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Dual Occupancies

Acrow Investments are expert dual occupancy builders working within the Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions. We’re a family run business with over 20 years experience and offer a large range of high quality, great looking designs and floor plans, building customisation to suit your specific needs, provide amazing inclusions, competitive pricing, a price beat guarantee and also the best support for property investors in your area!

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What is a dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is defined by NSW state government laws as two separate dwellings on a single plot of land, where the two homes may be adjoining or each completely free standing. An Acrow home & attached granny flat (dual occupancy) is both a home and granny flat, all under the one roof, or alternatively presented as two separate homes on a subdivided block of land with two separate titles.

Dual occupancy is different from having a main house with a secondary dwelling or granny flat added at the back, as the maximum size allowed for a granny flat in NSW is 60 square meters and a dual occupancy home can be larger. A large percentage of our client base have bought vacant blocks of land and our advice is that the most affordable way to produce the largest return is to build a dual occupancy.

Why build a dual occupancy?

Building a dual occupancy home has the potential to benefit homeowners in a number of ways, including flexibility and excellent return on investment.
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If solely for investment purposes, double your rental income.

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Lower vacancy rates, there is minimal risk of both homes being vacant at the same time.

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Increase the value of your property with 2 homes instead of one.

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Increased resale value due to earning capacity.

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Flexibility - live in one home and rent the other or live in one and have extended family in the other

Investing in a dual occupancy home may be perfect for you if you:
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Have a vacant block of land that is large and complies with council requirements.

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Have an older, knock down home on a large block.

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Have an existing home on a large block and want to build a second home behind it.

For more inspiration, visit our gallery page and view some of the dual occupancy homes  we have designed and built in your area.

Amazing return on investment

Contact us for a detailed information session on projected ROI.

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Expected Approval Duration

Depends on scale of project. Please contact us for quote.

Expected Build Duration

Depends on scale of project. Please contact us for quote.

Average Rental Return*

Up to a combined $1100 per week! *Based on averages in the Central Coast area.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

All Acrow Investments dual occupancy homes include internal and external materials and appliances of the highest standard, provided by reputable, well known suppliers including:

  • Dulux paints
  • Colorbond steel
  • Harvey Norman appliances
  • Weathertex cladding or brick veneer
  • Beaumont Tiles

Our standard inclusions typically consist of framework, wall cladding, roofing, painting, flooring, rainwater control, doors, windows, insulation, linings and architraves. Contact your sales representative to obtain a complete list of inclusions.

Note: Inclusions are subject to change without prior notice.

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How do they work?

The most common scenario is for both dwellings to have street frontage or both dwellings to have separate access, such as a driveway down one side of the front-most home allowing access to the granny flat at the rear. This might not be appropriate in your circumstance and you may opt to have the granny flat at the front and home at the back, or home and granny flat side by side, which can also be arranged in accordance with council requirements. Regardless of your set-up, we will work with you to develop the best design while also ensuring the best return possible too.

Speak with our specialist team today to discover how some clients are spending as little as $550,000 on a house and attached granny flat to earn up to $850 per week total, leaving $300 gross additional rental income (after paying back their interest only mortgage).

DUAL OCCUPANCY DESIGNS & FLOOR PLANS

Acrow Investments provide several amazing dual occupancy home designs, including designs for narrow blocks and floor plans for double storey dual occupancy homes. Our range of home & attached granny flat designs are available in these configurations:

  • House plans with granny flat attached
  • Dual occupancy home designs narrow blocks
  • Double storey dual occupancies
  • Custom designs

Contact us to receive our range of standard floor plans, which we can custom design to make to your unique needs and existing property.

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300+ Happy Customers

Acrow Investments have been building dual occupancy homes in Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions for nearly 20 years. We are specialists in the approval and construction of stunning dual occupancies designed to increase your property value. But don’t just take our word for it, read it from our happy customers!

“Acrow Investments was professional from the beginning to end. The speed of the build exceeded our expectations and the value for money is outstanding.”

