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Are you worried you don’t have enough frontage for a duplex development?  It’s hard to imagine, but with as little as a 12-metre frontage you may be able to build a duplex.

Here at Perfect Square Design, we’re specialists in duplex designs for narrow blocks and have unique strategies and design processes to cope with the challenges of duplex designs for narrow homes.  Not only that, we can assess your narrow block and advise you on its suitability for a duplex development (including Council regulations) before you buy.

It doesn’t stop there.  We’ll take the time to understand your lifestyle and property development needs, so we can cleverly pack in a lot of living (including storage!) into your narrow block duplex design in ways others often overlook – making life more comfortable for you, and more appealing for prospective buyers or renters.

To find out how we can help you with your narrow block duplex development project, contact our duplex design team today.

How To Achieve The Right Duplex Designs For Your Narrow Block

Just because you’re dealing with a narrow frontage, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and space.  Perfect Square Design are duplex design experts and know just how to design homes for the narrowest of blocks with a spacious and luxe feel, even on a modest budget.

Before you get started, it’s important to remember that not all narrow blocks are suited to duplexes or allowed for a whole lot of reasons.  Like any building design, duplex designs for narrow blocks also need to satisfy strict State and local council regulations and must go through approval processes.  But don’t worry, our design team can guide you through each step of the way, including documentation and approvals processes, and help you find the right builder for the project.

Why A Narrow Block Duplex?

There are many advantages to building a dual occupancy home. A smartly devised duplex design in the right location can add to your block’s potential living space and value.

Furthermore, with added housing pressures in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne, as well as popular regional centres, duplexes are a great living solution and are increasing in popularity, especially for intergenerational living.

Duplexes For Narrow Sloping Blocks

Building on slopes and narrow blocks nowadays means having the great excuse to get a magnificent split-level home that will add space and give you the all-important wow factor.

Although you can sometimes save on land costs when comparing a sloping block with a level block, you do need to be mindful that sloping blocks also often do attract extra site costs.

The general rule of thumb is, the deeper the slope the more expensive it will be.  At Perfect Square Design, we can help you weigh up the various aspects that can make or break your narrow block project.

We’ll also help you bring out the best in your site so what you have is a spectacular duplex design result, even on narrow sloping blocks.

Where To Find Narrow Blocks which are suitable for Duplex Designs?

You can find narrow blocks all around Australia, but they are more typical of inner-city areas.  A narrow block at first might look too narrow but, assuming it meets regulatory and minimum site requirements, it can be turned into a duplex home building and design opportunity, with many of the features of a free-standing home, such as length and finishes.

Do you have a narrow block or are thinking of buying one?  Contact us today to explore the possibilities.

Other Duplex Design we cater for

Single Storey Duplex Designs

If you’re looking for low maintenance single level living, then a Perfect Square Design single storey duplex design could be the ideal option for you.

2 Storey Duplex Designs

When you want to maximize block usage and amplify the architectural possibilities, double storey duplex designs have so much to offer. They have more living space relative

Modern Duplex Designs

Australian homes and needs have changed throughout the years. That’s why modern homes are designed today to be not just stylish but also functional. It’s no surprise that duplex designs

Luxury Duplex Designs

Duplex is often confused with apartments. The major difference being apartments have separate units, whereas duplex designs are bigger and are more like a normal house.
Find out how we can best work with your project design goals and budget.