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How long does it take from deposit to build?

Posted 5 months ago | By Latitude Homes

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We often get asked the question "How long does it take from the first deposit until we can build?" 

At Latitude Homes we guarantee a build time of 18 weeks* on all our standard, single story plans. This takes effect from the actual date that construction begins and ends at the practical completion of the build.  

Prior to construction, you need to allow:

  • Approximately 2-3 weeks for the plans to be drawn
  • 3-4 weeks for the truss design plan and engineering
  • 2 weeks for preparation of all paperwork for council consent application
  • 4-6 weeks for the council to process your building consent

Keep in mind any changes to the plan during this process will incur additional time along with any resource consents required or complex sections requiring excavating and soil testing.

In general, you should allow 5-6 months from the time you receive your plans to the completion of your new home. We will be working with you at each stage letting you know the progress too.

*Terms and Conditions apply. To read more about these click here or contact us to discuss it further.


We are absolutely thrilled with our new Latitude Home which is fitted out with the best fittings and appliances (all included in the base cost). We have no hesitation in recommending Darrin & Sue Payne to anyone considering building a Latitude Home.
Cliff & Leonie Ireland