Providing the timeline required to complete the construction of a custom home is easy for a builder if the project is similar to other projects done by the builder. However, if the specifications, layout and the plan for a custom home are completely unique and different from all of the projects done by the builder, it would be very difficult for the builder provide an accurate timeline for the completion of the project.
If the specs and the plan for a custom home are very unique and different, it is important to set up a timeline that is realistic. To do that, the builder and the architect need to discuss about the project, analyze the known and unknown variables which might affect the project and then the builder has to come up with a timeline along with the milestones for the project. All of these need to be communicated to the client properly so that the client doesn’t develop any unrealistic expectations about the project. The builder also has to factor in the unexpected delays which might occur during the progress of the project. Nobody can predict what kind of delays would occur or how long those delays would last. So, the builder needs to have some buffer time to factor in these delays before communicating the timeline to the client.