Phase 1 - Initial Consultation

This initial meeting takes place at the Brock Built offices with you and your realtor. In this meeting we will:

  • Review your initial location criteria.
  • Discuss your initial design criteria.
  • Have a preliminary discussion about your budget.
  • Discuss interim and permanent financing, if necessary.

Phase 2 - Home Site Selection

Here we discuss the elements critical to selecting the perfect lot for you.  This Lot Analysis will include:

  • A detailed discussion of lot location. We will cover issues such as what school districts would meet your needs, etc.
  • We will detail lot criteria, covering such topics, issues and interests as whether the lot needs to be on a golf course, have a view, how big it should be (acreage), etc.
  • We will also discuss lot dynamics, such as sun angles, wind factors, topography and how it will affect the building site, trees, etc.

Phase 3 - Initial Meeting with Architect and Designer

In this critical first meeting with the Architect and/or the Designer, we will all meet at the homesite to cover a number of key topics, including:

  • Home orientation, tree topography, sun orientation, etc.
  • You will present any pictures, floor plan examples and magazine articles to Brock Built and the Architect / Designer.
  • You, Brock Built and the Architect / Designer will discuss style, interior design features, layout, building product preferences and your list of design guidelines.
  • We will have a discussion of preferred home design style.
  • We will cover desired interior design features such as columns, arches, built-ins, etc.
  • We will discuss the home layout and floor plan, and any special furniture considerations.
  • We will talk about building product preference for things like windows, exterior doors, and roofing.
  • Brock Built and the Architect / Designer will help you develop a list of design guidelines, i.e., total square footage, number of bedrooms, number of baths.

Phase 4 - Conceptual and Preliminary Plan / Review

The Conceptual Plan is a 1:10 scale drawing with initial dimensions of the home layout on the selected home site. When the Conceptual Plan is ready:

  • You meet with Brock Built to discuss layout/changes.
  • Brock Built returns revisions to Architect / Designer.

The Preliminary Plan is 1/4″ scale drawings of the front elevation, floor plan and site plan, with topographic overlays showing the house situated on the homesite.

Phase 5 - Finalize Preliminary Plan & Specifications

Now you meet with Brock Built to review the plans for any modifications. In these meetings Brock Built will walk you through every aspect of the home, from the stone and lumber down to the door hinges. We walk room by room through the home and define the scope of the project, identify the materials we will use in the project, and the allowances you will have to work with.

Phase 6 - Price Preliminary Plan & Specifications

At this point:

  • Brock Built prices the house.
  • Brock Built then reviews the initial Construction Cost Sheet & Specifications with you.
  • If the price doesn’t meet your budget, Brock Built and you review and re-price the Construction Cost Sheet and modify the Specifications.

Phase 7 - Complete Construction Drawings

At this point everyone has a very clear picture of the home. Now it’s time to engage the Architect / Designer to complete the plans:

  • The Architect / Designer produces revised Construction Drawings.
  • You and Brock Built review changes, if any, to produce finalized CDs.
  • Brock Built and the Architect / Designer review plans and produce final CDs, including engineering & structural drawings.

Phase 8 - Permitting

Now we must get the necessary approvals from the City or government entities:

  • Brock Built submits plans to all local authorities.
  • Brock Built attends appropriate local meetings.
  • Brock Built receives acceptance from proper authorities

Phase 9 - Lot Clearing

Now construction begins. We start with the lot clearing:

  • All existing trees and shrubs that will be kept are marked.
  • Extraneous trees and shrubs are cleared.
  • Any grading or leveling work is completed.
  • Erosion control is put in place.

Phase 10 - Foundation

The foundation stage is critical to the final quality of your home. At this stage:

  • A structural engineer prepares the slab design, calculating load, analyzing elasticity of soil, determining slab drops, drainage, etc.

Phase 11 - Framing

During the framing stage the subfloor, trusses, studs, headers and support beams are put in place, along with the support structures for ceiling treatments:

  • A frame carpenter builds the walls, joists, rafters, arches, ceiling treatments, cornices, fascias and decking.
  • Windows and exterior doors are installed.

Phase 12 - Mechanicals

Now we add the mechanical elements of the home:

  • The Rough-in stage involves installing plumbing with top-outs, HVAC duct work, and electrical wiring.
  • The HVAC stage includes calculating A/C load for energy efficiency, and a REScheck which is a computerized analysis that measures the compliance of insulation and window packages, based on local building codes.
  • Next we add the structured wiring including surround sound, home automation, computerized lighting, etc.
  • At the end of the Mechanical stage we walk-through the home with you and review details on electrical wiring, stereo/computer wiring and cabinets.

Phase 13 - Wall Finishes

At this point your home really starts to take shape. During the Wall Finishes stage we:

  • Install and check all insulation and expandable foam.
  • Install sheetrock, Fire-rock, Dura-rock and Quiet-rock.
  • Apply wall textures.
  • You will approve wall texture samples, approve exterior stone pattern/color, etc.

Phase 14 - Interior Finishes

The Interior Finishes stage includes:

  • Installing all cabinets.
  • Installing all doors and trim (crown molding, MDF trim, block paneling, etc.)
  • Installing flooring (tile, stone, wood etc.), transitions, and decorative borders.
  • During this phase you will do a trim walk with Brock Built and determine closet shelf sizing and locations, etc.

Phase 15 - Fixture Installations

Now we finish out the home by installing all fixtures, including:

  • Lighting fixtures
  • Appliances
  • Accessories
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Bath hardware
  • Mirrors and glass
  • Utility services are transferred.

Phase 16 - Completion

Before we turn the home over to you, we work to make sure it is as perfect as possible.

  • Brock Built performs a final home preparation, and completes “to-do” list.
  • You attend a Final Home Demonstration.
  • Financial wrap-up of allowances.
  • Warranty information and procedures reviewed.