The consultation phase is the first step in the process. Classic Cottages wants to have a thorough understanding of what you are looking for in your new home. We ask our clients to bring a wish list to this meeting regarding specifics of the house in addition to other considerations including neighborhood or lot size. After we have a rough idea as to the scope of work of the new build, our focus turns to the lot acquisition.
Finding a lot to build a new home on in today’s market can be very competitive. Classic Cottages has an active pipeline with many leads on off-market properties led by our Acquisitions Manager. Our knowledge of the local real estate market and relationships we have built in these neighborhoods are key to us finding a great lot for you to build on. Once we have identified the lot, we turn our focus to design.
Classic Cottages has three options to choose from for your new home build: 1. Choose from one of Classic Cottages beautiful Model Homes - Per square foot, this will be your most cost-effective option of the three. 2. A Semi-Custom Home - take one of our model homes and make customizations to our plans. 3. A Custom Home - Start from scratch to design, permit and build your new home.
After we have your new home planned and designed, our in-house design team at Classic Cottages prepares all of the construction documents required for your new build. We will coordinate with our civil and structural engineers and with county officials to expedite this process and move on to the construction of your home.
On-site pre-construction meeting with client, project designer, and field superintendent. A review of daily activities performed (clean-up, noise, etiquette, occupancy, etc.), and walk client through scope of work reflected in construction documents.
Review of finish selections and Showroom visits (if required by client). Pre-dry wall site walk to verify layouts and all trade work has been completed per drawings. Evaluate client’s satisfaction and address and problems and/or concerns.
Completion site walk with client to generate remaining work punch list. Final meeting on site to give client an orientation of new products and features. 90 day checkup review, followed by a punch list walk after a full seasonal cycle (typically 1 year)