Can I choose my own design?
Yes, we work with you to create a custom design that not only suits your tastes and needs, but your block as well.
Are tradesmen & contractors insured while working on my property?
Yes, we have all the required current insurance policies for Building Works, Workers Compensation and Public Liability insurance.
How long will it take to get approval before we can start building?
The design and approval process generally takes 6-8 weeks. Your project will be ready for construction after that.
How long does it take to build a Granny Flat?
On an average, it takes 10-12 weeks for our granny flats to be built after the initial site works and slab has been completed. This could vary depending on the weather or any unforeseen circumstances.
Do you offer a fixed price contract?
Absolutely yes. We use our granny flat approval package to determine all costs before we ask you to sign any building contracts. Once the final design and specifications have been agreed on you are presented with a fixed price contract. This will not change unless you request variations to the design or specifications after the signing of the contract.
Can I choose the finishes of my Granny Flat?
Absolutely. You can choose the colors and finishes for your granny flat – our interior designer will help you choose the best fit based on your requirements and lifestyle.
What about if I have any mobility issues?
We can custom design a granny flat to comply with Disability Access Australian Standard 1428.1-2009. This will usually include wider doors, a hobless shower base, safety grab rails and a raised toilet along with other necessary features.
Can I build to the boundary?
Yes, you usually can. This will involve building a parapet wall and will need Planning Approval from your local council.
This is something we should discuss at design stage.
Can the Granny Flat be attached to the main house?
Yes, you can choose your granny flat to be either attached or detached from the main house. Bear in mind though, that mostly, it is cheaper to build a detached granny flat.
What if my block is an odd shape?
We specialise in granny flats custom designed to suit your block and your needs.
How big am I allowed to build my Granny Flat?
Generally, the largest permissible building size is 70m2. This is equivalent to a 2 bedroom unit, that includes living, dining, kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.
Other features that you can have are – external porch, deck or verandah, but these are NOT included in the 70m2area. Some councils do permit bigger granny flats. Give us a call and we can tell you if yours does.
Is my block suitable?
As long as your block is a minimum of 450m2and is approximately 12.5metre wide block with the relevant clearances from the fence line, we can design a granny flat for you.
Do you supply kits?
We do not supply kits. We will build the granny flat for you, from scratch. All our granny flats are constructed on site by our team of specialised tradespeople.
Need advice? We can help.
Not sure if a Granny Flat is right for you or where to start?
Get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.