Granny Flats are known as ‘secondary residences’ in the ACT and are required to comply with regulations that are slightly different to those in NSW, hence why it is so important to refer to your local and state laws in the planning stages.
You may need to vacate your home while the extension is being built. All first floors, or areas beneath works need to be vacated during construction. Legally, no one is allowed to be beneath construction works during the construction hours of 7am to 4pm or until sheet flooring has been installed.
So, you’ve finally saved enough for that home extension you’ve always wanted. Whether you need more space for a growing family or simply need more room for entertaining, working from home and everyday living, a home extension project is bound to improve your overall quality of life.
Feel like a change of scenery? If you’ve been living in the same Sydney location for a while and find yourself less and less enamoured with your existing home design, you might be thinking about moving to a new suburb or location.
Want to spend more time in the Great Outdoors this summer? There’s no better way to do it than with a stunning alfresco area. Built using premium timber and treated to prevent weather damage, a polished alfresco area can add value and style to your home while you enjoy the fresh air.
This week, at their Annual 2021 Construction Outlook event, Housing Industry Association Chief Economist, Tim Reardon identified Home Extensions and Renovations at an all time high, superseding the previous heights on 2003/2004
As the focus on further education for young people grows, combined with the inability to have an overseas gap year, there are more and more Australians enrolling in University courses. In fact, a University of Sydney spokeswoman recently described demand for places from local students has been “higher than ever”.
In Australia, Granny Flats are becoming an increasingly popular investment and versatile asset to add to existing homes. As families change over time and parents get older, Granny Flats provide an ideal lifestyle for parents who want to avoid overcrowded and expensive aged care facilities and instead be close to family and their grandchildren.
If you are in the process of building or have already built your granny flat, you must now be thinking about the interior design of the home now too. Building a new space is always exciting, especially if it’s as a home extension.
If you or your family are thinking about building a secondary dwelling on your property, then it’s crucial to consider every element of what may be involved from start to finish, and what to expect from the process.
With record-low interest rates, the Government’s HomeBuilder cash grants, the potential scrapping of Capital Gains Tax on Granny Flats, and a high demand for affordable living across New South Wales and the ACT – there has truly never been a better time to invest in a Granny Flat on your property.
There is a plethora of personal and long-term financial benefits to moving your ageing parents into a Granny Flat. These include adding value to your existing property, future leasing benefits, childcare benefits, health and supervision, privacy benefits compared…
Have you always wanted to enjoy the financial benefits and lifestyle advantages of a Granny Flat on your property, but have limited backyard space? Attached Granny Flats are a popular option for those with smaller blocks of land, and are included in the government’s limited-time-only $25,000 HomeBuilder scheme.
Extending your home may be the perfect solution for anyone with a growing family, or for someone looking to increase the value of their existing property. But where do you start?
In recent years, strong housing price growth and the need for affordable housing has driven a rise in the popularity of Granny Flats across NSW and the ACT. A Granny Flat is a positive investment, whether you’re looking to increase the value of your property or need a separate living space for family members.