After installing the insulation, drywall comes. This step is where the house stops looking like a construction site and more like a house. Once the insulation is installed, the drywall is placed over the wooden frame and held in place with drywall screws. After the house passes the next series of inspections, the next element is insulation.
Insulation helps control the house's climate and also helps the house's energy efficiency. Common types of insulation include fiberglass insulation, foam, and blanket. Once the drywall is completed, other exterior finishes can be installed, such as stucco or siding. Cabinets and floors follow, as well as bathroom finishes, such as sinks, bathtubs, and toilets.
The first phase of building a house is known as “burglary”. The term assembly refers to the construction phase after the basic framework has been completed and the mechanical wiring, plumbing and HVAC installations begin, but before walls and ceilings are closed. Ducts are installed for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and, possibly, for the oven. HVAC vent tubes are installed through the roof and insulation is installed on floors, walls and ceilings.