Residential construction refers to the process of building or renovating homes, including single-family houses, townhouses, apartments, and other types of residential properties. It encompasses everything from the initial design and planning to the actual construction, finishing, and occupancy of the dwelling.
The duration of residential construction can vary significantly depending on the size and complexity of the project. On average, constructing a single-family home may take anywhere from six to twelve months. Home remodeling or renovation projects are generally shorter in duration but can still vary based on the extent of the work.
The cost of residential construction is influenced by various factors, including the size of the home, the quality of materials used, labor costs, design complexity, location, and any special features or customizations. Additionally, market conditions and local building regulations can impact the overall cost.
Commercial construction focuses on non-residential structures for businesses and institutions, adhering to complex regulations and emphasizing functionality. Residential construction is geared toward homes for individuals or families, with a greater emphasis on customization and aesthetics within simpler building codes.