FAQ

  • Can I build a Granny Flat on my block?

    A general requirement for granny flats is:

    • Land zoned Residential.
    • Blocks 450m2 or greater.
    • Maximum floor area 60m2.
    • 3m rear set back from property boundary.

  • Can I build on a battle axed block?

    Yes, so long as the laneway to your block is at least 3m wide and the dimensions of your lot (excluding the area for the laneway) is at least 12m x 12m.

  • Is Approving a Granny Flat Hard?

    No. The government are actually encouraging the construction of Granny Flats everywhere via Complying Development applications.

    Under Complying Development, approvals can be obtained with 14 Days If your property is not suitable for Complying Development then a Development Application can be lodged with your local Council.

  • What does “Complying Development” mean?

    If the design for your Granny Flat meets all the relevant criteria outlines in the SEPP then a private certifier can approve the plans on behalf of Council typically in just 14 days of lodgement.

  • Do I have to do anything myself to get my Granny Flat approved?

    No, we can handle the entire process from beginning to end.

  • Can I build a Granny Flat anywhere in Sydney?

    For the most part yes however by purchasing an up to date Section 149(2) Planning Certificate from your local council this will confirm whether or not there are any conditions specific to your block preventing you to build a Granny Flat. We are also happy to arrange for a Section 149(2) on your behalf.

  • Does it cost anything for the first site visit?

    No. Call (02) 9564 0011 to arrange a time and we will come examine your block suitability and discuss your options.

  • Do I have to choose one of your plans?

    No. We are happy to design a custom Granny Flat specific to your needs, block requirements and/or budget.

  • I have my own plans can you build it?

    Yes. We are happy to provide you a quote to build plans you have already done yourself contact us directly to discuss or email the plans here.

  • What size can I build my granny flat?

    The maximum size is 60 square metres excluding carports, veranda’s, outbuildings, garages etc.

  • How long does the construction take?

    Typically 11 weeks for completion, subject to weather.

  • Can a Granny Flat be attached to the existing house?

    Yes.

  • Are your Granny Flats kit homes?

    No. We Construct your Granny Flat from the ground up based designs specific to your block.

  • Do you provide separate meters for water and electricity?

    Yes.

  • Can you build your Granny Flats for handicapped accessibility?

    Yes our designs can be modified to enable access for people with disabilities.

  • Can I select Bricks?

    Yes but depending on the size of the Granny Flat there may be an additional cost.

  • Do you build slab on ground?

    Yes but depending on your site conditions we may suggest to build on piers.

  • Are site costs and service connections included?

    Yes. Our standard pricing includes all relevant site costs and service connections including, Water, Sewer, Power, Telecommunications as well as Gas if nominated.

  • Do you offer any warranties or guarantees?

    All appliances come with manufacturer 12 month warranties, construction has 6 years structural warranty and our maintenance period is 13 weeks.

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