Australian Outdoor Living Official
Thank you for your question - it's a very good one!
As you will know, all of our projects are custom. This means that they're a bit more involved than a standard 'kit' job and so it's a bit more tricky to provide exact timelines. I'll do my best to give you an idea of what to expect though...
TYPICALLY a structure of approximately that size, dependent on design (whether a Flat Skillion, Fly-Over or Gable etc) can be BUILT in a day for the first two types and we usually estimate approx. 2 to 2½ days for a Gable patio design. (Gable designs are a little more labour intensive.) Of course, this is the build itself only. Before we can begin this, we need to obtain official approvals and permits. This step is out of our control and can be unpredictable. Council approval can cause delays and is a big part of the reason it's difficult to predict estimated completion timelines.
Before we can lodge the drawings and plans to our Certifier we need to obtain Site Plans from our customers. If not available, our team will draw these up. This can take approx. 1½ weeks. Once we've lodged all the required paperwork with our Certifier, they are generally approved within 2 to 3 weeks. Sometimes this can take closer to 4 weeks if the structure is close to boundaries - e.g. a carport to the front boundary of a property. This is because we then need to obtain 'Relaxation', and the Certifier sends the application to the local council to gain their approval. On average, this can take approx. 4 to 5 weeks to receive Relaxation approval.
Once approved (by Certifier/Council if required), the materials are ordered. Within approximately 1 week the materials are delivered direct to site, ready for the building works to commence.
That said, the structure you describe (4.8 x 2.6) would generally fall into the 'Small Entertainment Type'. From start to finish, best case scenario, we'd estimate an APPROXIMATE turn around of 4-5 weeks.
We understand that a project like this is very exciting, but due to the nature of these jobs it can be hard to make promises and advise of exact timelines. We endeavor to keep our clients informed at each step of the process.
I hope this helps!
The team at Australian Outdoor Living
Australian Outdoor Living
replied on Oct 18, 2016