Staying on schedule

Staying on schedule will save you not just a lot of money, but also stress on trying to get things done on time. Staying on schedule may seen like a very easy thing to do, but sometimes the unexpected just happens and then your dateline is pushed back a couple of day, weeks, or even months, because building/remodeling a home doesn’t just involve you and the house, it involves a lot of other people and factor as well. Staying on time will save you money because you will pay less labour and less interest. 

Effective planning isn’t just about having detailed specifications and blueprint of your new home, it also means having a realistic estimated schedule, and staying on that building schedule. It can involve having the right material sent to the work site at the right time, thus reducing pilferage or paying for labour time that’s not because used because there’s no materials to work with, and also avoiding having to store your materials for too long and avoid material damage. 


How to plan your schedule:

Below is a list of 20 major processes when building a single family home on a standard lot with utilities at the curb. List out the details of these 20 processes carefully and plan out your budget and observe where you can save the most money. Know how and what you will do with every aspect and detail associated with them.

  • Preconstruction preparation 
  • Excavation 
  • Pest control 
  • Concrete 
  • Waterproofing 
  • Framing 
  • Roofing 
  • Plumbing 
  • Electrical 
  • HVAC 
  • Siding or masonry 
  • Doors and windows 
  • Insulation 
  • Drywall 
  • Trim 
  • Painting 
  • Cabinetry 
  • Flooring and tile 
  • Gutters and downspouts 
  • Landscaping and driveway


You will have to plan ahead before everything starts, because some of these processes must be done in certain orders. It is important to plan ahead, coordinate schedules, and do the right things so that you don\’t have to go back, dismantle, and re-do (as well as pay for the same work to be done again) everything all over again. Plan ahead, and make sure you stick to the schedule you set.