Step 1: Lot Assessment
If you have a lot we will assist in assessing any concerns such as retaining walls, architectural controls, water management, grade requirements and height restrictions. If you have not initially purchased a lot, we will assist you with our real estate team in finding the right lot for you.
Step 2: Financing
Together with RNG Contracting, you will establish an approximate budget for the project as well as what type of financing the client would prefer, whether it be a draw mortgage with an initial deposit or a ‘cost-plus’ finance throughout.
Step 3: Initial Design
We'll help you identify a floor plan that works best for you based on a few very important factors:
- Number of bed & baths
- Lot size
- Personal design style
- Budget limits
Step 4: Working Drawings
The design team and RNG Contracting will assist in creating a blueprint of the home. You have an option to use an architect or designer in drafting a conceptual picture of the home. Once this is complete, a draftsperson can begin the process of working drawings. A draftsperson will create a blueprint initially based on a series of initial meetings and then with your direction the design team will make changes. During this process we will start identifying the following:
- Features in the home such as a fireplace, art niches etc.
- Millwork – this would include finishing, cabinets, etc.
- Exterior and Interior Products
Step 5: Specification Review & Budget
Once the design has been finalized and specifications have been reviewed as per Step 4, RNG Contracting will accumulate a final budget and construction timeline and present to you. This process may take approximately 2-3 weeks, depending primarily on the complexity of the home. A fixed budget will be established based on the specifications and plan.
Step 6: New Home Warranty Purchase and Contract
If you are happy with the pricing as provided in Step 5, we will enter into a purchase contract. A deposit towards the construction will be required at this time.
Step 7: Construction Start
RNG Contracting's project coordinator will begin construction with an open dialogue with you on how the steps will proceed. There are various inspections that are milestones in the construction of your home. You will be invited to meet with the project coordinator at these milestones to inspect the quality in the home as well as finalize any changes that need to be made before construction continues. Inspections are as follows:
- Pre-Backfill Inspection
- Framing Inspection
- Building Envelope Inspection
- Structured Wiring and Electrical Inspection
- Mechanical Inspection
- Insulation Inspection
- Drywall Inspection
- Cabinet Inspection
- Paint Inspection
- Lighting Inspection
- Tile Inspection
- Landscape Inspection
- Home Occupancy Orientation
- Possession Orientation
- 60 Day Orientation (passive home only)
- 1 Year Orientation (passive home only)
Step 8: Possession
Approximately 60 days before your home is complete, you will be provided a Possession Letter confirming the actual date of taking possession of your new home. There will be a Home Orientation approximately one week before actual possession. This allows you to be provided orientation of various components of their home such as plumbing systems, HVAC systems, alarm systems, home automation systems, etc. For passive homes, this orientation will be very important for future maintenance.
Step 9: Passive Home Check-Ups
RNG Contracting will set up two orientations (60 day and then 1 year after possession) to insure everything in your passive home is satisfactory, make any minor adjustments as required, and answer any questions you may have about your energy-efficient passive home. RNG Contracting prides itself on satisfied customers, therefore we practice open communication before and after possession.