Understanding the timeline for building a new luxury home is one of the most important concerns many homeowners looking to build a new home have. Next to staying on budget, worries about ensuring that the project gets completed on time is what keeps many owners up at night. After all, for every day the home remains under construction, it’s one less day you can enjoy living in it and one more day you have expenses to live in another home while you wait for your new one to be completed.
At Seacoast Construction, our priority is to get you into your new home as fast as possible while staying within budget and ensuring superior craftsmanship with every detail of the home. You can feel confident you’ll know exactly how your project is tracking because your project manager will be in frequent communication with you every step of the way.
There are factors that can impact residential construction projects in South Florida, however. While we do our very best to anticipate them and work around them, here are two you should be aware of as you begin planning your project and searching for general contractors:
- Challenges with materials – Prices are still fluctuating for construction materials and so are timelines. Items like concrete, steel, wood and metals are still high in cost. Drywall is also getting more expensive, and oil prices are affecting budgets.
In addition to cost, some materials that were harder to get are now becoming easier, whereas others like concrete must still be ordered way in advance. These are things your contractor should be keeping tabs on. They’ll be able to advise you on what you can and cannot easily get in case you’d like to choose alternative materials.
- Challenges with labor – There is a severe shortage of qualified labor right now, so homeowners must be very careful with who they select to do their work. Be sure to always call references and verify that whoever you are considering hiring is licensed and insured.
Because of the labor shortage, relationships matter all the more. Our team at Seacoast has been 20+ years building relationships and rapport with our vendors, and this is important. For example, we recently needed to contact our steel vendor for a job. He was booked solid but was willing to make arrangements with us time-wise because we have the trusted and established relationship already built with him.
As a luxury residential contractor, we understand the urgency you feel to get into your new home and start enjoying all the things you’ve been planning for and dreaming of for years. We’re excited to get you moved in too, which is why we do everything we can to control the variables we know can impact your project’s timeline by smart planning and frequent communication. If you have questions, please give us a call at 786-433-8740
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