How to Manage Construction Delays

Construction delays are often unexpected and frustrating. Custom homes take on average 9-12 months to complete, depending on the site work and home complexity. And no one wants to be told that their move-in date has been pushed back. While the design-build process is tightly managed, sometimes unexpected issues arise that can potentially cause delays.

Factors that could delay the progress of your custom home build or remodel include:

  • Pre-construction and site preparation
  • Inclement weather
  • Availability of materials
  • Labor shortages
  • Change orders

At Authentic Custom Homes, our job is to manage the design-build timeline and inform our clients of their home’s progress. There are two important principles that we follow to keep us on track and help us deliver the ultimate client experience.

1. Set realistic expectations

From the first meeting, it is our job to set realistic expectations in regards to the homebuilding process. The lot and house design play a huge part in establishing a timeline for completion. Every home is different depending on the condition of the lot and the complexity of design. Quite often, change orders are the number one reason for delays in the construction process. We encourage our clients to ask questions and have a clear vision for their home from the very beginning.

2. Proactively communicate about any set-backs

Throughout the design-build process, our clients are in constant communication with our team as we meet, talk, email and via our client portal. Clients can view photos and read about the progress on their home and keep track of the project’s timeline and budget. In the event there is a potential delay in the construction process, we will proactively communicate about any issues and when construction will resume.

Working with a full-service design-build firm means you’re working with an experienced group of professionals who know how important it is to get you into your new home on time and within budget. Interested in building a custom home in the Texas Hill Country? Contact us today.