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Duplex Property Development – turn one block into two!

Turning a single piece of land into a duplex development and building 1 or 2 new homes is a great way to get into property development.

Depending on the shape and size of your block and the location of the existing home on the land you may choose to either build one new home behind the other, or demolish the existing house and subdivide the land down the middle to create a side by side duplex development. This of course is subject to council approval.

Both options for building a duplex have their advantages, the main reason to build a side by side duplex is that you may add value to your investment by giving both properties street frontage.

It is also important to consider the flow of the home and the room configuration. How big should the new dwellings be? Should you opt for 2 bedrooms or 3, or perhaps even 4? Who is your potential buyer? What else is available in your suburb?

These are all important questions and ones that our team of Perth property experts can help with.

At the start of every new project we take the time to crunch the numbers with you. We perform a comprehensive feasibility analysis to assess the potential costs of the duplex project in conjunction with the possible resale value of the two units at the end. We are committed to helping you ensure the numbers stack up and that you feel comfortable with the potential profits the project can deliver.

An important part of this process is the design stage. Our in-house design team will work with you to ensure we deliver a cost-effective build that will appeal to buyers/renters in your area. We look at your unique block configuration and the zoning and council requirements and present a design that ticks all of those boxes plus captures everything you want in the new dwellings too.

Once we are confident the design is right and the numbers will stack up we finalise all of the costs, giving you the peace of mind of knowing exactly where you stand financially and what you can expect at the end of the project.

Further information

Bringing your duplex design to life is an exciting prospect, but it's important to make sure that you're fully prepared from a regulatory perspective. At Vision One Projects, we not only help you to design and build your duplex development projects, we also make sure that you know all the important details about the residential planning codes for your chosen region.

Every plot of land within Perth is assigned its own "R-Code", and these are the codes you'll need to understand when it comes to making sure that you're getting the most out of your project. 

To help you avoid costly mistakes, we'll work alongside local planning consultants and councils to outline the current policies that apply to your situation, as well as any upcoming zoning changes that may also be relevant. 

Below, you'll find a few examples of some of the land sizes that are required when you're building a duplex development.

Zoning Required Land Area
R20 900m2
R25 700m2
R30 600m2
R40 440m2

The figures above are subject to Council policies and the R-Codes.

Your local answer to all-things design and construction, Vision One Projects are here to help you accomplish your construction goals with precision and efficiency - while keeping local regulations in mind. We'll analyse your project plan, and help you to pinpoint any areas where you may be able to minimise expense for a more cost-effective duplex design. 

To help make sure that you're fully prepared for each part of your duplex development, we'll also offer a preliminary design service, that includes all the information you need for a holistic property plan.

At Vision One Projects, we know that finding the right service, and the right price for your duplex project is essential. But how can you compare prices when so many building and construction companies provide vague, unpredictable quotes? We take the unwanted surprises out of duplex development, by giving you one single, fixed price quotation for your entire project. 

We'll assess the details of your project in depth, then provide a confirmed quotation letter that outlines all the costs you'll need to pay, including any preliminary site fees. 

Contact Vision One Projects today for everything you need to know on risk assessment, feasibility, block yield calculations and so much more!

Need Some Advice for Your Property Development?

Whether you're a first timer or an experienced developer, we're here to offer our support, advice and expertise.

Get in touch and we can help get started with:

  • A feasibility & risk assessment
  • Block yield calculations
  • Buyer demand analysis

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