Dual Occupancy Builders: Everything You Need To Know

  • Article by: Sally Wood

Dual Occupancy builders are equipped to maximise your land value and provide more options for your block. By subdividing and building two or more new homes on a single block of land, you can generate greater returns on your investment while still building your dream family home. Whether you are hoping to create an investment property next door, subdivide and sell, or keep both properties for your own use, a dual occupancy builder can advise you on the best way to go.

What is a Dual Occupancy Build?

A Dual Occupancy Build is when two or more homes are built on a single block of land, which has been subdivided into separate lots. It effectively allows landowners to potentially double the value of their investment. Dual Occupancy Builds are perfect for people with large blocks and can be especially beneficial on corner blocks, where each new home has the potential for street frontage. They can be built one behind the other, called a tandem design, or side by side, called a duplex design. This will depend on the shape of your block, frontage, depth and orientation.

Dual Occupancy Langford Jones Homes
Source: Langford Jones Homes

How do Dual Occupancy Builds Work?

Before you begin a Dual Occupancy project, it’s important to plan out your build process.

Assess your land

Decide the best way to position your dual occupancy homes on your block. An experienced builder can advise you on the ideal way to design the homes so that space is maximised.

Select your floorplan

Work with your building team to choose a dual occupancy floorplan that is going to work for your block. The size of your block will influence this decision, as well as your goals for the new homes. For example, if you plan to live in one of the houses, make sure the floorplan will suit the needs of you and your family.

Select your external design

Features such as the façade, the external colours and the positioning of things like garages can make a big difference to the look and feel of your homes. Choose a design that is going to suit your land, as well as your streetscape and suburb.

Choose internal fixtures and finishes

You can personalise the interiors of the homes with different colours, fixtures, fittings and more. One advantage of a dual occupancy project is that you can choose luxury options on one build, and more budget-friendly options for the other.

Who Can You Work with to Create Your Dual Occupancy Build?

dual occupancy build AHR Builders

AHR Builders

AHR Builders are a family-owned business in South East Melbourne, Mornington and Bass Coast areas. They work with their clients offering a full custom design service from concept to completion. 

dual occupancy build Berstan Homes

Berstan Homes

Berstan Homes are an established custom builder in the East and North East suburbs of Melbourne. They provide their clients with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for building that will make your build a smooth and seamless process. They can guide you through the building process and offer assistance in creating the best solution for your land.

Published: 29/04/2022
Author: Sally Wood