After permits are submitted and approved, building can begin. Welcome Homes has a team of experienced, vetted, and licensed contractors ready to work on your new home. We enlist only the leading area builders to guarantee the work is top-notch. Our internal construction management and quality assurance teams ensure that every construction partner maintains high standards and that the finished product is exactly what you wanted.
We create detailed construction guides outlining every aspect of your new build. Construction partners follow the Welcome Homes plans, leaving nothing to the builder’s imagination. Our document set includes 100-150 sheets with specs on everything, right down to the nuts and bolts. This amount of detail gives insight into when we need to order materials so they arrive on time.
The Welcome Homes build process is standard construction - traditional wood frame, stick-built construction typically used by top developers in the northeast. With standard construction, we can deliver a customized design and a better quality home. The frame is built on-site using high-quality wood known for its durability and longevity.
Welcome Homes offers a thoughtfully designed home, high-quality craftsmanship, and a comprehensive warranty. Our warranty program meets or exceeds state regulations and is incorporated into your Welcome Homes contract.
The construction process includes the following:
- The land is cleared and excavated to prepare the footings and foundation.
- The home is then framed and sheathed on site. Sheathing is the process of covering the framing with plywood and a vapor barrier to keep moisture from entering your new home.
- Next, windows, exterior doors, roofing, and siding are installed. This completes the exterior shell of your home.
- The interior build begins with routing electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. This is known as the “Rough Mechanical” phase of the job.
- The HVAC System used is a Hydro Air system, one of the best on the market. Heating is transferred through the boiler, so the air is not dry, unlike traditional HVAC systems, which use furnaces, making the air dry and unpleasant. We also install an ERV to recirculate the air and keep the air you breathe clean.
- For plumbing, we use a combination of PVC piping for your drain lines and PEX tubing for your hot and cold water lines.
- Electrical work encompasses all the wire that needs to be run inside your walls for all switches, fixtures, and outlets.
- Upon completing this phase, we get what is known as a “Rough Inspection” for each of the above mentioned trades to ensure all the work has been performed “up to code.”
- Next, we insulate the home. Our standard insulation is formaldehyde and VOC free batt insulation with the appropriate R-value (the R-value is the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat and cooling loss) for your region.
- Upon completion of the insulation install, we then have our insulation inspection.
- Now we are ready for Sheetrock, which is the beginning of the “Finish Work.” The Sheetrock is hung on the walls and is then taped, spackled, and sanded to a smooth finish at a “Level-4 grade” compared to the “Level-3 grade” typically used by home builders, which provides a higher-quality finish.
- A custom kitchen complete with cabinetry, countertops, full height backsplash, and appliances is installed.
- Bathrooms are tiled and vanities are installed.
- Doors are installed along with interior trim for doors and windows.
- All electrical fixtures, switches, and outlets are installed. This includes recessed dimmable LEDs, kitchen pendants, and the dining room chandelier.
- All plumbing fixtures are installed, which includes all faucets, sinks, showerheads, and toilets.
- All final HVAC equipment is installed and hooked up to the ductwork.
- Wide plank, engineered hardwood flooring is installed, along with base trim.
- Ceiling and walls are finished with premium Benjamin Moore paint.
- Lastly, we call for final inspections to ensure all work has been performed to code. Then we submit all paperwork to the town for your Certificate of Occupancy (CO). This is the document that legally allows you to live in your new home.
- The entire home is thoroughly cleaned before move-in.
- Welcome Homes updates you on every step of the construction process. Our customer experience team regularly checks in with the construction team, informing you of the latest developments.
Welcome Homes offers a thoughtful design, high-quality craftsmanship, and a warranty giving you peace of mind. Our warranty statements adhere to state regulations and are incorporated into your Welcome Homes contract.
- Six-year structural coverage
- Two-year coverage on the utility of plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems
- One-year coverage on materials and workmanship
- Manufacturer-provided appliance warranty