What Is A Duplex?
A duplex is a residential building that comprises of 2 homes that have a common wall between them, with each side of the duplex is generally inhabited by unrelated and unknown parties. Construction generally takes place on a single title block of land and after construction is complete the duplex is subdivided into 2 single title homes.
Only a very small percentage of land is suitable for a duplex/development project. You need to work with local council and/or a planner to confirm this. There is significant expertise required in this complicated process, which can have costs up to $50,000 involved.
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The most common configuration of a duplex is a symmetrical design with both sides of the duplex being identical. In this example you see that both sides of the duplex each comprise of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a double garage, measuring 160m2 each.
As suitable land for duplexes becomes increasingly hard to find, duplex configurations are evolving and you might find that each side of the duplex is different, such as having fewer bedrooms or a different configuration.
In this example you see that side 1 of the duplex has an individual design comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a single garage, measuring 150m2. Side 2 of the duplex is comprised of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a single garage, measuring at 75m2.
Another popular and highly sought after variation of a duplex is to build on a corner block. This allows the design to incorporate a separate street frontage for each side of the duplex and may appear to be an individual house from the street.
In this example you see side 1 of the duplex has an individual layout comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a double garage, measuring at 143m2. Side 2 of the duplex also has an individual layout comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a double garage, but measures 147m2.
What Is A Dual Key?
A dual key is essentially the same as a duplex and would generally have a layout similar to example 2 above. The main difference is that it can not be subdivided and split into separate titles. This is generally due to council requirements and restrictions.