Building Process

As house builders Brisbane, our team works hard to get things right the first time so everything goes smoothly from start to finish. Whether this is your first time building a home or have built a home before, we’ll do everything we can to make your experience as positive and hassle-free as possible.

Our streamlined process is efficient and straightforward. Once contracts are signed and finances are approved, working drawings are ordered so the build can begin as quickly as possible. Next is the fun part – add your signature style with a personalised colour consultation. With the help of our highly experienced Colour Consultants, you can choose from our wide range of Standard Inclusions, or upgrade to suit your tastes and select from our premium range of inclusions options. 

The next couple of stages involve obtaining covenant approval (if applicable) and local council approvals and final updates, sign off and payment of deposit. All these steps must be completed before we can begin construction. Currently, the industry is experiencing some shortages of material and labour, resulting in unprecedented delays and extending our normal construction time. We thank you for your patience and understanding while we work through these industry issues and aim to complete all builds as quickly as possible.

The next key milestone stages are: base, frame, enclosed, fixing, and Practical Completion stage which includes an inspection and review of your property. Based on your feedback,  we’ll attend to any touch ups required.  Once you’re satisfied, and all documentation and payments have been finalised, you’ll receive the keys to your stunning new home. Now you’re ready to start the next chapter of your life in your CJ homes abode. 


  1. Approvals

    Before any construction begins, the plans for your new property must be approved by the local Council authority. A qualified Building Designer is the best person to draw your plans. We offer this service to you as part of our building contract. 

    Once you have provided us with your finance approval we will begin the process of obtaining building approvals immediately. Our team of qualified and experienced Building Designers will produce your property plans and prepare everything for submission.

    When your land settlement is completed, we can submit the property plans to the Council for approval. The length of time between this stage and your build will vary depending on the local council approval process. Once we’ve received your approved plans, we can start construction.

  2. Construction

    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, skirting, as well as doors to rooms, baths, showers trays, wet area tiling, built-in shelves, built-in cabinets, and built-in cupboards. Due to material and labour shortages, we cannot provide an exact construction timeframe but we assure you, we will work diligently to complete all builds in a timely manner.

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

    Base /Slab Pour
    The first stage of construction is laying the foundations for your house – commonly referred to as “the slab.” The site is surveyed, cut, and underground drainage is completed before the footings and slab are poured. 

    Frame Assembly

    The framing of your house will include external walls and trusses required to support the roof. Think of it as the skeleton of the house. Then, we'll place the electrical and plumbing components (or organs) inside this frame. Our team will also set the roof structure in place during this stage. Typically the framing is completed within two weeks.

    House Enclosed
    This is the most exciting part of your home’s construction! Here, we will install and secure the windows, ceilings, walls and roof to the frame and slab. By the end of this stage, you’ll be able to realise your new dream home or investment property, you've been visualising. 


    Fixings Internal and External

  3. Completion

    At this point, your home is 95% complete. Now, it’s time to add the final touches which include fencing, landscaping and other furnishings. This is the perfect time for you to point out anything you would like us to attend to. Once all tasks are completed and final payment is received, we’ll finalise all paperwork and hand over your keys. Your ideal home is now ready and waiting for you.

Build Your Home With Confidence

We understand building a home is a major life decision, and one you have not entered into lightly. Our team members are all experienced professionals with a proven track record in design and construction. We treat every home as if it’s our own.  For your protection, all work is guaranteed in line with QBCC industry standards. We believe exceptional service is achieved through clear and effective two way communication. From your initial enquiry, through every step of your home build, we’ll keep you informed of our progress.  You’ll know what’s happening, when and why. 

We want your home building journey to be as stress free and as enjoyable as possible.

With CJ Homes, you can build your ideal home, your way, with confidence; no hassles, and no surprises. 

Team of Quality Builders

  • Traditional Builders
  • Solid Reputation
  • Capabilities to Build on all blocks
  • HIA Award Winners
  • Sales Consultants
  • Building Designers 
  • Colour & Design Consultants
  • Building Supervisors
  • Licensed Tradespeople

Quality Build & Products

  • Fixed Price Contracts
  • Quality Standard Inclusions
  • Wide range of affordable designs for all lifestyle and block types
  • Capacity to build on all block styles including narrow, sloping, and odd shaped land 
  • Modifiable designs
  • Custom Build

Exceptional Value & Service

  • Experienced Sales team to walk you through the building process
  • All drafting provided
  • All planning approvals
  • Personalised Colour Consultation
  • Dedicated Site Supervisor
  • Regular progress updates
  • High standards workmanship
  • Ongoing Maintenance

Need more information?

We’re more than happy to help you understand what to expect and what you’ll need to know, when you build a home with us. For more information. contact us