The DIY Granny flat

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11 of the Best Granny Flat Cladding Ideas – Shown in Detail

If thinking about building a granny flat, have you considered – what are your granny flat cladding options?   The materials to choose from for granny flat cladding are:   Timber. Cement Fibre Vinyl....

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Gosford Granny Flat Regulations – The Definitive Guide

If you have a property in Gosford, NSW, and are contemplating adding a granny flat to it, the question on your mind may be – what do you need to do first?   First,...

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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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Granny Flat Exteriors – Discover All Your Choices Here

There will come a time when you have to design the exterior of your granny flat. So, what should an external granny flat design show?      The external design should show your ‘style’, while...

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Granny Flat Ideas – 12 Ways to Craft an Incredible Granny Flat

The  question I am constantly asked when it comes to great granny flat ideas is – What does every granny flat need?    To start with; If you can focus on these main points,...

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10 Large Granny Flat Designs – Floorplans to Inspire

Before we get into the designs below; a common question I am asked about large granny flats is – can you build a granny flat over 60sqm?   The answer is yes, although it...

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Can You Build a Granny Flat on a Duplex?

If you have a duplex, you may wonder – can you build a granny flat on a duplex?   Unfortunately no. Both duplexes and granny flats are considered by the Council to be dual occupancy....


How to Soundproof a Granny Flat – The Ultimate Guide

Soundproofing is often overlooked when designing and building your granny flat, but it is highly important to consider. So, how can you best soundproof your granny flat?    Soundproofing begins with your design, by...

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Granny Flat Floor Plans – The Ultimate Guide + Examples

An important part of building a granny flat is getting floor plans drawn. So, what do granny flat floor plans show?   A floor plan is a two-dimensional plan, drawn to scale, of the...

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Narrow Granny Flat Designs – 10 Designs to Inspire You

Some blocks of land are challenging to build a granny flat on, particularly a narrow block. So, can a narrow granny flat fit everything you need to live?   Absolutely, yes. A narrow granny...