What happens during the Lockup or Enclosed Stage of your new build or renovation?
This stage makes your home water-tight. Knowing what happens in this stage will help you be confident your home will perform the way you wish it to.
In this episode, we talk about the next stage of construction, which is the Lockup or Enclosed Stage.
This is where your home gets made water-tight … in fact all construction is generally racing to this point so that work can occur undercover and your home can be protected from the elements.
And this episode is part 1 of this stage.
There can be a difference between what ‘lockup’ and ‘enclosed’ means in your contract. Be sure to understand what this stage will entail for your project. Also be sure to inform your bank so that draws will be paid as required, and stage of complete work not disputed.
This stage can involve many steps and many tradepeople. There’s also opportunities to save money if it’s run well. Duayne and I talk through these steps and strategies, and what to expect from your builder in their communication and planning.
Listen to the episode now to learn more …
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robert Olsen says
Listened to Enclosed interruption of building progress payments. you make no mention of Brickwork as part of enclosed process!!!!
surely brickwork should be completed to consider house enclosed ?
So at what stage is brickwork considered as part of progress payment ?
I believe we discussed cladding in that episode, which also applies to brickwork. In a brick veneer home, the brickwork is considered cladding (as it’s not structural). Cladding is part of the enclosed stage in most projects, but it’s always worth confirming with your builder prior to signing your contract.
– Amelia, UA