Granny Flat FAQs
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All the Granny Flat FAQs about designing and building a designer granny flat.
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Do I need Council Approval?
Not necessarily. Many Councils don't require Council Approval, and you'll only need a Private Certifier to approve construction. While some States always require Council Approval. It depends on your location. A local town planner will be able to assist you with this information, or ask our friendly team for a Site Investigation Report.
What is the Maximum Size I can have?
This will come down to your Local Council rules. Councils can have different regulations depending on your zone and property. In general, you can build between 50-100m2 with 1-3 bedrooms. Talk to our team about your property rules.
How long does construction take?
Granny flat construction generally takes 10-12 weeks once the builder starts. This will come down to the size of your granny flat, the amount of earthworks required, and any extra features you require.
Can I change my design?
We specialise in fully personalised designer granny flats. We offer a customised designed service. Or if your vision doesn't fit your property and Council rules, we can update your plans to suit.
Can I subdivide my property?
Generally, adding a secondary dwelling does not allow you to subdivide your block. Both homes will remain on the one title. We recommend talking to your Local Council to start planning ahead.
Can I have more than one Funky Little Shack on my block?
Unfortunately not. Generally, Councils only approve one secondary dwelling along with your existing or primary home on the block.
Can I just buy the plans and build it myself?
Absolutely! You can ask our team for a full set of customised design plans and material specifications. We can also assist getting you started with approvals and consultants. Tell us what you want and we will email the design plans directly to you.
Can I choose a different colour for mine?
Of course! We'll accommodate exactly to your tastes. We are also happy to assist with colour styling.
Is this a kit home?
Most Funky Little Shacks are traditionally built on site like a normal home. However, some designs can come in prefabricated form and shipped/craned on site where the location is easily accessible.
Does my Funky Little Shack come with any warranties/guarantees?
Yes. You will receive all the standard warranties/guarantees that come with any new home build. We partner with trusted licensed local builders who will provide you with everything you need to feel supported.
Can I get solar panels on my home?
Yes. Our team is passionate about building eco-friendly solutions and smart sustainable designs. Solar panels can definitely be added to your Funky Little Shack.
Can I have air conditioning?
Yes of course. A system typically costs around $1500-2000 installed. Tell us where you want them installed and we will design to suit.
See The Gallery
Want to see what your granny flat can turn into? Check out our Gallery for all the finished and in-progress photos of our Funky Little Shack projects.
Every designer granny flat is created to perfectly suit your property and lifestyle, as well as adhere to building and Council regulations. See the personality shine through in our Gallery below.
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Our team is friendly, flexible and experts in sustainable small home design. Call us today on 1300 377 744 or click below to tell us what you want.