Sterling’s Pre-Construction Process – Part IV

BLOG-Pre-Construction-Process-Part-IVFor over 24 years Sterling Custom Homes has been your premier Lakeway custom homebuilder. Over the years we have carefully developed processes that make your custom home building experience both organized and enjoyable.

This article will cover the 4th (and final) part of our Pre-Construction Process. In our previous 3 parts we discussed the steps required to go from Lot Selection all the way to Preliminary Plans and Specifications. We now have all the information needed to accurately price your home.

Step 8: Price Preliminary Plan & Specifications

In the Specifications Meetings we walked through the Preliminary Plan room by room identifying all the materials and finishes to be used to create your unique custom home. We now compile all this information using our proprietary Sterling Custom Home Pricing Module to produce a detailed Cost Sheet. The Cost Sheet itemizes all the cost components for your project, giving us a clear picture of where your money is being spent. If we want to identify potential cost-saving areas, all the information needed is right at our fingertips. Revised Cost Sheets are produced in a matter of minutes, giving the client the benefit of comparing several different scenarios before final approval.

Step 9: Complete Construction Drawings

Now that we’re comfortable with the pricing we direct the architect to move forward with the detailed Construction Drawings. This set of plans will include the floor plans, exterior elevations, site plan, electrical plan, interior elevations, roof plan and foundation plan. A thorough review of these documents may result in some final plan changes. Engineering is now completed and final plans are prepared for the various trade partners.

Step 10: Sign Contracts and Begin Construction

With all the required components completed – the plans, the specifications and the cost sheet – we are now ready to sign construction contracts and begin construction of your unique Sterling Custom Home!

Sterling Custom Homes has been building the highest quality Austin custom homes since 1989. We are a full-service custom homebuilder eager to assist you with your lot analysis, home design and construction. For more information about our unique process please contact Gary Grambley at or call 512-263-2214.