Our Structures Are Built to International and VA State Quality Standards
Even with a home inspection by a highly competent inspector, there will always be some degree of risk involved when purchasing a used home or business building. By contracting with Right Angle Carpentry to build your new custom home or business, you control everything. Not only do you control the design, structural elements, and color schemes, but also the degree of quality and material permanence that is implemented.
While all of our custom houses and structures are built to meet international (UCC) and Virginia state quality standards, there are differences in longevity that largely depend upon the particular building materials that you select. For example, you can select a wood, vinyl, or brick exterior. Also, you are able to select a shingle or metal roof. All of these materials have inherently
different warranty lengths.
You can design your custom home according to any goal that you choose from extremely economical to extremely durable (or any combination in between). Most new homeowners decide on a mixture of features according to their personal sense of style and maintenance needs. The most durable building materials are not always the most attractive, so there are certain trade-offs that our clients may wish to learn more about during our initial building consultation.
We will go over the pros and cons of all of the different building options with you during your initial consultation so that you will be able to apply this knowledge to make an educated decision regarding all of the options that you will make as work progresses on your new home. You want to make decisions that you will be happy to live with for some time to come.
Phases of Construction
We will discuss the various phases of construction and anticipated time frames with you as our work on your new building progresses. We will certainly keep you well updated. However, to give you an idea in advance of some of the typical phases of construction that we will complete as we work on constructing your new home/business, the following is a general outline of the average new building construction process:
- The Site is Selected
- Building Permit is Obtained
- Site Preparation (Vegetation & Debris Removal, Utilities Installed, etc.)
- Foundation Excavated and Poured/Built
- Foundation is Allowed to Cure and Build Strength
- Foundation is Backfilled
- Initial Inspection
- Rough Framing of House Begins (Wall & Floor Joists, Studs, etc.)
- Framing Inspection
- Sheathing Applied to Walls and Roof
- House Wrap Installed
- Rough-in of Plumbing, Basic Electrical, HVAC Connections & Mechanical Components
- Inspection of Plumbing, Basic Electrical, HVAC Connections & Mechanical Components
- Roof & Siding Installed
(House is “Dried In”)
- Electrical Receptacles/Breaker Installed
- Phone, Cable, Internet Lines Installed
- Insulation Installed
- Drywall Installed
- Interior & Exterior Finishing Begins (Lighting Fixtures Installed, Drywall Finished & Painted)
- Interior Trim and Cabinets Installed
- Exterior Features Installed (Driveways, Walkways, Patios, etc.)
- Hard Surfaces Installed (Tile, Wood Flooring, Countertops, etc.)
- Landscape Grading
- Finishing Fixtures Installed (Light Switches, Bathroom Tubs & Sinks, Outlets, HVAC Equipment, & Registers
- Carpeting Installed
- Exterior Landscaping Installed
- Final Inspection and Certificate of Occupancy Issued
- Walk-through (Final Inspection by You) and Introduction to Your New Home by Right Angle Carpentry
Please contact us with any questions that you may have about the custom home design
and construction process and to set up your initial consultation: (434) 238-5408.