Understanding the Acreage Home Construction Process: Key Steps and What to Expect

Published June 7, 2023.
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

Building a custom acreage home in Calgary is an exciting journey that allows you to craft a unique living space tailored to your specific needs and preferences. The construction process, although complex, can become a seamless experience with a little understanding and the right team by your side. In this blog, we'll walk you through the key steps involved in constructing your dream Calgary acreage home and offer insights into what to expect at each stage.

Site Preparation and Land Development 

Before the actual construction of your Calgary acreage home can commence, the building site needs to be primed and ready. This process typically includes clearing any vegetation and debris, grading the land for a flat building surface, installing required utilities like water and electricity, and constructing access roads or driveways. The outcome is a clean slate, ready for the foundation of your custom acreage home.

Obtaining Permits and Approvals 

This process involves submitting detailed site plans and construction drawings, ensuring compliance with zoning and land-use regulations, and obtaining development permits. These procedures ensure that your custom acreage construction meets all building standards and regulations for Rocky View County, Foothills County or the county in which we are building your custom acreage. 

Building the Foundation 

With permits and approvals in place, the next phase is building the foundation. The foundation type depends on your home's design and might involve excavating for a basement or crawl space, installing footings and foundation walls, whether in standard cribbing or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). This stage marks the birth of your dream custom acreage home in Calgary.

Framing and Exterior Construction 

After the foundation is set, your Calgary acreage home begins to take shape as the frame and exterior are constructed. This stage includes building the walls, floors, and roof structure, installing siding and exterior doors and windows, and constructing any outdoor living spaces like porches or decks.

Interior Construction and Finishing 

Once the home's exterior is complete, the construction focus shifts to the interior. This phase sees the installation of insulation, drywall, and interior doors, construction of interior walls and ceilings, installation of cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and trim, and completion of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

Fixtures, Appliances, and Finishing Touches 

As construction nears completion, your Calgary acreage home truly starts to look like your dream house with the installation of fixtures, appliances, and other finishing touches. Installing lighting fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and appliances, painting walls and ceilings, and completing landscaping and exterior site work are all tasks in this phase weather permitting.

Final Inspections and Move-In 

Before the big move-in day, final inspections need to be conducted to ensure compliance with building codes and permit requirements. Addressing any remaining deficiency and conducting a final walkthrough to ensure everything meets your expectations are essential final steps in your Calgary acreage home construction journey.

In Conclusion 

Understanding the acreage home construction process is the first step to successfully navigate the journey of building your custom acreage home in Calgary. By working closely with your custom home builder and maintaining open communication, you can ensure a smooth construction process and a final result that perfectly encapsulates your vision. Your dream Calgary acreage home is just a few steps away!

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