Bayside Duplex

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  1. Renae_P

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    Hi There.
    I've never done a development before and I'm looking for builder recommendations for a two storey duplex in Hampton East. Are there any builders you would recommend?
     
  2. MKM

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    Do you have a planning permit and are the construction documents (Working drawings, Structural drawings, Drainage design, Energy reports etc) ready?
     
  3. Renae_P

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    Thanks for your response! I need to organise finance via a broker and figure the first step is to get drawings and then get an estimate to build. I assume a builder would be the best first contact for this.
     
  4. Hamish Blair

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    Carter Grange do a lot around that area.
     
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    Thanks Hamish!
     
  6. Tinaandalex

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    Hi Renae,
    We're looking to build in this area too and have been to a few display homes. It all depends on your budget and how fussy you are. Cater grange is more affordable imo but not too impressed with their design. There other builders to consider are Latitude 37 and MPR.
    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks, I'll check these ones out!
     
  8. Randall Zheng

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    Potentially a good idea to use a building brokerage to find you the best deal... I've used Your Next Home before and they are excellent - yournexthome.com.au
     
  9. Renae_P

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    Thanks Randall, I haven't heard of them. Will check them out!
     
  10. soja

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    Hi Renae,
    I am currently in builder selection process for my Hampton East project. I am assuming you have planning permit for side by side townhouses. PM me if you wish to know the builder I am negotiating with. Cheers
     
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    Hi Soja. No, I don't have permits yet. i would like to know the builder details. Will PM you. Thanks, Renae
     
  12. Zimplestiltskin

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    I've lived in Hampton for decades. Places with a Hamptons beachhouse vibe seem to do very well with prices and they match all the Californian Bungalows. Hampton East is a little different in certain pockets but I'd at least review that type of design in your area.
    This is a close example of what I mean:
    http://langfordjoneshomes.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LJH-Dual-Occupancy-Brochure-Nicol.pdf

    There have been a few in the area that have used these guys I think as well:
    Storybook | Custom House Designers Melbourne | Storybook Designer Homes Australia
     
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    As much as I don't like volume builders this floor plan is good (for us) - an office or 2nd main bedroom downstairs with 2 more beds/baths upstairs.
     
  14. soja

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    I do agree they blend in well with the Cal-bungs. and Council loves pitch roof type of developments. However this particular one would be bit hard to fit in to typical block sizes as they are normally 15.24m width.
     
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    Yes that particular one is wider, I'm sure you could find something similar but thinner.

    It's tough with Bayside planning scheme of 2m from boundary or directly on. You have 15.24m, 2m for a side way, 8m for two single garages.

    Maybe you could apply for planning permit to have sideway shrunk to 1.24m wide. You'd have to choose north or east side to have sideway otherwise it probably has no chance.


    Are you going for a private builder?
     
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  16. soja

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    Due to recent change of zoning to ACZ, we are now putting 3 dwellings into the block.Hence one long driveway on left side boundary. Yes, this will be custom builder however we are conscious to not over-capitalise on the build.
     
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    Interesting, so one behind the other? I'll be very interested to see how that goes.
     
  18. soja

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    There are quite a few projects completed on on one block split on to 3 dwellings. I have also witnessed 600sqm split into 4 dwelling with underground carpark. Bit tiny IMHO:(