Building 101 – How long does it take to build a home?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, ‘how long will it take to build our new home?’

At Own-A-Home we build customised homes.  That means we help you design a home that’s tailored to you.  So, with that in mind, here’s our average timelines for a new home build. 

First, the design and approvals stage takes around 3 months.  Then, once we’ve got a ‘construction slot’ scheduled for the actual build, it takes our crew 6 – 7 months to build a single storey home or 7-9 months to build a two storey home.   

Right now (September 2020), thanks to federal and state government building grants, we’ve got more builds scheduled than average. So, to meet the demand we’ve had to schedule more time between completing the planning phase and actually starting the build of a new home.  

This post is the first of many planned for our ‘Building 101’ series.  It’s about just what it takes to design, build and move into your new home.  We’ll be posting on our blog, Facebook and Instagram (@ownahometas_builders) so, be sure to give us a follow and shoot through your questions.

Next in the series, we’ll be talking to local mortgage broker Issy Reeves about just how important it is to understand your building budget.