Q. What requirements must I met in order to have a granny flat built on my block?

A. There are different guidelines that must be followed which will determine whether or not construction of a flat is permitted on your block. The Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy 2009 is the current legislation which will determine whether you can build a granny flat on your block.


Q. How big of a flat can I construct?

A. Provided you are cleared to build a granny flat, the largest granny flat size is 60 square metres.


Q. Can a flat be constructed in all local government council areas?

A. The answer to this question is “Yes”, but before you build your granny flat, contacting the council in your area to determine any and all restrictions which may stop you from building on your block will be necessary. A Section 149(2) Planning Certificate can be purchased for $40 and most often identifies whether you will be permitted to build a granny flat on your block.


Q. Will Granny Flat Builder build my flat or will it come as a DYI project?

A. Granny Flat Builder offers both plan, design and construct packages.


Q. My block currently has a granny flat. Is it possible to build another?

A. No. You are not able to build a second granny flat.


Q. Are granny flats permitted on battle axed blocks?

A. Yes, provided your block has an access laneway of more than 3m, and measures no less than 12 m x 12 m without measuring in the access laneway.


Q. Can my granny flat be built attached to my home or will it need to be separate from my home?

A. Both attached and detached granny flats can be built. Do keep cost in mind.


Q. Am I limited to one of your standard design granny flats?

A. No. Granny Flat Builder will customize a design specifically to your specifications.


Q. Can I choose the colours and finishes of my granny flat?

A. Yes. We offer a wide range of colours and finishes for you to select for the ideal granny flat to complement your home and yard.


Q. Can you build my granny flat to be wheel chair compliant?

A. Yes. Depending on the design you choose.


Q. Will it take long to gain approval to build my granny flat?

A. We can have your granny flat planned, designed and constructed in as little as 10 days.


Q. Can approval for my granny flat be done through a private builder certifier, or is going through my local council necessary.

A. We may be able to have your site approved through a private certifier, provided it is in full compliance with the SEPP.


Q. How long will it take to build my granny flat?

A. We can have your granny flat built in as little as 8 to 10 weeks from start to finish.