Rough construction



Rough construction

Rough construction of a single-family house is a term that doesn't have a clear definition. It is not found in the current legal regulations. In this situation, the scope of work performed at this stage of house construction should be treated as conventional. Typically, the building reaches the stage of rough construction when the structural work is completed, and the next stage, the developer's work, can begin. At New-House, we practice bringing the house to the stage of rough construction before the first frosts occur. This allows the building to safely withstand the variable weather conditions during winter. Generally, earthworks and construction work are not carried out during winter. Only finishing work can be conducted if appropriate conditions are provided for the workers and the building is equipped with heating and ventilation necessary for the proper progress of developer's work.


What does rough construction include?

Simply put, rough construction of a single-family house consists of approximately half of the construction work that needs to be done throughout the entire building process. Clients who commission New-House for the comprehensive construction of their house can expect the completion of rough construction within 3-4 months. During this time, the work constituting the ground zero state, the rough open state, and the rough closed state of the house will be completed.


Ground zero state

The ground zero state of the building consists mostly of organizational work that prepares the construction site for subsequent actions, such as:

  • Marking the boundaries of the building
  • Foundation construction
  • Basement construction (if included in the project)
  • Purchasing and logistics of the necessary construction materials for subsequent work


Rough open state

A house in the rough open state should have all structural elements completed. This means that walls, internal stairs (if included in the project), chimney, and roof without final covering should be constructed.


Rough closed state

The work carried out during the process of bringing the building to the rough closed state includes all the aforementioned work and additionally:

  • Installation of windows
  • Installation of external doors
  • Installation of garage doors (if included in the project)
  • Installation of roof covering
  • Sheet metal work required for the roof
  • Installation of gutters
  • Installation of interior partition walls

However, it is important to note that the presented scope of work for each stage of achieving the rough closed state is only approximate and does not exhaust the possibilities of our company. The actual work performed at this stage of building a single-family house depends solely on you, your needs, and expectations.


Why is it necessary to bring the house to the rough closed state before winter?

Bringing the building to the rough closed state ensures its proper protection during the winter months when most investors suspend construction work. This is crucial because severe frost, rain, and snow could negatively affect an inadequately protected building structure. We are talking about significant, irreversible changes and damages. Properly securing the house before winter allows for smooth continuation of the work constituting the developer's stage in spring. It is also possible to carry out finishing work during the winter months when skilled workers are more available. New-House takes on such tasks, but under certain conditions:

  1. Prior installation of heating, even in its basic form, should be done in the house, so that the temperature inside remains at a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius.
  2. Proper ventilation is also important to prevent moisture accumulation.
  3. Appropriate interior lighting should be provided to continue work independently of access to sunlight.


How long can a house remain in the rough closed state?

It may happen that the investor's financial situation after the winter season does not allow for the continuation of developer's work. In such a situation, can the house remain in the rough closed state for a longer period? Generally, it depends on the level of its protection. We are not only referring to protection against adverse weather conditions but also protection against trespassing by third parties. It is not uncommon for newly installed windows, doors, and other equipment to become the target of thieves. It is important to be aware of this when considering leaving the house in the rough closed state for several months.


Cost of the rough closed state

The final cost of bringing the house to the rough closed state consists of various variables, making detailed estimation extremely difficult. The cost of the work involved in achieving the rough state depends on:

  • The specific characteristics of the construction project
  • The size of the house
  • The number of floors in the building
  • The number of walls
  • The number of window openings
  • The type and construction of the roof
  • The type of heating installation
  • The quality of the materials used

As a rough estimate, the cost of building a house to the rough closed state should range from 150,000 to 250,000 Polish zlotys, which typically accounts for about 30-40% of the total cost of building a single-family house. However, it is important to note that these are approximate calculations.


In the face of rising construction material costs and rampant inflation, many investors consider generating savings during house construction. Some even consider purchasing lower-quality (and consequently cheaper) building materials. We sincerely discourage such behavior. Why? Because while the construction of the house at this stage may cost slightly less if you buy lower-quality materials, these are often short-term savings with painful consequences delayed over time. It doesn't make sense to expose yourself to future problems and expenses. It is much wiser to invest in reliable, high-quality materials and sleep peacefully during the long-term use of the house.


If you want to know the approximate cost of building a house based on a selected ready-made project available at New-House, you can do it quickly and without leaving your home. After finding the desired house project that interests you, click on the "request a quote" link on its page, and then fill out the form you will be redirected to. In response to your submission, you will receive a cost estimate for the house construction, current on the day of sending. As a thank you for your trust, you will also gain access to cost estimates for the construction of other projects in our database. And all of this can be done comfortably from your own chair. It really can't get any easier.


Why should you entrust the completion of the rough closed state to professionals?

Bringing the building to the rough closed state is an important stage during the construction of a single-family house. The durability and strength of the house during its long-term use depend on the quality of work carried out at this stage. Therefore, just like with construction materials, it is not worth skimping on professionals. By entrusting the tasks involved in building the house to the rough closed state to experienced professionals, you can be sure that they will perform all the actions according to the art of construction and the applicable legal regulations.

The New-House team has been building single-family houses throughout the country for over 30 years. During our continuous operation, we have completed over 1,500 construction projects, which have become the dream homes for the investors and their families who have collaborated with us. The ten-year guarantee we provide for all the work carried out by us at each stage of the construction process of the single-family house is proof of the competence of our employees and the quality of their work. Our task is to relieve our clients as much as possible. Therefore, to meet their needs in this area, we offer support and assistance in all formalities and physical work involved in building their dream house with a garden.


What does the construction of a house with New-House include?

1. Finding a building plot in the area indicated by the investor.

2. Checking the technical and administrative aspects of the plot before purchase.

3. Finding a ready-made house project that meets the investor's expectations and is feasible on the owned parcel.

4. Custom house project development, if there is no possibility of using a ready-made solution.

5. Arranging utilities for the building plot.

6. Physically connecting electricity, gas, water, and sewage.

7. Dealing with the necessary permits for house construction.

8. Construction work aimed at bringing the house to the desired state chosen by the investor - rough closed, developer's work, or turnkey construction.

9. Interior design of the newly built house.

10. Landscaping around the building.

11. Dealing with the mandatory building inspection formalities.

12. Supervision of the house inspection process.

If you don't want to dedicate all of your free time to the construction of a turnkey house, we invite you to collaborate with us. We will gladly take care of everything necessary to ensure that your house is built efficiently and within the agreed-upon timeframe. If you want to explore all the possibilities of collaboration, contact us today. We are available from Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.


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