Building a two storey granny flat: internal linings and fit off

 In Two Storey Granny Flat

In the past few weeks we have been explaining the Backyard Grannys construction process, using a recently completed granny flat as an example. This blog is the 5th in a series of 6 blogs with us previously achieving the two storey granny flat lock up stage.

This blog focuses on finalising the internal elements, starting with roughing in the electrical and plumbing services to the walls followed by the insulation of the walls and ceiling. Once that was finished we were able to install gyprock throughout the house and garage, as well as getting the roller doors installed for the garage.


We then moved on to the bathrooms. The first step in the bathroom is the waterproof the floor and shower walls which is a two day process. The tiler is the next to begin his work, starting with the cement bed on the floor to create falls to the two drains in the bathroom. The wall and floor tiles were then laid and grouted.

The kitchen was also measured at the completion of plasterboard linings. After waiting for the typical lead time of 2-3 weeks, the kitchen was installed. With this project, the client had selected a stone benchtop. Stone tops need to be site measured and in this case the benchtop was installed 10 business days after its measure.

During the period which the bathroom and kitchen are being completed the carpenters complete the mould out which includes doing the architraves and skirting. They also installed door jambs and hang all doors. Once the mould out, bathroom tiling and kitchen were completed the painter was the next trade in, using Haymes quality paint.

Next, we took on the plumbing and electrical fit off job including installation of light fittings, power points and wiring of fans, ovens, cooktops, shower heads and other appliances.

In terms of the floor covering, we used carpet for bedrooms and vinyl plank flooring for the living room, dining area, and kitchen.

Lastly, we carried out the final touches – installing shower screen toilet roll holders, towel rails, kitchen splash back, paint touch ups, door handles, etc.


Once the interior fit outs were effectively completed, a pre-handover inspection with our client will be performed, which we will discuss in the final blog post. But if you would like to have a chat about a granny flat project on your land, call 4947 2800 or click here to submit an online enquiry form.

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