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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.
I love positively geared property because it increases my income as well as my borrowing capacity. I realise the capital gains just like any other investment property. I also get all the tax benefits of a negatively geared property without having to sacrifice my income!
Coming from New Zealand, I was very much into investments. I lost money in everything ranging from property developments, share market trading and speculative buying. As a result I lost all my money... twice!! Needless to say, my wife was not happy with me at all.
When I came over to Australia and qualified for my builders license, I started working for clients, building their dream extensions, homes and alterations. However, I still wanted to invest into strategies that provided a passive income so that there was not as much stress on my business to provide for my family. This is when I stumbled upon positively geared rentals.
When I talk about positively geared rentals, I am describing a rental property where ALL incoming rent pays for ALL the costs AS WELL AS making me a profit. Yes, that includes interest, mortgage repayments, rates, water, maintenance and management fees! In fact, the strategy worked so well that I am doing at least one every year for myself.
It Does Work!
This first property is a double-story home with one set of tenants living upstairs and one set downstairs.
Upstairs is huge, with 4 bedrooms, 3 living rooms and spacious deck. A/C, Miele appliances in the kitchen and big double garage.
Downstairs is a 2 bedroom flat with full kitchen, deck and lounge.
Total rental income: $850/week.
My Next Property
This next property is a project we are building right now. And yes, you are looking at two full homes on a single block on the same title, which will be rented to two sets of tenants. The income from this property is over $900/week, and is rented out right now. The main house has 4 bedrooms, huge kitchen/dining areas and a fantastic view. The second has 3 bedrooms with a full master bedroom and ensuite!
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Positively geared rentals start at $380,000 for $700+/week rent in lower socio-economic areas. Fancier areas can cost $700,000 for $900+/week rent.
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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