Quality & Features

Step-By-Step Construction Plan

At Keystone Fine Homes we have laid out a step-by-step plan, that will take each customer from the first construction phase to the final inspection where they are given the keys to their new home. For each phase of construction there is at least one quality checkpoint that must be passed in order to move on to the next phase. Below is a description of our step-by-step plan.

Preconstruction Meeting

At the preconstruction meeting, you are invited to sit down with your sales person and superintendent for a final review of your home plans and specs. Together, you'll verify the placement of the house, review the blueprints, and find out what to expect during the building process. When city permits are cleared, construction can begin.

Quality Checkpoint:

  • Pre-pour checkpoint includes a thorough review of the homesite prior to beginning any construction.

Customer Selection Appointment:

  • Final selection on brick, stone and window color and style.

Foundation

The first step to building a quality home is laying the foundation. Keystone Fine Homes checks soil conditions, and home size to ensure that a quality structural system is built for your home.

Quality Checkpoint:

  • Before construction begins, the foundation is checked for proper squareness and size.

  • City Inspection

Customer Selection Appointment:

  • Final selections on all options and colors.

Framing

The frame is the skeleton of your home. Frames can be wooden, cement block or other materials based on specific conditions. The framing stage usually takes one to four weeks, and consists of the following:

  • The walls start going up on the first day of frame start.

  • Once the joists and rafters are in place, the entire roof is installed.

Quality Checkpoint:

  • During the framing stage, there are three separate checkpoints: the frame of the house is checked for correct sizing, squareness and workmanship.

  • City Inspection

Customer Selection Appiontment:

  • After framing is complete we will review the electrical and cabinet plans.

Plumbing and Electrical

During this one-to-three week phase, air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical wiring are installed.

  • Once the roof is installed, the exterior detail work begins, including trim, windows and doors.

  • HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and plumbing systems are “roughed-in”.

  • The electrical system is “roughed-in” during two days.

  • The installation of phone, cable and other electrical systems occur simultaneously.

Quality Checkpoint:

  • All mechanical systems are inspected for quality of installation and proper functioning.

  • City Inspections for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

Drywall

Drywall is stocked in the home while insulation, gas meters and permanent power connections are installed. It frequently takes two full days to hang interior drywall. Next, drywall taping and finishing are scheduled. After the interior walls are touched up, the walls and ceiling are textured.

Quality Checkpoint:

  • There are two drywall checkpoints. One before drywall begins and one after its completion: Upon cleaning up any drywall debris, all walls and ceilings are checked for finish and consistency.

Trim and Finish Details

Now the fun really starts. All the browsing you did is starting to pay off. During this two-week phase, you will begin to recognize the home you designed and imagine the future you'll create.

  • Interior trim, cabinets, counters and sinks are installed. Walls and trim are painted and stained.

  • Completion of electrical systems occurs as wire shelving, bath accessories and mirrors are installed.

  • Ceramic tile and any vinyl and/or wood flooring are installed.

  • Any necessary grading occurs outside (weather permitting) as hardware fixtures and carpeting are installed.

  • Final touches (gutters, mailboxes, garage door openers, etc.) are completed as the entire home is cleaned.

Quality Checkpoint:

Three quality checkpoints, trim, pre-carpeting, and pre-final are conducted during this phase:

  • Interior trim is examined for fit and quality of installation.

  • HVAC systems are finished as a pre-final quality check focuses on all completed areas of the home.

  • Pre-final quality review of entire home.

Flooring and Final Touch-ups

Workers wait until this final week to install the flooring, in the interest of protecting your carpets and hardwood from boots, nails and dust. Any minor adjustments take place now.

  • Appliances are installed.

  • Door and window screens are installed.

  • Carpeting is installed.

  • Garage cleaning and paint touch-ups take place.

Quality Checkpoint:

  • Upon completion of the finals, one last quality check is conducted prior to scheduling the homeowner orientation.

  • Final City Inspections

The Homeowner Orientation provides buyers with the opportunity to become acquainted with their new home prior to moving in. During the orientation, the builder provides a thorough demonstration of the completed home (e.g., mechanical components, appliances, etc.) and reviews items covered by the warranty, how to properly maintain the various fine finishes and identify any cosmetic defects that need to be corrected prior to your move in.


We will make every effort to correct all items on your orientation punch-list prior to your move-in. As you settle into your new home you may discover items that may require customer service. At closing we will provide you with 30-day and 11-month Service Request Forms for those warrantied items that need attention.

Contact

KEYSTONE FINE HOMES

P.O. 7193

Moore, OK 73153

Phone: 405-550-3926

Email: kim.brock@ymail.com