When one is building a new home, they will generally need the assistance of a wide range of contractors to get the job done.
Because a modern home up to building code is a huge endeavor for even the best-trained worker, most home builders genuinely prefer to have a contractor to put the building together.
But there are a number of types of contractors used in building new homes and a home builder will have to be familiar with all of them, as well as signs of success and failure in these areas, just to keep up with the complexities of the field.
Site Preparation and Grading: These contractors prepare a work site, clearing away debris and smoothing out the earth, as well as making notations of vital information about the site.
Foundation Builders: These builders will carve a foundation out of the earth, as well as a basement if your new home is designed with a basement.
Framing Contractors: These contractors are the ones who construct the exterior walls of the building, as well as the framework the building is built on and the roof that covers it.
Exterior Siding: These contractors are the ones who build the siding of the building. The exact contractor you want to hire depends on what you want the exterior of your house to be, be it brick, stucco or siding.
Climate Control Systems Contractors: These contractors are the ones who control the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, also known as HVAC contractors. This will also typically cover installing the insulation that all modern houses have.
Electrical work: These contractors are divided into two groups, rough and finish. Rough electrical work connects the house to the larger electrical grid and sets up a basic framework that enables a house to have electricity, while finish electrical work is actually setting up the electrical systems down to the last outlet.
Plumbing Work: Like electrical work, this field of contracting has rough plumbing work that connects a house to the larger water systems and finish plumbing that actually establishes the toilets and faucets that every house needs.
Drywall Contractors: Also known as sheetrock, drywall is what actually constitutes the walls of a house.
Other Contractors: Once the house is almost ready to go, it will also need painting contractors, cabinetry contractors, interior trim contractors, carpet and flooring contractors, countertop contractors and someone to pave the walkways and driveways.