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Dean Roller

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How to Know If You Can Build a Granny Flat

To be approved to build a granny flat, there are certain regulations you have to follow. So, what do you need to do first?   It’s important to ensure that you’re not limited by...
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21 Granny Flat Design Ideas – Plus What Must be Included

Looking for Granny Flat designs? I was able to collaborate with BT + Najam Designs, who sent over designs to use freely in this article (see below).   Today, I cover a ton of...

Granny Flat Electrician – Installing Wiring + All You Need to Know

Looking for an electrician for your granny flat? And not sure if you can do any of the wiring yourself? In todays post we cover this and more.   So let’s jump right in...
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Granny Flat Legal Issues – We Break them down with a Lawyer

You may be surprised to uncover common legal problems when building a granny flat. So in today’s article we go over Granny Flat legal issues with Carolyn Deigan, the principal of CLS Legal in...

Granny Flat Plumbing and Sewerage – The Definitive Guide

When building your granny flat, plumbing is a major concern. So how do you plan for your granny flat plumbing and sewerage?   It is important to first understand where your main water will...

Granny Flat Water Meters – How to do it Right

When planning your granny flat plumbing, you will at some point ask; What are my granny flat water meter options?   One option is to have no meter. You don’t have to have a...

Granny Flat Tax – What Do You Need to Pay?

When it comes to deriving an income from a granny flat you need pay tax like anything in life. So, what are the taxes you will pay for a granny flat?   The main...

Granny Flat Capital Gains Tax – What You Need to Know

Ok, so you have decided to build a secondary dwelling on your land, but what are the capital gains tax implications for building a granny flat?   The portion of your property used to...

Granny Flat Fire Rules – Understanding Fire Separation

When planning your secondary dwelling, you may be asking; Can you build a granny flat in a flame zone?   Yes you can. However, there are strict guidelines about this regarding Bushfire Attack Levels...

Contemporary Granny Flats – And How to Build for Less

If you’re researching contemporary granny flats, I’ve included a list of images below with the latest trends for inspiration.   So what do contemporary granny flats include?   Open spaces Big windows Connected Indoor...