Two Storey or Double Storey Homes – Critical Things You Need to Know Before You Build
If you are thinking of building a two storey or double storey home, I urge you to read this article very carefully. Because, while 2-storey homes offer many benefits, there are significant traps that cause some home owners serious frustration and disappointment in building a double storey home. But first…
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The Benefits of a Two Storey or Double Storey Home
Two storey homes offer many advantages including…
Presence from street: A well designed and constructed double storey home looks impressive from the street. Just be sure to choose a façade that is timeless or can easily be changed with a lick of paint, otherwise you may regret your choice as trends change.
Smaller Footprint: A two storey design allows you to save money by building on a smaller block of land or leaves more room for your yard or a pool or garden.
Separate Spaces: Having two levels allows you to create separate spaces in your home. This is particularly handy for making bedrooms (especially the master bedroom and parents retreat) private. And having some distance between your living areas can make entertaining more pleasant for both you and your kids.
Views and Breezes: When it comes to building a two storey home, design is critical. The extra height allows you to make the most of views and breezes. But it may also expose you to more western sun and privacy issues with neighbours. [Image: House – external – 2 storey. If room, include an internal image of same house. For continuity, this house will ideally be the one featured in the plan at the top of the page]
Critical Things To Consider When Building a Two Storey Home
As you can see, there are many reasons why people choose to build a double storey home. But there are a few things you need to keep in mind, particularly when choosing a builder for your two storey home. The fact is, not all builders are experienced at building two storey homes. And choosing the wrong builder may cause expensive frustrations including…
Budget Blowouts: Two storey homes are often larger and therefore present more risk in meeting financial budgets. Many building companies hide behind fine print and ‘variations’. At Edward Brewer Custom Homes we provide firm fixed pricing with no surprises so you know exactly what you’ll get, when you’ll get it, and how much it will cost. [Image: EBH Price Guarantee Graphic]
Time Deadlines: Large two storey homes also present inexperienced builders with timeline challenges. This can be disastrous for you if your selling another home and counting on a certain move date. And it can add thousands to your expenses. At Edward Brewer Custom Homes our guarantee is simple: “If we don’t deliver your home on time – regardless of the weather – we will pay your mortgage repayments until our contracted works are completely finished.*” [Image: EBH On Time Graphic]
Structural Challenges: Two storey homes pose a number of design challenges single storey homes don’t have. For example, designs can be affected by air conditioning and plumbing causing the need for ducts and drop ceilings. Many builders overlook these (and many other) things in the preliminary design phase. This can result in design changes at a later stage that mean you don’t get what you originally wanted.
The team at Edward Brewer Custom Homes has 10 years’ experience building two storey homes. We guarantee to give you the dream house you’ve always wanted, on time and on budget — guaranteed.
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How We Help You Get the Two Storey Home You’ve Always Wanted
The team at Edward Brewer Custom Homes are specialists in building two storey or double storey homes. We help you get the exact home of your dreams, custom designed to perfectly match your block, and delivered on time and on budget – guaranteed.
And to achieve this, we’ve designed a special Design Session & Quote with one of our double storey home specialists where…
You’ll get a crystal-clear picture of the best type of 2 storey design for your block (and what designs you should avoid)
You’ll gain greater clarity over the space and features you really want (we have a proven diagnostic assessment to identify these things and give you the information you may not even know to think about)
You’ll discover the most common and expensive mistakes people make when designing a home (things you’ll regret for years if you get them wrong)
You’ll develop a ‘dream list’ of features and inclusions and our Design Specialist will show you ways to get these things without paying custom prices
And you’ll discover how you really can get the 2 storey house of your dreams, custom designed to match your block, and delivered on time and on budget guaranteed
Here’s what some of our customers say about their two storey homes and the experience they had building with Edward Brewer Custom Homes.
They are a business with integrity
EBCH were prompt and efficient through all design and contractual stages. All the team were approachable, professional and we had complete confidence in their capabilities. They are a business with integrity. Additionally, our Supervisor was always calm, friendly and ensured the high quality of workmanship that we expected from such a builder. Nothing seemed too much trouble and any clarifications were dealt with promptly. Julie & Llew
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Professional and have a high level of expertise
Appreciate how EBH listened and met our exact needs in relation to the design of our home in South Yunderup. They are professional and have a high level of expertise. Glenn & Linda
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To ensure you don’t fall into one of the expensive and disappointing traps others experience when building a two storey home… and to be certain you get the exact two storey home you’ve always wanted, designed to perfectly match your block, and delivered on time and on budget guaranteed… I invite you to schedule your Free Design Session & Quote today.
Call (08) 6364 0248 or click the button below now.
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