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4 Essential Questions To Ask Your Granny Flat Builder

Granny flats can be a great way to expand your home’s value and space. And building these innovative and creative ‘bonus’ spaces are easy to do — if you have the right partner on your side.

Granny flat builders can make the difference between a successful home project that you can enjoy for years to come and one that costs you an arm and a leg — and, despite this, does not get approved.

To protect yourself and your investment from a waste of time and money, you need to ask all granny flat builders these four essential questions when vetting their suitability.

  1. Do you know about the policies for granny flatsin my area?

Regardless of where you’re located, granny flats across Australia have to conform to certain standards and regulations. There are requirements that each state and territory has for how far a detached granny flat must be from the edges of your property or how big it can be.

Professional and proficient granny flat builders need to know all about these details — especially if they’re advertising as builders for your state.

Local council bylaws have details that must be scrutinised and an approval process that must be adhered to. It’s often just a formality, but that doesn’t mean your builder can get a free pass. You should also check to see if the layout designs keep to these standards.

Once you ask them what the requirements are, make sure to do your own research and make sure how valid their claims are and how solid their knowledge is.

  1. Does your build come with any guarantees?

Experienced granny flat builders have a specific design and consultation process, so they should have guarantees that revolve around the process. That’s not because they need to protect themselves, but, rather, because they want to give you peace of mind.

Smart Choice Granny Flats, for example, comes with multiple guarantees that allow clients to feel that their investment is always protected. These include:

You’ll know you’re in good hands because Smart Choice Granny Flats has already thought about every part of the design process from your standpoint.

  1. What are your qualifications?

Granny flat builders need to have certain qualifications to show that they can deliver construction projects on time and within budget. Smart Choice Granny Flats is fully licensed as a builder in NSW and completely insured.

Our team also has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has been operating as dedicated granny flat builders since 2012. You can make sure that we’re as proficient as we claim to be by asking to see some of our display homes. This will help you get a sense of how good our craftsmanship truly is.

Another great measure of our qualifications is testimonials. These reviews from past customers can help you find out more about our experience of working with granny flat builders, which goes beyond our technical proficiency.

  1. Are granny flatsa good investment?

Granny flats are a fantastic option for individuals who have some extra property out front and want to find a way to make good use of this extra space.

Some families use granny flats to house their extended family members and aging parents. Others want to extend their own home’s use and function with some additional space. And, others still rely on granny flat builders so they can create a handy rental property and begin making a second income as a landlord.

Many homeowners who do decide to build their own granny flats rely on quality inclusions to boost the price of their investment down the road. It may cost more, but a few luxury upgrades can make all the difference when you’re ready to sell your home.

To get an estimate of your potential return on investment for a granny flat, use the Smart Choice Granny Flats investment calculator.

Choose industry leaders as your granny flat builders

From project initiation through to completion, the Smart Choice Granny Flats team will be with you every step of the way. You can expect the design and build process to flow smoothly, without hiccups, and right on time and budget. These are the real experiences of clients just like you. Learn more about what sets our process and professionalism apart at Smart Choice Granny Flats today.