The amount of time it takes to build a custom home depends on the size and complexity of your design as well as variables like weather and the market.
The time it takes just to complete the architectural plans depends on how timely you make decisions and your availability to meet with your designer and builder for early design development. Developing a set of plans that are ready for permitting can take between three and six months (we plan for at least four). Permitting alone can take an additional month as well.
For a home that’s approximately 3,000 square feet, you can anticipate about eight to ten months construction time, provided that the market doesn't slow things down due to higher demand. If you’re building a 6,000-square-foot home, anticipate a construction time of 12 to 13 months. If you have to prepare the lot by demolishing an old house or taking out trees, add another 3-4 weeks. For a 10,000-square-foot home, it's a good idea to add two months to the design time and another six to eight months onto the construction time.
All of these estimates are made under the assumption of normal market conditions, as mentioned previously, which allow for a timely response from vendors and subcontractors. It's also important to remember that if your selectable items are not chosen on time, this can cause weeks of delay in construction. Any changes to your design may also delay your construction time.
It’s important to understand the realistic timeline you get from your builder and the things that may delay a timely completion process. Beware of a builder who promises an overly idealistic timeline just to get your building contract! At Hagen Homes we strive to be honest throughout the process and will work with you every step of the way. If the timeline adjusts due to any unforeseeable circumstances, we will make sure that you are aware immediately!
-The Bottom Line-
The designing and building process for:
- A 3,000-square-foot-home: 12-15 months
- A 6,000-square-foot home: 16-18 months
- A 10,000-square-foot home: 18-21 months
If you're looking to build in the Southeastern Wisconsing area, contact Hagen Homes today! We would love to help you build your dream home into a reality. We are a trusted company that will treat you like you are people, not a building contract with legs!