EDGEhomes Blog

Aug 07

Building a House: How Long Does It Take?

Building a custom home is a process that will lead you to having the place you’ve always dreamed of. With so many options, it’s thrilling to be able to know that you can tailor the house to fit your needs and wants.

One of the biggest questions people ask about building a home is, “How long does it take?” If you’re someone who needs a house right away, it might be difficult to have to wait for your home to be completed. Of course, if your timeline is more urgent, you can always browse our Quick Move-Ins.

Although variables exist that may alter timelines, there are ways to make building your dream home quicker than you might think! Here in Utah, new home construction is known for being faster than average. While the average time in some areas of the country is closer to 8 or 9 months, Utah and the Mountain West average around 6 months from permit to completion!

EDGEhomes is no different—we deliver quality and timely customizations to your new construction dream home!


It’s crucial to know some of the variables involved with building a house, so you can know what to expect along the journey and expedite some of the decision-making processes.

Brandon Park Model Home by EDGEhomes


Traditionally the first step of building a new home is to obtain all of the proper permits. This can be a bit of a hassle to deal with if you aren’t familiar with the construction business and can take up to a month!

Thankfully we will handle all of this for you at EDGEhomes. No need to worry about obtaining permits because we already have them. This can save you a lot of time and frustration!


The next factor that can potentially slow down the process of building is the environment of the land you are building on. Anything near a body of water is going to require more complicated and thorough planning. The environment can also determine how fast the construction goes with factors like frozen ground or frequent, heavy precipitation.

At EDGEhomes, we plan out our construction phases carefully and thoughtfully, so that we can better project an accurate construction timeframe. We communicate clearly with our homebuyers if there is ever a change in timelines.


Construction obviously cannot be completed without your input. The construction crew can only work as far as they have designs to work from. This is where you, the buyer, come into the picture! Getting involved in the options for your home is often the most fun part for the buyer during the process.

Graystone model kitchen

Our design team is here to help you and save you time when making decisions on your home selections. When you visit our Design Studio you will get to see what kinds of beautiful options can be custom-built into your new construction dream home. With our help at EDGEhomes, you will understand what all of your customization options are, and be able to move into your home much quicker!

Making a Plan

Knowing these variables will help you make a more comprehensive plan to guide your building experience. Just know that you are not alone in the building process.

If you do choose to build with EDGEhomes, there are a number of resources we can offer to help you create a plan that works for you!

1. Choose your community. EDGEhomes has a number of Utah communities that are ideal locations for families and working professionals.

2. Choose your floor plan. We have great pre-built and ready-to-build floor plans. Find the one that fits you best.

3. Visit our design studio. Customize your home with the help of our design team!

Open floor great room from EDGEhomes

Following these steps of making your plan will allow you to speed up the process of getting into your dream home much sooner.

While there can be some unknown factors when building a new house, EDGEhomes is here to take some of those out of the equation and ensure a smooth process. We are here to help. Contact us today!