STEP-by-STEP process to PURCHASING and BUILDING a LIGHTHOUSE HOME
Purchase the property that you plan to build your LIGHTHOUSE on.
Determine where (when needed with engineering help) the best location for your building site (factors to consider include but are not limited to soil stability conditions, slope, view, sun patterns, services [water, sewer/septic, hydro/alternative power accessibility], tree clearing, driveway construction etc.)
Make sure that you have sewer, septic or alternative sewage treatment available to your site. Make sure that you have either municipal water or that you have a suitable well built (a perc test will determine this) or alternative water source. Make sure you have hydro or have planned for a alternative energy source to your building site (LIGHTHOUSES are readily adaptable to include solar panels)
Obtain financing where needed to pay for your construction / purchase of the LIGHTHOUSE – LIGHTHOUSE will assist you if you need help with submissions to your bank for appraisals etc.
Begin Building permit process at the time you are purchasing your LIGHTHOUSE. LIGHTHOUSE will assist you with submissions to your local planning authority. Contact us prior to making your submission to your planning authority so that you have the appropriate documentation.
Install driveway, Excavation of site and preparation for construction
Prepare your foundation – as with all home construction it is appropriate to obtain site technical information for your foundation contractor. LIGHTHOUSE engineers will provide specification information to your foundation contractor.
Bring site services to foundation.
Arrange transportation of your LIGHTHOUSE - LIGHTHOUSE will assist
Await notification that your LIGHTHOUSE is ready for delivery. Arrange with contractor time to begin assembling LIGHTHOUSE on your site.
LIGHTHOUSE supplies free of charge to your contractor, the number of hours of on-site technical assistance stipulated in the House Purchase Agreement during the assembly of the home to "lock-up".