 Peter

San Remo

“I would like to Thank all the staff at Acrow Investments for doing a Fantastic job,
this is our second Granny Flat they have built for us.

Acrow completed the Granny Flats in excellent time and Quality of the job was great , had no issues.

We also had a duplex built last year by Acrow Investments which we currently live in one and rent the other duplex.

The duplexes were completed on time and their quality of workmanship is excellent. We did ask for lots of extra’s and this wasn’t an issue for Acrow Investments, not like some other builders we had spoken to first.

I would highly recommend Acrow Investments to anyone looking to build a Granny Flat or Duplexes.

Once again a Big Thank you from my Wife and Myself.”

Jon

Kanwal

“Acrow Investments were extremely flexible and accommodating during the entire construction process and the whole team (including their trades) were reliable and consistent. Thanks team.”

 Ryan

Ettalong Beach

Have a question?

We have been leading the local building industry for many years and our experts get asked questions every day. See below some of our most frequently asked questions. Have some more questions? Feel free to get in touch with one of our experts today!

Can dual occupancy homes be sold separately?

In most cases, yes. Dual occupancy homes are considered as two separate homes with their own entrances, amenities and two separate titles. Dual occupancy homes’ owners can then choose to live in both homes, renth one, rent both or even sell both separately.

How much does it cost to build a dual occupancy home?

Prices for a full turnkey construction dual occupancy home starts at $550,000 depending on your location, site conditions and other variables. Some of our local clients spent as little as $550,000 on a house and attached granny flat to earn up to $850 per week total, leaving $300 gross additional rental income (after paying back their interest only mortgage).  Give us a call to discuss your project.

What is the difference between a dual occupancy and a duplex?

The main difference between a dual occupancy and a duplex is that a duplex is a single home with two dwellings under one roof which are generally sold together (unless subdivided). A dual occupancy is generally two homes on one block of land that can be sold separately.

Is building a dual occupancy home a good investment?

Building a dual occupancy home is a great investment, giving the investor the opportunity to generate two rental incomes from a single block of land. It will also increase the value of the property. The rental income of a 4-bedroom dual occupancy home in some suburbs of the Central Coast can mean up to $1,100 in rent per week.

Do I need planning permission to build a dual occupancy in NSW?

There are some council requirements for a block of land to comply with to be approved for building a dual occupancy dwelling in NSW. Contact Acrow to find out if you can build a dual occupancy.

CAN DUAL OCCUPANCY HOMES BE SOLD SEPARATELY?

In most cases, yes. Dual occupancy homes are considered as two separate homes with their own entrances, amenities and two separate titles. Dual occupancy homes’ owners can then choose to live in both homes, renth one, rent both or even sell both separately.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A DUAL OCCUPANCY HOME?

Prices for a full turnkey construction dual occupancy home starts at $550,000 depending on your location, site conditions and other variables. Some of our local clients spent as little as $550,000 on a house and attached granny flat to earn up to $850 per week total, leaving $300 gross additional rental income (after paying back their interest only mortgage). Give us a call to discuss your project.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DUAL OCCUPANCY AND A DUPLEX?

The main difference between a dual occupancy and a duplex is that a duplex is a single home with two dwellings under one roof which are generally sold together (unless subdivided). A dual occupancy is generally two homes on one block of land that can be sold separately.

IS BUILDING A DUAL OCCUPANCY HOME A GOOD INVESTMENT?

Building a dual occupancy home is a great investment, giving the investor the opportunity to generate two rental incomes from a single block of land. It will also increase the value of the property. The rental income of a 4-bedroom dual occupancy home in some suburbs of the Central Coast can mean up to $1,100 in rent per week.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION TO BUILD A DUAL OCCUPANCY IN NSW?

There are some council requirements for a block of land to comply with to be approved for building a dual occupancy dwelling in NSW. Contact Acrow to find out if you can build a dual occupancy.

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