What is a Granny Flat?
Granny Flats are defined as ‘secondary dwellings’, they are secondary to the main property on a single block. In addition, it must be self-contained with a separate bathroom, Kitchen, Bedroom, Laundry and living area.
Each council and state is different, here are guidelines that feature across most states.
- The Granny Flat can have no more than 60m² of living space. However Patio’s, Verandahs or carports can be attached in addition to that allowance.
- The owner of the granny flat must also be the owner of the primary dwelling.
- The block must be at least 450m² to build a granny flat.
- Each Residential property is limited to one granny flat.
- Finally granny flats can be attached to the primary dwelling or free standing.
Benefits of Building a Granny Flat
There are many benefits of building a granny flat on your existing property. Building a granny flat will add market value on your existing property. This will give you the option as additional income by leasing it out. Another main draw on building a granny flat is it will give you many options. Using a granny flat for additional space such as a home office, teenagers retreat or holiday stay for the extended family. Due to Australia’s population continues to grow, Families and investors are looking to maximise their income. Furthermore they are a perfect example to expanding your existing property.
Design and Appearance
There are literally thousands of styles and designs for a granny flat. They can be designed to appear similar to the main dwelling or a completely new style. Cladding on granny flats is the main appearance feature. They can be designed for brick, weatherboard, hebel, villa-board and even colorbond iron. There is no limit to deciding what works best for you. There is a large range of roofs including hip, gable and skillion to name a few.
In some cases, external garages can be attached the dwelling, as this is not classed as living area. This is most noteworthy a great way to make it feel like a home. In addition, decks and verandahs can also be added while not affecting the living area also. This sets up the perfect summer environment.
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