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When starting from scratch, how long does it typically take to construct a home?

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Having a home built from the ground up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After all, you and your family will be spending a good deal of time in your home, and it makes sense to make it comfortable for everyone by tailoring the interior to their own tastes and requirements.

The most frequently asked question during new building is “how long does it take to build a new house?”

The time it takes to complete a new construction project managed by an experienced design team can vary greatly from the time it takes to complete a self-build.

In general, the time it takes to construct a new home is somewhere between nine and fifteen months, though it will serve you well to learn more about the specifics of the process. What you’re about to read will tell you how it all works and what’s involved.

If I want to construct a new home, where should I begin?

Making a schedule, which should include the whole duration, is an important aspect of preparing a self-build or new-build project. You should budget one year for the construction phase (variables permitting), and another year for planning and study.

When designing and constructing a new home, this amount of time may seem excessive, but it is important to remember that many small things must be attended to. Size, layout, orientation, and materials all matter, but so are the finer points like windows, lighting, energy-efficient systems, the flow of people inside and out, and the overall aesthetics of the structure.

The time required to complete this challenging yet rewarding building job is typically two years.

Does a whole year need to be allotted for preparation?

However, this is not always the case; some people only set aside a few months for the preparation stage. Financing may take some time regardless of how well you plan and how clear your goals are. Not all of our customers have taken out loans or mortgages to fund their purchases. It’s up to you to decide how to proceed, but we suggest carefully calculating not only the initial investment but also any potential ongoing fees.

The time it takes to find land and secure necessary building permits is likewise substantial. You should hear back within eight weeks of submitting your planning application, though there is always the risk that you’ll need to make significant modifications before you can secure planning approval. Having an experienced architectural practise on your side is helpful in this situation because you will need to factor in extra time to consider the revisions.

Having insurance and warranties in place, as well as having access to utilities early on, can allow for a smoother integration into your home’s infrastructure later on.

Can you tell me about the other stages of home construction?

Once the property’s layout and amenities have been finalised during the planning phase, you’ll need a complete set of building regulation, tender, and construction drawings. These blueprints become the project’s bible, serving as the skeleton upon which the specialist’s work is based. Once you have all the plans and information from outside sources, your new construction project can be broken down into four distinct stages:

The first step in any construction project is always site preparation.

The time required for this step, which entails preparing the site for building, is typically roughly a month. After the site has been cleared and levelled, the areas will be designated and the construction equipment and facilities will be prepared for the contractors and the rest of the construction crew.

Sub-framework, Part 2 (below ground works)

The strength of a house depends on its foundations, which is why they must be set correctly before the floors can be built. Depending on the scale of the new build, the sub-structure work could take anywhere from one month to three months.

Third Stage: The Roof Is In Place

The actual building must now be constructed. Naturally, this begins with the exterior walls and progresses to the ceiling, but it’s actually quite a bit more involved than that. Making the building as airtight and weathertight as feasible is an essential step that should not be rushed. On average, this stage lasts between two and four months.

Stage 4: Building and Setting Up

Two to four months are needed for this stage. Walls are erected inside your new home and flooring is laid as part of this phase.

Meanwhile, this stage encompasses the installation of essentials like plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating for your home. This involves not only installing the systems themselves, but also connecting them to plumbing fixtures like the bathtub, sink, shower, and boiler.

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Your architect should also be well-connected to other tradespeople who will complete the project to your specifications, such as structural engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, arboriculturists, landscape designers, ecologists, and planning consultants.

This includes not only the aesthetics and functionality of the building, but also its security, longevity, adaptability, and conformity to all applicable regulations. If a company fails to offer complete or up-to-date information, it will inevitably lead to mistakes that will end up costing the homeowner a lot of money, either immediately or in the form of more time and money spent on the project.


It is really helpful to have OSHolding Dublin’s team on board from the beginning of the design process to the end of construction. We keep an eye on the contractor’s work, touch base with them frequently to discuss developments, and report back to you in plain English. And we’ll keep providing our advice whenever it’s needed, helping you get through tough spots with minimal disruption. Inquire about this rapidly expanding offering, which can shorten the duration of your next construction project by a substantial margin.