Planning to build a Granny Flat is an exciting time, not only due to providing flexible additional accommodation for your family, but also as an investment that is likely to increase the value of your existing property and bring in a constant, passive revenue stream to your overall income. However, when searching for a builder and mapping out your budget, it’s important to know you are getting good value-for-money for your investment. A great place to start is by looking at what’s included in a Granny Flat model package
Building Structure Inclusions
We’ve all heard the horror stories. Projects that painstakingly take years on end for completion, or brand-new buildings riddled with crumbling concrete, leaks in the roof or windows that don’t quite shut. Choose a builder that uses top-quality materials and delivers a structurally strong Granny Flat that will stand the test of time.
Our team have been building Granny Flats and Home Extensions for over 25 years, and have actively sourced, tried and tested high-quality materials from world-class suppliers. Every Granny Flat model by Cubitt’s includes COLORBOND® steel pitched roofing in a selection of colours to choose from, steel floor framing, well-engineered frames and trusses for added stability, aluminium framed windows and durable external cladding from Weathertex, James Hardie and more.
Our Granny Flats also include our Classic Structural Guarantee, a certified termite treatment as well as high-performance insulation to all floors, external walls and ceilings.
Internal Fittings Included
It’s easy to forget just how many internal fittings are needed in a new building. Cubitt’s build Granny Flats that are ready for living - with quality, functional and modern fittings. Every bedroom includes sliding mirrored wardrobe doors in white aluminium, complete with shelves and hanging rail fit-out, providing plenty of storage.
Cubitt’s kitchens include all kitchen cabinetry, benchtops, splashbacks, a stainless-steel sink and modern appliances such as an electric or gas cooktop, under-bench oven and recirculating rangehood. The bathroom is finished and all ready for use too, with a white ceramic toilet, wide white vanity, vanity mirror, clear glass aluminium framed shower screen, chrome tapware and matching accessories such as chrome towel rail, toilet roll holder and soap holder.
These are just a few of the wide range of inclusions that come as standard with our Granny Flats. Secure peace of mind and value for money when you invest in a Granny Flat with Ian Cubitt’s Classic Home Improvements.
Trade Service Inclusions
There is no need to source all the various trade services, as this is all included when you enlist Cubitt’s as your Granny Flat builder.
All plumbing work is included for kitchen, bathroom and laundry connections, as well as a water usage read meter. Plus, we include eco-friendly recycled water system for the toilet and laundry, AAA-rated water-saving taps in bathroom and laundry as well as a 3,000L rainwater tank in a selection of colours for you to choose from. We even include a 5-star energy saving hot water system.
Electrical work includes internal light points, internal and external double power points, bathroom exhaust fan, smoke detector, TV and phone outlets, electrical meter, sub-board and safety switches to all points.
Painting work is all covered for you too, including walls, ceiling and timber works, external door, eaves and alfresco ceiling (where applicable). And of course, tiling is included for kitchen walls, laundry splashback, bathroom floor and bathroom wall borders and shower area.
All these inclusions mean that when you partner with Cubitt’s to build your Granny Flat, and open your brand-new front door, you will find a complete, warranted, certified building with quality craftsmanship.
Cubitt’s builds quality Granny Flats on time, within budget, that are ready for living. Beyond the structure, fittings and trade services, we also deliver the latest Wi-Fi technology with a UniFi Wi-Fi Aerial included in every Granny Flat built by Cubitt’s plus much, much more! Browse our full range of Granny Flat inclusions.
Customer Service Inclusions
Last but certainly not least, is the service that’s included. There’s nothing worse than enduring the high-stress predicament of being left in the dark, with unreturned phone calls, unanswered questions and a lack of updates – especially for such a personal and high-value project as a Granny Flat.
At Cubitt’s, our award-winning customer service team will keep you informed right from the very beginning. Our experienced design consultants are experts in their field, and offer a customisation service so you can build the perfect Granny Flat for your needs and lifestyle. Plus, every customer at Cubitt’s receives a dedicated project supervisor, providing full transparency and regular updates.
See for yourself why Cubitt’s are the most trusted Granny Flat builder in NSW and the ACT. View all details on our full range of Granny Flat inclusions here or call our team for more information on 1300 721 150.
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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.