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UNIT BUILDER MELBOURNE
With the population of Melbourne continuing to grow, high quality affordable homes, especially in the inner suburbs is in short supply. That’s why we specialist unit builders – especially for backyards.
Rear property developments are popular as it means you can stay in your home and utilise a backyard that has become a burden to maintain.
There are many reasons to consider building an unit on the rear of your Melbourne property. These include:
- Ongoing rental income from your new unit
- Selling your new unit for a gain
- Using the unit for your family – including elderly relatives
Being a family owned company, we understand that building a unit in the rear of your property is one of the most important investments you will ever make. This is especially true if you want to remain in your existing home. You definitely don’t want to be looking at a badly built unit in your backyard. That’s why every one of our homes (from units to large family homes) are built to the same high standard, on time and within budget. It is also why we only use materials that meet or exceed Australian standards.
We think of ourselves as a boutique builder offering affordable homes to families across Melbourne. We don’t compromise on quality. This means you end up with a home that reflects your values and lifestyle.
We work with your existing architectural plans to quote the overall cost to construct your unit. Once our quote has been accepted, get our team of highly qualified and talented tradespeople to build your home. As well as building units, we have the expertise to build single, double and dual occupancy homes. Before you know it, your backyard will be have a brand new home built on it that you can rent, sell or use for your family.
How to get started with building an unit in your backyard
You are thinking about building a unit in your backyard but daunted by how complex it may be. If this is the case, then here are some tips to get you started on this exciting journey:
1. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
The best idea, especially if you don’t want to spend too much money, is to visit your Local Council. Every Local Council has it’s own set of rules when it comes to building a unit in a backyard. This means they can provide a lot of useful information as to whether the project is feasible or not. For example, you will find out if your block of land is large enough for a second dwelling to be built on it.
2. WHAT ARE THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF BUILDING A UNIT IN YOUR BACKYARD?
By far the main advantage is that you are building on land that you already own. This means you don’t have the extra expense of looking for land to build your unit on. As a result, it is the main reason why building a unit in your backyard is considered such a great option.
3. WHAT ARE THE MAIN DISADVANTAGES OF BUILDING A UNIT IN YOUR BACKYARD?
The main disadvantage is that you will loose some of your backyard. How much of your backyard you loose depends on the size of your land. In addition, the anticipated size of the new unit will also be a factor. The good news is that the current trend is for people to have smaller gardens. This is because smaller gardens are much easier to look after.
4. WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY UNIT WHEN IT IS BUILT?
There are quite a few options when you build your unit. You can sell or rent it out. You can even list it on Airbnb for short term rentals. If you have ageing parents you can use your unit like a granny flat. Alternatively, you can keep your flat for a growing family or even for when friends and family visit.
5. HOW MUCH CAN I DO MYSELF WHEN IT COMES TO MY UNIT BEING BUILT?
The great thing is that you choose how involved you want to be. You can engage someone from the very start of the unit building project to look after everything – from the inception stage to the ‘handover of the keys’ stage.
However, if you want to be more involved, and potentially save costs, you can choose what you want to be more involved in.
6. HOW TO CHOOSE A BUILDER TO BUILD YOUR UNIT
This is perhaps one of the most important decisions in the whole process. The first step is to make sure you clearly set out the scope of the project, along with a specification of the materials you want used. By doing this you get more accurate quotes. This means there are no nasty surprises part way through the build.
It is also important to ensure that your builder has appropriate qualifications – eg are they a Registered Builder Practitioner. It is also best to also check to see if they specialise in building units.