How Long To Build A Custom Home In Perth?
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Depending on the size and complexity of your new home it generally takes around 6 – 18 months from issuing of building permit to moving into your newly built home.
Being realistic about the timeframe allows you to plan ahead and understand what is happening at each of the two stages.
- Design & Documentation
1. Design & Documentation (approx. 6 – 9 months)
The first 8-12 weeks is mostly about developing a concept design and getting a feel for costings.
The next 13 -21 weeks is where your plans are assessed for planning approval with your local authority.
The next 22-38 weeks involves collaboration with external consultants so that working drawings and documentation can be finalized and building permit issued by your local authority.
The pre-construction phase is all about the paperwork! Contour surveys, concept design, planning approval, external consultants, working drawings & documentation.
A building permit will need to be issued before building works can begin… We can help you with this.
2. Construction (approx. 6 – 18 months)
The final 39 – 78 weeks involve the actual building of your custom home.
This includes earthworks, foundations, building structure, plumbing, electrical & mechanical services, internal fit-out, painting, paving & landscaping.
The construction phase does seem to move faster. You can actually see physical progress of your home being built and it will quickly take shape.
A single storey home will be quicker to build, with approx. 6 – 12 month period till completion.
A two storey home takes longer, with approx. 12 – 18 month period till completion.
Once your home reaches lock up stage, the work begins on the interior. This includes things like your kitchen and bathroom fit-out as well as painting and floor coverings.
Generally, visual progress slows down as there are less dramatic changes in the appearance of your home. However, things will be moving at the same pace as they always have.
Your custom-built home is most likely to be the largest investment you have made. It’s important to understand the building process and how your home is built to avoid disappointment.
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In Perth, please contact SOL Construction.
Custom Home Builders Perth
1300 121 765