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Twice as nice with the launch of DualOcc by Metricon

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Media release

Australia’s leading home builder, Metricon has responded to the massive jump in house prices that is forecast for Queensland over the coming years, launching DualOcc by Metricon a specialist duplex and dual occupancy service aimed at maximising clients investment and multiplying a property’s potential, in the Queensland and Northern NSW market.

Latest analysis by BIS Oxford Economics has forecast a 20 per cent growth in house prices in Brisbane; almost double the nearest Australian state capital, with major Queensland cities close behind. These forecasted soaring land prices will prompt many people to explore dual occupancy.

Peter Ryan, Metricon’s Queensland General Manager said, “A growing group now want to explore what development is possible on their existing land. One of the main advantages of dual occupancy homes is the potential to make more income from a single land title.”

A DualOcc development is two or more homes on a single block of land. Dual Occupancy developments can be multi-dwellings with one behind the other, a duplex, or side-by-side attached, or combinations of these types of developments.

Metricon have launched a specialist sales, operations and construction DualOcc team in Queensland with full time project support to make the building process easy, from site inspection to finished development.

“Common pitfalls with DualOcc tend to stem from not getting the right advice early. It’s important to work with a builder who understands what’s possible on your land and what will pass with your local council and neighbours.

“People can come unstuck when they’re not aware of all of the intricacies associated with a DualOcc build. The council planning process alone can prove to be extremely stressful and costly if you’re embarking on it unassisted. Metricon has built more than 800 dual-occupancy residences across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, so we can leverage this experience into the Queensland market,” said Peter.

Designed to ensure they have ticked all of the boxes to comply with local Council planning regulations, DualOcc by Metricon offers a diverse range of five home designs.

“All of these designs are customisable to meet our customer lifestyle needs and maximise the developable land. DualOcc by Metricon home designs are characterised by smart use of available space, with intelligent open floor plan designs. It is important to be able to utilise all the available space of your floor plan to maximise the potential of your new home design. Even though our DualOcc customers may be building two houses on the one block, they won’t feel constricted with our open floor plans that allow natural light to brighten up the rooms and create an inviting and spacious environment to live in.

“Every Metricon home is backed by a Lifetime Structural Guarantee, so you can build with the confidence and peace of mind that it will stand the test of time.

“Whether you’re a downsizer, investor or you’re simply seeking to build a nest egg, we can offer you a tailored end-to-end DualOcc solution,” added Peter.

Metricon offer regular DualOcc events that present an opportunity to hear firsthand from Metricon specialist staff and real customers on how to simplify the process and reduce the risk often associated with dual occupancy developments.

Guest enjoy refreshments and the opportunity ask questions of the experienced team and customers. Channel 7’s Liz Cantor is the guest MC at these events. Find out more and register for one of our forthcoming events.

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