New Build Construction denotes new construction as opposed to the renovation or refurbishment of existing structures. The new build can include newly constructed facilities of all types such as houses, apartments, office blocks, hospitals, stadia, etc. But, the term is often used in connection with the building of new homes.

In the new build, the percentage of new work will be more significant than any existing work. A new building that uses a previous building’s foundations would still be regarded as a new build. In the case of a current multi-story office block with several new floors added to increase lettable floor space, the construction overall would not be regarded as a ‘new build.’

Work that is not termed new build includes remodeling, refurbishment, and renovation. Extensions can be classed as new builds by their very nature, but the existing building that has been extended is not a new build.

Depending on who you are working with, it may be possible that you could request for the schedule of work order, detailing the overall build and who is responsible for what before the work starts.

Typically the structural work is completed before the plastering and used concerning specific trades, including carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. Then we start constructing any stud walls, installing doors and window frames, flooring, joists, stairs, setting out of electrics, and pipework for plumbing.

Usually, after all, plastering is complete or plasterboards installed. We then make the connection of electronic appliances, installation of cooker, boiler, and electric sockets, any light fittings, fitting of smoke alarms. Skirting boards to walls and doors fitted into frames. Moreover, baths, sinks, and showers are installed, they have the plumbing connections, and this phase is all a bit cleaner than the first fix.

Sometimes there is even a third fix stage, although it’s heard less commonly these days.

The part that most matters to the average customer the most is the finish of the kitchen and bathroom fittings, paintwork and or stain work, all the tiling to the bathrooms and kitchens, and wherever else you might have installed tiles. The general finishing carpentry before the property is handed over to you before completion of works.

Make sure you find out from the start what aftercare is available for your new build or renovation. For example, if all the lights go out and your property is the only one in the street or area, who would you call? Some builders will offer aftercare directly, but some don’t, so it’s essential to check.

Remember, if you doubt any of the above, make sure you seek professional advice.

At this point in planning a home renovation, make sure to investigate local zoning regulations and permits. Also, ensure your neighborhood is zoned for your remodel and find out if you’ll need a permit. If you are completing a project that will change your home structure or use a room, you will most likely need a permit. Wait to apply for permits until you’ve hired a construction team and built a project timeline.

Here at Universal Framing Carpentry, we are experts who can help you build your dream house using the best and efficient carpentry tools, materials, and techniques to meet your needs.

We offer such value-added service in various locations including Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Concord, Woodbridge, King City, Aurora, Newmarket.


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  1. Irene Poulin
    Irene Poulin says:

    This is why it is best to let the professionals take care of any new build construction. The process itself is quite confusing plus there are terms that not all can understand.

  2. Brody Lewis
    Brody Lewis says:

    I totally agree with Irene’s comment above. We can’t just do new build construction by ourselves especially if we are not really experts of it. Seeking professional carpentry services in companies like Universal Framing Carpentry is truly advisable.

  3. Hendrix Black
    Hendrix Black says:

    I have used Universal Carpentry Framing’s services before and I was impressed with their work and professionalism. You can read in their articles that they really offer quality carpentry services especially when it comes to new build construction.

  4. Andrea I.
    Andrea I. says:

    You can’t just go to any company for new build construction. You should carefully choose the company to trust. I think Universal Framing Carpentry is a good choice when it comes to building new houses. You can see in their article that they are experts in this field.

  5. Noah W.
    Noah W. says:

    My husband and I just planned to build our own house. I am considering Universal Framing Carpentry for the project. It seems they are very knowledgeable when it comes to new build construction. Plus, they also have a lot of other services being offered which I think we can use.

  6. Conrad P.
    Conrad P. says:

    This is absolutely the best company for me, I hired Universal framing carpentry last year when we built our dream home, we are satisfied with their work and I highly recommend them.

  7. Karen L.
    Karen L. says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Universal Framing Carpentry on my new home build. The team was professional, efficient and did an amazing job on our framing. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for quality construction work.

  8. Jason M.
    Jason M. says:

    The team at UFC are some of the most skilled and experienced professionals in the business, and they’re more than capable of handling any construction project you may have. From ground up construction to small home remodels, UFC has got you covered. Whether you’re planning on building a new home or office.

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    Frederick D. says:

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  10. Emil H.
    Emil H. says:

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