Some might call it a lull. Others (the smart ones) will describe the time between finalizing construction plans and breaking ground as the period of rattle and hum. In short, things need to happen — quickly. Permits need to be obtained, materials need to be purchased, and subcontractors need to be hired.
This article in Timber Home Living provides Q & A to learn what you need to be doing now if you are planning to build in the spring.