Does this sound like you?
We exist to make the process of building your granny flat
a simple one. Follow the steps (described below) to build any
granny flat within 16 weeks.
Australia’s Best in the Game.
“YES, YOU CAN REPLICATE
SUCCESS FOR YOURSELF”
You can build your granny flat, the way you want it designed,
for less than any builder will quote you.
All while being in complete control – Not having to pay “fees”
for “additional variations”. Or being worried about getting
ripped off by dodgy builders.
don’t believe this is possible?
See an overview of how to build any granny flat using our slider below:
We start with this simple approach and break down every single component that goes into the 4 steps above…. Making it as “simple as pie” for anyone to follow…
Designed for anyone who has never even picked up a hammer before…
THIS COULD BE YOU
“I know exactly where to start and what to do next…
There is no guesswork in any part of this build”
“Dealing with Council is so easy; I didn’t realise how simple
it was to guarantee approval”
“I saved $30,000 building my granny flat and added double that
to my property’s value”
“The quality of my granny flat is off the charts! Second-to-none”
“I love the space created for my family and I. My confidence
is off the charts seeing what is now in my backyard”
”BUILD LIKE A PRO”
Everything you need to construct
a granny flat for as little as possible
BUILD LIKE A PRO is an online course + All the support you need.
Through a series of videos, notes and templates you have everything you need in order to manage
the construction of your granny flat whether you want to be “hands on” or not.
BY THE END OF THE PROGRAM,YOU WILL KNOW:
- Where to start and the exact steps to take
- How to navigate any council in Australia
- How to source building materials for as low as possible
- How to arrange tradies and labour effortlessly
- How to guarantee a quality job for each part of the build
Steve came to us after receiving a couple of quotes from local granny flat building companies. After some quick maths on the back of a napkin; he made some assumptions for the cost of timber and bricks and came to the conclusion, that something wasn’t right here…
After some more research online for the cost of windows, doors and roofing. He definitely knew something wasn’t right – Why were they quoting him so much?
We did his plans, engineering specifications and showed him the steps to take. (Just to explain Steve works as a project manager for IBM. This is a full time job with long hours. Steve has 2 kids and not much spare time at all.
Even in his circumstance he managed the build of his granny flat using this program and saved $40,000 from those initial quotes received.
WHAT’S INSIDE THE PROGRAM
There are 5 modules (Described below)
PLUS… These Bonuses
The easiest way to ensure you save 5 to 15% off anything at Bunnings Warehouse.
Watch Jerry Tyrrell (The founder of Tyrells Property Inspections) show you for the lowest cost possible; how to maintain your granny flat for the next 20 years. Living with your new granny flat will never be easier.
AirBnb for your
take that $300+ a week rent to over $600 a week with these 7 simple steps.(It is exactly what we do)
THE BUILD LIKE A PRO CURRICULUM
Build like a pro consists of 5 Modules + a Bonus module we continue to update.
Where to start and what steps to take.
*In order to get started we need to cover a few key elements to ensure the build is smooth sailing.
In this module you will learn:
- How beautiful design doesn’t have to cost the Earth
- The #1 Reason any build goes over budget & how you can prevent this
- Design is key – Find out the golden rules to enjoy your granny flat forever
- Discover the exact steps to become an “owner-builder”
- Find out everything you need to know about insurances
- Follow our simple checklist for Council approval in no time at all.
How to build your granny flat in 16 weeks
* Discover how easy it is to have your granny built in a few short months
In this module you will learn:
- The trades you need to build your granny flat
- How to co-ordinate trades + materials in an easy to follow “script”
- Why a “to-do” list won’t help, but using our Gantt chart will.
- Run your granny flat build on time and on budget
- The most efficient way to build. Nothing left out + nothing added to complicate things
Shopping Time! - Get the materials you need
* Everyone loves a bargain. Let us walk you through the cheapest way to get your building materials.
In this module you will learn:
- What a “Bill of Materials” (BOM) is and why this will guarantee you save money
- Exactly where to buy your materials
- How to find the cheapest prices for everything you need
- How to guarantee you are getting the lowest price
- How to negotiate for anything you need – No matter how “in demand” products are
- When to order your materials and why getting this right makes life easy
Arranging Labour -Get the best tradies and the finest work out of them
* There is a clear way to work with tradies and it can be easily taught.
