Once the house is fully framed out, the rough-in plumbing is done. This means that the pipes that will circulate water throughout the house are installed. These pipes will eventually be hidden inside walls.
Next heating and air conditioning contractors install all the ductwork for the home's heating and cooling systems.
Electrical subcontractors lay cable and do all the in-wall wiring for electrical circuits, telephones, security systems, doorbells, cable television, recessed cans, and ceiling fans. You will be asked if you have any changes.
Insulation is placed in foundation walls and floors and in the attic. Foam and caulk sealing is done to insulate around doors and windows. Fireplaces are installed.
At the same time, tradesmen are working on the exterior of the house. Carpenters are adding exterior trim work. Masons are adding brick or stone veneer. Stucco is being installed and decks will be built. The garage door is installed. Landscaping selections will need to be made.
In the next weeks, as work continues inside, outside porches and driveways will be poured, the outside of the house will be painted and the final grading of the lot will be finished.