHING AND READY TO OCCUPY 0-8 WEEKS
Depending on the complexity of your project and site location, some final finishing may be required. For example, a single unit project will likely arrive completely finished at the time of the delivery, while multi-module project with more complex configuration may require additional time on site for final finishing. We will be able to asses this upfront and give you a clear understanding from the start as to what will be required for your project.
AVERAGE TOTAL PROJECT TIME : 3-6 MONTHS
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