Building Process

At CJ Homes, we use a clear and orderly building process to make sure your dream home comes to life without any problems.

We work hard to get things right the first time around so everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Whether you’re building your first home or expanding your property portfolio, we’ll do everything we can to make your experience positive and hassle-free.

  1. Approvals

    (Estimated duration: Between 2 to 5 weeks)

    Before any construction begins, the plans for your new property must be approved by the local Council authority. These plans must be made by a qualified draftsperson, which we have on our team.

    Once you have provided us your finance approval and the initial deposit for your property construction, we will begin the process for getting approval immediately. We will arrange one of our qualified draftspersons to produce your property plans and prepare it for submission.

    When the settlement for your land has completed, we will submit the property plans to the Council for approval.

    The length of time for getting approval will vary depending on the local Council we are submitting the plans to. It typically takes anywhere between two to five weeks for a building plan to be approved.

    Once we’ve received your approved plans, we can start construction.

  2. Construction

    (Estimated duration: Around 12 weeks)

    This is where the heavy work begins. After receiving your approved plans, we will schedule and complete the different stages of construction for your new home.

    The main stages of construction include:

    Slab Pour
    The first stage of construction is laying the foundations for your house – commonly called “the slab.” In most cases, this is a big slab of concrete where the plumbing for sewerage and stormwater purposes runs. This is the foundation of your house on which we will build all the other components (except outdoor areas such as the patio). We typically complete the Slab stage in two weeks.

    Frame Assembly
    The framing of your house will hold up the walls and support the roof. Think of it as the skeleton of the house. We will place all the electrical and plumbing components for your house inside this frame. Our team will also set the roof structure in place during this stage. We usually complete the Frame stage in two weeks.

    House Enclosed
    This is the most exciting part of your home’s construction! Here, we will install and set up all the roof, windows, ceilings and walls to the frame and slab. By the end of this stage, you’ll be able to recognise your dream home and have a better idea of what it will look like once it’s finished. We typically complete this Enclosed stage in three to four weeks.

    Fixings Internal and External
    Now that the fundamental structures are in place, we will install all internal and external fixtures. This includes the fitting and fixing of all internals, linings, architraves, cornices, skirtings, doors to rooms, baths, showers trays, wet area tiling, built-in shelves, built-in cabinets and built-in cupboards. Our team usually completes the Fixing stage in four weeks.

  3. Completion

    (Estimated Duration: 4 weeks)
    At this point, your home is 95% complete.
    Now, it’s time to add the final touches, which includes: Fencing, Turfing, Landscaping and other furnishings. In this stage, we should be around two weeks away from giving you your keys.
    This is the perfect time for you to point out anything you would like us to attend to. From here, we will ask your bank to release the final payment for your home’s construction. And that takes us to the last stage of building your dream home. The entire practical completion stage typically lasts around four weeks. Once we’ve received your final payment, we’ll finalise all paperwork and hand over your keys. Your dream home is now ready and waiting for you to move in.

Build Your Home With Confidence

 We know that building a new home can be nerve-wracking. That’s why we offer and do everything we can to make your entire home building experience as worry-free as possible.

With CJ Homes, you can build your dream home with confidence. 

Everything You Need in One Place


We have a full team of experts and building professionals who will help you throughout the entire building process. Our team includes an experienced estimator, draftsperson, and building supervisor who can assist you in different stages of construction.

Team of Quality Builders


We’ve built a solid reputation for being outstanding builders, and you can trust us to build your home to the highest standards of quality and safety. With CJ Homes, you can rest assured that your home will be built by professionals who take great pride in their work.

Always Just a Call Away


No matter which stage of construction you’re in, you can always contact us for any questions or enquiries. We can provide any updates you need or address any concerns you might have. No question is too small or silly for our team.


 Need more information?

 If you have any questions or need more details about our building process, feel free to contact us to get what you need. We’re more than happy to help you understand what to expect and what you’ll need when you build a home with us.