How Long Does It Take To Design And Build A Custom Home In Canberra?

People who are interested in designing and building a custom home in Canberra might be wondering how long it all takes? 

The truth is that this depends on several factors. 

If someone wants to build a custom home in Canberra, then they should bear in mind that the following factors play a major role: 

1. Finding Land & The Design (The Blueprint) 

One of the major factors that determine how long it takes to design and build a custom home in Canberra is creating the blueprint/design of the home and finding a plot of land to build the home on. 

Ideally, when you create your home’s design, you need to include as much detail as possible. 

There is software out there that can assist with creating a blueprint, but it’s always good to work with a professional builder who can help you with the design process. 

Finding land is another thing that can take time. If someone already has a plot of land, then this makes things a lot easier. 

Generally speaking, this part of the process can take a few weeks to complete.

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2. Permits

Securing permits can take awhile if a person is doing it on their own. Sometimes permits are issued quickly, and other times they are not. 

If there is one tiny mistake made with the design, then the permit might not be given first time around. 

Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to hire a builder with plenty of experience because they’ll know what it takes to secure the relevant permits, if permits are required. 

3. Size Of The Home

The size of the home being built can have a massive influence over how long it will take to have it built. 

The larger the home, the longer it can take because more materials have to be used to make it. 

However, the best builders can still complete the build of a large home in a timely manner. 

Nonetheless, size does matter when it comes to how long it take to build a home. 

4. Customisations 

What the home will actually have inside of it will play a role in how long it will take to build it. 

The more complex the customisations are, the longer it will take to build the home. 

Nonetheless, a person can still include all of the customisations they want their home to have in the blueprint.

However, they need to be realistic with how long it will take to build the home if the home is going to have a number of special features. 

5. The Weather

The weather can influence timing too, as builders tend not to work when the weather isn’t the best. 

The good news is there tend to be more good weather days than bad weather days, so the weather shouldn’t cause too many delays. 

Some builders do work during undesirable weather and the builder hired to build the home will let the client know if weather delays are to be expected. 

So, How Long Does It Take To Design & Build A Custom Home In Canberra? 

This is a hard question to answer. 

Generally speaking, if everything is organised properly and an experienced builder has been hired, then it can take around 6-8 months to design and then build a custom home. 

Sometimes it can take longer than that, but that is the average time it takes to design and build a custom home in Canberra. 

Also, the company the person hires to design and build a custom home will also influence how long the entire process takes. 

Some companies work faster than others, but always hire the builder that you feel most comfortable with. 

Remember, building a custom home is a major deal, so only hire the best builder for the job.


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