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Do you wonder HOW the design & construction of a new home build ​​​​​​flows... who does what, and when? Does not confidently knowing how a home gets built make you anxious or has kept you from taking on full-scale projects?


You've met with the clients, they've accepted your design fee proposal, and they want to move forward...


But now you're panicking because you're still not 100% sure how a new build project runs, how things are scheduled, and where you even fit into the picture.


NOT to worry - In this guide I'll take you through exactly each step a builder and their trades takes to organize a new home build from start to finish. In this super easy to follow resource, we establish:

  • Average build timelines & key construction phases
  • Who prepares plans for permit packages
  • What other trades/sub-trades are involved, and when
  • When the designer is typically brought into a project
  • When we meet with builder & clients to review the build budget & key deliverables/timelines
  • How we run our own complete design phase within a new build project
  • When to collect payments on design fees
  • How we present drawings, materials & finishes
  • How we work best with clients to select materials & finishes
  • What we use to compile all of our specifications/selections into one document
  • Furnishings - rundown of how we curate, order, supply, and install 
  • What key site visits to attend with builder/trades, and when
  • A chronological order of all construction events while the design phase is underway simultaneously 
  • Dealing with deficiencies before final occupancy
  • Handing over the project at completion on a high note


Never be caught off guard again when talking to clients or builders about a full-scale project.

And instantly boost your confidence when it comes to understanding the inner workings of every new build!



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Construction Basics Guide - Step By Step Rundown Of A New Home Build

Rating is 4.7 out of five stars based on 3 reviews
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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  • Cheryl McDonald
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
    Good guide

    Lots of good information and processes outlined within. I wish it had a bit more to do with the interior design phases.


    Hi Cheryl, thank you for your feedback! I appreciate the request and will consider this moving forward with additional content. Cheers! - Crispin

  • Dawn Penner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    I have a much better understanding how a new home is planned/designed/built - the guide tells it like it is and who does what.

  • JD
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
    Thank you for filling in a lot of gaps

    This guide has filled so many gaps in my understanding of construction phases and steps required to do a full scale project. Thank you :)