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How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home?

Learn More About How Long It Takes to Complete a Custom Home

If you’re looking to build a new home you’re bound to have a slew of questions, but perhaps the most common involves time – just how long does it take to build a custom home?

Let’s take a look at a few factors that go into determining a custom build timeline.

A Few Things that Determine How Long It Takes to Build a Custom Home

There are many factors to account for when determining how long it will take to build a custom home, but they primarily depend on issues of size, design complexity, and location.

The design process largely depends on the complexity of your plans, along with how available you are to go over them with your architect and how timely you are when it comes to making decisions. It’s difficult to pin down a specific number, but planning and permitting a design can take anywhere from one to three months.

From there, the actual construction timeline depends on the size of the home. For homes around 3,000 square feet, expect it to take anywhere from eight to ten months. For 6,000 square feet, you’re looking at more like twelve to thirteen months. And if you’re looking at something much larger like 10,000 square feet or more, you can expect to add two months to your planning time and another six to eight months to your actual build time.

All of these projections can be affected by factors like whether or not there is an existing house on the property that needs to be torn down (roughly one month), how busy the market is (during busy seasons there can be delays at bringing in various subcontractors), and if you’ve included specific items in your plans that are difficult to acquire.

So How Long Will It Take to Build a Custom Home?

The answer to this question really depends on the specifics of your situation. The best way to get an approximate answer is by speaking with a custom home builder about what you’re looking for.

Contact us about setting up a consultation using our convenient online form, or call Beacon Construction Group at (561) 845-5130 today.

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