Granny Flats

Granny flat used as home office in Sydney backyard

‘SECONDARY DWELLING’ DRAWINGS & PLANS

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

Building a ‘granny flat’ could be perfect for you, and it’s never been easier or more affordable.

Also known as a ‘secondary dwelling’, a granny flat can 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.

Design Plus Drafting’s home designers and draftsmen not only design modern and functional granny flats tailored to our clients’ sites and needs, but produce the plan drawings required and assist with the council approval process to make sure it’s as quick and stress-free as possible. 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!

Call us on (02) 9565 2265 to fast-track your granny flat.

I chose Design Plus Drafting because they were local to my area. Thanks to Cameron and Dave the whole process was quick, efficient and easy - they took the stress out of everything. With minimal fuss, they tailored the plans to suit my needs.

Angie – Marrickville
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