Building Your Home


At Ivory Homes, we believe that the construction of your home should be a memorable and exciting time. Part of the excitement comes from understanding the building process and knowing what to expect. Below, we have outlined a few of the key steps in the new home construction process that will help you better understand the Ivory experience.


During the preconstruction meeting, you will meet with your sales consultant and architect for a final review of your floor plan and options. Together, you will verify the placement of your home on the lot and review the plans.


The first step Ivory Homes takes to building quality homes in Utah is the foundation. Before excavating your foundation, your superintendent will stake the layout of your home on the property. After staking and setting your home, excavation will begin. Ivory Homes will then dig the hole and install the footing and foundation for your home.


With the completion of the foundation, framing will begin and your new home will really start to take shape. After the framing is complete, the electrical, plumbing, and heating/air conditioning utilities will be installed. During this time several framing and utility quality checks are completed by Ivory and city inspectors.

Four-way Inspection

Once the utilities have been installed and we have completed the city inspections, your superintendent will invite you to come on site for a four-way inspection. It is called a four-way inspection because you will review four main construction areas: rough framing, plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating/air conditioning systems. Your superintendent will walk you through the home and help you understand the layout of the utilities prior to being covered with drywall.

Finished Carpentry

After your four-way inspection and the installation of drywall, finish carpentry will begin. During this phase, door casings, baseboards, cabinets, countertops as well as many of the lighting fixtures, carpet, HVAC and plumbing finishes will be installed. What was once just a structure begins to look more like a new home.

While many activities are occurring on the inside of your home, the outside of your home can become an equally busy place. The exterior of your home will begin to get its covering of stucco, brick, siding or stone. These various layers all function differently, yet all work together toward a common goal: to keep the elements out while providing a beautiful exterior appearance.

Homeowner Orientation and Completion

You will be amazed at the amount of finish work that takes place in the last few weeks of the construction of your home. The transition from a construction site to a beautiful new home really comes together during this time. Toward the end of the home building process you will have a Homeowner Orientation, also known as a Final Walk Through. This is an opportunity to walk through the home with your superintendent, who will familiarize you with the many features and functions of your new Ivory home.

Within just a few days, your home will be ready for closing. The next time you walk into your new home, it will be to stay.

The information contained on this site provides general information that approximates Ivory Homes' construction process. The timeframes, processes, materials and other factors involved in the construction may vary by home design and community. Ivory Homes reserves the right to change construction processes and materials at any time without notice. To obtain the precise information applicable to your home, you should reference your fully executed Ivory Homes purchase agreement.