Thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business! At Hardhat Construction, you will find that we are all about informing you as much as possible about the process of building a custom home. This information has been put together to let you know some of the things that need to be completed before we can break ground!
What is your budget?
Are you financing your new home with a bank? If so, you need to know what you are pre-qualified to borrow. You don’t want to waste your time looking for land or a house that is out of your budget. If you are financing the project yourselves, you will probably have a budget in mind already.
Finding a Lot or Piece of Land
You will obviously need a lot or piece of land before we can build.
Some considerations when looking for a lot or land:
Is there a nice location to build a house?
Is there a reasonable entrance location?
Do you like the surrounding properties?
Do you know if there are covenants or restrictions?
Are there utilities near the property?
Has the property been surveyed? Can you get a copy?
Is the lot on a sewer system or will it be a septic system?
If it will be on a septic system is there a soil test?
Let us know if you would like us to look at the lot once you have found one.
Getting a Survey
Once you purchase your property to build on you will need a survey and it
will need to be recorded. You should be able to identify who created the
original survey by looking in the bottom right or bottom left corner of the
survey. It should look something like this:
The Survey Should Include the
• Site Plan
• Building Setbacks
• Grading Plan
• Driveway Location
• Proposed Retaining Walls
• Proposed House Location
If your land requires a septic system, then you will eventually need a Soil Test. It is highly recommended that you get a soil test before you close on your property to make sure that it will accommodate a conventional septic system. Here are a few of our recommendations:
If your land does not have county or city water, you will need to drill a well for water.
You will of course need house plans if you are going to build. Here are your options:
• Buy house plans online
• Hire an Architect
• Hire a Designer
• Design and Build with Hardhat Construction, Inc.
If you design and build with us, we can design a custom home exactly how you want in about 4-6 weeks . You will meet with Holli at the office and discuss what your budget is and what options you would like to include in the home. Holli will prepare a sketch and layout that will meet your budget like this:
Our custom home designs include elevations, floor plans, roof plan, and
electrical plans. Once this preliminary work is completed, Hardhat Construction
will take care of the rest! We look forward to working with you!
Holli & Shannan
• Confirmation if house location is in a flood plain
• Utility information shown on site plan
• Main Floor Elevation
• Basement Elevation (if applicable)
• Proposed Septic Location (if applicable)
• Proposed Pool Location (if applicable)