5 common myths about granny flats

In recent years the popularity of granny flats has increased in Newcastle and the Central Coast, stemming from strong housing price growth and the need for affordable housing. Whether you are [...]

Slab vs Bearers and Joists – which is better for a granny flat?

When it comes to building your Newcastle granny flat one of the earliest decisions you will make is will the foundation be a concrete slab or bearers and joists? We have written this blog to [...]

Backyard Grannys Granny Flat Design & Approval Guide

Planning to build a granny flat? Here’s what you need to know You’ve taken the first step and decided to build a granny flat, but is your property actually suitable for the construction? There is [...]

7 things to know when building a granny flat

The addition of a granny flat is a smart way to increase the value of your property – by boosting the amount of liveable space. Whether it is to be a granny flat to accommodate downsizing [...]

Is my backyard suitable for a granny flat?

This is one of the first questions Backyard Grannys is asked when fielding new enquiries from potential builders: will a designer granny flat fit in my yard? The second question is usually about [...]

New laws make clearing trees around your granny flat much easier

In light of the destructive bushfires that swept NSW last summer, the State Government have cut the red tape that existed regarding the removal of trees on properties. The new laws enable [...]

10 reasons to choose a custom granny flat over a kit home

If budget is a major factor, many people consider that granny flat kit homes are a great solution and more economical than a custom built granny flat. On face value this may seem correct, however [...]

5 Tips for Selecting a Granny Flat Builder

Once you have made the decision to invest in building a granny flat, the next step is to decide on who will be your builder. It’s important to also ensure you select a reputable granny flat [...]