Why build a granny flat?
You may want to build a granny flat to increase your rental yield.
How to find a reputable builder?
Word of mouth is a good place to start. Looking on Google also works.
Where do I start, I want to build a Granny Flat
If you are thinking about building a granny flat you may want to consider about the following few points:
• Approval criteria
• Design process, and
Perth buyers may also want to sit down with the builder and explain to them what your expectations are from the builder. You may also want to let them know what your budge is. There are also a few things you may want to take with you:
• Sewage diagram
• Geologist report
You will also need to make time for the builder to visit the site and come back with some options in terms of what can or can’t be built, and also pricing options of what he can build for your budget. Every site is not the same, so there will be different options for different Perth buyers.
There are also some minimum requirements to install a Granny Flat on your house block. The property needs to be a minimum size, I think it’s about 450 square meters, you will need to check with the local council to determine what the minimum requirement is.
Other external factors to consider are the trees in your backyard, that if they are more than six meters tall then the distance you need to keep away from them is three meters.
First thing Perth buyers should do is go the local council and get a 149 application, I think you can even download it.
Pricing:Prices can be as high as $100,000 for a granny flat, and as low as $30,000. I suppose if you are having a custom built granny flat made from brick then $100,000 seems to be the going price. I know there are some standard designs that start from as low as $30,000, these are usually a refurbished transportable building.
Size:Even though a granny flat is small in size compared to traditional homes, they can still have two decent sized bedrooms, with wardrobes, a kitchen, dining, and living space, as well as a bathroom and laundry.