Flower City Habitat for Humanity Rochester, NY    

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About the Project

It takes 4 to 4-1/2 months to build a 3 or 4 bedroom one-story home of 1,100 to 1,400 square feet. Each home is equipped with the following:

  • ADT Security System
  • Concrete driveway
  • Front porch and back porch/patio
  • Refrigerator, stove, furnace, hot water heater, full bath
  • One storm/screen door
  • Choice of color for siding, trim, carpet and vinyl flooring
  • Mailbox
  • Temporary fence at rear of backyard

Typical Construction Plan

The following table lists typical construction tasks by week. Construction work is subject to change due to a variety of factors. Patience and flexibility on the part of sponsor volunteers is appreciated, and helps the tasks flow smoothly.

Week
Tasks
1
Install concrete footings and underdrainage (moderate to heavy lifting)
2
Install concrete blocks for foundation ( heavy lifting)
3
Install concrete blocks, sealing blocks and backfill (some moderate to heavy lifting)
4
Build first floor deck and walls
5

Erect roof trusses, install roof sheathing (moderate to heavy lifting)

6
Complete roofing
7
Build porches, install windows and doors
8
Rough-in heating, electrical, and plumbing
9
Install siding and gutters
10
Install insulation
11
Hang and finish drywall
12
Hang and finish drywall
13
Sand, prep and prime drywall, install trim, finish painting
14
Finish heating, electrical and plumbing; install carpet and flooring
15
Landscaping
 

 

Flower City Habitat for Humanity
755 Culver Road | Rochester, NY 14609
Tel: 585.546.1470 | Fax: 585.546.1549
habitat@rochesterhabitat.org

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