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From Paperwork To Key Collection – Understand Your Build Timeline

From Paperwork To Key Collection

Feeling a little overwhelmed, or simply can’t wait to get your hands on those keys? Either way, knowing your build timeline will help you discover exactly what goes into an exciting new home. It’s time to get your head around the building process and find all the information you need about building new!

An exciting time, not a waiting game

So you think you’re ready to pay your deposit, but from this point onwards you’re unsure how long it will take to actually move in to your dream home…Before you begin vacating your current property and start waving your landlord goodbye, it’s good to have your timeline nailed – that way you can make decisions with ease and don’t need to worry about crossovers, saving you money and any unnecessary complications later down the line. It also helps you get better prepared for moving day!

There are many builders out there making bold statements, but with our backing from BGC and the experienced team on site, we’re confident we’ll get you into your new home sooner – that’s why we have a construction timeframe guarantee with all our builds!

Think positive

We want you to spend the next few months concentrating on booking your removal van, packing up your contents and getting to know your new neighbourhood, not stressing about whether you’ll get in before Christmas!

Arming yourself with knowledge…

Of course, your time frame will vary due to a number of factors, such as location, your builder, materials and the complexity of design, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your process is as short and smooth as possible. First you need to get your head around all the stages involved – if you know what to expect, you can be prepared.

It’s easy to get impatient, but when you’re working alongside a timeline your goals are in always within reach!

Pre-construction stages

Building a new home is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. But with everything that needs to happen prior to construction even starting, you can often feel like you’re in limbo. Not with Commodore Homes!

Pre-construction is where you’re in control – the choices you make at this stage will affect your timeframe. Known as the ‘paperwork’ stage, which doesn’t sound fun, but it’s where all the fun decisions are made. Once you know how much you have to spend, and financial approval, you’ll be thinking about how big a home you need, what style of home you’d like, and everything in between.

Be prepared

If you know what you want, the design process can be made quick and easy, although if you need more help, that’s fine too. We’re here to offer our expert opinion, so you can build the home of your dreams. During the decision process, we encourage our customers to visit our display homes and take a look at our home designs to get a better idea of what’s out there before they come to us.

Other elements that will need to be covered in this stage is your initial deposit, getting the site surveyed, an engineer’s report and finalising plans. Once these have been ticked off, you’re ready for settlement. Next comes pre-start – at Commodore Homes we offer a clever Online Client Portal, it is also here that you’ll make all your interiors selections. Approvals from both the developer and council are also a necessity prior to construction and take a varied time for response – for an accurate timeline, it is a good idea to contact the local council.


Architects with Blueprints by Commodore HomesPre-start perfection

Just like our clients, we hate waiting, which is why we’ve introduced a super-efficient pre-start process and industry-best build times so you’ll move into your new home faster.

Doing your research prior to meetings and reading up on the lingo might make your process a lot less overwhelming. If you aren’t buying alone, make sure you talk things through with your partner before you arrive so that you have a rough idea of what you’re looking for.

From construction to completion in just 24 weeks!

We’re ready for construction to begin. The timeframe is now back in our hands. Once construction on your home is underway, things will start to progress quite rapidly…

With our Guaranteed 24-week Construction Timeline, every stage will be delivered on-time, as promised! Take a look at the key stages covered between construction starting and us hanging over your keys:

House foundation preparation by Commodore Homes1. Slab Down

Once your new home is all measured out, we can begin pouring the footings and preparing the foundations. This is when the reality of the build usually kicks in – you can actually see where your new home will sit and get an idea for size! The foundations are key and take a few weeks to complete before brickwork can then begin.


2. Walls

Your walls will begin to rise! The construction of external and internal walls will take place, as well as the basic framework of your home.

Remember, we’ll be in touch every step of the way – we’re as excited about your new home as you are, and can’t wait to share the news!

Roof frame construction by Commodore Homes3. Roof Cover

Your roof is ready for installation – now we’re protected from the elements…

4. Lockup

At this time you’ll start to see what looks like a real house! We’ll install doors and fit your windows. Not forgetting the mechanical elements, plumbing, and wiring of your new home. Plasterboard to internal walls is erected, porch, and patio ceilings completed… we’ll be able to lock your new home!

5. Fitout

Next is the internal fit out, including your kitchen, bathrooms, taps, and tiles. Plus, any agreed fixtures and fittings, like the installation of cabinetry, skirting, and more.


Before you move in, the site will be cleared and ready for the final inspection. You’ll do a walk-through and check your home, anything that needs tweaking will be adjusted and then you’re ready to move in!

It’s time to pop open the bubbles!

Once your build is complete and keys are collected

It’s not over yet! We want to make sure you settle into your home nicely, that’s why we keep your client portal open for any additional needs. Ties are not cut and you can come to us with anything you need. Plus, if you need a little help making yourself right at home, like interior styling tips, or optimising your energy bills, you can find everything you need over on our blog!

Got a question?

If there are any elements you’re unclear on or want to have a chat with our helpful team, just contact the team today! Remember, they’ll be there to hold your hand every step of the way – each stage of the building process requires different experts, so we can put you in touch with the relevant member of the team to keep you on top of your build.

Don’t forget

The key to an efficient build is working with a reputable home builder, so make sure you do your research before getting started!


Blog posted: Jul 11th, 2017

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