Once framing begins work
seems to progress quickly. At this time it is best to
be organized and keep track of the trades required and
the material that they require to complete their jobs.
Here are few tips on the things that you should
remember at the time.
All the material should be delivered on time
from the lumberyard.
Order Trusses, windows and doors.
Apply for a Gas Meter.
This is the time to make alterations if
necessary. Later on it will not only be messy but expensive
Make sure that you are getting the best
framing deal possible.
When the framers are ready to fix the
trusses, a crane should be made available to lift the trusses
to the roof.
Install large items like bathtubs while the
framing is going on, as it may not be easy to do this later
Installing the heating system should be done
before the plumbing as; it is easier for the plumber to work
even after the heating is installed and not vice versa.
Places where the cabinets are to be installed
should be marked out so that the heating and plumbing job is
Inspection for heating installations is not
required. But ensure that the pipes do not squeak.
Rough in for air-conditioning should be
Roof vents should be installed before work on
the roof begins. The roofers will install vents for
ventilation of the attic.
Before the electrician beings wiring he
should know where the cabinets are to be placed.
Guide the electrician through the house and
show him where you would like the outlets to be placed.
Install good quality stove and bathroom fans.
The telephone company and cable company
should be called in to install the required wires.
Windows and doors should be delivered as the
framers finish the roof so that they can finish all the
framing at one time.
Ensure that the price quoted for the window
includes the price of the screen and the night locks.
Choose between wood and vinyl windows.
Plumbing and Heating will be inspected by
The Provisional Inspector will inspect
The Building inspector from City Hall will
inspect the framing.
Though inspections seem painful they are there to
ensure that your house is safe and comfortable for you to live
in. Required changes can be made without much fuss at this
stage. So make sure that you have all the inspections conducted.