Granny Flat Building Approval


Why do I need to obtain granny flat building approval prior to locking in a final contract price when building? We are commonly asked this at The Shed House – let us explain the common reasons why.

Ideally, you will have had architectural plans for your granny flat or shed home drafted and finalised. These are what we can provide an initial estimate cost on. If you are generally happy with the cost we will apply for the preliminary building approval. This can become a very costly and different process for each site – depending on a number of factors. We can help to save you money by being honest about the total figure being spent during the application process.

Variables that may come up on your site, which require external consultants and come at additional costs, include;

  • Bush fire reports
  • Geotechnical reports
  • Slope stability reports
  • Structural engineering
  • Vegetation removal applications
  • Energy efficiency reports

And the list can continue within the certification process too, dependant on your shed home or granny flat plan size, and degree of difficulty in construction – such as a sloping site.
The final cost after achieving all relevant approvals will take into account all building methods that are reasonably necessary to make your new shed home compliant, and of course the application costs. 

Contact us to get started on your Granny Flat building approval today!

If you would like to talk to us about the process in more depth, get in touch with one of our friendly consultants by filling out the form. Alternatively, feel free to read about our building process in more depth here