In addition to a single-family dwelling, the duplex house is a very popular way of getting to one's own four walls. But what does it cost anyway; what advantages and disadvantages does it bring? In this article you will learn the advantages, weaknesses and average costs of a finished semi-detached house.
The main criterion: The costs
Damp the middle wall
The biggest disadvantage of a semi-detached house is the often lack of sound insulation; annoying noises of the neighbor disturb the day and night. Therefore, you should agree with the other builders to invest in a well-insulated middle wall.
Another disadvantage is the limited freedom of design: In contrast to a single-family home, you have to coordinate with your neighbor when designing the windows, the roof or the exterior wall.
The following overview shows the costs for an average finished semi-detached house with a floor area of 180 square meters and a plot size of 600 square meters.
|1st plot 600 sqm, developed||45,000 EUR|
|2nd duplex, floor space 180 sqm, turnkey||270,000 EUR|
|3rd outside works (garden, terrace etc.)||15,000 EUR|
|4. Formalities (notary, land transfer tax etc.)||10,000 EUR|
|5. Special insulation of the middle wall||10,000 EUR|
|6. Other||20,000 EUR|
In this example, you would have to pay half, ie 185,000 EUR.Tips & TricksLook at the model houses of the prefabricated house providers to get a better idea of houses, especially semi-detached houses.