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  • Shannon George

Home Building From Concept to Completion in Harnett County


The process of building a new home is exciting because it opens up a world of possibilities for home buyers eager to begin their dream of custom home ownership. From the moment you begin planning to the moment you move in, building a house is an adventure.


Today, we will walk you through the process of building a house in Harnett County, North Carolina, from start to finish, covering everything from planning and design to permits and material selection to an estimate of how long it will take to complete the job.


STS Construction is proud of the expertise we bring to project management, which allows us to deliver a build that goes off without a hitch and exceeds your expectations.

First up in the process is the pre-construction phase.

  • Here is where the blueprints for your dream home are drawn and the foundation is laid. Working with a designer or architect to create a set of blueprints for your new house is the first step in building it. At this point, you'll talk about what you're looking for and how much you can spend. Plans and elevations of the exterior, as well as the interior, are all part of the design process.


Considerations that come into play: Budgeting and Financing

  • Setting a reasonable budget is critical for a successful building project. At this point, you'll sit down with your builder and various financial institutions to determine which financing options best suit your needs.

Permits and approvals from the local building department

  • Permits and zoning are required before construction can begin. That way, you know you're following Harnett County's rules when it comes to construction, zoning, and safety. STS will work alongside you to ensure all permits are in place before construction begins.

Once the planning phase is finished, work can begin on the actual building. This is the stage at which your new home begins to take shape from a mere dream.


Site Preparation

The basis of your house is its support system.

  • The use of reinforced concrete in its construction increases its durability and steadiness. At this point, the concrete footings are poured, the foundation walls are formed, and a vapor barrier is installed to keep the structure dry.

  • Framing: During this phase, your house's framework is being built. This entails setting up the structural components like walls, floors, and roofs. When it comes to framing, accuracy in measurements, methods, and the use of high-quality materials are all musts.

  • Mechanical Systems: At this point, workers will start putting in the building's mechanical components. Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are also included in this category. Professionals make sure the systems are installed properly according to local building codes and industry standards.

Interior and exterior details start to take shape as construction continues.

  • At this point, you will see things like insulation, drywall, flooring, cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and siding for the building's exterior help the home take shape.

  • Painting, trim work, and the setup of doors, windows, and appliances are all part of the finishing touches. This is the exciting final phase of construction when all the meticulous planning and STS’s attention to detail will create a house ready to become home.

Final Touches


  • Before handing over the keys to your dream home, the final stage of the home-building process entails completing any remaining tasks and ensuring everything is in order.

  • Inspections: Various inspections are performed throughout the construction process to ensure compliance with building codes and quality standards. The structural integrity, electrical systems, plumbing, and fire safety are all inspected. Once all inspections have been completed, you can rest assured that your home meets the required standards.

  • Walk-Through: Prior to the final handover, a walk-through is performed to ensure that all aspects of your home are satisfactory to you. This is your chance to identify any minor issues or touch-ups that need to be addressed before moving in.

  • Final Documentation and Handover: The final documentation is prepared after all necessary inspections have been completed and any adjustments have been made. This includes the issuance of an occupancy certificate and the transfer of ownership to you. At this point, you are officially given the keys to your new home, signaling the end of the construction process.


Building a new home in Harnett County is both exciting and rewarding. Every stage of the home-building process, from the initial concept to the finishing touches, necessitates careful planning, attention to detail, and expertise. STS Construction takes pride in managing the entire process, ensuring a smooth and successful build that exceeds your expectations. We strive to bring your dream home to life by guiding you through the stages of designing, obtaining permits, selecting materials, and adhering to the construction timeline. Trust us to make your Harnett County home-building experience memorable and rewarding. Reach out to our team today to start the process of building your dream home.

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