One of the most common questions we get asked is how long the construction of your new home actually takes. Below are 7 easy to follow steps to building your new home.
1/ SITE START – 2 WEEKS
Upon finalisation of orders and the construction program, our Customer Service Administrator will issue a Commencement Letter. This advises you of your official site start date and the date for Practical completion based on the contractual construction days noted in your Master Builders. It is at this point the site is cut and set out by the surveyor.
2/ BASE STAGE – 2 WEEKS
The under slab drainage will need to be completed before the concrete slab can be formed up. Once the plumbing is in place, peiring is then completed as per the engineer’s specifications and plans, then the slab is formed up and is now in order and ready to be poured. The concrete will now cure forming the base of your new home.
Base Claim: This progress claim equates to 15% of your new home’s contract value.
3/ FRAME STAGE – 1 WEEK
The frames and trusses are pre-nailed and manufactured on site before being delivered to site. The frames and trusses are erected, braced and tied down as per the engineering design. Our private certifier is engaged at this point to inspect and certify the frame according to the building code of Australia.
Frame Claim: The progress claim equates to 20% of your new home’s contract value.
4/ ENCLOSED STAGE – 5 WEEKS
Better known as ‘’lockup’’, the fourth stage of construction includes fascia, gutter, roofing, windows, rough-ins and brickwork. This is a complex process involving many different trades’ people working to reach this milestone.
Enclosed Claim: This progress claim equates to 25% of your new home’s contract value.
5/ FIXING STAGE – 2 WEEKS
This stage of construction involves the installation of plasterboard linings, cornice, skirting, architraves, doors and kitchens. The wet areas will be water-proofed as per the building code of Australia in preparation for the tiling. Internal doors are hung, cabinetry for the kitchen and vanity units are fixed and fitted into position and tiling to all wet areas is completed and quality checked.
Fixing claim: This progress claim equates to 20% of your new home’s contract value.
6/ PRACTICAL COMPLETION – 3 WEEKS
This is the final stage within the active construction period. Floor coverings, window furnishings, a/c fit outs, ceiling insulation, driveway, landscaping and fencing etc. This being the final instalment, Practical Completion is as it sounds, practically complete with only minor defects to be rectified.
Practical Completion Claim: This final progress claim equates to 15% of your new home’s contract value.
7/ HANDOVER – 2 WEEKS
All items have now been completed and the Final Clean undertaken. A representative from your builder will be in contact with a date and time for the handover of the keys and Handover Pack. This pack generally contains documentation relating to the construction of your property including certificates, instruction manuals, maintenance and warranties.
Congratulations, there is no better sense of achievement than walking through a new Paradigm Home! From the freshly laid turf to the smells of fresh carpet and paint you’ll be glad you made the decision to build with Paradigm.