Building a Duplex

14/08/2019 . By Champion Homes

More and more Sydney residents and investors are looking to duplexes as great alternatives to conventional houses.

What is a Duplex?  

A duplex is a residential building that contains two separate homes.

These two homes share a common wall, but the inhabitants enter through separate entrances. They are completely different spaces occupied by different people.

Both families have their privacy. They don’t need to feel bothered by people in the home next door.

Duplexes come in various shapes, sizes, and styles. You can find out more about their appeal below.

The Advantages Of Duplexes

Here’s why you should consider building one and what advantages are associated with them.

A Full Sized Home

There’s no compromise with a Duplex. Modern designs mean they are still just as spacious as a stand-alone house, boasting the same features. There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a duplex.

You Can Find Tenants

Many people who choose to build duplexes live in one of the units and rent out the other unit.

This gives them the advantage of becoming a landlord, while also having their own living space that they can continue to occupy. You also have the option of finding two lots of tenants and filling both of the homes.

Not only will this boost your income, but it will also help you pay off your mortgage quicker. As a result, you can pay off your mortgage must faster than usual. This will also help make sure you’re ready for retirement.

Make Extra Room for Extended Family

With life becoming increasingly busy, its hard to find time to visit family and loved ones. With a duplex, you can be closer to your family, and have them right next door. This is a great idea, especially if you have elderly parents or any one who needs extra care and support.

It gives you peace of mind to know that they are not far away if they need anything. They are able to have their own private space, but are still close by.

It can be as Simple or as Luxurious as You Wish 

A Champion Homes duplex can be built to your taste. You don’t have to compromise on style or quality, regardless of your budget. Each home is finished to a high quality standard.  

Our Color Champions are here to guide you through styling choices, to help you create the home you’ve always wanted.

Why build a Duplex in Sydney? 

There are many reasons why Sydney is a good location for building duplexes right now.

Land in Sydney is Harder to Find Than Ever Before

Sydney is a city that continues to grow at an extraordinary rate. It shows that it’s a great place to live and work. The city is becoming more vibrant, with more dining, retail and recreation areas.

It also means land is harder to find as they are in high demand. Therefore, the price of land is increasing, and lot sizes becoming smaller. That’s why homeowners are turning to duplexes to help them get more out of their space than they normally would.

A Duplex maximises your return on investment for the land it is on. 

Get More Out of Limited Space

Getting more out of that limited space is a definite advantage.

It’s about being more efficient with space and ensuring the land space available is used to its maximum potential. It’s the main reason why duplexes are growing in popularity around Sydney at the moment. 

Sydney Remains a Very Attractive Place to Live for Many

If you’re looking for reasons to create a rental opportunity on your land in Sydney, you can be reassured by the appeal of the city.

Many of the major parts of the Australian economy, including trade, manufacturing, finance and education are centred on Sydney and its surrounding areas.

It means there are lots of job opportunities and many people move here to work and enjoy local life. 

The Most Important Considerations to Make

Before you push ahead with any plans, you need to understand the key consideration to make when building a duplex. These are all important matters that can’t be ignored.

The Location of the Duplex

The location of the duplex will obviously have an impact on its value and long-term potential.

You should try to aim for an appealing neighborhood with more to offer. That way, it will have a higher value on the rental market.

The location also matters if you want to appeal to commuters, so remember to think about transport links if you’re choosing a location that will offer maximum rental value in the future.

Planning Permits

It’s vital to ensure you get a proper planning permit before going ahead with work.

Get familiar with the local planning laws and make sure that your plans comply with them. If they don’t your application for a planning permit will simply be rejected.

Experienced Sydney Duplex Builders like Champion Homes will take a lot of this off your hands.

Surveys and Reports 

Surveys and reports need to be carried out on your plot of land. This is so that the planning process can be tailored to the specific needs of the land.

Rock removal and site fills can add extra costs to the building process. But these things need to be identified and sorted out before you can build on the land. These surveys and reports will also give the builders all the information they need to have about the site.

Layout and Design

Champion Homes boasts a large collection of duplex designs that are sure to meet any and every taste. This includes designs to suit different budgets, space, and lot sizes. These can be viewed at our duplex design centre.

Not only that, but our consultants are always on hand to answer all your questions and help you along the way.

Building a house can seem daunting, and building two at the same time can seem impossible. But Champion Homes are experts in building duplexes and can take the stress out of the process.

Safety Requirements

There are laws that need to be followed by anyone building a home that regulate the safety of the building. This is important if you’re going to be renting out one of the homes because as a landlord. You have a responsibility to provide a safe living environment for tenants. So be sure that all relevant safety standards and requirements are complied with on the build and thereafter.

Why Choose Champion Homes to Build Your Duplex? 

Champion Homes has a wealth of experience in building duplex properties in Sydney. Here’s why you should choose them to take on your project.

We’re Duplex Specialists

Adding extra space to your home makes sense. But if you want to do that work, it’s worth having it done properly.

Here at Champion Homes , we’re experts in Duplex construction. We know what it takes to create duplexes that are expertly finished and stress-free for owners like you.

We’ll Prepare All Relevant Plans and Reports

A design consultant from Champion Homes will work with you to create a design for your duplex that works for you.

They will help you set your budget before looking at the various plans and reports that need to be made.

We will ensure that all of this gets taken care of for you in a common sense kind of way. We have the knowledge, experience and expertise to prepare those plans and reports properly for you.

Our Services Will Help You to Unlock the Value of Your Land

Land is more expensive than ever and we understand that you want to get the most out of yours. As a result, our ultimate aim when building your duplex is to unlock the value of your land.

We’ll unlock the full potential of your block and create modern, stylish homes that you can be proud of and comfortable in. You’ll never have to feel like you’re not getting the most out of your land ever again.

Let Champion Homes help you build a duplex on your land in Sydney. You just need to get in touch. We’ll listen to your needs and circumstances before getting to work on your project right away. 

A member of our talented team is always ready and waiting to take your call. Our number is 1800 118 747.

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