What to Expect

Building a New Home
Barriere Construction helps clients design and build the home of their dreams. By providing advice and guidance on how to build a customized, energy-efficient home that will grow with you and save you money for years to come, Barriere Construction is fast becoming the leading authority in high-performance home building.


energy efficient homes
ENERGY STAR certified homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today. They deliver energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing and verification to meet the strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and will deliver better quality, comfort and durability.

Higher Standards

Barriere Construction is known for its superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, and for holding itself to higher standards than competitors. The company builds above and beyond standard building codes and requirements, and believes that high-quality construction always saves you money in the long run.

Home Building Process

  • 1. Prepare site and pour foundation

    • INSPECTION #1:

      a city inspector visits the site to make sure foundation components are up to code and installed properly.

    2. Complete rough framing

    3. Complete rough plumbing, electrical and HVAC

    • INSPECTIONS 2, 3 and 4:

      Rough framing, plumbing and electrical and mechanical systems are inspected for compliance with building codes. Most likely these will be three different inspections. At the very least, the framing inspection will be conducted separately from the electrical/mechanical inspections.

    4. Install insulation

    5. Complete drywall and interior textures, start exterior finishes

    6. Finish interior trim, install exterior driveways and walkways

    7. Install hard-surface flooring and countertops; complete exterior grading

    8. Finish mechanical trims; install bathroom fixtures

    9. Install mirrors, shower doors and finish flooring, finish exterior landscaping

    • INSPECTION #5:

      A building-code official completes a final inspection and issues a certificate of occupancy (C.O.). If any defects are found during this inspection, a follow-up inspection may be scheduled to ensure that they’ve been corrected.

    10. Final walkthrough


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