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...

"Unlocking Our Dream"

Mike and Judy Flanagan were the key to unlocking our dream of designing and building a home of a lifetime. Without their patience, enthusiasm, and commitment to providing information, insight and guidance through the entire custom home process, from conceptualization through construction, we would still be just dreaming. As trying an experience as being an owner/builder is, we have many wonderful memories and would in fact love to do it all again. We're sure that result has as much to do with our relationship with Mike and Judy as it does with anything else.

-- John and Laura McGrath