Plan Your Pre-Construction Timeline

Preparation For Building:

Note: This timeline represents only a suggested path. Each homeowner may approach their project differently and have special building or land development considerations. Cedar Homes of Washington will assist the homeowner to organize their own building project and timeline.

  • Development of preliminary blueprints
  • Pre-qualify for financing & bank selection
  • Water - (hook ups or well drilling)
  • Septic - (drainfield design apprvd. by Health Dept.)
  • Check for:
    • Building covenants
    • Wetlands
    • Easements
    • Setbacks
    • Critical Area designation
    • Road or school mitigation fees (paid in addition to permit fee)
    • Fire code building requirements

     
  • Determine construction method (owner/bldr., project mgr. or contractor)
  • Blueprint revisions
  • Stake out home at jobsite
  • Review slope for basement
  • Preliminary plans to subcontractors for bids

     
  • Final plans complete with Engineer stamp (if required)
  • Submit forms required by bank for financing approval
  • Develop plot plan
  • Submit plans & paperwork to county for permit

     
  • Approval of permit
  • Approval of financing with letter of commitment from lender
  • Sign final blueprints & give cutting approval

     
  • Excavation of site
  • Foundation & plumbing (basement)
  • Temporary power pole at jobsite

     
  • Forklift or boom truck arrives at site
  • Home package arrives at site
  • Inventory by Cedar Homes of Washington  
  • Construction Begins

What Our Clients Are Saying...

"Mike & Judy Always Go the Extra Mile!"

I am writing this letter to let you know how wonderful it has been to work with Judy and Mike Flanagan on my cedar home. Mike and Judy were so nice and very generous with their time. After a complete tour (of their home) they explained the kiln drying process and unique way in which their homes are constructed. They lent me blueprints to study. They also gave me the names and numbers of other people to visit. I went to at least 8 of their customer's homes during the next few months. Mike and Judy's design experience was invaluable. They were very patient as I made revisions and I appreciated their many creative yet practical suggestions. They came out to my site on many occasions and helped me wrestle with the building and health departments. I couldn't have gotten my permits without them! Mike and Judy always go the extra mile!

-- Diane Weibling