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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by fumid, 22nd Mar, 2016.

  1. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    Well, actually want to find the easiest/quickest/cheapest solution

    Different solutions:
    1.normal build
    Granny Flat Prices | Granny Flat Pricing | Granny Flats
    two bedrooms, 60 m2, – From $93,980 Turn-Key Price+approve fee $7,480

    2.container
    2 Bedroom Granny Flat Designs, Telopea Range
    two BEDROOM TELOPEA GRANNY FLAT - 53m2, $112,875- too expensive!
    Granny flats in Sydney - Half Priced Granny Flats
    two bedrooms,from: $59,990*-price sounds good?
    http://www.australianmodularhomes.com/modular-buildings/smarthouse-modulardesignThe Smart House starts its life as a single 40ft container, and incorparates a unique fold out system that has the dwelling liveable in 10-14 days! Don't know price

    3.modular
    Granny Flat Residential Plans - Factory Built Manufactured Homes
    two bedrooms, Watkins 60.0m2, 11.6x6.0 2, $123,795
    http://www.parkwoodhomes.com.au/3-bedroom-designs/
    three bedrooms, Ramsay 77.7m2, 10.8x7.2 2, $131,616
    Kit Home Designs & Prices - Steel Kit Homes
    3 bd, $86790- Sounds good?

    4.mobile/relocatable home
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/eight-mile-plains/property-for-sale/relocatable-home/1100168811
    two bedrooms, $66,000

    5.Recreational Vehicle/caravan/old bus converted to home?
    http://www.domain.com.au/news/a-home-on-wheels-15-converted-buses-we-love-20150707-gi4jty/

    6.Tesco launches DIY flatpack log cabin for £9,999 (and 19,998 Clubcard points)
    Every little (house) helps: Tesco launches DIY flatpack log cabin for £9,999 (and 19,998 Clubcard points)
    where can we buy it?!
    http://www.simplysheds.com.au/cedar...-x-3-1m.html?gclid=CIvIzsWz08sCFYoIvAodXr8DlQ
    cabin 7.2x3.8x3.1M, $11,253K

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    Easiest solution?
    Garage idea:
    http://www.simplysheds.com.au/c/6m-x-9m-garages/
    bathroom idea:
    Modular Bathroom > The Esperance (1721S)
    It seems interesting and simple solution, I do need one as well!
    THE ESPERANCE (1721S) STANDARD - FROM $5775.00
    1700 x 2100 x 2400 high (Ex Tullamarine Victoria)
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    What you guys reckon?

     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Option 1 is better long term. You'll pay in other ways if you go for easiest/quickest/cheapest solution.
     
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  3. Tonibell

    Tonibell Well-Known Member

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    We have built two using your option 1 for all the approvals etc.

    At that time they offered alternatives builders and we used Blue Gum - see below.

    Granny Flats Sydney NSW | Builders, Designs & Plans

    Can highly recommend them as the easiest and quickest - but I'm sure they are not the cheapest.
     
  4. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    absolutely agree, but it's a temporary solution for me, will remove it in a few years and rebuild
     
  5. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    thanks for recommend, what's the material they use? how much?
     
  6. Tonibell

    Tonibell Well-Known Member

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    Our project is still on their site - it was done in 2013.

    This was a bit funny as we tried DIY, got in trouble and handed it over to them.

    North Ryde - Granny Flats Sydney NSW

    The build would have been under $100K but the approvals, S94 contributions and others got this up to near $120K - still it rented straight away for $450 per week and has stayed rented ever since (completed mid 2013).

    We went a flat roof as the block sloped away quite steeply - this allowed the front house to retain its views.

    Our second build was very straight forward and across the two projects everything was on time and budget as per the contract.
     
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  7. Liela71

    Liela71 Active Member

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    Hopefully i start a build of option 1 next week. But with fencing, power changed etc it's closer to $120k all inclusive.
     
  8. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Seems a bit of a waste then.
    Are you better off going for one of the relocatable options?
     
  9. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    What suburb do you want to do this?
     
  10. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    which developer you go with? 2 bedrooms? how many sqm?
     
  11. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    Yes, since I know it's a temporary solution so better go for relocatable one
     
  12. QbiK Evolution

    QbiK Evolution Well-Known Member

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    There is no solution that is cheap easy and quick. So you really need to narrow down your focus on what is important for you.

    I built my own from scratch out of a container. It wasn't easy or quick but it was damn cheap. After all said and done it now yields almost 30 % so I am happy.

    If you want it quick and easy then pay someone to do it and rest easy.

    My 2 cents
     
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  13. andrew_t

    andrew_t Well-Known Member

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    We are building a granny flat in Hornsby Heights at the moment, i wouldn't recommend the company we are using pm me for more info. 100k will get you a very basic 60m2 but depends on what it's for. Ours is for my in laws so the fixtures and fittings are above standard. We are on a sloping block and also building over a sewer line so many extra costs involved.
     
  14. Azazel

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    Couldn't be bothered PMing, can you tell us why?
     
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  15. Liela71

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    I won't recommend the company until they do the build. It's a 60sqm, one bedroom with seperate dining and lounge room, because I don't want to pay a S94 contribution It's taken a lot of planning and some stuffing around which could have been avoided with knowledge and experience, but they are a new granny flat company which I didn't realise at the time.
    I am hopeful that all the speed bumps are behind us
     
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  16. Richard Williams

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    What size container? Approx what was the final cost and what does it rent for? What area is it?
     
  17. QbiK Evolution

    QbiK Evolution Well-Known Member

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    6m high cube and half a garage, 50,000. Rents for 280-300 fully furnished. Girrawheen, WA
     
  18. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    Wow You did the container by yourself!
    Any details? Like how many containers you got? 20GP, 40GP, 40HQ?
    How many bedrooms and how long it take?
    What's the main cost?
     
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