The usual construction timeframe is generally 16 to 31 weeks and this will be specified in your building contract, along with your Payment Schedule.

Importantly, DPN negotiates fixed-period building guarantees to protect you from lengthy delays, wherein the builder will pay you compensation if they overrun the building guarantee period. 

Note: A Rainy Day Form is submitted when work is stopped due to inclement weather.

Following Council approvals, which can take between 8 to 16 weeks from settlement. Your building time frame starts from the laying of the slab.

Building stages


Deposit | As per your build contract
Council approvals and deposit payment made to enable Builder to start pre-site work 


Slab | weeks 1 - 4
Land prepared and base/slab laid


Frame | weeks 5 – 8
Structure established


Enclosed | weeks 9 - 12
Plumbing and electricals rough ins, roof, external walls and claddings


Fixing | weeks 13 - 16
Painting, internal fixtures, tiling and cabinetary


Completion | weeks 17 – 20
Removal of building materials, cleaning, landscaping and minor fixing


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