GRANNY FLAT GUIDE LINES
help us understand your granny flat needs, the more information
you can provide the more accurate is our proposed quote to you.
- Check with local Council as to their 2nd dwelling regulations
- they will advise the overall size you will be allowed to build.
- If you have special needs (i.e. disability or wheelchair)
Council may allow a larger home to be built
- Ask Council if there are any EASEMENTS on the block
you need to be aware of
- Organize with Council for a SEWER DIAGRAM Cost is
- If your block slopes or is in a flood prone area, you will
need to organize a CONTOUR SITE SURVEY showing LEVELS
- Most important - know how much you want to invest
How is a granny flat priced?
- A granny flat is priced on the square metre, the materials
used and the labour to build.
- Each builder will use different materials thereby making
comparisons between companies almost impossible.
- Building a granny flat is no different to building a house.
You begin with the basics, then you add more components such
as a veranda as the budget allows for.
- However, a small 60sqm house is always more expensive to
build than a larger house.
- Building on a slab is always more preferable to stumps.
However stumps construction allows for a degree in construction
Floor plan designs
- Designing for small spaces is more difficult to fit all
the day to day amenities into one space.
- Nova Design Granny Flats are architecturally designed by
Michael King who has over 40+ years of experience.
- Where a block of land does not support a standard granny
flat design, we will modify the layout to make it work.
Working to a budget
- Based on a square metre rate, granny flats are not cheap.
But, when comparing the value of a second house on one property,
and the use for which the house will be used (i.e. for rent
or a relative), there is no place in Australia you can buy for
- A budget needs to be realistic especially if you are looking
to increase the value of the property.
- Adding a transportable home or 1 bed shipping container
as a granny flat will not add value to the property.
- If your funds are limited, there are ways to provide a small
home and stick within a budget. Like with everything compromises
will need to be made.
Stages of Construction
Become an Owner Build and construct your own house
- It will be understood you have some building industry knowledge
- That you are able to read and interpret working drawings
- That you will be able to construct within a 6 month period
- That you are the owner of the property and you will gain
your Owner Builder Permit
NDG builds the house to a Lock Up Stage
- Lock offers the flexibility of being involved in the construction
- NDG will lay the foundation, erect the frames and truss,
install the roof, windows and doors and the external cladding.
- The owner will fit out the inside including the Gyprock
and PC items, engage the electrician and organize the external
plumbing and service connections.
NDG handles everything to a Turnkey - you walk in
- Includes for the total construction of the granny flat by
NDG ready to walk in.
- We also organize for landscaping and driveways
Setting a Date and Getting Started
- Once a price has been agreed upon, an Agreement is written
up and a deposit is paid.
- Working drawings and many reports are prepared ready for
submission to gain a building permit.
- Once Approvals have been granted, construction takes approximately