When looking for ideas on what type of house to build on your land (either a new block or a knock-down rebuild block), perhaps you should consider building a duplex.
What is a duplex?
A duplex is often considered a residential building containing two homes that are attached along a common central wall, (also known as a party wall). As such they are usually a mirror image of each other in layout, but this is not mandatory.
Why build a duplex?
After facilitating over 300 duplex builds, ZAC Homes has seen the advantages of building a duplex – especially in the Sydney market.
But the absolutely best reason to build a duplex is the ability to increase the money in your bank account! How? Well, when you build a duplex, you have the opportunity to:
No matter which option you choose, you’ll still gain a financial advantage.
Things to consider when building a duplex
If building a duplex appeals to you, ask yourself the following questions before getting started:
Knowing the answers to these questions will help you better plan your building project.
Setting yourself up for success
ZAC Homes is your local duplex expert. We can advise you on how to get the most value out of your project, including choosing the best size, position and house style. At ZAC Homes, we take care of everything including design, approvals, demolition (if required) and construction. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.
If you would like to explore the opportunities in building a duplex, give us a call today.
Who doesn’t love the look and feel of Autumn? It’s the perfect time to take in nature’s amazing colours and be inspired! Autumn hues are also an amazing antidote to ease us into the long and sometimes gloomy winter days that lie ahead.
To bring autumn colours indoors, try these 7 great decorating tips.
The ZAC Homes difference
With ZAC Homes, you get more than a builder. You get a partner to support you in creating a home that’s a haven with our in-house interior designer available to help you. Find out more by getting in touch or visit our display homes.
Many people dream of building their perfect home. However, before you purchase land, there are some important things to consider. Here are our top 5 tips when buying land for your new home.
Choosing a block of land requires more than just looking within your dream suburb. Remember to assess availability of basic services like water, electricity, gas, sewerage, internet and telephone. Next, look at your short and long-term needs like access to schools, childcare, shops, public transport, medical centres, parks and so on.
2. Established neighbourhood vs new development
Building in established neighbourhoods has advantages but also delivers a few unexpected considerations. For example, sites that have already been built on may be classified as infill sites. Infill sites can have debris which may increase your building costs. Your builder will also need to avoid disturbance to neighbouring properties and may have restricted access. This will make it more complicated to build on the land. In new developments, these matters are already accounted for.
3. Assessing the site
When choosing your land, there are several things you need to assess before you buy. These include:
4. Build type
What you build could also influence which block of land you choose. Your options include knockdown-rebuild, house and land package, project home or custom-built home (a one-off home designed and built just for you), a kit home or duplex.
5. Look to the future
There may be plans in place to change the look and feel of your preferred street or suburb such as road widening, government infrastructure projects and rezoning applications. These things could significantly impact the future value and enjoyment of your home. The same is true if you purchase land because of the view. You’ll need to investigate the possibility of the view being obscured in the future.
ZAC Homes offers a wide range of home building options to suit your needs, from building display homes to custom-designed homes, knockdown-rebuilds, duplexes and house and land packages. Get in touch with us if you’d like to start making your dream home a reality.
ZAC Homes has built its reputation around understanding exactly what its customers want and need, and with almost 23 years of experience in building custom designed homes, the company has an impressive portfolio of successfully built homes all over Sydney on blocks of all shapes, sizes and angles.
“We are one of Sydney’s leading new home builders which means that we have the experience, skills and above all, the passion to build your new custom designed home to suit your exact individual requirements and specifications”, says Peter Zaccazan, founder, owner and director of Zac Homes.
“We understand that everyone is an individual, and so having an individually-designed home that reflects both your personal tastes and unique requirements should always be the rule, and never the exception”, says Mr. Zaccazan.
Like an artistic masterpiece, Zac Homes can design your dream home starting with your initial ideas as a blank canvas. Then, from floor to ceiling theycan create a uniquely designed home that best suits your wants and needs- both for today and for tomorrow.
“It’s not only about the cost but also about the medium-to-long term benefits and features your new home will have”, says Mr. Zaccazan.
ZAC Homes simple checklist for those looking to build a custom designed property includes:
“At ZAC Homes, we can build a custom designed home to suit the most discerning of clients – all you need to do is to bring us your dreams”.
“We are not just builders – we are experts in listening to our clients and turning their dreams into reality”, Mr. Zaccazan says.
Bilynda & Paul Robins
…ZAC Homes kept us regularly up to date with the progress of our home and the job was finished on time, which was very important to us. We are one hundred percent happy with our home and can thoroughly recommend ZAC Homes and their crew to anyone contemplating building a home.
…Firstly I would like to thank the ZAC homes team for the experience that my wife and I have had when making the purchase of an investment property. The professionalism and dedication that was displayed, was by far the best that we have seen or experienced previously.
I can not speak more highly of this local building company. Right from the beginning they have been excellent to deal with…The finishes were very good and any work that I wanted fixed which was minor things was done
Very well managed with no hidden cost or surprises. Workmanship was excellent and very professional
Really pleased with the building process, communication and designs. Would definitely recommend.
The customer service and assistance was superb with quick turn around times and patience with our queries. Everything from initial consultation, to colour selection to hand-over was organised easily and open communication was maintained throughout the process.