Discover the Perfect One-Bedroom Granny Flat Design
Thanks for visiting Canberra Granny Flat Builders, where we create exceptional one-bedroom granny flats that blend comfort, practicality, and quality design. Led by builder Nick Constable, our experienced team is dedicated to crafting versatile living spaces that cater to the unique needs of individuals and families.
Our one-bedroom flat designs are thoughtfully planned to offer a cosy and efficient living space. Whether you're looking for a private retreat or a home office, or are a landlord wanting a low-maintenance rental option, our designs and building service provide the ideal solution.
Step into the realm of modern one-bedroom studios, where every inch of space is maximised to its full potential. Plenty of storage shelving and a minimalist bathroom make full use of the floor area available.
Our talented designers pay close attention to the placement of windows and skylights, ensuring an abundance of natural light throughout the year, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. The bedroom offers privacy and comfort, so it serves as a peaceful sanctuary.
We understand that each individual has unique requirements. That's why our team works closely with you to tailor a small granny flat design that suits your specific needs and preferences. From selecting the right finishes and materials to optimising the layout on your property, we ensure your new granny flat or studio seamlessly integrates with your lifestyle.
Our designs and design process explained
The designs that you see on this page have all been created by our customers. Over the last six years, we have designed and built close to 300 Secondary Dwellings, detached additions, and extensions in Canberra.
From listening to the needs of clients and seeing the innovative new materials and solutions that helps, Fixed Price Extensions emerged as a solution to the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities of Canberran home renovation.
All customers have diverse needs and objectives; therefore, no design is the same. About 80% of our customers chose to custom design, for an investment of $3500, and 20% opt to modify an existing plan, for an investment of $2250.
The suite of plans includes approximately 30 separate building and planning development plans to enable us to lodge a development and/or building application. The plans we create for you will allow us to provide a Fixed Price, Quality agreement and efficiently obtain approvals with minimal costly changes after you sign the agreement to build.
We believe that the customer should control the design and end product. Our role is to provide guidance, experience, and counsel on achieving the desired outcome. Each plan is a reflection of the customer's specific needs and wants.
There is little value in designing something that can't be legally built on your property. This is why we offer a free planning assessment meeting on Zoom or in the Belconnen office, using our customised Planning Assessment Report - it is highly valued, but you don't need to pay for it.
In the Planning Assessment meeting, we will also discuss the project's scope, features, benefits, essential drivers and ways to create value for you. We will look at real-life projects with Fixed Price Quality agreements that we built in Canberra to match the best solution and value.
If you then wish to proceed to the next step, the design process, you agree that we work together on a custom design or modify an existing design.
While many customers focus on what the project will look like, the render, or theme of the design, our initial focus is getting the footprint or functionality in alignment with your needs and objectives. We do this while simultaneously meeting your budget and value indicators and building code and planning requirements. This is why 85% of customers who design ultimately build with us!
We first get the footprint of the design correct, including window placement, roof aspect and systems to maximise solar access of the property, so we can then focus on the external render – what it looks like.
During the design process will provide written estimates on likely pricing based on the scope, features and benefits, benchmarked against other recently completed projects in Canberra. It is nearly impossible for a home building business to provide a reliable or guaranteed fixed price and quality building agreement if they are not accountable for the design, from the very beginning.
Our builder Nick Constable has active input in the building designs, collaborating with our client designs manager Yana del Valle to ensure we are designing something that can be built in the most effective and efficient manner, while meeting and ideally exceeding the customer's primary objectives.
After the design process, we present clients with a Fixed Price Quality proposal that addresses the three primary value drivers:
Building a turnkey project and full inclusions
The site works to build on the site and connect all the services
Associated planning and development costs
After we present the design and proposal, if you wish to proceed to the building stage, then our employee-based teams will manage and be accountable for the entire inclusions, planning approvals, and building processes.