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Efficient Single Storey Home

Are you looking for a clean, direct, non-nonsense single home that is energy efficient and affordable? If so, you’ve come to the right home builder. A single story home is a cost-effective way of building your dream structure without breaking the bank. And it makes even more sense when you take into account the recent trend of downsizing. This is where people buy large homes they have no use for and then opt for a more suitable residence. 

Whether you are looking for a one, two, or three storey home, Canberra home Builders can work with you and talk you through the entire process. We have been building homes in Canberra for nearly 2 decades and are familiar with all of the local rules and regulations. 

If you are looking for an efficiency single storey home, contact Richard Bradford on 02 6171 6104 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of a single storey home?

There are two main advantages of building a single storey home – cost and speed. This is simply because there is less complexity involved in a single storey home. There is less to build in comparison to a double or triple storey home, planning permission is easier to obtain, and the build itself will be easier as no scaffolding will be required. Drafting and building a single storey home is quicker. If you want, you can simply extend your home down the line. 

How easy is it to build an extension later on?

This depends on the type of extension. There is little point in building a single storey home to add another storey a couple of years later. This is not a cost-effective approach and you would be better off building the additional story from the original blueprint. However, horizontal extensions are quite easy to complete with little disruption and decreased cost. It all depends on what you are looking for. 

Can Canberra Home Builders help to design my single storey home?

Of course. We have a list of pre-designed homes which you can customize to match your preferences. This is a lot smarter than going to an architect to create your single storey home blueprint, but we can also accommodate this if you wish. We will work with you to achieve your aims. You can tell us your budget and preferences and we will tailor the ideas to match. 

How much money will I save building a single storey home against a two storey home?

You will save around 30% in comparison to a double storey home of the same size. However, you will be taking up more space and land is expensive in Australia right now. But you will be saving a tonne of cash if you build just the single storey home of a smaller size without expanding horizontally. 

Why are two storey homes more expensive?

The extra storey adds a lot of complexity. Scaffolding is required for the second storey, stairs, upstairs heating and plumbing, etc. It takes longer to build. Two storey homes are little more difficult to get planning permission for. 

How do I decide if I want a single storey or not?

There are multiple considerations here. Above all, consider your needs. How big is the plot of land? Do you have or intend to have a large family? Do you actually need the additional storey? If you have children, then it is often better to let them have the upstairs so the living area is free, and you don’t want to be cramped for space. You also want to consider what style of layout you are looking for. 

When should I choose a single storey home?

Choose a single storey home when:

  1. You don’t need the space
  2. You want to save cash
  3. You are not pushed about views

Ultimately, unless you are a large family that needs the space and privacy, there may not be a reason to go for more storeys. Otherwise, you might just end up downsizing. 

What are the benefits of using Canberra Home Builders for my single storey home?

We have over 18 years of industry experience in Canberra and are licenced, insured, and accredited. We work with clients and only take on a small number each year. We take the time to prioritise each customer so they get exactly what they want. We also offer a dedicated client portal so they can stay informed on the home build. 

For more information on single storey home builds in Canberra, contact Richard Bradford now on 02 6171 6104.

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