At Jubilee, being known as an experienced property development builder in Perth means that we often have prospective clients coming to us for advice on whether or not they can build more than one home on their block of land.
It’s great to get advice from your builder this early on – and the short answer to the common question is yes, it is possible in many situations. However, there are different laws and specifications for each Local Council which is why you need to either do your research or engage an experienced builder and development team.
The most popular option is a triplex – one block, three houses.
Another option is a duplex or dual occupancies where one house is behind the other and more often than not share a common driveway.
The strongest appeal to people building a triplex or duplex is the significant increase in the value of their property and the potential for income through selling or renting. Other advantages include being able to care for the family right next door, or building an additional home as an investment property and source of income.
By working with experts such as Jubilee Home Builders, who are a leading property development builder in Perth, to construct your triplex or duplex, you’ll also be working with a team who know your area and the Council development conditions and requirements. Our specialist team will be able to support and guide you on your options and which is most effective for your goals.
Keep in mind that not all blocks are suitable, so you ideally need a block that is level, isn’t home to too many trees, and has not experienced Council rejection of development applications previously.
However, as a guide, the Council Planners will have at least the following as minimum requirements:
- A minimum lot size (square metres) to enable subdivision
- Council will require a minimum amount of private open space for the existing dwelling and the new dwelling
- There will be minimum setbacks from the boundaries for the privacy of adjacent properties
- Stormwater disposal
- Existing services on the site
To ensure accuracy, the final quote from a builder will be provided once all of the Council conditions and the constraints of the existing lot are known.
With regards to the subdivision of a block for a triplex or duplex, this can take place when the buildings are completed and approved by the relevant Council however can also be complete during construction before completion of the dwellings.
When signing on a specialist property development builder in Perth, make sure you’re factoring in all of the elements of a development and not just the price. You should be looking at the quality of their work, their experience with building developments, their timelines and their ability to get their developments sold.
These are critical factors in your decision and could make the difference between a successful and profitable development, or not.