Building a duplex is one of the smartest and most effective property development strategies you can follow to build real wealth and secure your and your family’s financial future. By replacing an old home with two new ones, an owner is in many cases maximising the value of his/ her land and creating an additional source of cash flow.
At Champion we’re proud to be Sydney’s duplex specialists, with over two (2) decades of experience leading the way.
Building a duplex can be a complex and challenging process that requires specialist knowledge from the planning and approval stages right through to completion. That is why, so many Sydneysiders put their trust in our team of duplex specialists to help them achieve their goal of building a duplex.
We understand that every block of land is unique in dimensions and character and that every council has different requirements. Therefore, our specialist team will work with you to find the most appropriate duplex design solutions to suit your land. We do this while working to your specific needs and council requirements.
Our unique ‘5 Step Champion Process’ is designed to make your Duplex journey as smooth as possible:
Step 1. Client Consultation
At the start of every project, we go to great lengths to fully understand the requirements and expectations of our clients. Putting a clear and concise brief in place makes the process of building a duplex much easier for both the client and Champion. A well-prepared brief will allow us to assess the project specific to your land and in terms of the local council controls and requirements to determine the project’s feasibility. A brief can include things like:
- Zoning of your land
- The size and orientation of your land
- Which way you land falls i.e., to the street or the rear
- The desired size of the duplex and number of habitable rooms
- On-site parking requirements
- Landscape and open space requirements
- Quality of inclusions in the duplex
Step 2. Site Assessment
Understanding the actual potential of your land is key. With a clear brief in place the next step is for us to assess your site. Not every site is suitable for duplex development and the ones that are will still have limitations in terms of what you can and cannot build. Some of the main areas we assess your site for in the initial stages include:
- Local council controls relating to duplex development
- Slope & topography
- Obvious building impediments
While this is not an exhaustive list it certainly allows us to begin to understand the type of duplex project that is feasible on your site.
Step 3. Design
Based on the initial brief and the site assessment one of our duplex specialists will work with you through the different stages of finding suitable duplex design options that match your expectations and deal with specific land constraints. They will work with you in finalising the most ideal duplex design in terms of overall layout, façade, features and inclusions. While this might seem like a daunting process, we can assure you that with the guidance of one of our duplex team it can be quite enjoyable.
Step 4. Obtain Approval
We do the hard work, so you don’t have to. With an agreed to, duplex design and pricing as well as a signed building contract in place our team will go to work. We arrange for the necessary building development reports and architectural design to be prepared and for the development application to be lodged with your local council for approval. Our team then manages the application process and liaises with council as and when necessary to get your plans approved.
Step 5. Start Your Duplex Build
Finally! Champion gets to do what we do best, building duplexes. With a construction certificate in place your dedicated duplex building supervisor will begin the process of overseeing all aspects of the construction of your new duplex right through to handover. Your supervisor will keep you informed through the different stages of construction and ensure that your duplex is delivered not just to any standard, but to a Champion standard of quality.