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uilding a home is an exciting journey, one that is filled with anticipation and planning. From selecting the right design to watching your property take shape, each stage of construction is an important step toward creating your dream space. At Builders Brisbane, we are committed to delivering quality construction in a timely manner. Here’s a detailed guide to the typical build times for the various types of structures we offer:
Granny Flats: Typically 3-4 Months: If you are looking for a small and quick housing solution, granny flats are a great option. They have a compact design and can be built in a short span of time. We take care of every step of the process, from planning to execution, to ensure that your tiny home is ready in 3-4 months.
Loswet Homes: Typically 5 Months: Lowset homes, or single-storey homes, are more complex to build than granny flats. They usually take about 5 months to finish, but this may vary depending on the size of the floor plan. Lowset homes are suitable for families who need more space and comfort.
Double-Storey Homes: Typically 7 Months:
Building a double-storey home requires more time than a single-storey one. These homes are large and luxurious, and they usually take about 7 months to complete. Some of the factors that increase the time frame are the use of steel beams, different types of cladding, multi-level roofs, and scaffolding that needs to be set up and removed.
Duplexes: Typically 7 Months: Duplexes are a type of housing that have two units attached by a common wall. They usually take about 7 months to construct and can offer some advantages over single-family homes. For example, duplexes can make efficient use of land and provide a source of rental income for the owners.
Extending Build Duration: Landscaping and Other Considerations
While we strive to meet the timelines mentioned above, there are factors that may extend the build duration by up to a month. Here's a look at some common considerations:
Landscaping: The aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces is vital. Custom landscaping can add weeks to the construction process, depending on the complexity of the design.
Weather Conditions: Unpredictable weather can lead to delays. Rain, strong winds, or extreme temperatures might hinder the progress of construction. Living in Queensland, we have some amazing weather during the winter and large amounts of rain in Summer. Keep in mind the seasons when talking time frames.
Permit and Inspection Delays: There are various factors that can affect the duration of a construction project. One of them is the legal and regulatory aspect, which involves obtaining the necessary permits and passing the required inspections. These processes can sometimes cause delays or interruptions in the work, depending on the availability and efficiency of the authorities. At times, it is important to plan ahead and anticipate any potential issues that might arise from this aspect.
Customisation:If you choose to add or modify certain aspects of the construction, it might extend the timeline depending on the complexity of the changes.
At Builders Brisbane, based in Ormeau, South East Queensland, we take pride in our craftsmanship and commitment to timelines. We understand that your home is more than just a building; it's a personal space that reflects your taste and lifestyle. That’s why we work closely with you to ensure that every detail is attended to, even if it means spending a little extra time to get it just right.Should you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to us. We are here to help you build the home of your dreams, or an amazing investment to catapult you to a brighter financial future.
Gas or Electric Appliances in a Tenanted Property?
When planning the construction of investment properties, it's essential to make informed decisions about the type of appliances to install. Two common options for cooktops are gas and electric which we provide as standard selections here at Builders Brisbane.
Your choice will not only affect the kitchen's functionality but can also align with the type of hot water system you select (electric or gas). Let's explore the pros and cons of both options to help you make the right decision for your investment property.
- Instant Heat Control: Gas cooktops offer precise and immediate heat control, making cooking more efficient.
- Energy Efficiency: Gas is generally more cost-effective than electricity, especially in areas where gas supply is readily available.
- Compatibility with Gas Hot Water Systems: If you're installing a gas hot water system, you have the option of installing a gas cooktop as well, since the infrastructure is already in place.
- Installation Costs: Gas lines can be expensive to install if they are not already in place (which is why they're only available alongside a gas hot water system).
- Safety Concerns: Gas leaks, although rare, can be hazardous, so regular maintenance is essential.
- Less Energy Efficient than Electric Hot Water Systems: Gas cooktops paired with gas hot water systems may not be as efficient as an all-electric setup in some cases.
- Gas bottles are typically required: The gas bottle setup is typically painless but not thoughtless. Tenants will be required to order a top-up every 3 months approximately. There is always a backup bottle installed with a switchover valve and the gas supply companies take care of absolutely everything.
- Ease of Installation: Electric cooktops are generally easier and cheaper to install than gas cooktops, however the electric hot water system has more cost.
- Safety: Without open flames, electric cooktops can be considered safer, especially for tenants unfamiliar with gas appliances.
- Compatibility with Electric Hot Water Systems: Pairing an electric cooktop with an electric hot water system can simplify the overall infrastructure.
- Slower Heat Control: Electric cooktops can be slower to heat up and cool down, which might be less appealing to some tenants.
- Potential Higher Energy Costs: Depending on the location, electricity might be more expensive than gas.
- Less Compatibility with Gas Hot Water Systems: If you prefer a gas hot water system, using an electric cooktop might be considered a waste since the gas lines and infrastructure already exist.
The decision between a gas or electric cooktop for your investment property depends on several factors, such as the local energy costs, your preference for hot water systems, and the needs and preferences of potential tenants. If efficiency and precise control are your priorities, and you're considering a gas hot water system, a gas cooktop might be the best choice.
On the other hand, if safety and ease of installation are paramount, and you're leaning towards an electric hot water system, an electric cooktop could be the way to go.
Always consult with professionals like us, who specialize in building investment properties, to assess the specific needs and circumstances of your project. Your investment property deserves the best, and we're here to help you make the right decisions every step of the way.
As a third-generation designer and builder, I have building in my blood. I've been designing and building my whole life. Specialising in management and company building, we have built an amazing team in Builders Brisbane to bring your dreams into reality!
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