Arrange an on-site appointment with our Granny Flat Specialist.
Building Site Assessed.
Design and housing requirements discussed.
Quote/Tender prepared and presented.
Section 10.7 Certificate ordered.
Housing Industry Association Building Contract prepared.
Contract Meeting with Builder.
Concept Floor Plan & design meeting.
Complete Architectural Working Drawings.
CDC and/or DA payment required.
BASIX Certificate obtained.
Stormwater and engineering designed.
Sydney Water tap in.
Lodgement to Private Certifier.
Select your Internal and External Colours and Materials.
10% Construction Deposit required.
Homeowner Warranty Insurance obtained.
NTC (Notice To Commence) to Certifier.
Introduction to the Site Manager and Supervisor.
On-site Construction commences.
All required Certifier, Engineer and Sydney Water Inspections are carried out as required.
Occupational Certificate provided
6 Years Warranty provided
Granny Flat keys provided
We at Smart Choice Granny Flats are passionate about building custom granny flats that are both aesthetically beautiful and incredibly functional. We take great pride in building our innovative designs at amazing prices for people across Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong, and New Castle.
The process of building a granny flat may seem complex or intimidating. However, we’ve managed to make the experience as straightforward and stress-free as possible with our 7-stage process.
Our 7-stage process, detailed below, breaks down your journey with us into seven basic stages. This ranges from an on-site appointment with our knowledgeable Granny Flat Specialists to the moment we give you your keys. The stages in-between consist of getting approval from all necessary parties, having meetings with you and our team to discuss the build and your customisations, and, of course, the actual construction of the flat.
You can count on us to provide you with first-class service throughout every stage. To us, this means being highly communicative, transparent, reliable, efficient, and attentive to your needs. We ensure that you’re never left feeling disoriented or unsure of what’s coming next.
Before starting the 7-stage process, you’ll first have to select one of our granny flat designs. If you’re having trouble deciding, you’re more than welcome to visit our display home for inspiration. You can also contact our friendly team at your next convenience. We’d be happy to provide you with some advice on choosing the right flat design for your needs.
Our comprehensive 7-stage building process isn’t the only thing we’ve done to enhance the experience for our clients. We’re also highly experienced in what we do, and we offer more customisation options than other flat builders.
Perhaps our strongest feature is our extensive list of quality inclusions, which details all the things we do within the 7-stage process that sets us apart from our competitors!
To learn more about what it’s like to hire Smart Choice Granny Flats, we suggest reading through our 7-stage building process below. You can also contact us by calling 1300 176 278, emailing [email protected], or filling out our enquiry form.
At Smart Choice Granny Flats, we are passionate about building custom granny flats that are both beautiful and incredibly functional. We take great pride in creating our innovative designs at amazing prices for people across Sydney, Central Coast, Wollongong and Newcastle.
The process of building a granny flat may seem complex at first. However, we’ve managed to make the experience as straightforward and stress-free as possible with our 7-stage process.
If you have been wondering whether or not you should be building a granny flat and what the process involves, we hope to answer all your questions right here.
Granny flats are, by design, extremely versatile. They can be built for ageing parents — or you can explore using them for other ventures such as a detached studio, a retreat away from the main house, an affordable solution for family visiting from overseas for an extended period of time and many more uses. Seeing as granny flats can be as big as 60 m2 plus external garages and covered areas, they are also becoming an increasingly popular choice for first-time homeowners.
In over a decade of operation, we have had customers from all walks of life wanting to build a granny flat for a variety of purposes. All have been extremely satisfied with our 7-stage building process, so let’s look into it and the finer details of how we build a granny flat.
Our 7-stage process, detailed below, breaks down your journey with us into seven basic stages. This process encompasses the first moment you meet for an on-site appointment with our knowledgeable Granny Flat Specialists to the moment we give you the keys. The stages in-between consist of getting approval from all necessary parties, having meetings with you and our team to discuss the build and your customisations and, of course, the actual construction of the flat. Let’s look at each step in closer detail:
The first step of the process is to arrange an on-site appointment with our Granny Flat Specialist. This is the builder that will be your point of contact throughout the whole journey with us. After having assessed the building site, they will sit down with you to discuss your design and housing requirements. In just a few days, we will have prepared a Fixed Price Turnkey Quote and presented it to you.
After you have accepted the tender, we will order a survey of the land and purchase a section 10.7 Planning Certificate to ensure the building of your granny flat can go ahead.
In the meantime, we will draw together a Housing Industry Association Building Contract and a contract meeting with the builders who will take care of your construction.
At this stage, we will completely define the concept floor plan during a design meeting, as well as finalising the complete architectural working drawings, the stormwater system and the engineering plans. The CDC (Complying Development Certificate) levy and/or the DA payment will now need to be paid. We will obtain a BASIX Certificate, tap in the Sydney Water system and lodge the plans to a Private Certifier.
With our guidance and counselling, it is now time for you to select your internal and external colours and materials from our extensive range. After you have paid a 10% Construction Deposit, we will obtain a Homeowner Warranty Insurance and hand in an NTC (Notice To Commence) to the Certifier.
At this point, a Site Manager and a Supervisor are introduced to the project — the on-site construction commences. All and any certifier, engineer and Sydney Water inspections are carried out as required.
Once the building stage is complete (in 12 weeks or less!), we will obtain an Occupational Certificate and hand over the Granny Flat keys to you. All of our builds come with a 6-year warranty and all the necessary legal and governmental fees paid to be inhabitable right away.
During this journey to your dream granny flat, you can count on us to provide you with first-class service throughout every stage. To us, this means being highly communicative, transparent, reliable, efficient and attentive to your needs. We ensure that you’re never left feeling disoriented or unsure of what’s coming next. We want you to know exactly how we are building your granny flat and keep you up to date on the progress along the way. Moreover, we also consult you for every important decision regarding your future property and your concerns and suggestions are always addressed and taken into account.