What is shell work on homes?

If you are unfamiliar with the term shell work, let us clear a few things up. Afterall, this is an area we are very passionate – and skilled – in!

When building a home, homeowners can choose to hire a company to do only the shell construction on their home. A shell building is a component that separates the building’s interior space from the exterior surrounding areas. Essentially, only the basic structure of a building. Depending on the contractor and the purpose of the building, there are several options for the types of construction materials that are used to build the shell, including metal, stone, concrete, and wood.

But why only build the shell and not completely finish it? Why would anyone want that? Because this gives homeowners the opportunity to completely customize their homes to be exactly what they have always wanted! That Pinterest board you’ve created? Yep, that can be your home. Those custom touches you’ve pinned for a kitchen? Yep, that can be done too. Additionally, by having more control of the interior of the home, essentially, calling all the shots, you the homeowner can save money shopping around for the best deals, cutting out labor costs (since you’ll perform a lot of the work yourself) and getting the satisfaction of knowing YOU played a huge role in making your dream home come true.

A shell home typically includes basic excavation, foundation, framing, siding, roofing and the installation of windows and doors.  The inside will typically be left unfinished, down to the sub-floor and stud walls, so that remaining stages can be completed by the homeowner at a later time. Imagine getting to have a blank canvas where you can have full control of the flooring, equipment, furnishings, every detail. This is exactly why the idea of shell work is so attractive to more and more people.

Working with an experienced general contractor can make all the difference when it comes to your shell and core work. As a full-service design and construction company, Caroline Contractors are aware of the importance of proper scheduling, staying within budgets, and disruption-free progress. We bring years of hands-on experience to every shell and core project.

We have worked with some of the best companies in Central Florida, and we pride ourselves on having a team of professional project managers, superintendents and master craftsmen at every level who deliver the best quality for our customers.

Contact us today to learn more details.