Two Storey is Less Expensive to Build – Discover How This Is Possible!

Dual Occupancy is the latest wealth strategy in the real estate game. And it seems the planning laws are allowing land owners to optimise every inch of space to get the most out of their investment. So it is no surprise that the first question in the building game is about money and resale price.

Dual occupancyEven if you are renovating or considering a knock down –new build scenario and not even considering dual occupancy strategies; finances will dictate the final design.

Finances So let’s look at the balance and trade-offs.

Two Storey House AdviseShould we go up or out?

Keeping small and compact is certainly more affordable in the building costs and in long term heating and cooling bills. But small and single storey is exactly that – small. So perhaps instead of building a single storey house that sprawls out, consider two stories.

The taller house will have the same footprint, but the roof and foundation will be smaller relative to the living space increase. The smaller footprint may also mean less expense in plumbing and ventilation costs. Initial building costs and future maintenance, however, may be more expensive as special equipment (e.g., scaffolding) may be needed.

House made from Vinyl CladdingGoing up instead of out may mean a smaller footprint but going up means that footprint will need to be stronger as it becomes load bearing with the weight of the upper storey.

A clever way to manage this weight ratio is to lighten the weight of the upper storey by using vinyl cladding rather than bricks. Yes, you could use rendering or weatherboard but you will have to factor in ongoing maintenance. There will be additional costs to compensate for the working at height risks.

House with Vinyl CladdingVinyl Cladding is still the better option and there are many colours and installation options to match any design. It won’t add  massive additional weight to the upper storey which means the foundations wont need to be reinforced for extra weight.

Vinyl cladding homeNothing will affect the appearance of your home more dramatically than the exterior you choose. Look for a cladding that suits the architectural style of your house and also fits your lifestyle. You can spend your time enjoying the house and your investment.

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massive additional weight to the upper storey which means the foundations wont need to be reinforced for extra weight.

Nothing will affect the appearance of your home more dramatically than the exterior you choose. Look for a cladding that suits the architectural style of your house and also fits your lifestyle. You can spend your time enjoying the house and your investment.

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