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Understand how long the process is to create your perfect outdoor living area

By June 5, 2018May 28th, 2021No Comments

How long does it all take?

Every renovation project needs a plan. A quality construction might not be completed in a single day or even a week. A lot of work is often required prior to commencing your build. Taking the time to plan your development with the development checklist below will manage your expectations.

The following provides a basic outline of the steps involved and approximate timelines normally seen with constructing an outdoor living area. Please remember that these are provided as a general guide only & that each project muse be considered on its individual needs & requirements.

StepTime to completeConsiderations/Notes
1. The Starting Point– Collect ideas of what you like
– Determine your realistic budget
– What do you want it to look like? What features do you want?
– Visit a display site to look at design/material ideas
2. Appoint your Outdoor Living specialist– Develop the design & confirm material selection
– Advise you of the process involved
– Approve the contract
3. Drafting of Plans
(If required)
30 days – Determine approval process
– Do you need council approval? Click here
– Draft plans & specifications
– Obtain reports where required
– Client sign off on documents
4. Local Authority Approvals
(If required)
14 days – 12 weeksThe length of time will vary with the specific approval process, the local council & even the assessing officer at council.
5. Demolition
(If required)
1 day Often a skip bin is required
6. ConstructionVaries due to design/construction
1 day – 4 weeks
– Communicate regularly with your builder
– Water, power & a toilet are required during construction
7. Final 1 day – Site clean up
– Client sign off
– Inspection by Operations Mgr
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