How long does it take to build a house?

10 August 2018

Not surprisingly, this is one of the first questions most people ask when they are considering building a new home. But there are many factors that can affect the length of time it takes to build, and these can vary greatly from builder to builder.

According to industry experts, the average house takes between four and 12 months to build in Australia. However, some of the factors that may affect the length of your build include:

  • the size and complexity of the home design
  • whether it’s single or double storey
  • preparing the site to start building
  • finance approvals
  • planning and building permits
  • weather conditions
  • post-contract variations.

Before you choose your builder, you should discuss their build process in detail so you know what to expect. Because not all builders have the same process, it’s important to ask about things like progress payments, time frames, variations, etc.

“Our single storey homes take an average of 14 to 16 weeks to build, while our double storey designs usually take between 20 and 24 weeks,” Hallmark Homes’ Director, Anthony Gilbertson said.

“Of course it’s important to get the build completed in a timely manner, but at Hallmark, we want to ensure our clients get a quality build. So it’s vital that every step of the process is followed to a T,” he added.

10 easy steps to your new home

If you’ve never built a home before, it may seem a little daunting at first. But Hallmark Homes’ 10 Step Build Process breaks it down into easy-to-understand stages, so you know exactly what’s going on at all times. Here’s a quick look at the ten steps you’ll go through, if you decide to build with Hallmark.

  1. Visit a display home
  2. Get an Upfront Fixed-Price Quote
  3. Complete the Contract Preparation Agreement
  4. Sign the HIA contract documents
  5. Make your colour and tile selections
  6. Receive your Building Approval
  7. Receive Authority to commence construction
  8. Start construction
  9. Your home is under construction
  10. Practical completion and handover

To find out more, you can download Hallmark’s’ Build Process brochure here.

At Hallmark Homes, we build trust.

With over 35 years experience building quality homes, Hallmark have a proven build process that really works. So if you’re thinking of building a new home in South-East Queensland, our friendly team is ready to help. Come and check out one of our display centres for yourself. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.

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