Plan Now To Build In The Next 12-18 Months
Plan now to build might sound like a sales pitch, but it truly is not. Builders are so booked out that planning and beginning design now to have a house by the middle to end of 2024 is not at all far-fetched. It is the current building reality. Ask anyone in the home construction business and they will tell you what we’re saying is true. Between the supply chain still having glitches and contractors booked through 2023, we’re simply being honest and up front about timelines. Last summer we were waiting up to 16 weeks – yes weeks – for windows to come in. While it has gotten better, it’s still far from perfect. As one item becomes more readily available, others become harder to get. And so it goes…
Conceiving and Designing a Home Takes Time
Yankee Barn Homes has been in the home construction business for 52-plus years. We’ve seen just about everything when it comes to construction. We build year-round, and while spring and summer used to be busier, this is no longer true. Which is another reason to plan now. It will take you some time to design your home. YBH is a custom build company. Even if you pretty much know what you want in a home, we spend as much time as you need to plan every detail of your build. The planning stage takes as long as the individual client requires. The shortest plan times are determined in months, not weeks. There are variables beyond our control, i.e., permits and contractor availability. The build process takes time so be sure to allow for it in your build schedule.
Misconceptions About Build Times
The Yankee Barn Homes’ staff works in the build industry every day. We understand that most of you do not. More often than you’d think, we receive calls from people believing we can help them and their builders achieve a turn-key house within a few months. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about prefabricated homes. Yes, it IS a much faster build time. No, it does not mean the home can be planned, permitted, and completed inside of two months. We are not a modular company, so we do not have set home designs. Each one of our homes is a custom design. This means every Yankee Barn built goes through a planning process between the client and our staff.
Once the home is designed, it goes into production. YBH factory production is quite fast however, as anyone who has built will attest, completing a house on site takes time. Contractors move between build sites and sub-contractors fit your project in where their schedule allows. This all creates a time lag that is part of the build process. Understanding this before you begin a build will help prepare you for the time it will take to complete your home.