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Logan (Marsden) Duel Key Builder "Aushomes" or "Dixon Homes"

Discussion in 'Development' started by YoungBull, 8th Oct, 2015.

  1. YoungBull

    YoungBull Member

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    Im currently choosing between 2 companies for a Duel key (Duel Occ) development on a vacant lot in Marsden. So far my searches have brought me to 2 builders that have given me some decent prelim work and design. The 2 builders are Aushomes and Dixon Homes. Wondering if anyone has had any experiences working or constructing with any of these companies and would recommend proceeding with one of them or staying clear of one of them? Many Thanks
     
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    TwoDogs Well-Known Member

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    I guess keys would be safer than guns

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  3. Beanie Girl

    Beanie Girl Well-Known Member

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    Hey YB, nice to see you here.
    I've heard that Dixon Homes is very good with quality smaller houses.
    If you drop me a pm, I'll give you a contact who knows their work well and knows the person in charge there for the quality smaller homes.
     
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  4. silverman47

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    I've dealt with Ausholmes before. Good, small developer offering value for money. Tell them you were a referral from Property Chat and you might get a discount (talk to Deb)
     
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  5. SimonKia

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    Also try a company called "affordable housing company" they specialise alot in dual/multi dwellings. Can't hurt to get them to quote.

    The key is to get a build with street appeal, and nice out door areas, otherwise you will just end up a owning what is really the equivalent of a townhouse+unit, and won't get the higher rents of a 'house'/duplex.

    Dixon is notorious for ugly box homes because investors try and save money by not buying the facades.

    The jury remains out on if its better to emphasise both enterances and go for a duplex look compared to having the small unit enterance inconspicuous and making the whole thing look like a single house...
     
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  6. Biz

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    Something I wasn't sold on with any of these setups is the common wall that divides them. Rather than double brick they use a firewall system but im not sure how good they go with acoustics. I get the feeling you may be able to hear what is going on next door.
     
  7. YoungBull

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    Thanks SimonKia.

    I will try Affordable Housing and see what they say.

    In regards to the duplex look or duel key. I was big on trying to achieve the duplex configuration due to more privacy and street appeal but after talking to different agents up there, there dosen't seem to be a point of difference as such to indicate from one is better than the other. Unfortunately my vacant lot looks better suited to a duel key setup so will probably go with that. I have had a couple of valuations and rental appraisal's done and from what i see there is no real difference between the 2 numbers wise..
     
  8. Dangsta

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    I wouldn't choose Dixon (Toowoomba - specifically) because of their limited choices in finishes. Would have to pay more just for better looking bricks. Otherwise I had limited choices and all were ugly looking. I had a prelim done on my site from them as well although it was quick and cheap ($100), I believe the engineer/surveying weren't up to scratch or accurate compare to Hotondo homes (which I end up choosing).