Choosing the right Granny Flat Builder is probably the one most important decisison for your entire journey to complete your granny flat. It’s not always easy to decide how to choose the best granny flat builder, in fact most people make the mistake of just considering the price tag, resulting in hidden costs /variations /issues arising & blowing out the budget by tens of thousands.
We decided to help by giving you with the…
Granny Flat Builders – Your 3 Step Definitive Guide To Making A Good Decision.
You can also see: Granny Flat Designs, Design & Approval Guide, 1st Steps with your Granny Flat.
The next step is about identifying the hidden site costs upfront, before you are heavily committed. Budgeting for your granny flat is just as important as selecting the right design & builder so you can find out now rather than later if your site has restrictions that outright prevent you building or constraints that may cause budget blowouts.
We use our online tools to determine if your property meets the minimum requirements to build a Granny Flat & collect your key planning documents, which are a requirement by law for any building works.
Granny Flat Builders – The Next Steps
If you haven’t done so already we can collect your required & essential planning documents from the authorities free of charge (cost price).
Getting A Quote – Building Quotes
– can you build or not & can you get CDC 10 day fast tracked approval or a slow 3 month DA approval?
– One of the 1st steps is to arrange your 149 (2) & (5) certificates which will help the builder quote you more accurately by understanding the design, approval & planning requirements of your specific property, how the council will treat your granny flat development & how easy or difficult it will be to get approval.
– do you require a sewer encasement with Sydney Water or can you avoid an extra $10,000+ cost?
– are there any easements or permanent restrictions on your site which do no allow you to build?
This will provide you with piece of mind by answering the question if you can or simply can’t build, a long with how much it could cost you in hidden extras.
You can also ask to speak with a local expert & builders
Get in touch today on (02) 9290 2481 or reply to this email for a response within 24 hours.
Make sure you’re quoted the best price 1st time & upfront.
The following council documents will identify possible hidden issues on your site such as:
Sewer encasement – possible extra cost of $5,000 – $15,000.
Easement which obstructs the build zone – $5000 – $10,000 + or possible non build.
Bushfire zone – possible extra cost of $1000 – $5000
Flood zone – possible extra cost of $1000 – $5000
These documents are a requirement for all Australian builders prior to quoting an accurate price.