Posts made in August, 2007


How Long Does it Take…


Posted By on Aug 4, 2007

For the factory to build our new home?

The short answer is 3 to 12 weeks. Keep in mind everyone is busiest in the summer and fall. It is important to schedule your home delivery and your site work to be ready at the same time so there will be no further delays.

To complete construction of our new home after it is installed on our site?

It depends on the style of home. A single section mobile home will take only 2 to 3 weeks. A colonial home may take 7 or more weeks. Availability of electricity and a permanent heating system are critical steps to getting the job done in a timely manner. If you have chosen on site installation of wooden siding, or customized wood flooring, you will need to add an appropriate amount of time for these special features to be completed.

Before we can move into our new home?

There is no easy answer, but there are some things that have to be done first.

  • The home and all improvements must be paid for in full.
  • Installation and all construction by Schiavi Homes must be finished.
  • A certificate of occupancy from the town, or a waiver of one, is required.
  • An insurance binder from your insurance company must be obtained.

Once the above items are complete you will get your keys and your warranty paperwork. Then you can move in!

Of course there are other considerations to the time line of your project. At times the weather does not cooperate with our goals and schedules. A delay due to weather not only delays your project, but every other project that we are working on. Rescheduling can be tricky. Another potential delay is the scheduling of Central Maine Power. Generally speaking the people at CMP are very helpful and cooperative, but they have a busy schedule. It is necessary to allow them plenty of time to do their job. Finally, once your project is underway, any changes you decide on will delay everything. It is helpful to plan the features you want right from the beginning. We want you to be happy with your new home, so cover all the details up front and then relax. Let us take care of all the work and worry!

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