They make great entertainment, but unfortunately, that’s not reality. If you want to build a home from start to finish, it will take you months to do so.

How Long Will it Take

On average, it takes approximately four to 12 months to build a home in Australia. This is after the purchase of the land and the design has been finalised. According to Anthony Whitby, the director of Pinnacle Builders in Melbourne, it is normal for a two storey home to take 10 to 12 months to build. 

Reality TV has clouded the minds of the public, it has led people to believe that extensive work can be completed in a short space of time when this is simply not the case. If you want a quality home, it is going to take a significant amount of time to build it.

The majority of builders use the same methods to construct a home. Volume builders use the pick a plan approach, this means that their ordering patterns are predictable. There is no need to do any extra work because a lot of the material has already been pre-built and so things get done quite quickly.

Are There Any Other Factors

The building of a home will vary; there are several factors that will determine the length of time that it takes to build a house. These things range from weather conditions, complexity of the design, easements, the slope of the land and how many storeys are being built.

It is also important to remember that the way a block of land is tilted will impact the length of time to takes to build a home. If a buyer wants their house built as soon as possible they are going to have to make sure that the land is ready to be built on.

A single storey home built on a flat slope with no modifications typically takes approximately four and half months to build.

Take Away

The bottom line is that there is no exact time frame when it comes to building a home. As you have read, there are several factors that will determine how long it will take for your home to be built.