Moving out of home can be a daunting concept for young adults with an illness or disability, especially for those who are usually quite reliant on their parents. It can be an equally anxious time for parents or relatives of adults with disability, who want to see their family members learn and mature to become more independent people, but would feel more comfortable keeping their family close. What if you could build accessible accommodation to suit the needs of your loved one, provide the sense of privacy and independence required, keep your family together, all while adding value to your existing property?
In this article, we unpack why a Granny Flat may be the perfect solution as specialist disability accommodation.
Completely Tailored to Your Needs
Unlike most other companies, Cubitt’s offers custom Granny Flats designed and built entirely to suit your specific accessibility and lifestyle requirements. Beyond standard customisations such as floor plan, design, fixtures and materials, you can also choose to add wheelchair ramps, wider doorframes, hand rail installation, reconfigured wardrobes and much more.
Alternatively, if you need to build separate living quarters attached to your existing home, we can provide home extensions, modifications and upgrades built with accessibility in mind.
Your home should feel like your home. Cubitt’s is passionate about designing and delivering our customers their dream project, so they can live in the perfect home for their family’s needs. Whatever your accommodation needs may be, our experienced sales and design consultants are ready to listen and help create the solution that’s right for you.
Keep Your Family Close
There is perhaps nothing more reassuring than knowing your loved one is comfortable, has what they need, is living to their full potential and reaching their personal goals. By building a Granny Flat as specialist disability accommodation, you also gain that extra level of supervision. It means your relative with a disability remains in a location that’s familiar to them. They can take that giant step of independence, safe in the knowledge that there is family help available to them right next door.
At Cubitt’s, we understand the importance of accessibility and safety considerations for your family’s needs, whether that involves raising or lowering benches, specific location of switches, safe flooring and tiles and more. Having your young adult children move into a Granny Flat nearby provides not only peace of mind for parents, but also peace and quiet – no more loud video games echoing through the main house!
Every Granny Flat built by Cubitt’s has a wide range of inclusions such as Colorbond® Steel Roofing, high-performance insulation, even the latest in Wi-Fi technology - so your new living space is ready to move into as soon as it’s complete. There are multiple designs and floorplans to choose from such as our 1-Bedroom Banksia Granny Flat, which includes 1 bedroom of an impressive size complete with built-in wardrobe, a full-size kitchen, spacious open-plan dining and living area as well as separate bathroom and laundry.
Invest in Your Family's Future
Did you know that according to the latest CoreLogic data, adding a Granny Flat onto your existing land in Australia can increase the value by as much as 30 per cent? There are a number of financial benefits to owning a Granny Flat, which you can read more about here .
Building a customised Granny Flat on your property may be faster, easier and more affordable than you think. Cubitt’s longevity in the market has allowed us to source the best quality materials from world-leading suppliers at affordable prices for our customers. Having built Granny Flats and home extensions throughout NSW and the ACT for over 25 years, Cubitt’s have the experience necessary to design and build the functional space you need in a way that works best for your block of land.
We have handpicked the very best tradesmen in the industry, and work with experienced council planning and drafting teams to ensure no unnecessary delays to your project. Our expert builders can construct projects from as little area as 30m2, or on narrow, sloping or difficult blocks of land – they can even build Granny Flats over old unused pools!
To find out more, call 1300 721 150 to speak with our award-winning customer service team, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The idea of building a Granny Flat is exciting and it can be easy to get carried away, however it’s important to carry out the appropriate research before getting started. Be sure to consult both your local council and state government laws, as these will vary depending on your area.
Looking for an investment, flexible accommodation or a future rental property? Granny Flats are a practical and cost-effective investment that can be designed to suit any use, whether you’re wanting a pool house, teenagers retreat or Airbnb.
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.
At Cubitt’s, we get it – Cubitt’s understand your needs. With maximizing your property’s space whilst keeping family close such a hot topic, we wanted to give you a strong outline of why a Granny Flat is the perfect solution to plan for now. Now that we are in a lockdown, there has never been a better time to plan for your Granny Flat.
Try to purchase a block that is rectangle, with house to the front and plenty of rear garden. It is best if the house is square on the land not on an angle….it gives you more room for privacy from the house and the granny flat.
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.