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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:In which areas do you build?
Q2:What is site evaluation?
Q3:Why is site evaluation important?
Q4:How do you know which design suits my land?
Q5:What is included in basic price?
Q6:What are site costs?
Q7:What is included in total price?
Q8:Can I have a fixed price contract?
Q9:What is duplex management fee?
Q10:What is Development Application?
Q11:What is Construction Certificate?
Q12:What is Occupation Certificate?
Q13:How long does it take to obtain Development Approval?
Q14:What are statutory charges?
Q15:How long does it take to build a duplex?
Q16:What are standard inclusions?
Q17:How do I select colours?
Q18:Can I have any façade that I want?
Q19:Why cannot I have my house bigger (or smaller)?
Q20:What if I want to do my own landscaping (or paving, or...)?
Q21:What if I sell the land with Development Approval?
Q22:What if I change my mind?
Q23:Can I buy plans and build myself?
Q24:Can you design a custom duplex for me?

Why cannot I have my house bigger (or smaller)?

A number of factors, that you may not be aware of, influence our decisions when designing a duplex. They range from Council-specific requirements, to compliance with the latest environmental regulations.

We checked our designs for compliance with energy and water efficiency regulations (ABSA and BASIX). This, in the long run, means that your duplex is going to be more comfortable to live in and less expensive to warm up or cool down.

Sometimes even a small change, like increasing the window size, would alter the balance that we achieved and sharply decrease the compliance levels.

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