Building a granny flat in your property is a strategic move. Whether you built it to accommodate your loved ones or have it rented, in either way you will end up winner. As it being an investment, you need to shell out few thousand to build one. The average cost of a one bedroom pre-fab granny flat starts around $69,000.00. A two-bedroom granny flat ranges from $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 depending the size and location of the building. However, you can have your own granny flat at lesser amount.
Many homeowners had found a way on how to build budget-friendly granny flats. I have met few people who had found an innovative ways in building a cheap granny flat without sacrificing the quality and comfort of those who will be occupying it. There are three things you need to have in building a budget-friendly granny flats. First, you need lots of free time. Second, you must have excellent organization skills and, third you must be knowledgeable in building construction and building practices.
If you have ample amount of free time, you can do some of the work that doesn’t need the expertise of a professional builder like digging, cleaning, painting and other stuffs only requires muscles and both hands. You can also personally look for cheap materials and can be hands-on during construction.
You may not notice it at first, but excellent organizational skills can go a long way in building a budget-friendly granny flats Perth. You personally negotiate prices, arrange trades, you do the ordering of materials and equipment. Actually, is building is fairly easy until you arrive at the stage wherein you have to talk and negotiate to a lot of people in the trade and organized it into a particular order. You also need your organizational skills in getting the building permit. Getting the approval in building a granny flat can tedious and time consuming if you are not organized.
Finally, you need to have at least a basic knowledge on building construction and building practices in order for you to understand what you are doing. If the tradespeople detect that you don’t know squat about building construction, some of them will not have compunction of robbing you blind. If you have enough time and some basic skills in carpentry, you can become an owner builder and can possibly save about 25% – 35% on construction costs. Pre-fabricated materials for granny flat would make it easier to build in your own. You will probably need the expertise of a plumber and electrician for the plumbing and electrical jobs, but the rest of the construction you can do on your own or with the help of skilled carpenter.