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Duplexes in Newcastle

Newcastle Duplex

Acrow Investments are based in Berkely Vale and build homes in the Central Coast, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and Hunter Valley areas. With hundreds of delighted customers, you can rest assured a duplex built by Acrow will match your property investment dream.

As a local business with over 20 years of experience and many repeat customers, we build lasting relationships. Our partnership with you is based on a foundation of trust and respect. We listen to what you want, answer questions, and help with design decisions. You will be proud to walk into the new-built, stylish, top-quality duplex you dreamed of.

A not-so-hidden gem for locals, now popular with tourists too, Newcastle is NSW’s second-largest city. Located on the ocean’s edge, with glorious beaches and ocean baths. Swim, play, surf, and brunch to pass the day or enjoy a wine-tasting at a local winemaker in the celebrated Hunter Valley.

A vibrant mix of history and culture with modern shopping, eating and entertainment, Newcastle and its sprawling suburbs is a more laid-back, outdoors, waterside lifestyle. The combination of city workers and local families, plus weekenders and tourists make ‘Newy’ a great location for an investment property.

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What is a duplex?

A cost-effective way of building two separate properties on a single block. A duplex consists of two homes sharing a common central wall. Built under the same roof but each property has a private entrance and garage or carport.

Acrow Duplexes – A smart investment

A duplex is an ideal investment, a single building project results in two high-quality, desirable dwellings. Owners can live in one unit and rent out the other, rent both or sell both. You could choose to tap into the tourist market, letting out one or both of your properties via one of the online letting applications. This leaves you with two properties, with all the additional living space if you need it for visiting friends or family.
A superb long-term investment. You will have two homes increasing in value. When you decide to move, you are able to subdivide the block and sell off two new homes.

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.
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Occupy both, rent one, live in one, rent both!

Amazing return on investment

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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 Central Coast

This stunning duplex in the Central Coast 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

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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.

Quality inside and out

Like all of our constructions, our duplexes are built to the highest standard using quality materials provided by reputable suppliers. Our materials are all sourced from well-known Australian suppliers. We work with Dulux paints, Beaumont Tiles, Weathertex cladding, Colorbond steel and more. All included appliances are supplied by Harvey Norman.

Modern, durable, comfortable, and great-looking, Acrow Investments’ duplexes fit right into the Newcastle waterside vibe. From your first meeting with Acrow, you will choose the floor plan or we will work on one tailored to your requirements.

Our aim is to build you the best homes and to make sure you have a great building experience. We want you to become one of our delighted repeat customers!

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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:

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Single Storey Duplex Designs

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Double Storey Duplex Designs

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3 Bedroom Designs

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4 Bedroom Designs

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Sloping Block Designs

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Corner Block Designs

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Custom Designs

Floor plans and designs may be adjusted to suit your particular circumstances. Contact us today for more information on how to get your duplex home designed!
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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.

Can you build a granny flat on a duplex?

No. Duplex homes and granny flats are both considered as dual occupancy, which is why you can only have one or the other.

What type of duplex can I build?

As long as the block of land you wish to build on complies with the NSW legislation (must be 400 square metres or the minimum lot size required by council), owners can build any duplex configurations. Whether you have a narrow, sloping or corner block, owners are able to build single, double, 3 or 4 bedroom duplexes. Contact us today for more information on how to get your duplex home designed!

Can you build a duplex on R2 zoning?

Yes, you can build a duplex on zone R2 in the Central Coast and across NSW. The new Low Rise Housing Diversity Code (July 2020) allows dual occupancies and duplexes to be approved through the fast-tracked Complying Development process. This applies to properties zoned R1, R2, R3 and RU5 across NSW.

What is Acrow Investments’ experience in building duplexes in the region

For almost 20 years, Acrow Investments have been building duplex homes in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions. You’ll find our duplexes right throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, including the localities of Cooranbong, Wyong and Port Stephens. As trusted local builders, we understand all the requirements set by the local councils for duplexes and home projects. We use this experience and expertise to provide you with a free site inspection and no-obligation quote.

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.

Can you build a granny flat on a duplex?

No. Duplex homes and granny flats are both considered as dual occupancy, which is why you can only have one or the other.

What type of duplex can I build?

As long as the block of land you wish to build on complies with the NSW legislation (must be 400 square metres or the minimum lot size required by council), owners can build any duplex configurations. Whether you have a narrow, sloping or corner block, owners are able to build single, double, 3 or 4 bedroom duplexes. Contact us today for more information on how to get your duplex home designed!

Can you build a duplex on R2 zoning?

Yes, you can build a duplex on zone R2 in the Central Coast and across NSW. The new Low Rise Housing Diversity Code (July 2020) allows dual occupancies and duplexes to be approved through the fast-tracked Complying Development process. This applies to properties zoned R1, R2, R3 and RU5 across NSW.

What is Acrow Investments’ experience in building duplexes in the region?

For almost 20 years, Acrow Investments have been building duplex homes in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions. You’ll find our duplexes right throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, including the localities of Cooranbong, Wyong and Port Stephens. As trusted local builders, we understand all the requirements set by the local councils for duplexes and home projects. We use this experience and expertise to provide you with a free site inspection and no-obligation quote.

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