Who are the Key Players When Building a Custom or Semi-Custom Home?


Who are the Key Players When Building a Custom or Semi-Custom Home?Home buyers often get so distracted planning the look of their new custom home that they forget the importance of having an expert homebuilding team. Having reliable and trustworthy people working on your home can mean the difference between a successful project and a disastrous one.

Acknowledge the following key players when building a custom home:

1. The Developer

The developer obtains and prepares the property on which your house will be built. It is essential to use a knowledgeable, experienced, and reputable developer, as he or she is primes the land, laying the foundation for everything to follow.

2. The Architect

The architect works alongside the contractor and is responsible for designing the plans for your custom home. The skilled architect works to marry optimum functionality with pleasing aesthetic design.

3. The General Contractor

The general contractor can be likened to the general manager of construction. This key person is responsible for keeping trade contractors on task and for overseeing the progress of your custom home from beginning to end.

4. Trade Contractors

Trade contractors are builders who possess skills in one specific area. Example areas where trade contractors are necessary include:

  • Property Preparation
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Exterior Siding
  • Roofing
  • HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)
  • Electricity and plumbing
  • Painting and Flooring
  • Trim carpentry
  • Landscaping
  • Counters
  • Concrete flatwork – driveways and patios
  • Drywalling

5. Inspectors

Inspectors representing the governing municipality ensure that your custom home not only looks good, but also meets national and local building and safety codes.

Building a custom home can be a smooth process with the right homebuilding team. Make sure you research local companies and contract with a reputable builder.

Sheffield Homes is dedicated to providing homeowners and home builders with outstanding service and quality construction that transcend the mainstream. We serve homeowners in the Denver metro area and northern Colorado. If you have further questions regarding your custom home, contact us today.



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