Building a custom RTM home usually takes five months once the agreement is signed, however the planning needs to start way before then.
If you plan to create a custom floor plan or secure a mortgage from a lender, you will want to allow extra time in pre-planning since each of these pieces can delay a start by months.
Working backwards from your ideal move in timeline, you will want to start planning at a minimum of 3-4 months before the actual build will start. At B&B, we encourage anyone to start planning with us anytime they are a year or less out from their desired timeline.
Do not underestimate the time it can take to secure a mortgage or how long it will take for your design and blueprints to completely come together.
Here are a few stages of the RTM planning process broken down to help guide your ideal timeline.
Design Plan & Project Planning
At this stage, clients collaborate their ideas with our designer and get a plan in place so we can get a budget figure for you to start planning your features. Also during this time, clients can source quotes for the foundation from B&B Homes, or their local contractor. This is also the time to get pre-approved for your mortgage, if you haven’t already done that.
Making Your Home Selections
Once the design is finalized, you will have a meeting with our designer to select all the features that will go into your home. There may be some personalized features that get added at this time, which we will source for you. Once all selections have been approved, the contract will be signed. Materials are then ordered and the project officially starts.
Since we plan your entire home before we start building, there is not a whole lot for you to do during the build other then watch the progress and all of your decisions in the planning stages come to life! You can view the progress of the different stages inside CoConstruct, our virtual project management tool, or come out and view it in person at any time.
Moving Day and Onsite Work
The move of your home is usually completed in one day depending on where you live. B&B Homes is excited to now be moving all of our custom RTM homes around our project schedules. Once your home is set on the foundation, the onsite work begins. Depending on trade availability in your area and the extent of work your doing (example: garage, decks, basement finish), an average move in date can range anywhere between 3-7 weeks after the home arrives.
Now that you have a sense of what is required for this process, is it time to get started?
Book a site visit to tour our current projects or contact us to begin planning your design.