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Granny Flat Building Tips

At Cubitt’s, we build Granny Flats and Home Extensions for your lifestyle. That is why we have perfected our process, so you are never in doubt about where you are on your journey. And as always, we are right there with you! We deliver quality service and construction through our handpicked and reliable consultants, designers and tradies across every part your journey.

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Flood-Proofing Your Granny Flat – What You Need To Know

Flood damage to your property can be utterly devastating, and if you’re planning on building a Granny Flat, it’s crucial to take strategic measures to minimise your flood risk. Find out everything you need to know.

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Requirements for Secondary Residences in the ACT

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.

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5 Points to Consider Before you Begin your Home Extension

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.

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How To Choose A Builder For Your Home Extension

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.

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Renovate or rebuild: What’s the best option for you?

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.

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Construction Boom: Why Demand for Home Extensions is at an All-Time High?

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

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Granny Flat Tax: Make Sure You Know Tips and Traps

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.

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Build Your Secondary Dwelling

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.

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The 6 Best Tips on How to Choose the Right Position for Your Granny Flat

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.

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5 Things to Consider Before Moving Your Parents into a Granny Flat

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…

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A Guide to Extending and Renovating Your Home in 7 Essential Steps

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?

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The Quality Materials We Use to Build Your Granny Flat

It’s all too easy to identify homes that have taken shortcuts during the build process. Crumbling or flaking concrete, flimsy door latches, electrical switches which don’t work – small details that all paint a bigger picture.

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Mythbusting Granny Flats

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.

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