5. Framing — Walls & Roof Structure
With the slab in place, the construction of the walls begins. Depending on the design, this could involve timber, brick, concrete, or steel. The walls start rising from the foundation, giving shape to the house.
After the walls are up, the next step is to install the roof. The roof is not only put in place but also made waterproof to protect the house from rain and other elements.
7. External Finishing
The external walls are finished next. For houses made of block, brick, or concrete, this might involve painting the exterior. For houses with a wooden or steel frame, this stage includes adding cladding (like wooden planks or GRP panels) and insulation to protect and insulate the house.
8. Windows and Doors
The installation of windows and external doors comes next. This is a crucial step in making the building watertight and secure. It is also when the internal areas of the building start to get electrical and plumbing installations, along with other internal finishes.