Your commencement date may change depending on several factors. Understanding the steps involved in locking in a commencement date is essential. Usually, your build will begin within 4-6 months after signing up for your house design initial meeting unless otherwise specified.
Factors that can affect your construction start date:
- Finance Approval: this can take anywhere from 14-90 days, depending on your financial institution.
- Construction Plans: Following finance approval, IDBG undertakes a lot of background work to get your construction plans drafted and approved.
- Land Registration: If you have a new estate, you cannot begin building until you have registered your land.
- SOF (Schedule of Finishes): once you have all your building and finance approvals, a finishes schedule will need to be completed. This is done through our design partners, or you can sign up for your interior design supplier.
- Development Approval: Depending on the design, you can trigger a DA which involves getting a town planner to apply this process; the approval process timeframe can change depending on how much of a change to the QDC (Queensland Development Code) you are requesting. Once DA has been approved, it moves to the final stage to get Building approval.
- Certification / Council approvals: This is the final stage to get our Building Approval which means we can commence building works. This can sometimes take a couple of months due to increased building applications and reduced staff due to the current world climate.
- With all this now completed and the Building Approval issued, we can now plan the start on site. Normally takes approximately 1 month to book trades and suppliers in, this gives the project a good amount of time to make sure it runs smoothly.