The different stages of the PDX building process
So you’re building a home with PDX and you’re excited because you know you’re in capable hands, but some insight into the process wouldn’t go astray…
The official stages of a home build begin after you place your deposit. At this point, you are given access to our PDX portal — a fully digital, customer-based platform that provides all the relevant information, specific to your build. Through the portal you can see what stage your home is up to, communicate efficiently and effectively with your Site Supervisor, and receive photo and video updates of the process!
There’s no doubt about it, building your first home is exciting and understanding the different stages of the build can help ease any worries you may have about the process. To give you an additional helping hand, we’ve listed the stages of a typical PDX build below.
1. Base Stage
The Base Stage, also known as the Slab Stage, is when the platform of your new home is built. Usually it involves some excavation of the site where necessary. This is required to flatten the land in preparation for the concrete slab pour.
2. Frame Stage
This includes the installation of your internal and external support structure, along with walls, conduit for electrical and plumbing, the roof frame and sheeting, gutters and insulation.
3. Lock Up Stage
At the Lock Up Stage, the roof cover and brickwork are completed. The plumbing, electrical, security, as well as the ducted vacuum and heating/cooling rough-in is also completed. Thinking of what the phrase “lock up” means. This is when you can secure your home from the outside in — a big milestone for the build!
4. Fixing Stage
Fixing Stage is when all plaster linings, skirting, doors, built-in shelves, baths, basins, troughs, sinks, cabinets and cupboards of a home are fitted and fixed in position. In this stage you can really start to see things taking shape, and your new home is almost complete!
5. Practical Completion Stage
All final touches are applied during this stage, such as painting, and wall and floor lining. All electrical, plumbing, heating and vacuum systems are fitted off and shower screens, mirrors and splashbacks are installed.
6. Handover Stage
The much anticipated final stage is here! At this point you will receive a Certificate of Occupancy and complete a Practical Completion Inspection of your wonderful, brand new PDX home!
What makes a PDX build different to others?
The PDX portal provides you with an inclusive experience you’ll struggle to find anywhere else. It’s digital nature means that at any time you wish, you can log on and see updates on the latest stage of your build. It has been designed to ensure you feel part of the journey through its communication platforms and customer input design. If ever you feel stressed or worried, simply log into your portal and find some instant comfort knowing exactly where your build stands on your new home journey.
Register today to enquire about building with PDX – Australia’s most digitally advanced builder.