DUPLEXES

Building a duplex can be an excellent investment option when it is done correctly.

Some of the more popular options we see when building a duplex are:

  • Find an existing corner block with an older house, purchase, knock down old house and build a duplex with an entry from both streets of the corner
  • Find an existing larger block with an older house, purchase, knock down old house and build a duplex with an entry from the front as well as a side entry lane to back duplex
  • Find an existing larger corner block of vacant land, and build a duplex with an entry from both streets of the corner
  • Find an existing larger block of vacant land, and build a duplex with an entry from the front as well as a side entry lane to back duplex

 

Considerations to take into account when building a duplex are:
  • Does he land have the property zoning and title needed to allow a duplex
  • What is your strategy:
    1. Build Duplex, sell one, keep one as an investment
    2. Build Duplex, sell one, Build Duplex, sell both
    3. Build Duplex, keep one as an investment, live in one (and possibly sell later)
    4. Build Duplex, keep both as an investment
    5. Build Duplex, keep one as an investment, live in one (and sell later), move into second one (and sell later)
  • What does the finance need to look like considering there will be more capital outlaid for possibly a longer period of time
  • Worst case scenarios if one or both of duplexes don’t sell for a longer than anticipated timeframe

 

After considering all of the above items, we can assist you with every step of the process to get your duplex approved, passed through council and built in a quick and efficient timeframe.

For your Duplex build, we’ll guide you through our tailored building process:

 

Step 1 INITIAL FREE CONSULTATION

At this first initial meeting we will discuss:

  • Internal layout, number and types of rooms and overall size
  • Budget and finances
  • Dates, Timelines, Requirements, The Building Process

 

Step 2 DESIGN, PLANS & ESTIMATING

After the first initial meeting the next steps are:

  • Floor plan drafted
  • Internal and external designs
  • Scope of works is clear, taking into consideration many components such as finances/budget and overall house size and style
  • This stage is critical to ensure we tailor the duplex to your budget

 

Step 3 QUOTING

After the design, plans and estimating step we can now put together a quote:

  • Approximately 2 to 3 weeks
  • Entire job is quoted based on scope of works and specifications
  • Quote is presented to you
  • Possible amendments discussed, and quotation finalized with exact price

 

Step 4 FIXED PRICE CONTRACT
  • QBCC or Master Builders Contract is finalised outlining specifications of your build and the exact final fixed price
  • Commencement date, building timeline and completion dates

 

Step 5 COUNCIL and CERTIFICATION
  • We will take care of all council requirements and paperwork required to commence building

 

Step 6 PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING
  • You will be introduced to your Site Supervisor/Project Manager who will be on site managing your build
  • FAQ about building your duplex

 

Step 7 CONSTRUCTION
  • Building commences
  • Building and Site Inspections at each stage
  • Progress Payments at each stage

 

Step 8 PRACTICAL COMPLETION
  • All building works are now complete
  • Practical Completion walk-through and inspection, this means your duplex is now complete and habitable, barring some very minor ‘defects’ arising from the inspection (this is totally normal)
  • Minor defects rectified
  • Final Payment
Step 9 FINAL HANDOVER MEETING
  • Your new duplex is now finished and ready to either put to market to sell, get tenants in or possibly move into one for yourself
  • Certificate of completion is provided
  • Duplex Complete ?

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Address
Symcorp Building services
Showroom:
2/33 Central drive
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220

Builders Licence Number
QBCC: 125 8277