Plan Your Pre-Construction Timeline

Preparation For Building:

Note: This timeline represents only a suggested path. Each homeowner may approach their project differently and have special building or land development considerations. Cedar Homes of Washington will assist the homeowner to organize their own building project and timeline.

  • Development of preliminary blueprints
  • Pre-qualify for financing & bank selection
  • Water - (hook ups or well drilling)
  • Septic - (drainfield design apprvd. by Health Dept.)
  • Check for:
    • Building covenants
    • Wetlands
    • Easements
    • Setbacks
    • Critical Area designation
    • Road or school mitigation fees (paid in addition to permit fee)
    • Fire code building requirements

     
  • Determine construction method (owner/bldr., project mgr. or contractor)
  • Blueprint revisions
  • Stake out home at jobsite
  • Review slope for basement
  • Preliminary plans to subcontractors for bids

     
  • Final plans complete with Engineer stamp (if required)
  • Submit forms required by bank for financing approval
  • Develop plot plan
  • Submit plans & paperwork to county for permit

     
  • Approval of permit
  • Approval of financing with letter of commitment from lender
  • Sign final blueprints & give cutting approval

     
  • Excavation of site
  • Foundation & plumbing (basement)
  • Temporary power pole at jobsite

     
  • Forklift or boom truck arrives at site
  • Home package arrives at site
  • Inventory by Cedar Homes of Washington  
  • Construction Begins

What Our Clients Are Saying...

"An Extremely Positive Experience"

We have had the pleasure of knowing Mike and Judy Flanagan since 2001. We met at an Open House for their business, Cedar Homes of Washington. We were looking at cabin packages to build a retreat in the mountains for our family. Their openness, friendliness and willingness to help is genuine. We never felt any pressure to give a commitment. The fact that the home they live in is a product they built themselves from a kit is a positive statement that they know the design and build process - have been through it - and know first hand about long term maintenance, etc. for these type of structures.

The summer of 2004, we had a contractor build the shell of our cabin and it was an extremely positive experience. There have been minor issues that have come up during the building process, such as shortages for hardware. Mike and Judy have always promptly returned phone calls and remedied the situation in short order. We cannot think of a way that they could improve the way they conduct their business or improve their customer service.

-- Jim and Susannah Lake