FAQ

Single Storey Homes
1. What is the ceiling height inside a single storey home?

We are proud to offer 2.7m ceiling height to the ground floor as part of our standard inclusions

2. Can I BYO plans for a single storey home?

Yes, we can work with you to design a home or use your already created plans to build your home.

3. Can I customise your home designs?

Of course, we offer a range of standard home designs which are flexible to be customised to suit your budget, land and lifestyle.

Double Storey Homes
1. Is building a double storey home more expensive?

Yes, double storey homes are more expensive to build because they definitely require more time to build, more materials, and more trades to bring the home to life. This includes the need to include stairs, additional scaffolding and additional labour to work between levels.

2. Are double storey homes more energy efficient?

Energy efficiency is dependent on Basix and Nathers and either a single or double storey home can achieve thermal efficiency.

3. Can I BYO plans for a double storey home?

Yes, we can work with you to design a home or use your already created plans to build your home.

House & Granny Flat
1. How much does it cost to build a granny flat house?

We only build Granny Flats alongside our new homes – a sensible budget would be $135k for a detached granny flat and approximately $110k for an attached granny flat to the main home.

2. How long does it take to build a granny flat?

We build Granny Flats alongside new home builds. So it’ll be ready at the same time the main home is ready for handover.

3. Can you build a two story granny flat?

Building a two story granny flat can be done with the right plan and dependant on the land as well as council regulations in your area.

4. Why is it called a granny flat?

A granny flat is a small dwelling built in the back garden of a house. One of the most common uses for adding a granny flat is to help an aging family member or provide an accommodation option for adult children. It can also be used as a separate home office, an additional residence for rental income or a work studio for an at home business.

Duplex
1. Is building a duplex a good investment?

A Duplex is a good investment as it can provide rental income and capital gains. However, the approvals for a dual occupancy and/or duplex home are far more complicated than building a single dwelling. You must also consider the additional cost to build an extra residence before determining if building a duplex is a good option for you.

2. Is it cheaper to build or buy a duplex?

This is very much dependent on the particular area or suburb you are looking to build within. If you have acquired your land quite some time ago, it may be more beneficial to build a new duplex which will suit your requirements.

3. What does duplex mean?

A duplex is a house built with 2 separate units that is divided by a common wall.

4. What are the PROs and CONs of owning a duplex?

Pro: You can rent out one side as an investment. This side is typically used as an investment property.

Con: Building a Duplex requires additional planning and design controls to ensure it complies with your local council regulations. The build cost is also much higher.

5. Can I get a loan to build a duplex?

We recommend you discuss your situation with your financial advisor or broker.

Build a new King pool
1. How much does it cost to build a pool in my backyard?

We would suggest allowing upwards of $45k for a concrete pool. The total cost of building a pool can vary widely depending on the size, features, and location of the pool. You must also consider the additional funds required for any landscaping and fencing.

2. Is it worth it to build a pool?

In summers, a pool is a great place to cool off, and it’s a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. It is also a great thing for property value and gives your home added appeal.

3. How can I save money building a pool?

You can save money building a pool by building it alongside your new home build. That way, your Builder can build the pool during the main home construction. You will also have better access, access to dirt removal and the engineering for the pool is also done with the house engineering.

4. What is a standard pool size?

A pool standard size for a family pool is about 7 x 3 meters or 21sqm

5. How far should a pool be from a house?

A swimming pool should be a particular distance from the house, depending on the depth of the pool. The closer it is to the home, the more engineering required. We suggest at least 2m from the home however it is dependant on the home design and council regulations.

6. What’s the most expensive part of building a pool?

The most expensive part of building a pool is the excavation and dirt removal which is why its often better to build the pool when the main home is being constructed.

7. What type of pool lasts the longest?

We build concrete pools as they have better wear over the years.

Building a new Home
1. What is included in a custom home build?

A custom home build includes all aspects of creating a home customised to your specific needs, from designing the house, to getting the approvals and construction, to managing the project, to finalising everything.

When you build with King Homes NSW, our in-house design team will design your new home and we will work with you in every stage to build the home you dream of.

2. What upgrades are worth it in a new home?

Upgrades in your new home are usually done to improve the quality of your home and increase its value. Possible upgrades include floor to ceiling tiles in the bathrooms, thicker stone to the kitchen benches, 900mm wide appliances and additional electrical such as downlights throughout.