• The Construction Begins

Base Stage – This is the stage when footings, base, brickwork, base walls, stumps, piers, columns, formwork and reinforcing for a suspended slab, concrete slab, bearers, joists or flooring (as the case requires) have been completed ready for the erection of the walls.

 Frame Stage – This is the stage when the building frame is completed and ready for use by the Assessing Certifier.

Enclosed Stage – This is the stage when the external wall cladding and roof covering is fixed, the structural flooring laid and the external doors and windows fixed (excluding the fixing of soffit linings, the pointing of a tile roof or the scribing and final screwing of a metal roof).

Practical Completion – This is the date upon where works are completed in accordance with the requirements of the contract.