FAQ’s

How much does it cost to build a granny flat?

Depending on the quality and size the cost of the granny flat can vary. The granny flats can be either higher-quality ‘mini-houses’ with 450mm+ Eaves, energy efficient designs with high-pitched roofs, quality inclusions, etc. or ‘caravan park’ looking structures with no eaves and cheaper radiata-pine framing.

We suggest you get some pricing quotes from other companies and be sure the quote includes the inclusions and exclusions. Make sure whether it includes insulation, quality kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, tiling, painting and other necessary services. Also, know whether it includes Council submission requirements including engineering and survey. If so, get it in writing.

We have our own in-house designers’ referrals for builders so that you can get wholesale pricing.

How long does it take to build a granny flat?

Once we are ready to start your project, it takes around 1-2 weeks for us to submit your application to Council or a Private Certifier. Then it takes nearly 10 working days for the approval.

Immediately after the approval, the builder will lay the footing or slab. Within 2 weeks, ‘Lock-up’ is achieved. After this, the building has to be fitted out with bathroom, kitchen, floor coverings, insulation, painting and connection to electricity, gas, and sewer. Finally, the builder will clean up the granny flat and inspect with you before completing your new granny flat.

Then by our Private Certifier inspection is carried out for the occupation of the Granny Flat. On an average, the entire process may take 10-12 weeks from the day you contact us to the day the keys are in your hand.

Do we have any option to change the plans?

: If you feel that a granny flat plan is not quite right for you, then we will work with you to design a floor plan according to your need.

What is the difference between a relocatable home and a granny flat kit?

A relocatable home comes to you already erected, and it is mostly pre-built. These transportable homes must go through the DA approval process. On the other hand, a granny flat kit arrives on your site by truck and is erected quickly by the contractors.

What is the difference between a Granny Flat and a Cabin?

A Granny Flat has all the amenities of a smaller home, whereas a cabin is a small abode with limited facilities that can usually be found in tourist parks.

Are there any hidden costs?

NO! There are no hidden costs in our process.

What Choices do I have in Design?

We have a wide range of designs for granny flats that can be altered according to your needs. In order to find a design that best fits you and your property, we suggest you consult with us and many other companies.

Our design size ranges from 35 square metres to 60 square metres. We can also add decks, veranda’s, patios, and awnings to add extra space.

How much rental income can I derive from my new granny flat?

Since Sydney rental prices are very good for property-owners, you can expect weekly rents in the range of $350 to $500 depending on granny flat size and your area.

Can I have a granny flat that accommodates the disabled people and aged people?

Yes, we cater granny flats for disabled amenities. Some of the available options are:

  • Safety grab rails
  • Step-less shower bases
  • Wider doorways
  • Hand held showers
  • Raised toilets
  • Ramps with balustrade instead of steps

Can you build a granny flat that suit a windy or fire prone Area?

Yes. We can help you build granny flats that suit various wind ratings. Also on your behalf, we will do a Bushfire Report.

Is it better to build a steel-framed or timber-framed Granny Flat?

Both the steel-framed and timber-framed Granny Flat has many advantages, but the pricing does not vary a lot. You need to choose the right floor design that suits your needs. Both the types of granny flats are done by the Building Code of Australia and all BASIX requirements.

What hours are you open?

We are open 5 days a week. During weekdays the hours of operation will be from 9:00am to 5:30pm. You can also Contact Us via email, and one of our staffs will contact you on Monday morning.