Planning Process

The Building Process Is Simpler Than You Ever Imagined!

At Mallett Buildings we believe in working closely with our customers.  From performing multiple quality checks along the building process, to keeping you informed— we strive to give you the best service a community can offer.

Step 1 - Sign Contract & Complete Closing Packet

Congratulations on choosing Mallett Buildings for your building project!  Please note that the following tasks must be completed on the day of signing the contract:

Step 2 - Approve Drawings

After all paperwork is signed and the deposit is received, the permit preparation phase begins.

Next, we will have drawings made and sent to you for approval.  We will then create and send you the blueprint drawings, including floor-plans, elevations, and cross sections for your review.  This is the ideal time to make any desired changes.  These drawings will be included in the packet that will be submitted to the Parish/County for permit application.

Step 3 - Submit for Permit

Once drawings are approved, we will submit paperwork to your Parish/County and/or local municipality to obtain permit to build your building.  The process normally takes 1-3 weeks.  This does not count special approvals if they are needed.

NOTE:  If you decided to pull your own permit, you will submit for permit at this time.  We will give you the drawings and stamped truss specs to include with your application.

Step 4 - Permit Received/Tentative Start Date

We are on our way to a start date!

With the permit now obtained, we can set a tentative start date for your project.  This date is a projection based on current weather conditions and construction timeframes.  While your project is in the queue for construction, we will begin ordering materials and trusses for your building.

Step 5 - Pre-Construction Site Visit Scheduled

After receiving the permit and establishing a tentative start date for the construction of your building, we will schedule a pre-construction site visit with you.  These visits typically take place 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the project.  During the pre-construction site visit, the following will be determined:

It is important to note that the stakes must be in place by the time of our visit.  If they are not, it may delay the start of your building.

Step 6 - Breaking Ground

Construction Begins!

Please note that the payment for lumber is required to be made before the project commences.  This information is outlined in the contract and you will receive a reminder via email prior to the payment due date.  Without receipt of the lumber payment, we will not be able to start the project.

Step 7 - Framing Complete

The crew assigned to your building will complete the framing, and install the roof and siding to create a completed shell.  Once the shell is finished, the framing crew will leave the site.  We can now proceed with additional installations such as:

Step 8 - Quality Control

Upon completion of the shell construction, a quality control check will be performed on the building.  The timing for this check is not fixed but we strive to complete it as soon as possible.  The QC check includes:

If you (the customer) would like to be present during the QC check, please contact the construction department for the scheduled date.

Step 9 - Concrete Installation

Concrete installation will be scheduled as soon as possible after the completion of the building shell.  However, there may be various factors that could affect this schedule, including:

Step 10 - Additional Building Options

If you have selected additional options to be installed by us, they will be scheduled for installation as soon as possible and in a manner that aligns with the proper order of installations during the building process.  These additional options may include:


Congratulations!  Your building is now completed and ready to use for years to come.

Once the project is finished, you will receive an email with a letter confirming completion.  Please note that the final payment is due upon completion of the project.