It is a big step, taking your dream of a granny flat to the next level. When planning a meeting with a Brisbane granny flat builder, there are a few questions you should ask. These questions will ensure you get a good understanding of what is involved and the process, so you can make an informed decision that is perfect for you and your family.


1. Is my property suitable for a granny flat?

It is important to determine whether a granny flat is, in fact, the best option for you. Your granny flat builder should be able to determine the best solution for you. They should be open and honest with their recommendations, providing you with different options which could possibly suit your needs.

2. Do I need council approval & how could I get it?

Not all granny flat builders take care of council approvals for you. If they don’t they should be able to instruct you where to seek information and approval.

Hoek Modular Homes, however, ensure your new granny flat meets all the necessary council requirements & take care of the building application for you.

3. What are the size regulations for granny flats?

Each council has different granny flat size requirements, thus it is important to ask your local granny flat builder what the current size regulations are for granny flats in your Brisbane location. This ensures your new granny flat meets all necessary requirements, make the whole process pleasant and smooth.

4. What can I do if the granny flat can’t be transported to my backyard?

If your home location is hard to access by truck, then you may experience difficulties transporting the granny flat to your backyard. In this instance, it is important to ensure your granny flat builder can perform an alternative. Ask them during the meeting whether they can build on-site and what the cost of doing so are.

5. How long does the building process roughly take?

There is a lot involved in planning for an additional living space, thus it is a good idea to find out what is the rough time frame in which the building process falls within. This will help you organise your plans in conjunction with this, whether you need to seek alternative living space for an elderly relative for example during that time.

6. What kind of insurance is included?

We always hope that during the process of building a home, no problems ever arise, however; when they do, it is important to know what systems are in place to cover any damages and resolve the problem. Always ask about the insurance that is included in the building process, this helps establish boundaries and prevents nasty surprises if problems do arise.

7. What is included in the design and what are the extras?

Different homes and home builders offer different home inclusions and standard features, therefore; it is a good idea to find out what features are included in each home design and what extras that offer. The perfect granny flat builder will be able to provide you with a design/plan that meets all your needs, offering a variety of options from which to choose.

8. Can I modify the plan/design?

Perhaps you really like a granny flat design but want to make a few modification to turn it into a home that meets all your needs and you truly love. Does your granny flat builder offer the option to modify plans/designs? Can you custom design it to truly make it your own?

9. What home modifications do you offer for those with a disability?

Do you or someone who will be living in the granny flat, live with a disability? It is important to know what modifications your granny flat builder can offer to cater for this need. Do they offer stair replacement in favour of ramps for wheelchair access? Will they install hand rails? Walk around your current home and establish any areas which are already modified to support this, or areas that possibly would need modification, then outline these suggestions in your meeting.

It is important to get as much information as possible about the process to ensure you understand what is involved, to make the right decision to suit your and your current situation.

Are you looking to build a granny flat? Talk to Brisbane’s leading Granny Flat, Modular Home & Cabin Builders. Proudly building premium quality homes since 1967.

Contact our friendly team today on (07) 3889 7385.

 

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