How long do Gold Coast home builders take to build homes?

Building a new home is an exciting time. But it can be frustrating too, especially if you don’t have a clear time frame provided by your house builders on the Gold Coast. Weather delays, difficulty getting materials, complex land – there are many things that can affect the speed of a new house build. But you need some indication of how long it’s going to take before your house is ready.

The average build time in Australia is between 4 and 12 months, obviously depending on the size and complexity of the home. But you’re going to need a little more clarity than that. Let’s take a look at some of the things that affect build time, and why it’s important to understand the process.

What affects building time?

These are just a few of the things that can affect your build time.


Poor weather is an obvious one, however, we’re fortunate to not have too much of that on the Gold Coast. Bear in mind though, that the sudden storms and heavy rainfall we experience from time to time can have an impact on build time. Often, if the building team needs to pack up due to poor weather, they’re not likely to wait around for the rain to clear, because conditions after the rainfall may not be any better for building.

Once the exterior of the home is completed, weather stops becoming an issue. But when it comes to site preparation and laying the slab, rain is definitely going to slow the process down. So, building during summer on the Gold Coast isn’t always the best idea, because these are the months that typically experience the highest rainfall.

Build contracts

Here at Avondale Homes, we’ve removed this particularly annoying barrier to the commencement of a build. The build contract is the document signed between you and your builder, outlining basically everything to do with your new home. Many building companies drag this process out for 6-8 weeks, which is obviously a huge chunk of time when you’re waiting for a new home.

Instead, we promise a 48-hour turnaround on build contracts. It doesn’t mean the contract is any less important. It just means we’ve identified this as an area of unnecessary delay, and practically removed it from our timeline. That means we can get started on your home faster.