Should I Consider Building a Granny Flat?

30 Jun 2015

The popularity of “granny flats” is on the rise in Perth. Changes to local planning laws in 2014 have seen a rapid increase in interest from homeowners wishing to add these independent dwellings to their property. Thanks to relaxed planning rules, adding a granny flat to your property is now easier than ever and can also represent a wise property investment.

Benefits of a Granny Flat

Granny flats are no longer just for granny; they can also provide independence and privacy for adult children who are living at home longer, they are ideal for a home office or studio and they are ideal for guest or staff accommodation.

The recent rise in interest in granny flats however, has come from property owners looking to add the dwelling as a rental investment. The new planning laws now allow the dwelling to be rented out to the public for profit. A two bedroom granny flat can earn rental income of $250-$350 per week, which exceeds the repayments on the construction loan.

Granny flats will of course continue to be a great option for multi-generational family living. They allow grandparents to live in the safe proximity of their loved ones for far less than the cost of retirement villages and aged care facilities. They also make the perfect ‘lock and leave’ for the new-aged grey nomad.

Style and Build

At Addstyle Master Builders we build fully-customised granny flats that are either connected or independent to your main dwelling. Our granny flats are built from quality, double-brick construction for durability and year-round seasonal comfort. All of our granny flats are carefully customised to compliment the main residence and therefore maximise the overall property value

Our multi-awarded design team will work with your family to create a granny flat that suits your accommodation needs, budget and time frame.  Read a more about our granny flats here.

If you’re looking to invest in a ‘turnkey’ design, our sister company West Coast Granny Flats has a selection of fully-finished designs to choose from. You can view these designs here.

Contact our team at Addstyle Master Builders to discuss your own granny flat requirements today.

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