Additionally, covering materials--walls, ceilings, flooring--are not in place yet. This allows for easier modifications.
Only after final inspection are coverings installed and the permit is "finaled" or finalized.
Changes Not Expected:A building rough-in is not similar to a creative rough layout or draft, both of which imply that changes are expected.
With building rough-ins, it is assumed that all of the work is done to specification and that no changes will be made. However, in the event that an inspector should order a modification, the work is accessible enough for those changes to be made.
- Electrical: A rough-in job would mean to pull all of the electrical cables through the studs and into the boxes. But light switches, outlets, lights, and so forth would not be attached.
- Plumbing: With plumbing, roughing-in would mean to bore holes through the studs for the pipes, install and connect pipes, but to avoid connecting fixtures or any end elements.