This will prevent your costly, decorative doors incurring any potential damage. Plastering covers three areas: ceilings, walls, and cornices (if purchased). The initial stage includes items like baths, sinks, shower trays and laundry troughs. It’s not uncommon for builders to charge extra if your site is littered with rubbish/debris. Another good indication that your build is close to completion is that all the excess building materials and rubbish will be removed from both inside and outside your property. If your design includes a garage or carport, it will be completed at this stage – along with any other freestanding garage/structure. From here the brickwork, cement sheets, blocks or insulation system is installed. Build Stage 3 – Lock-Up. In some cases, builders will install temporary doors in preparation for Stage 3. A good first indication that work is going to begin imminently is when a temporary fence is erected around your site. This stage of the building is fairly quick but gives you a chance to get a feel for the finished house. At this stage, the painters will paint all external and internal walls. They get excited because they can see what looks like a close to complete home, however the build is only half complete! For example, they may put in progress claims of up to 60% of the total building costs in the first half of construction rather than the latter stages. It’s common practice for builders to leave a two- to three week grace period for remedying any issues. Building your dream home is an incredible experience. Once complete and dried your slab is complete – ready for building to commence! It’s at this stage the roof, along with any flashing, gullies, tiles, tin and insulation, will be installed. After this is done, your lot will be ready for slab construction. Contact a Building Inspector Now. Understand the building process better with help from our article series. Building your dream home is an incredible experience. Once your site is levelled and cleared, the plumbing contractor will dig trenches, lay & connect all underground drainage/plumbing pipework, and backfill the trenches. Although it might not look it, the base stage is the most important stage of your build. This usually happens during or shortly after the framing stage. If so, you’ll notice the upstairs floor joists will have been installed. The construction of your home is the last step of your home building journey. Once the plumbing contractors have completed their stage of the job, an excavator will be brought onsite to create a rough outline of the foundation footprint. The latter stage includes taps, shower heads and toilet bowls as these items should be installed after the tiling to protect them from damage. A frame for an average, single story home takes approximately one day to be completed. After all, it’s the beginning of a new  and exciting chapter of your life. This network of pegs forms the outline of where the foundation will be laid. With the slab construction yet to commence, an electrical contractor will attend the site to install your meter box. Enjoy natural beauty and spacious surrounds with all the convenience of stylish village living. However, most builders opt to install them later in the build to reduce the chance of theft. If you’ve chosen brickwork veneer or a rendered finish for your home, it’s likely that this will also be completed at this stage. In order for ground work to commence, your site needs to be cleared. This is the exciting stage. For the interim, your meter box will be installed on a pole in the position that will later become one of your walls. Stilt Barriers are often installed along the perimeter of your site to ensure any site water runoff doesn’t enter into neighbouring properties, plots or onto public footpaths & drains.