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Average build time for a house in Australia

20th December 2016
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Building your own home can be a daunting and an exhilarating experience.

One of the misconceptions about building is that it takes years to get anything built in Australia. Fortunately, that is not true! In fact, you can have a new home built in under a year!

"On average, it takes about 6-8 months to draw up plans and build the home, including final checks and handover."


Of course, this depends on all sorts of factors including square footage, climate conditions, site access and supplies. You should also have contingency plans in place in case you need to make any ad hoc decisions along the way. This will help keep you on track in terms of your timeline.

How long does it take to build a house in Australia?

On average, it takes around 8-12 months to draw up plans and build to build a house in Australia including the final checks and approvals. Each person, builder, designer, lot of land and goal is different so these timings can vary considerably from person to person.  

How long does it take to build a house with a builder?

On average, it takes about 6-8 months to draw up plans and build the home, including final checks and handover. It takes less time to build a house with a builder because of their vast knowledge, connections and skill set. With their expertise, you can get your own house up and running in a matter of months. This varies as every home builder is different and everyone has a different set of requirements for their new home. 

Once you have worked out whether building a home will fit in with your schedule, you will find the biggest challenge lies in just getting started. That is where can really help. Whether it is a custom build or house and land package you are after, we have a directory full of ideas to help get you started.

Check out all the magnificent house designs to get some inspiration. Connect with builders across all of Australia or find that perfect bit of land in just the right location. will help you save hours Googling because we have everything you need.

Feel better prepared when you start the next chapter in your life and check out all the specifications online, including floor plans, designs and profiles. The focus at is to make this process trouble-free so you can find the facts you need to make educated decisions about your new home.

So please, make yourself at home and check out all the information that has to offer for building all over Australia. You’ll find all sorts of great house and land information and ways you can connect with the businesses that make dream homes happen.