In this module you will learn:
- What 40+ years of experience looks like when working with tradies
- The simple way to find top quality tradespeople
- How a ‘Scope of Works’ is a “must-have” and the easiest way to draft one
- Which contracts you will need
- How to know in 2 steps whether a tradie is trustworthy or not
- Which 3 questions to ask any tradie how much a job should cost (keeping a tradie honest has never been easier)
- Do a background check within minutes
- What to do if a tradie is “busy” and won’t get back to you
- How to control payments to tradespeople and keep everyone happy
- Plus…A lot more – Working with tradies on site has never been easier
The quality of your granny flat will be outstanding
* We guarantee this and show you exactly how this is possible.
In this module you will learn:
- Why quality of materials and labour should be treated differently
- How to guarantee a job is done right with no construction experience on your part
- How to show a tradesperson exactly what to do – The days of “miscommunication” are over forever
- What a “Builder Buddy” is and how they can successfully troubleshoot any issue that might come up
- Follow our documents and templates for every “job” required to build a granny flat
Enrol now and you’ll also get
ADVANCED BONUS TRAININGS
Bunnings Discounts for your entire build – Including tools and materials of any kind
Tradespeople are entitled to a “Trade Discount” at bunnings, find out exactly how to (legally) extend this trade discount to you and your family.
On a $60,000 build that means an average saving of over $6,000. Take these additional savings and treat yourself to a holiday! Or anything else you want.
The Bunnings Powerpass is like a VIP card, allowing you to slash money off anything you see in store.
Airbnb for your granny flat – How you can make a fortune even if you live in a “non-holiday” location
Most people don’t realise that guests on Airbnb don’t just stay in granny flats for a holiday. They might be:
- Visiting family
- Need short term accommodation due to renovating or building a house nearby.
- Needing a place to use as a “home office”
The reasons are far and wide. So, take advantage of potentially doubling your weekly rent. Steal the tricks + tips to ensure you make the most rent out of anyone in your suburb.
Property maintenance on Autopilot – “The lazy way” to ensure your granny flat is maintained.
Maintaining any building is all about longevity and keeping costs down.
With the insights of Jerry Tyrell himself (Founder of Tyrells Property inspections) and the author of the building and pest inspection codes of Australia. Hear it from the “horse’s mouth” and be pleasantly surprised how easy it is (if the right steps are followed) to keep your granny flat in pristine condition.
Ensure your granny flat never becomes a ‘money pit’ after your had earned cash.
SUPPORT ALL THE WAY THROUGH…
What would make all of this guidance even better? How about 70+ year of combined experience supporting you along the way.
Let’s say after you are given:
You still have questions or need help
at any stage of your build.
WE HAVE YOU COVERED
You will be given a direct line to all the support you need from Mark and Dean, not to mention
a long list of contacts they have to get the answers you need in the shortest time possible.
Having helped 100’s of clients already. Saving them a combined $4,215,00
(and counting), there isn’t much they haven’t seen before.
Plus, with the wealth and knowledge of Jerry Tyrell you are in safe hands.
Jerry Tyrrell is an architect, with over 40 years of experience as a tradesman, contractor, mediator, building
consultant who co-founded Tyrells Property Inspections and co-wrote the Standards and building a pest
inspection in Australia. He is a published author and true giant in the Australia construction industry.
TRY THE BUILD LIKE A PRO COURSE for 14 days with OUR
100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
The Build like a Pro Course + Support comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our one aim is that your life is transformed. You have your dream granny flat, a greater sense of self-confidence and you keep you hard earned savings!
We truly believe it is World class and there is nothing that comes close to offering the guidance and support on offer. But; if you are at all unsatisfied at all, just let us know.
With our continued support we know this program is easy to follow. 😊 That is why with proof that you completed the course work we will give you a 100% refund.
The Build Like a Pro Course Works.
Here is Proof:
“I was completely gobsmacked with how much a local builder wanted to charge us to build a granny flat, and am so thankful I found you guys online!”
