Frequently asked questions
Where can I build a PolyHouse?
PolyHouses are designed to be approved with a Complying Development Consent (CDC) under the NSW SEPP (Low Rise Medium Density) Legislation, which is yet to be adopted in all Local Government areas. (for more information: Latest News on Low Rise Medium Density Code)
What will a PolyHouse cost?
PolyHouses vary in cost, depending on size (number of homes) and the quality of finishes. They currently start at around $2500/sqm, however, we're currently investigating how we might be able to deliver cheaper homes, without sacrificiing the quality.
How long does a PolyHouse take to build?
The prefabricated PolyHouse can be completed within 3-4 months from the time we start working on site to the time you move in.
How long do approvals take for PolyHouses?
Complying Development Consent (CDC)
What different designs are available?
We currently have a number of Manor House designs, with both 3 and 4 homes and options that take into account different site orientations to north.
Can you customise your designs?
Modifications to our designs to accomodate personal or Council requirements are possible, but contingent upon the Consent requirements. This may attract some additional costs.
What materials and finishes do they come in?
All PolyHouses typically come in lightweight cladding: Ecoply, timber weatherboards, fibre cement sheet (rendered or painted finish), corrogated steel, and other proprietary claddings.
Are you able to arrange financing?
No, this is not a service that we currently offer.
Do you have single houses?
No, currently we only have designs for Manor Houses, Dual Occupancies and we're developing designs for Terrace Houses.
Do you do designs for one-off PolyHouses?
As architects, we would be pleased to do one off designs, but architectural fees are applicable. Please contact us to discuss how we might be able to help.