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The steps involved in building a house

Simple List-
> Design Phase -
Step 1- Prepare Architectural Designs
Step 2- Prepare Submission Drawings
~ Submit for Approvals
Step 3- Prepare Working Drawings
~Electrical, Plumbing & Sanitation Layout
Step 4- Prepare Cost Estimates
> Construction Phase -
Step 5- Prepare Building Contracts with Cost & Time Schedule
Step 6- Clearing the Site
Step 7- Excavation for Foundation
Step 8- Building the Foundation
Step 9- Build Ground Floor Wall with lintel
~Carpentry Works
Step 10- Ground Floor Ceiling Slab
Step 11- Floor Concreting
Step 12- Build First Floor Wall with lintel
~Carpentry Works
Step 13- First Floor Roof Slab
Step 14- Parapet Wall
Step 15- Installation of Electrical, Plumbing & Sanitation
~Water Tank & Septic Tank
Step 16- Plastering
Step 17- Painting
Step 18- Floor tiles
~Compound Wall & Gate
Step 19- Furnishing & Interior Design
Step 20- Solar Panels, Security Systems & Other Enhancements

Expanded List-
Construction Steps -Working Pattern
Design –
1. Site survey, Soil study
2. Discussion of functional requirements and budget limitations
3. Presentation Drawing by Architect
4. Discussion, Corrections and finalization
5. General Architectural Drawing
6. Prepare Drawings for Submission
7. Submit Drawings for Approvals
8. Prepare Structural Design and drawings
9. Prepare detailed working Drawings.
10. Electrical, Plumbing & Sanitation Diagrams
11. Prepare Detailed Estimate
12. Prepare Working Schedule, Contract conditions, Progress Chart & B O Q
13. Invite Quotation with previous working Experience
14. Scrutiny of Quotations and enquiry on previous projects
15. Awarding of work and Execution of Agreement.
16. Clearing the Site and set out of building foundation at site
17. Excavation for Foundation,
18. Collection of materials at site for foundation
19. Construction of Ground Water Tank
20. Digging of well
21. Starting Foundation work,
22. Procurement of wood for joineries
23. Material collection for walls and lintels
24. Ground Floor Masonry with lintel
25. Fixing of door and window frames
26. Collection of materials for floor slab
27. Lay pipes on wall for wiring
28. Shuttering and bar bending for floor slab.
29. Concreting Floor Slab
30. Curing time floor slab,
31. Material collection for first floor
32. Carpentry work continues
33. Collection of materials for plastering walls G F
34. Remove form work
35. Start first floor masonry and continue up to
36. Roof level including lintel and shades
37. Fix doors and window frames
38. Lay pipes on wall for wiring
39. Shuttering and bar bending for roof slab.
40. Concrete Roof Slab
41. Wait for curing
42. Remove first floor form work
43. Start wood work for interior
44. Concrete Ground floor-floor
45. Do concealed wiring and plumbing
46. Start plastering Ceiling G F
47. Ground floor walls
48. Parapets outside
49. Plastering F F inside
50. Water Tank Over Head
51. Construction of Septic Tank
52. Compound wall
53. Land scaping
54. Plastering Out side
55. Design Works
56. Leveling walls for smoothness
57. White Cement to walls
58. Painting Ist coat
59. Floor tiles
60. Fixing of Sanitary and
61. Water supply fittings
62. Fitting of Kitchen modules
63. Fixing of Furniture and cupboards
64. Roof tiles
65. Solar panels
66. Security fittings
67. Exterior pavements
68. Gardening


Ar Shahdad Karim B Arch FIIA, graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET), University of Kerala, took his Post Graduation in Construction Management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), Pune and a Diploma in Project Management from TAFE, Australia.