Sharing the experience of planning, building and delivering a panelized home framing kit or package and the ups and downs of construction. Our goal is to answer questions and to help overcome all obstacles from financing to planning to obtaining the building permit and finally the delivery of your factory built pre-cut home framing kit to build your dream home. For more information please visit our website www.northcoastpackagedhomes.com.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Beginning the Foundation for your Framing Package
Once all of the drawings are prepared it is time to submit the drawings to your local building department. Most clients choose to submit the drawings themselves. The length of time each building department takes to review the plans varies. Many departments are impacted and are not operating with a full staff. If any redlines or corrections come back PMHI will correct the drawings they prepared at no charge to the client.
While the plans are in plan check it is a good time to get bids from subcontractors and the begin preparing the site for construction.
The first step is the foundation. The framing packages can be placed on either a raised foundation or a slab.
Next the subfloor is framed, the rough plumbing is completed and it is insulated.
Once the subfloor is complete it is time for the package to arrive.
This is the ideal situation but to be honest this only happens in a small majority of cases. Unless the site is very tight storing the package on site for a few days or weeks is not a problem and we will provide you with proper storage instructions. And the most common request we hear is "I just need to delay the delivery for a few days." This is almost never possible as the trucks and trailers are continuously booked and a slight delay can turn into 6 weeks easily. We will work very closely with you to insure that your delivery is scheduled correctly and goes smoothly.