Welcome to Canberra Granny Flat Builders, where we specialise in building exceptional one and two-bedroom granny flats that seamlessly blend comfort, functionality, and style. Our experienced team, led by builder Nick Constable, along with Design Manager Yana del Valle, is dedicated to creating versatile and practical living spaces that meet the needs of modern families.
Our two-bedroom granny flat designs are thoughtfully planned to provide ample space for residents. Whether you're looking to accommodate extended family members, create a separate living space for guests, or generate rental income, our designs offer a perfect solution.
Leave behind the idea of garden granny flats of old and step into modern two-bedroom residences with a seamless flow of space. Designs that maximise every square centimetre of living area. Our designers carefully consider the placement of windows and skylights, ensuring an abundance of natural light in all seasons of the year.
The bedrooms in our designs are designed to offer privacy and comfort, an important factor if renting out the flat.
We understand that every family has unique requirements. That's why our team works closely with you to tailor a two-bedroom granny flat design to suit your specific needs and preferences. From letting you choose upmarket finishes and materials to optimising the layout on the property, we ensure your new granny flat seamlessly integrates with the existing property.
Our Granny Flat Designs and Design Process Explained
The designs that you see on this page have nearly all been created for our customers. Over the last six years we have designed and built close to 300 Secondary Dwellings, detached additions, and extensions in Canberra.
All customers have diverse needs and objectives; therefore, no design is the same. When reviewing these designs, you might ask why they put that window there?, why they faced the building that way?, why brick?, and why that roof angle? The plans are a reflection of the customer's specific needs and wants. Many customers choose to have a customised design for an investment of $3500, while a smaller proportion opt to have a building designer modify an existing plan, for an investment of $2250.
The property plans we have developed includes around 30 different building and planning development plans, to enable the lodging of a development and/or building application on your behalf. Doing detailed plans means we can provide a Fixed Price Quality agreement and efficiently obtain approvals, all without major expenses after you sign the agreement to build.
At Canberra Granny Flat Builders, we believe the customer should control the design and end result. Our role is to provide guidance, experience, and counsel on achieving the desired outcome.
Our mission is to create more world-class residential housing (second dwellings) for any number of reasons, both personal and professional.
Before we start designing, we must determine what we can do on your block! Taking the hassle away, we keep up with the ever-changing Planning and Development Act and the Utilities Act. There is little value in designing something that can't be legally built on your property; we offer a free planning assessment meeting on zoom or in the office using our highly evolved and customised Planning Assessment Report - it is highly valued, but you do not 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 flat/house will look like, our focus is firstly on getting the footprint and features in alignment with your needs and objectives. We do this while simultaneously meeting your budget and the ACT building code and planning requirements. This is why 85% of customers who design ultimately build with us!
Let's get all the design features right first -- window placement, roof aspect and solar system placement -- so we can then focus on the external render – what it looks like.
During the design process, we will provide written estimates on likely pricing based on the scope, features and benefits similar to other recently completed projects in Canberra.
After the design process, we will present a Fixed Price Quality proposal that addresses the three primary value drivers.
Building a turnkey project with full inclusions
The foundation and site works to build on the site and connect all the services
Associated planning and development costs.
If after you view the design and proposal you wish to proceed to the building stage, then our teams will manage and are responsible for the entire inclusions, planning approvals and building processes.
Discover the possibilities of creating a functional and stylish secondary residence with our two-bedroom granny flat designs. Let our experts guide you through the whole process of building a perfect small home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.