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  1. nickb

    nickb New Member

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    hi my name is nick

    i used somersoft forum a while ago and found it really inforamative to read posts, i recently purchased property in dingley village melbourne after being out of market for 2 and a half years.(sold and rented due to wife having a baby) ouch i know. I now need some help now with procesess about going ahead with the build of a granny flat for my mother in law to live in.

    can anyone recommend me to any good and economical draftsman and building surveyors in melbourne or in the dingley vicinity and approximate costs i should be paying.

    i work in construction and was hoping to get some of the work done by connections i have met to cut down costs. is it possible to build this way.

    granny flat will be approx 50-60 sqm. does anyone know approx costs if going with the many companies that specialise in start to finish builds?

    what are your thoughts of me organising tradesman to do work and does anyone have any first hand experience or friends doing it this way.

    i hope my post is not too confusing. thank you for taking time to read my post and any help is very much appreciated.

    regards nick.
     
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  2. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    If you are wanting to save money and have the time you could go the owner builder route. Is budget an issue?

    In Kingston ( your council, mine too) a granny flat has to be removed once the granny is no longer living there.

    You could consider a portable granny flat. Some are quite nice, 1-2 bedrooms. You can get them second hand on Gumtree, though moving it can cost a few thousand.

    If you intend to keep the acomodation long term then you will need to meet stricter planning provisions as it won't be considered a granny flat in the planning sense.
     
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  3. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Do you need finance ?

    generally banks dont like owner builds

    ta
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  4. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    The 60m2 granny flats in NSW usually come in around $110K (on slab) -125K (on bearers & joists) with everything - fences, grass, clothes line, some landscaping etc.
     
  5. AndyNo

    AndyNo New Member

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    Hi Alan

    do you know any good granny flat builder?

    thanks
    regards
     
  6. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    I know a few for NSW. Where are you wanting to build yours?
     
  7. AndyNo

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    Hi Alan

    Iam in Western Sydney ^^ Fairfield
     
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    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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  9. nickb

    nickb New Member

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    hi guys thanks for the replies, ive had a look at a online supplier in melbourne called i-build. they are just around the corner from me. has anyone had any experiences or friends who have used them. apparently their main customers are from sydneyas laws are alot more relax on granny flats than melb. so much red tape.

    thanks again regards nick