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Granny Flat Under $50,000 – With Real Examples

You may have noticed that the prices of granny flats can range quite erratically. So, can you build a granny flat for under $50,000? Yes, you can. For under $50,000 you can get a...

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Granny Flat Under $10,000 – Can It Be Done?

With more people today trying to get into the housing market at a more affordable price, it has left many people wondering – Is it possible to build a granny flat for under $10,000?...


Granny Flat Insurance – Comparing Prices from Real Quotes

You may now be looking at securing your granny flat investment by insuring it. So, the main question is : What is the cost of granny flat insurance?   This can be difficult to answer...

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How to Dig Holes for Concrete Footings

Since opting for our Granny flat to be build on piers (We have a sloping block) I needed to know how to dig holes for concrete piers And the answer was: With a two-man...

Sustainable Granny Flats

BASIX Energy Requirements for Granny Flats

What are the BASIX requirements for Granny Flats? They are to ensure you meet the Governments requirements for sustainability, regarding: 1. Water Commitments (to save water) 2. Thermal Comfort (Regarding insulation) 3. Energy Commitments...

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Can You Build Your Own Granny Flat?

To save money I wanted to know about building as an “owner-builder”. So can you build your own granny flat?   Yes, you can. As an “owner-builder” you can obtain the right permits. Then...

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Does a Granny Flat Need to be Built on a Concrete Slab?

When setting out to plan our granny flat, I was worried about our sloping land. All other designs I had seen were built on concrete slabs and I knew this wasn’t possible for us....