Guide to Home Building with SEDA

Our experts are with you every step of the way.

Building a new home is an exciting time, but it can also have its challenges, especially if this is your first home-building experience. As a SEDA New Homes client, however, we take the hassle and worry out of the process and guide you throughout your journey to your brand-new home. You’ll have the support of our dedicated Project Managers as your new home is being constructed and will be kept fully informed on the progress of our construction process.

To guarantee our customer’s satisfaction, we offer the extended warranty of Bonded Builders. Since 1993, we have frequently been awarded one of Florida’s Finest Builders for the distinction of being claim free. We are also members in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and Northeast Florida Builders Association.

Read on to find out more about what you can expect when you choose SEDA New Homes to build your dream home.

What to know about the construction process.

The construction of your new home will happen in several phases. Keep in mind that along the way, there may be 12 or more individual inspections that must be passed before a subsequent phase can begin. There may be times when it appears there are unnecessary delays or that work has stopped or slowed, but these are the points at which inspection days are scheduled.

The construction phases are outlined below. Please note that there may be variations in the order of these steps in order to ensure the most efficient process.

  1. The official start: the completion of the plan review is the official start of the home-building process
  2. Preparation of the lot: prepare the site for your home, it will be cleared and filled if that has not already been done
  3. The permitting process: the completed permitting package for your home is sent for approval by the county building official
  4. Foundation and slab preparation: setting of form boards for your home’s concrete slab and foundation
  5. Pouring the slab: the dirt is properly graded and the slab will be poured when an inspection is passed
  6. Framing: Trusses and exterior sheathing are installed
  7. Systems are roughed in: Plumbing, phone, TV, electrical, HVAC and other systems will be “roughed in”
  8. Insulation: Batt and blown insulation is installed
  9. Drywall installation: It’s time for walls!
  10. Trim out: installation of many items and features in your new home, from tile, interior doors and cabinets, to plumbing and electrical fixtures
  11. Concrete: walkways, sidewalks, and driveway are poured
  12. Landscaping: plants and sod will be installed

To view a complete description of each step in the SEDA home building process, visit our construction 101 page.

Welcome to your new home!

The construction process is wrapped up with a New Home Orientation meeting with your SEDA Project Manager, followed later by your final walk-through meeting. Closing is often held a day or so after your walk-through.

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact your SEDA Sales Agent, who will be your primary point of contact. We want to make sure that you have a great home-building and home-buying experience!