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    How long did it take for your house to be built?
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    The actual building part took about 16-20 weeks. There was a lot of time before that for approvals, etc. We signed to build the end of December 2008. Our slab went down in June, moved in December 2009. I also think it depends on where you live. Our house is double brick, and tile. I know in the eastern states building materials can differ, and therefore building times.

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    Subscribing! We are building soon, and we've been quoted 9mths, but I reckon it will take a lot longer - we're allowing for 12-15+.

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    16 weeks exactly from site scrape to handover. We had only one day of rain, on a Saturday, so very lucky as we weren't held up by anything ... once they started.

    The lead up was painful ... 4 months of getting the plan (our fault as I changed the standard plan alot) and then tender right and another six to get all the approvals after singing the contract.

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    Subscribing! We are building soon, and we've been quoted 9mths, but I reckon it will take a lot longer - we're allowing for 12-15+.
    Ooh how exciting! We are meeting with the builders either tomorrow or Tuesday, hopefully they can give us an idea as to how long it will take. I guess at the end of the day, as long as it is done properly, I don't care if it takes a year

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    our house took 7 months. that was back in 2007 though and when it was crazy hard to get trades in Perth

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    I was told 4-6 months by the builder who helped me design my house, but I cancelled the building when I found out I was pregnant and bought a pre-existing house instead. Though he said to always give another 3 months in case of bad weather or other unforeseen issues.

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    we didnt build, but a friend took 12 months. she was happy for them to take their time, and rather than the builders managing everything, they did it themselves, so that took longer, but she chose the cabinet maker/tiler/etc she wanted.

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    we bought the land in nov 2007, it wasn't ready to be settled until june 2008 and they started building in july, we moved in feb 2009

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    We bought the land in Sept 2008. Title wasn't released until mid-2009. Site prep started Nov 09 and the slab was poured dec 09. The builders went into administration Nov 2010, after doing nothing for at least 6 months.

    The builders warranty insurance took nearly a year to be paid and we moved in 16 march 2012.

    So almost 4 years

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