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There are a number of guidelines which you must comply with in order to determine if a granny flat can be built on your block. The current legislation is called the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy 2009, otherwise known as the ‘SEPP’.
The maximum size is 60 square metres.
Generally speaking, the answer is Yes. However, you will need to check with your local council to see if there are any restrictions which may prevent a grannyflat being built on your block. This can usually be identified by purchasing a Section 149(2) Planning Certificate from your local council, which costs $40.
We are NOT a kit home company. All our buildings are constructed on site, using quality licensed trades people.
No. The SEPP only allows you to build one granny flat per lot.
Only if the access laneway to your block is wider than 3m, and the block measures at least 12m x 12m (excluding the access laneway).
Granny Flats can be attached or detached. Granny Flats Australia specialise in detached granny flats only. Keep in mind that it is usually cheaper to build a granny flat as a separate structure.
Certainly not. We can customize a design to suit your block and your needs. If you do not see a design you like, please feel free to ask for a custom design. We are always updating our designs, so chances are you will find something you like.
Absolutely. We have a large range of colours and materials for you to choose from to suit your lifestyle.
Some of our designs can be modified to comply with Australian Standard 1428.1-2009. Alternatively, one may be designed for you.
The design and approval process generally takes 6-8 weeks. Your project will be ready for construction after that.
If your site is in full compliance with the SEPP, then we will apply through a private certifier. If there are some elements of your site which do not comply with the SEPP, then a Development Application must be submitted to local council. Granny Flats Australia specialise in Complying Development Approvals only (approval through a private certifier).
Generally, it should take no more than 12 weeks for completion, subject to weather and other unforseen circumstances.