Building a house: the main steps to follow

Considered as a life project, the construction of a house is, most often, the realization of your dreams. It is a big step that everyone will have to take. Moreover, building a home requires a lot of thought and preparation. And it also comes with different steps that are important to complete the project. If you decide to take the plunge, read this article.

Financing the project


Clearly, establishing the construction project is the first step in its realization. In fact, this step is like a guideline that allows you to understand, from the start, the final result of your project. This will allow you to budget it properly.

It is true that, in some cases, to build a house, a personal contribution is not enough. So, once you have calculated your budget by integrating the various costs involved, you will have to take out a mortgage. Showing your banker that you have calculated your project well could be an asset that will facilitate your loan because it shows that you are determined to go ahead. Indeed, the priority for the bank is to minimize the risks involved in lending you money.

How to establish a budget?

The choice of the land

The land location is a really important criterion because it is the place where your future house will be built and the place where you will spend the rest of your life. You will have to choose a plot of land that will meet your needs, in terms of proximity to shops, transport, schools, etc. It is therefore not necessary to rush and visit several plots of land.

The steps before construction

The choice of the builder

Once you have chosen your land, the next step is to choose the company that will build your house. To make the right choice before committing yourself, make sure that the builder has solid guarantees in terms of reputation and that he works within the framework of the Contract for the Construction of an Individual House (CCMI).

The request for a building permit


It is necessary to apply for a building permit at the town hall in order to start the work. This step is taken care of by the builder if you choose to hire a construction company.

The soil study

This step will allow you to avoid some future issues. You must also proceed to a demarcation of the land to delimit your property in relation to the adjacent land. And also, think of making a request for a connection so that your ground is connected to the various networks (water, electricity…)

The structural work

Earthwork and foundations

This step consists in preparing the land to be built by moving the materials present, such as earth, rocks, etc. The ground must be impeccable before the beginning of the various works. Once completed, the builder can proceed with the choice of foundations, taking into account the soil study previously conducted. The foundations are important because they are the foundation of your future house.

The basement

This next step consists of laying the first bricks of your future home. The basement is often used as a basement or crawl space.

Paving and raising the walls

With this step, your house takes shape little by little. The slab will stabilize the floors of the house. It is important to note that the choice of materials used must be carefully considered, as they will determine the energy performance of your future home.

The frame and the roof

Once the house is erected, the next step is the installation of the frame. Most often made of wood, it is assembled on-site before the roof is installed.

The exterior woodwork

This step consists of installing the exterior doors, windows, shutters, and blinds.

Plumbing, electricity, and heating



At this stage, the construction of your house is coming to an end, and you will soon be able to see the final result. The electrical system will be installed, the radiators and boiler will be installed, and the plumbing and drainage work will be completed.

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