AuthenTech Homes Building Process
Initial Client Meeting– This meeting is designed to introduce the client to the AuthenTech Homes Process and Team. And to answer any Questions you have regarding the build of your new home. During this initial meeting we will discuss the lot you have purchased and the house you plan to build on the lot. Authentech Homes will guide you through this process ensuring the plan you have chosen works well with the lot, your lifestyle, and your budget. We will gladly walk the lot with prospective clients in order to discuss what is needed in order to make the house you have chosen work well with the lot.
Preliminary Budget Proposal– Once preliminary plans have been discussed and decided upon Authentech Homes will prepare a preliminary budget outlining the estimated cost of building your house. This preliminary budget is an estimated cost only and a formal budget will be prepared if the client is satisfied to move forward with plans and detailed specifications.
Plans & Speccifications– Once the client has decided on plans and the preliminary budget has been discussed and agreed upon, we will formally start to develop plans. This process usually involves a meeting directly with the designer. At this time Authentech Homes requires a suitable deposit to cover initial costs. The designer will then provide a preliminary plan. The homeowner and Authentech Homes will review the plans, and make changes if need be. The revised plans will be returned to the designer, to make the appropriate changes. During the planning process, AuthenTech Homes will guide the homeowner to determine the specifications for the home. AuthenTech Homes will assist in determining the desired finishes, features, and components of the home. The features and components will then be consolidated into the final plans.
Budget and Permits– Once we have received formal plans, Authentech Homes will start the budget and permit process. The budget process involves sending a copy of the plans to our preferred trades and suppliers.
We will then receive quotes from all of the trades based on the specifications and plans for the home. These quotes are checked thoroughly by Authentech Homes. If the quotes are not satisfactory, AuthenTech Homes will return to the trade and re-negotiate or will search elsewhere for a different quote.
So as to not waste time during the budget process the plans will be submitted to the Building Department for a permit to build the house. All the paper work will be prepared by Authentech Homes, and we will follow-up with the Building Department.
Budget Review– Once all quotes have been received Authentech Homes will arrange a meeting with the homeowner to review the budget. Every item involving the house will be discussed. At this time changes can be made to the budget to accommodate the homeowner’s needs. Once the budget has been reviewed and agree upon, a contract will be produced between the homeowner and Authentech Homes. Authentech Homes will then commence building. At this time an additional deposit will be required.
Trade/Supplier Review– Once construction is then started, The homeowners will spend a day with Scott (the owner of Authentech Homes), visiting the trades and suppliers for their new home. This will involve choosing the style and design of the most items involved in the finishing of the house.
Confirmation of finishing and colour selections– As the building process begins, the homeowners will need to choose finishing’s and colour for their new home. Authentech Homes provides an Interior Designer at no extra charge to assist the homeowner in making style and colour decisions. The homeowners will meet personally with the designer who will correspond throughout the building process to ensure that the proper selections are being made
Budget/ Invoice review- During the building process the homeowner and Authentech Homes will review the budget 4 -5 times. Each time the homeowner will have an opportunity to review all invoices pertaining to the house and review the overall budget. These reviews are done at Completion of Foundation, Framing, Drywall , Substantial completion (at possession) , and then Final Completion. After reviewing the budget the homeowner will be given an invoice of billing to date.
The following walkthroughs will be conducted to ensure that the building process proceeds smoothly:
–Site Review (optional) -This takes place prior to excavation. Items to be discussed include placement of the home, setbacks, elevation, retaining walls, tree removal, utilities.
–Framing -After framing is complete the homeowners will meet at the house and discuss items such as back frame details, plumbing (hose tap placement, etc.), hvac (fireplace finish, etc), and Cabinet layout.
–Electrical -We will meet the electrical trades at the home in order to determine electrical placement , lighting placement, and audio requirements, etc.. At this time we will follow up on any previous discussion relating to the framing walk-thru.
–Final Walk– Thru- A final walk through will be done with the homeowner a few days prior to move-in date. At this time we will review with you all of the intricacies of your new home, how to properly maintain your home and make a note of any deficiencies that need to be dealt with. The deficiency list will be sent to the appropriate trades for them to follow up. Authentech Homes has a dedicated service rep to exclusively follow up on any deficiencies and ensure they are dealt with in a timely manner.
–One Year Service Walk Thru-After the first year of possession, AuthenTech Homes will arrange a time to meet with the homeowner to check on the home and deal with any service items. Again, this list is sent to the appropriate trade to follow-up on.
-Warranty -Authentech Homes provides a 2-5-10 Travelers Guarantee Warranty. This fully transferable warranty will be registered with house upon completion.
He hope you enjoy the Process , and your New Home !!!