Building a home is a very exciting time. The building process takes a great deal of commitment and resources from your builder, and the dedicated team at Highland Homes will work to make the home building process a satisfying one for you.
To make the experience of building your new home enjoyable and keep you informed throughout construction, we follow a customer contact process which begins when your home is released to start construction, and continues even after you move in.
Your personal builder will provide key updates and be available to answer your construction questions throughout the construction process. Here is an outline of what to expect during the construction of your new home.
Your personal builder will call you when your home is released to start construction. During the orientation your personal builder will introduce themself and provide you with their contact info, discuss your home plan and specifications, and give you details about the construction process and what to expect while your home is being built.
Building the Foundation
During the first construction stage, your homesite will be prepared and the foundation will be built, rough plumbing installed, slab poured, and block walls constructed. There are many inspections during this time to ensure that your home is being built to Florida building codes as well as Highland Homes' high quality standards.
During the second stage of construction, the roof will be installed, interior walls framed and everything that goes inside the walls, like electrical, HVAC and insulation, will be installed and inspected.
Mid-Construction or Pre-Drywall Meeting
Your personal builder will contact you prior to drywall installation to set up a walk-through meeting. During this meeting you will review the construction to date, confirm your electrical, cable and phone locations, and touch base on the installation of options you selected at the Personal Selection Studio. Your personal builder will also answer any questions you have and let you know the upcoming construction schedule.
In the third stage of construction, your home will receive drywall, paint, trim, cabinets, countertops, wall tile, and a driveway – now it is really starting to look like a home!
During the fourth construction stage, your home will receive finishing touches including electrical, plumbing and HVAC fixtures, flooring, landscaping, paint touch-up, any necessary final touches, and a final inspection and full cleaning.
Quality control checks are performed throughout the building process to ensure specifications are followed, quality materials and processes are used, selected options are installed and the overall quality is in line with the high quality standards of Highland Homes. The first walk-through allows you to walk the completed home with your personal builder and wrap up any necessary final touches.
New Home Demonstration / Second Walk-Through
The second walk-through and new home demonstration gives you the opportunity to become personally acquainted with your new home. During the new home demonstration your personal builder will focus on the features of your new homes explaining product usage, maintenance and warranty information. You will also sign off on your home's quality and completion.
Closing and Moving into your New Home
Highland Homes will work closely with your mortgage lender to coordinate the details of your closing. Once a Clear to Close has been received from the lender, your new home specialist will contact you to schedule the closing date and time. During the closing process, ownership of the home will be transferred into your name and you will get the keys to your new home!
Relax, with Warranty Protection
One of the biggest benefits of purchasing a new Highland home is the warranty. We know the purchase of a home is one of the single largest investments you will ever make and include fantastic warranty coverage to protect your investment and peace of mind.
After closing, your home is covered by a one-year Builder Warranty, 2-year systems warranty and 10-year structural warranty. Additionally, many of the products in your home are covered by Manufacturer Warranties.
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We will work hard to ensure your new home is designed for you to enjoy for many years to come! Your new home specialist and our warranty department will be checking in with you after you move in, to make sure your home is fully meeting – and exceeding - your expectations.