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Whether you’re after a cost-effective first home, an extra source of income or versatile housing arrangements, building duplexes can boost your property’s investment potential twofold.

With over 50 years of combined industry experience, our expert team creates stylish and functional duplex homes. A duplex home design makes the most of limited land availability and is the perfect solution to:

At Smart Footprint Homes, we offer future home owners a huge range of contemporary duplex designs available for construction across Newcastle, Hunter Valley and the Central Coast.

Maximise returns with a duplex investment property

Duplexes can be a golden ticket for switched on investors. With two homes on one piece of land, this dual occupancy build gives landlords the opportunity to enjoy two streams of rental income at the same time. And that’s without the added costs of buying individual properties.

Prefer to have your cake and eat it too? By living on one side of the duplex and renting out the other, you’ll generate a steady source of income from the comfort of your own home – quite literally.

Duplex – one behind the other

A traditional front and rear duplex development can make use of the battle axe or rear access block styles.

Duplex – side by side

Building two new houses side by side allow both homes to have street frontage.

Have Questions

A duplex is a residential building made up of two dwellings (which may be listed with separate titles) built on one block of land, and these dwellings share a common central wall.

Yes, you are allowed to build a duplex on R2 zoning. To top it off, as of July 2020, the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code permits owners of properties zoned R1, R2, R3 and RU5 in New South Wales to fast-track the approval process with a Complying Development Certificate.

With Smart Footprint Homes, building a duplex takes approximately 12 to 18 months. Of course, your project’s duration depends on multiple factors from planning permits to design features, so it’s best to contact our team for a tailored time estimate.

No. Both duplexes and granny flats are viewed as dual occupancy dwellings, so you’ll have to choose one or the other.

In most cases, yes. Building a duplex is often considered to be a savvy investment strategy in both the short and long term. Here’s why: by constructing two homes on a single property, you’ll enjoy the option to rent both out simultaneously and maximise your returns.

Alternatively, live in one home while renting out the other to pay off your mortgage repayments. And when you’re ready to move on to the next venture, you can sell one home to cover the majority of your construction costs or both to rake in the full profits!

That said, it’s important to consider your unique circumstances when contemplating any sort of investment – what works for your neighbour isn’t necessarily the right option for you. For further advice on the investment property market, call our team on (02) 4947 2800.

You can build a duplex on your block land if it complies with NSW legislation (that is, measures at least 400 square metres or the minimum size stated by your local council). That said, you’ll also need to consider a range of additional factors before building your dream duplex so get in touch with our experts today to chat through your options.

Building the Right Duplex Requires the Right Team

Let’s turn your aspirations into the home you’ve always envisioned. Contact us today for a consultation – because your dream home deserves nothing less than perfection.

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