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We deliver quality service and construction that’s why we have handpicked the best and most reliable consultants, designers and tradies across every part your journey. From our showroom consultants right through to specialist carpenters and our award-winning council planning team. We offer a clear and assured approach to building your dream Granny Flat or Home Extension.

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2023 National Construction Code Changes in Australia

Understand the transformative impact of NCC 2022 updates in Australian construction, fostering sustainability, accessibility, and energy efficiency.

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Can I fill in a swimming pool and build a Granny Flat?

Building a granny flat over a pool site demands debris removal, VENM fill, compaction, and expert guidance for stability, safety, and compliance. Find out everything you need to know to turn a money pit into an Granny Flat income stream or comfy home.

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Granny Flat or Studio – What is the Difference?

Understand the difference between a Granny Flat and a studio. From self-contained havens to creative spaces, unravel the difference in amenities, value and costs and of course, the option that best suit your lifestyle and legal requirements.

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What is an Attached Granny Flat?

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.

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From TV Screen to Real Dream: Cubitt’s ads on during The Block 2023

The Block 2023 viewers are in for a treat as Cubitt’s brings our compact luxury, clever living Granny Flat designs to the show’s ad breaks. From sleek modern styles to charming classics, the magic of Cubitt’s will captivate and inspire homeowners across NSW and ACT.

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Granny Flat Finance – Now Inhouse with Cubitt’s

Getting your Granny Flat finance is made easy with Cubitt’s Granny Flats and Mortgage Choice. Our trusted partnership offers personalised solutions tailored to your needs. George Lemone, your dedicated broker, brings extensive knowledge and experience to navigate the lending landscape. With his guidance, achieving your dream Granny Flat becomes a seamless and rewarding experience.

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Types of Loans to Finance a Granny Flat

With interest rates soaring, investing in Granny Flats has become increasingly popular. Explore the tax deductible advantages, including depreciation deductions, that make them an attractive option for savvy investors looking to maximise returns in the current real estate market.

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Building Dreams with Confidence: Meet Our Trusted Draftsperson Paul

Meet Paul, one of our skilled draftspeople at Cubitt’s, dedicated to bringing your visions to life with precision and care. Trustworthy, innovative, and reliable, he ensures your dream project stays on time and within budget.

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Understanding Land Zoning: A Step-by-Step Guide to Development Potential

Discover the power of land zoning and its influence on property development. Learn how to access zoning information for your property using the NSW Planning Portal. Unravel the Local Environmental Plan to find what can be built within your zone and make informed development decisions.

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Expert Builder: Screw Piers in Granny Flats

Granny Flats on screw piers – when are screw piers required for Granny Flats, what are the benefits and how it all works

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Granny Flats Hunter Valley

Discover the advantages of building a Granny Flat in the Hunter Valley. Increase property value, enjoy extra space, generate rental income, and embrace multigenerational living in this stunning wine region.

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Cessnock Property Owners: Build Your Own Wine Country AirBnB

Discover the vibrant Hunter Valley in NSW, Australia, and how property owners in Cessnock can build their own AirBnB to capitalise on the booming accommodation market. Offer exceptional lodging options amidst picturesque vineyards and charming town atmosphere.

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Granny Flat: Part Time Investment and Side Hustle – A True Story

Discover the inspiring story of Morgan and Matt, a young couple who turned their property into a part-time investment and side hustle with the creation of The Poolhouse—a beautiful granny flat in Wollongong. Learn how they transformed their space, their plans for the future, and the flexibility a Granny Flat offers for various purposes.

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Guide to Making Your Granny Flat Tax Deductible

With interest rates soaring, investing in Granny Flats has become increasingly popular. Explore the tax deductible advantages, including depreciation deductions, that make them an attractive option for savvy investors looking to maximise returns in the current real estate market.

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Assurance that a licensed builder agrees you can construct your project

A site visit by a licensed builder is crucial for accurate project quotes, assessing access, and identifying potential issues that affect construction. It sets the foundation for a successful build.

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Inside Our Most Popular Two Bedroom Family Granny Flat Designs

Get inspired inside two of our most popular Granny Flat designs, showcasing modern living at its finest. From sleek facades and spacious interiors to functional layouts and timeless aesthetics, these Granny Flats are designed to elevate your lifestyle. With a focus on versatility, ample natural light, and clever storage solutions, these designs offer the perfect balance of comfort and style for contemporary living.

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Smaller Builders: The Safer Choice for Construction Amidst Supply and Pipeline Issues

Discover why homeowners and investors are turning to smaller builders amidst supply and pipeline issues. Explore how Cubitt’s ensure timely completion and superior quality while providing peace of mind.

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Beautifully Styled Three Bedroom Family Granny Flat

The Bottlebrush three bedroom Granny Flat boasts an open-plan kitchen-living area that offers the ultimate in comfort and style. With an oversized kitchen, ample storage space, and premium quality furniture, the living area is perfect for modern family living. Experience the perfect blend of coastal-inspired design and modern functionality with the Bottlebrush design.

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Expert Builder: Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are a common feature in many granny flat builds or indeed any residential build, especially those that are constructed on sloping or uneven terrain. Find out why they’re used and how they’re built.

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Cubitt’s Site Ambassador Madi Moriarty

Bringing you all the on site visuals and behind the scenes of how Cubitt’s builds its granny flats and home extensions, and actively promoting women in trades – introducing our Site Ambassador, Madi Moriarty.

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