DO YOU NEED MORE SPACE?

Would you love a garden office for sunny days working from home, a rumpus space for teenage kids, or self-contained accommodation for family or tenants?

 

Also known as a ‘secondary dwelling’, a granny flat can likely be certified as a Complying Development without the need for a development application, thanks to the State Environment Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) passed in 2009.

According to NSW Planning & Environment, a granny flat may be approved within a speedy 20 days if it meets the provisions.

In NSW, site requirements include a lot size of at least 450sqm, with a maximum footprint of 60sqm for the granny flat.

Boundary setback, environment, heritage and strata restrictions apply, so it’s a good idea to bring experts on board to make sure your certification goes through smoothly

NEED MORE SPACE? ADD A GRANNY FLAT!

Design Plus Drafting’s qualified building designers not only design modern and functional granny flats tailored to our clients’ site and needs, but produce the plan drawings required and assist with the council approval process to ensures it is efficient and stress-free.

That takes care of all the paperwork, leaving you and your builder to get on with your granny flat construction – at a fraction of the cost and time involved in a conventional extension!

If you are thinking about building a granny flat there must an existing primary dwelling on the property, it’s also worth noting that a granny flat or studio must be at least 900mm away from other buildings.

We can also design studios to be used as a home office, for arts & crafts, maybe a music room or a kids play area.

Are you running out of space and have land to spare? We can help!

OUR SERVICES

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

We lead you through the DA process from starting your design through to lodging all of the relevant drawings and documents with your local council. We'll take the stress out of your DA.

Complying Development Certificates

Being granted a CDC is a much speedier process than a DA. However your development must meet a specific, state-wide set of rules and regulations.

New Home Designs

Our trademark homes are light-filled, open-plan living spaces with plenty of storage that embrace a broad range of budgets.

Granny Flat Designs

Would you love a garden office for sunny days working from home, a rumpus space for the kids, or self-contained accommodation for family? We can also design a secondary dwelling for tenants.

ARBORISTS & LANDSCAPES

An experienced landscape designer will provide ideas for your plant selection and garden layout by blending your preferences with their expertise in landscape garden designs.

Extensions and Home Additions

With our home design expertise and detailed know-how of the approval processes, we can help with attic conversions, home extensions, and first floor additions.

Renovation Designs and Plans

We can create more space for your growing family and solve the issues with your existing home that have been bugging you from the day you moved in.

Custom Joinery Design

Bespoke pieces allow clients to make the most of every space within the home and assist in maximising storage solutions in a unique way that complements their living spaces.

Shop & Retail

Our experienced team are able to work in tandem with you to design the perfect shopping environment and workplace to suit to your branding.

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS

A successful kitchen and/or bathroom design will encompass all your needs, ensuring an appropriate layout of the area. We can develop designs that suits the needs of your family.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

We prepare all the documents you need to get your design approved, whether you need a development application or complying development certificate.

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & TENDER DOCUMENTS

We can provide you with all the schedules and construction details to allow your builder to accurately quote the design.

NEW HOME & GRANNY FLAT DESIGNS

We design aesthetically pleasing & functional spaces to solve all your architectural needs, whether it is a new home or a small granny flat.

EXTENSIONS & HOME ADDITIONS

Our designs can make the best use of the space and compliment the existing home while providing additional. living spaces.

ARBORISTS & LANDSCAPES

Our designs can make the best use of the space and compliment the existing home while providing additional living spaces.

RENOVATIONS

Improve the flow and function of your existing home or convert spaces to better suit your lifestyle. Add additional. natural light to enhance the home.

INTERIOR DESIGN

We can assist with selecting all your finishes, joinery design & furniture to help bring the design to life.

CUSTOM JONERY

Improve the flow and function of your existing home or convert spaces to better suit your lifestyle. Add additional natural light to enhance the home.

RETAIL & SHOP DESIGN

We can assist with selecting all your finishes, joinery design & furniture to help bring the design to life.

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS

We can assist with selecting all your finishes, joinery design & furniture to help bring the design to life.

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