The next big QLD building trend

first_img FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Metricon created a special arm to help homeowners navigate council approvals for multiple occupancy homes.Mr Ryan warned not all lots were suited to dual occupancy and navigating council zoning and town planning requirements could be tedious.“There are precincts where dual occupancy is appropriate and others where it is not,” he said. “DualOcc by Metricon is designed to assist people through that journey.” Sydney and Melbourne had led the trend out, he said, particularly off extended families and investors. Home designs have changed to take into account bigger households again.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoIn Queensland interest was likely to increase as land supply dwindled and councils looked to alternatives for high-rise apartments, he said.“Councils need to be looking or other options to bring more density because not everyone wants to live in a tower and not everyone wishes to live in a townhouse.”Mr Ryan said major benefits of dual occupancy included additional density, and potential extra income at a time when house prices in Brisbane were increasing. “A growing group now want to explore what development is possible on their existing land.“One of the major advantages of dual occupancy homes is the potential to make more income from a single land title.”Dual occupancy developments were classed as two or more homes on a single block of land.The developments could be multi-dwellings with one behind the other, a duplex, side-by-side attached dwellings, or a combination of all those. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: Robin Bailey lists Brisbane home Creating homes that accommodate multiple generations or families will become more important for Queenslanders, according to Metricon.“Often it’s people whose blocks are zoned for dual occupancy or who might be looking to maximise the yield of their lot.“In other cases, people might have owned a lot for a while and the zoning has now changed.“In many instances people are looking to stay in one part of the dual occupancy property and rent or sell the other.”center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12 Home building company Metricon is betting the next major trend in Queensland’s southeast corner will be dual occupancy homes.The next major home trend is being driven by house price rises, dwindling land supply, and buyers trying to make the most of their investment, according to a Queensland mega builder.Home building company Metricon is betting that dual occupancy homes will see the biggest demand going forward especially in South East Queensland. Sale of the century Wake up to ocean views Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said DualOcc — a specialist duplex and dual occupancy service — was created to simplify the approval and building process for property owners in Queensland and northern New South Wales.“We’ve seen a lot of requests for dual occupancy, particularly in areas like the Gold Coast and pockets of Moreton Shire,” he said.last_img read more

Lara says Windies must try to win in four days

first_imgWEST Indies must try and win the Tests against England in four days because they cannot last five days, says legendary batsman Brian Lara.The three-Test series starts today at Southampton.The tourists have a strong fast bowling line-up but their batsmen average only 23.59 in 19 Tests since their most recent tour of England in 2017.“They have to be able to pounce immediately,” said Lara, who will be part of the BBC highlights programme.“England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites.”Lara, who scored a record 11 953 runs for West Indies in 131 Tests, said the series would depend on how quickly they can adapt to English conditions.“They have to hit the road running and stamp their authority on England,” said the 51-year-old.“I don’t think they can last five days, so they have to take these games in four days. They have to establish a lead and keep it.”The opening Test at Southampton and the second and third at Old Trafford will be played in a bio-secure environment and behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.West Indies have been in the UK since June 9 to prepare for the series.They are holders of the Wisden Trophy after winning 2-1 in the Caribbean last year, but have not won a series in England since 1988.“It’s going to be a series that’s watched all around the world and everybody is hoping to see a competitive series,” said Lara, who scored 34 Test centuries.“It would mean a lot to all West Indians if they could win.“If they play good cricket on the first day of the Test series, show they have the mettle to perform against England, that’s the key.” (BBC Sportlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: TOYOTA FEST AT KELLY’S TOYOTA

first_imgToyota Corollas prepared by Paul Reid that will take part in this year Donegal Rally on show at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidANYONE who was in Letterkenny over the weekend couldn’t have missed them – as Toyotas of all vintages descended on the town for Toyota Fest.Enthusiasts from all over Donegal, Ireland and beyond were in town – many of them driving their own beloved Toyotas.Toyota Fest Ireland is a static Toyota Car Show displaying all things Toyota, Lexus & Daihatsu. Motors Columnist Brian McDaid is a man who loves cars – and went along with his camera for Donegal Daily.A beautiful rear wheel drive Starlet on show at the Toyota Fest this week.There is your bus. Guests at the Toyata Fest enjoying the view from the Showroom of Kelly’s at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidThe beautiful “Works”Toyota Celica on show at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidThe beautiful “Works” Toyota Celica on show at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidDan Kelly one of the organisers at the Toyota Fest which was held at Kelly’s Toyota Garage in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidMelvyn, Luke and Graham Russell from Drumkeen with this 1982 Toyota Liteace pictured at the Toyota Fest. Photo Brian McDaidA original 1882 Toyota Liteace Van on show which belongs to Russell’s from Drumkeen. Photo Brian McDaidClassic Toyota’s from the sixties at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny.Frank , John, James and Fr. Eamon Kelly and Danny Burke at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidOriginal Toyota Corolla’s K30 on show at the Toyota Fest. Photo Brian McDaidMarkku Alén’s light-weight “Works” Toyota on show at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidMarkku Alén’s light-weight “Works” Toyota on show at the Toyota Fest in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidThe beautiful “Works” Celica on show at the Toyota Fest this week. Photo Brian McDaidPICTURE SPECIAL: TOYOTA FEST AT KELLY’S TOYOTA was last modified: June 6th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Kelly’s Toyotaletterkennytoyota festlast_img read more