320 Lizard Creek Road, Littleton, NC

You’re excited about the possibility of building a home. But, where do you start? The process of building a home can seem overwhelming, especially to first-time home buyers. Our team of professionals is here to assist you during each phase of the building process, not just during construction.

Step 1: Contact Us

The first step is very simple, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your project. The most important factor of any project is budget. Budget determines 3 basic aspects of your project 1. Lot – what community and size of lot available 2. Home size – #of bedrooms, size of rooms, finished lower levels etc. 3. Finishes – trim package, flooring, HVAC, countertops etc.

Step 2: Choosing a Lot

Your lot is a crucial part of the custom home building process. Your lot will determine the size and design (ex: walkout basement vs. slab) of your custom home. Shipley Builders can help you in your search for a lot.

Step 3: Plan Selection

Shipley Builders can help you customize your plans from start to finish. First, we will meet to customize a floor plan of your choice, including exterior elevations. Second, you will discuss your “must have” and “wish list”.  Third, your custom plans are in the process of being drawn. Lastly, two more meetings would be scheduled for a detailed analysis of your plan. After the second consultation we should be ready to finalize your custom designed plans.

Step 4: Finished Plan Evaluation

At this stage, we will meet for a detailed review of your blueprint. The purpose is to make final selections of your level of finishes. (flooring, trim package, appliances etc.) This allows us to request final bids from any of our sub contractors and formulate final pricing.

Step 5: Signing Agreement

At this time you will meet and go over the agreement. This agreement will provide the following 1. Cost of the home 2. Deposit (Shipley Builders requires a pre-determined percentage of project cost at signing along with pre-approval from your bank) 3. Specifications : you will be provided with a detailed list of all features included in your home along with allowances included for your project.

The Building Process


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