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Get the most out of your land

With DualOcc by Metricon, you’ll work alongside DualOcc development specialists to get the most out of your land. We’ll partner with you to understand your development objectives and find the best solution for your block – whether it’s two or more homes. Our team’s wealth of knowledge in this highly specialised area of home building means you’ll have a safe pair of hands helping you realise your goals.

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Partner with the professionals

We’re not just selling you a duplex – we’re teaming up to get the best result possible for your block.

Take the pressure off

You can relax while we take care of the hard work – permits, regulations and council requirements.

Customisable designs

Customise your floorplan to suit your objectives - we know what future buyers and tenants want.

Investment driven

You’ll benefit from the knowledge of our team, whose primary goal is maximising your return on investment.

Contact us for a site appraisal

If you’re interested to learn how you can maximise the potential of your block, get in touch with the DualOcc by Metricon team for a site appraisal.

Learn from customers who have done it all before

Watch our eight-part series – the DualOcc Diaries – to get a better understanding of the DualOcc process. Each episode follows real Metricon customers Shane and Bridget on their 3rd DualOcc by Metricon development.

Metricon’s Lifetime Structural Guarantee

Metricon has built thousands of homes for Australian’s since 1976. We understand that when you’re on your new build journey you want to feel secure and build with confidence. This is why we provide a lifetime structural guarantee on our homes. We have complete confidence in our completed homes, so you will too.

Have a question? Get in touch

Property development can be daunting – but we are here for you. If you have any questions about building a DualOcc home, enquire today, and we’ll get you in touch with a development specialist.

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Dual Occupancy Homes Adelaide

What is a dual occupancy home?

Dual occupancy homes in Adelaide mean there are two or more homes on the one block of land. They can be single or double-storey designs, and connected or not connected to each other. Metricon’s modern homes are a great way to maximise the investment in your land, whether you’re a first-home buyer, investor, upgrader, or downsizer. When you choose Metricon’s dual living developments in South Australia, you’re choosing a partnership. We understand the value of a dual occupancy home in the South Australian and Adelaide market. And we know how important it is for your dream home to be exactly the way you want it. That’s why we are focused on your financial and property goals from the very start. Partnering with Metricon in a multiple or double dwelling home has a range of benefits, including:

  • Contemporary designs. Open plan living, master bedroom suites, multiple living areas, and the latest features and fixtures make our dual occupancy home designs stand out.
  • Expertise. As Australia’s leading home builder, our experience and relationships with suppliers and consultants can help you get ahead.
  • Experience. Metricon has been building dual occupancy homes in Australia since 2006.
  • Partnership. We work alongside you from the very start to create the perfect dream home for your block of land.

How does dual occupancy work in South Australia?

From the first time you meet with us to the day we hand you the keys, our aim is to make building a dual occupancy property as simple as possible. When we talk partnerships, we really mean it. Our process is the result of significant experience building dual living developments in cities and regional centres around Australia. When you choose to build with Metricon, you’ll have access to all that experience, and external and internal specialists and suppliers. The first step for you is to identify where we build in South Australia and across Adelaide. From there, our process includes:

  • Initial assessment. We’ll visit your block of land, assess it, discuss your property and financial goals, and speak with you about the suitable options in your council area.
  • Preliminary contracts. This is where all the details are itemised to give you a clear understanding of what’s proposed and how it fits into your budget.
  • Planning applications. We’ll make sure all the documents are ready, and speak with your local council about any changes that need to be made, or conditions worked through.
  • Final contracts. Once any adjustments have been made off the back of planning, things will be ready to go.
  • Construction. We’ll make sure you receive weekly updates, and we’re happy to welcome you onsite at any time.

To find out more about our process and how it works, watch our Dual Occ Diaries video series.

What is a detached dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy, detached home, duplex development, and semi-detached property are all terms that revolve around building multiple homes on a block of land. They’re phrases that are often interchanged with one another to describe the same, or similar things. And the definitions can even vary between states, which can be confusing. Dual occupancy is a catch-all phrase, as mentioned above, that describes multiple homes on a single block of land. A duplex development is one that has at least two homes that share a wall. Whereas a detached dual occupancy development is one that has multiple homes that don’t connect to each other on the one block. For example, building a new home and a granny flat is an example of a detached dual occupancy development. These kinds of questions and options are the perfect things to discuss with our development consultants in your first meeting with them and at the very beginning of your home building journey.

Is a dual occupancy home a good investment in Adelaide?

Dual occupancy homes in Adelaide can be a good investment for a range of reasons. The first one is that you’re building at least a double dwelling house on a single block of land. That brings with it flexibility with living and rental options. You can live in one and rent the other, or rent both. Multiple rents on one block is always attractive to investors. Strong house prices and high rents can also make dual occupancy homes attractive for renters looking for a modern home on a budget. Other investment options in Adelaide include:

Visit our display homes to find out more about our designs, and keep up to date with our latest South Australian offers.