I work full time and don’t have time to add a building project to my life. However, with the ease at which you showed me to plan out trades and materials, with a few hours a week, scattered before, during and after my working day, I saved $32,000 on our 2 bedroom granny flat.
Mark and Dean were both there for me when I had a question and guided me on what to do. I feel truly grateful that I went down the owner-builder route and saved my family this money, the $32,000 saved is actually more like $60,000 saved after tax with my salary. Thank you guys and please know I will be spreading the word far and wide!
New South Wales
“It took me a couple of weeks longer than 4 months, but I saved an extra $4,000 on top of the builders margin!
We smashed through the first 3 quarters of the build in no time. Just taking our time at the end to pick and choose which tasks we could do our selves (like painting). We saved easily more than $25,000 on our build and had no experience in construction before.
I take my hat off to both Mark and Dean for taking the time and the dedication to explain everything that we needed to know. And doing this without bombarding Carolyn and I with useless knowledge that many text books prescribe.
Thank you, guys! Both from me and Carolyn from the bottom of our hearts.
“I recall getting BILL SHOCK when I saw the quotes come in from granny flat building companies –I thought there must be another way”
When I started looking online to build a granny flat for my elderly mother, I expected to pay a fraction of the quotes I got from building companies in my area.
My heart sank, I kept thinking why are they charging so much for a simple granny flat? The design I wanted was small enough to just swing a cat inside. But quote after quote, they seemed to come in higher than the last.
I gave up for a few months (dishearten) then started looking online and came across DIY Granny Flat. And I am glad I did! I could trust them, because I wasn’t buying materials from them. I wasn’t hiring them to build – Just leaning on their incredible knowledge to craft something beautiful for Mum.
She is absolutely delighted and I was thrilled to build it for 30% off the highest quote I received. You have a lifetime friend and fan. Keep doing what you are doing guys!
New South Wales
HERE IS THE ALTERNATIVE TO
THE “BUILD LIKE A PRO” PROGRAM
You hire a building company to take over and accept that you will be charged (On average 25%) over the cost of the tradies and materials.
What that means in dollar value is; if you are quoted $120,000 for a 2-bedroom granny flat, you have to accept $30,000 (on average) will be going into the back pocket of a builder.
That is the same as you paying $577 every week for a year to someone you don’t know, to do something that you can do (No matter your experience)
This option is simply out-of-the-question for most of us.
Plus, builders will tie you into contracts that can work in their favour
“Do you want to add a window in the second bedroom? That will be a $X,000+ variation fee thank you very much.”
Builders sub-contract work out to tradespeople anyway, especially when they are busy. Do they check their work? It is hard to do, especially when they have a few building jobs on the go.
Are they taking their time? Or are they focused on completing the job as soon as possible to receive final payment.
You hire a “Project Manager” to do what we show you. But be prepared to pay around 10% of the construction cost for doing so (…Well, at least 10%)
That means for a $120,000 build you pay then at least $12,000 for the privilege of talking to tradespeople on your behalf.
However; you still need to make all the decisions. Truth be told; nobody cares more about your granny flat than you. So, take out the all-important “factor” of love and appreciation for the work being done, and your are still short changing yourself for thousands of dollars.
They don’t understand the importance of the design specifics you want.
They don’t understand than “near enough” is NOT “Good enough”
They have other jobs on as well, no just yours – So the attention to detail is spread across multiple construction sites and it simply opens up situations where things get missed.
Don’t get us wrong.
Heck, we have dear friends who are builders so we know exactly how the industry works. We just understand that for a large percentage of Aussies out there, this is NOT IDEAL in anyway.
We have never seen a project fail when the control is put in your hands (Only when the control is given to someone else… With an open check-book attached to that control…)
And scary stuff can happen… Trust us on that one.
This is in no way meant to “bash” building companies, it is just to provide an alternative to save you money and ensure you get EXACTLY what you ask for.
STILL ON THE FENCE?
“It’s the best investment
you can make.”
- NARIA TAYLOR
There is simply no program available that uncovers how you can save tens of thousands of dollars to have your granny flat built. With all the support you need along the way.