Acrow Investments are expert duplex builders working within the Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley regions. We’re a family run business with over 20 years experience and offer a large range of high quality, great looking duplex designs and floor plans. Our duplex homes are custom built to suit your specific needs and meet the unique configuration of your existing property. Acrow Investments provide amazing inclusions, competitive pricing, a price beat guarantee and also the best support for property investors in your area!
Perfect for savvy investors!
What is a duplex?
Duplexes are larger developments that create cash injections or equity for our savvy clients. A duplex is a residential building containing two homes that share a common central wall. The most beneficial aspect of a duplex is that you are essentially building two homes under the one roof that may then be sold separately upon when subdivided, rented separately or live in one and rent the other.
The below four bedroom, two bathroom, double car garage duplex was recently completed for one of our clients. The client sold both dwellings individually and banked a gross profit of over $200,000 with a total project cost of $850k to $900k – including land and construction costs. Talk to Acrow today about your duplex options and how you can achieve similar results!
Why build a duplex?
The benefits of building a duplex as opposed to a traditional single home include the ability to generate two rental incomes from the one block of land, the added flexibility for living arrangements (occupy both, rent one, live in one) and a greater return on investment.
Ability to generate two rental incomes
Flexible living arrangements
Occupy both, rent one, live in one, rent both!
Amazing return on investment
Contact us today for a detailed quotation for your duplex project.
Expected Approval Duration
Twelve to fourteen weeks.
Expected Build Duration
Twenty-four to twenty-eight weeks.
Average Rental Return*
$500 – $600 per week, per duplex! *Based on averages in the Central Coast area.
How much does it cost to build a duplex?
A full turnkey duplex with 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and one car garage starts at $499,000 (Ex. GST) depending on your location, site conditions and other variables.
Building a duplex is considered to be a good short term and long term investment strategy as you are essentially constructing 2x homes on one property with the ability to rent both out after completion to achieve a strong rental yield and capital growth.
Finished duplex project in Newcastle
This stunning duplex in the Newcastle area was built in only 28 weeks at a cost of $495,000. Projected rental return on investment of this project is $900 per week, roughly double the area average of $350 – $450. Read the full case study.
Finished duplex project in Lake Macquarie
Feel free to contact one of our specialists today for a free quote and site inspection!
This large 350m2 duplex project built in Lake Macquarie provided a great investment. The project cost rounded out to just under $900,000, Inclusive of land and construction costs. Combined with a gross profit of $150,000 to $200,000 (based on the current market), the project proved a resounding success. Read the full case study.
What is included?
Acrow Investments provides excellent inclusions and quality materials & appliances for all of our development properties. We use only the best suppliers in Australia, including Dulux paints, Weathertex cladding or Brick Veneer, Premium laminate timber flooring. Colorbond Steel, Harvey Norman appliances, Beaumont Tiles & many more!
Our standard inclusions cover all internal areas and typical external areas including: framework, wall cladding, painting, roofing, rainwater control, windows, doors, insulation, linings, architraves and flooring.
All inclusions subject to change without prior notice. For a complete list of inclusions, please contact your sales representative!
Large range of duplex designs & floor plans
Whether you are considering building a duplex to rent out, to live in with your family or both, Acrow Investments provide a large range of amazing duplex designs to choose from. Select from 1 or 2 storey duplexes, garage inclusive plans, corner block and narrow block duplex designs.
For more inspiration, visit our Gallery page and view some of the duplexes we have designed and built in your area. Our range of duplex homes are available in these configurations:
Single Storey Duplex Designs
Double Storey Duplex Designs
3 Bedroom Designs
4 Bedroom Designs
Sloping Block Designs
Corner Block Designs
Narrow Block Designs
More plans available, contact us to see our full range.
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!
How much does it cost to build a duplex?
A full turnkey construction 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car duplex starts at $499,000 depending on your location, site conditions and other variables that we can discuss with you. Feel free to get in contact today to discuss the idea of a duplex in further detail.
Is building a duplex a good investment?
A duplex is considered to be a good short term and long term investment strategy as you are essentially constructing 2x homes on one property with the ability to rent both out after completion to achieve a strong rental yield and capital growth. Keep one and sell one to allow you to pay back the majority of your construction cost or sell both to receive a profit to allow you to complete the process all over again to continue making profits.
What is the difference between a duplex and a dual occupancy?
The key difference between a duplex and a dual occupancy is that a duplex contains two dwellings under the one main roof. A duplex can be constructed side by side or front and rear with an attached garage separating the two dwellings. A dual occupancy can also be classified as two attached dwellings however a dual occupancy also relates to 2x separate dwellings on one block of land that can also be sold separately. A duplex is also considered to be a dual occupancy as it comprises of two dwellings on one title of land and once subdivided you end up with 2x dwellings each on their own smaller lot originating from the original lot of land.
How much land do you need for a duplex?
Each council has different development controls and planning requirements however typically a duplex construction would require 550m2 or more and a minimum lot frontage of 15 metres. There are a variety of other factors that need to be considered when considering a duplex or dual occupancy so feel free to get in contact with one of our professionals today to discuss your options and ideas.
300+ Happy Customers
Acrow Investments have been building duplexes in Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions for nearly 20 years. We are specialists in the design, approval and construction of custom homes and stunning duplexes. But don’t just take our word for it, read it from our happy customers!