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What happens, when...

This is a rough guideline to the order in which things happen.

Even if you are taking a hands off approach, there will be some decisions you will probably need to make regarding choices of flooring, wall coverings, paint colour, appliances, tiling, taps and light switches.

Be aware of when these will be required and make sure you have them ordered well in advance.

The general order of things:

  1. Excavations
  2. Foundations
  3. Concrete floors poured
  4. Framing constructed
  5. Roof on
  6. Windows fitted
  7. Exterior cladding
  8. Plumbing
  9. Wiring
  10. Insulation installed
  11. Doors fitted
  12. Interior lining installed
  13. Cabinets installed in kitchen, bathroom, laundry
  14. Tiling
  15. Further electrical and plumbing work
  16. Painting and finishing
  17. Floor coverings.


NEXT STEP in the building process: Completion - final inspection and payment

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