Birchcrest Homes Spokane - Handcrafted Quality Homes

How We Work

It's never too early to contact the builder. We can help guide you through the initial stages of planning or, if you already have your plans and/or property, we can take it from there. Following is a general outline of how the construction process with Birchcrest Homes works:

Initial Contact

  • Meet with the client to determine their general needs and expectations
  • Ascertain what stage the project is in
  • Provide client with a guideline of the construction process and an estimated general time line
  • Select location (if applicable)

Planning

  • Obtain preliminary plans
  • Initial rough estimate
  • Create projected budget
  • Down payment to secure slot in schedule
  • Define client's needs and expectations in detail (wish list) 
  • Work with client and architect to ensure plans fit with budget 
  • Finalize prints and engineering 
  • Visit suppliers
  • Final cost estimate and detailed specification list 
  • Fixed price contract
  • Develop construction schedule
  • Client secures financing
  • Surveys, home placement and permits

Construction 

  • Site work - erosion control, access road, temporary utilities, rough grading
  • Foundation - excavation, footings, foundation, slabs
  • Framing - basic structure of house completed, windows, exterior doors    
  • Rough-in - plumbing, heating & air conditioning, electrical
  • Finalize finish choices selected by client
  • Finish exterior - siding, roofing, masonry, exterior painting, decks, etc.
  • Finish interior - insulation, drywall, interior trim, cabinetry, flooring, appliances, interior doors, interior painting, electrical, plumbing, heating & air conditioning

Complete Project

  • Preliminary client & builder walk through
  • Punch list items
  • Final client & builder walk through
  • Certificate of occupancy    
  • Client moves in

After the Project

  • One year warranty on home and all components installed by contractor    
  • Provide homeowner with homeowners manual
  • Birchcrest Homes will contact client for six month checkup
  • Birchcrest Homes will contact client for one year checkup

General

  • Periodic walk-through points with client to ensure construction is on track with client expectations.
  • Alterations or deviations from the scope of work detailed in the fixed price contract will be executed only upon written order and will become an extra change over and above the contract amount.  Changes will only be executed when a price is agreed upon and both parties have signed the change order.
  • Remodels and additions may be done on a time and materials basis.

Spokane Home Builders Association Member Building Industry Association of Washington

1318 N. Skipworth Ct. Spokane Valley, WA 99206 • 509-991-7299 • Contractor License Number: BIRCHHI170NA

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