Step-by-Step New Home Building Process

At Sterling Homes, we understand that building your dream home is a big decision. That’s why we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you understand our building process. Our building process has been designed to make the experience as smooth and stress-free as possible: we provide our clients with clear communication throughout the entire process, from the initial design consultation to the final walk-through, as well as access to our team of experienced professionals who will be there to answer all your questions.



Select your location. Choose from one of our ideally located Communities and Find your Future Lot To Build On



Explore floorplans and home models designed to meet your lifestyle & budget. Choose a homesite for your future home.



Work with preferred lenders to find your perfect financing plan.



Review and sign the purchase agreement with your New Home Advisor. We’ve implemented digital document signing with DocuSign so that paperwork can be processed safely and securely.


Colour Selection

Check out our colour board visualizer to select a palette that will personalize your home.



Meet with your New Home Advisor to review plans and discuss next steps in the building process.



Your New Home Advisor will be in regular contact to review progress on your new home, schedule walkthroughs, and send video updates after construction milestones are reached. You will also get access to myHOMEbase where you can check for regular updates.


Celebration & Move-In

Your site superintendent and new home advisor will introduce you to your new home before moving in!

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We are there for you even after you take possession. Your new home advisor can answer any questions that may come up, and any warranty requests can be submitted to serviceQ via your myHOMEbase

Step 1: The Pre-Construction Phase

The pre-construction phase is the first step of our building process. During this stage, we’ll review your plans and begin to develop a detailed timeline for construction. We will also discuss any permits or inspections that may be required and arrange them on your behalf.

Step 2: Foundation Phase

The foundation phase is the next stage of the building process. During this phase, we’ll begin preparing the property for construction by excavating and levelling the soil. We’ll also install any necessary drainage systems before laying down a concrete slab on which to build your new home.

Step 3: Framing Phase

The framing phase is when we start to put the pieces of your home together. We’ll begin erecting the walls, roof, and floor joists according to plan before installing any necessary insulation.

Step 4: Insulation Phase

Next, we’ll begin insulating your home. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure that your home is energy-efficient and comfortable all year round.

Step 5: Rough-in Walkthrough

Once your home is at the rough-in stage, our sales team can take you on a tour of your home-in-progress. During this time, you can review the progress and make any necessary changes to ensure that everything is perfect for when your dream home is complete.

Step 6: Texture / Painting Phase

Once your home is fully insulated, we’ll move into the texture and painting phase. During this stage, we’ll apply drywall to walls and ceilings before sanding them down for a smooth finish. We’ll then paint your home according to your desired colour scheme.

Step 7: Cleaning Your Home

Once all the construction work is complete, we’ll go through a thorough cleaning process to prepare your home for move-in. We’ll remove any debris and dust from the construction site, ensuring that your new home is ready for you to enjoy.

Step 8: Homeowners Orientation

About 1-2 weeks before you take possession, we will provide you with an orientation to review the systems in your home and answer any questions you may have. During this time, we’ll show you how to operate any appliances that are included with your purchase, as well as other features such as security systems or HVAC systems.

Step 9: Taking Possession!

The last step in the building process is taking possession of your new home! We’ll go over all the paperwork and documentation you need to sign to officially take possession, and then you can move into your dream home.