The Process

There are three stages in the process of planning and building a granny flat on your property:

Step One – Survey, Property Searches and Compliance Report

  • We travel to your property and carry out a Detailed Survey
  • Check for compliance with the NSW ‘Affordable Rental Housing SEPP’ and we check on all other Building Code compliances.
  • Carry out all relevant property searches and consult with you on your preferred layout
  • We create a ‘Site Build Zone Map’, which identifies where the Granny Flat can be built on your specific site.

Step Two – Design and Submission

  • Design all architectural plans to your requirements
  • Complete the BASIX Assessment(Energy-Efficiency Ratings)
  • Complete the Building Specifications and Structural Engineering to all relevant Australian Standards
  • Prepare the Granny Flat Approval documents ready for submission the Private Certifier for Final Building Permission

Step Three – Certifier Approval

  • Includes Construction (3 x critical stage) inspections
  • Includes payment of the NSW Builders Long Service Levy
  • Includes Council Lodgement Fees
  • Includes Sydney Water Approval Stamp
  • Includes the Occupation Certificate

Please note, some NSW Council’s charge Section 94 Developer Contribution fees.

  • Creative living built a granny flay for us several weeks ago. Their quote was very reasonable and granny flat was well built. Creative Living were very honest and approachable at all times. Their standard pf workmanship was high. A very well done job by decent people. We are very happy with the end result and dealing with Creative Living Granny Flats and we highly recommend them to all who want a good job.

    Jai Shankar-Blacktown
  • I found Peter's team to be professional in their approach. It was obvious from the outset that they are highly experienced builders. The work and level of finishes was of a high standard and the price was extremely competitive. The build was a hassle free, enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Creative Living to anyone wanting to build a granny flat.

    Valda Coughlan-Smithfield
  • Creative Living built a granny flat for me at Blacktown about two months ago. Peter and his team took care of the whole process. He and Alex are very friendly and pleasant people, easy to get along with. The granny flat was extremely well built, in fact they exceeded our expectations. The granny flat was rented out almost immediately. I have no hesitation in recommending Creative Living.

    Anu RAI-Blacktown