Can a Granny Flat Be Attached to a House?

Do you want to know can a granny flat be attached to a house? If so, you are in good company. This is a common question.

In this video, Colin Fragar, our founder and CEO, talks about one of his experiences developing a granny flat.

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Or for those that prefer to read, here is a transcript of the video…

Can a granny flat be attached to a house? My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.

This is a question that we’ve got that I want to answer for you today. So the answer is yes it can. And I’m going to show you because I am very happy to say that I have one of these.

Attached Granny Flat Example

So this actually is a photograph of myself. If you look where the garage is, there’s a corridor behind me going to the principal dwelling. Then on the left side of the house where you see the open doors, that is the granny flat. We were able to get a 40 square metre attached granny flat and it’s been a really good investment. Underneath the granny flat, is also part of the principal dwelling but is only visible from the rear.

So in order for us to be able to answer that question for your property, though, it does depend on your jurisdiction. A granny flat can be attached or detached. In other words, it can be attached to the house. It can be below or above. Or it can be detached and be behind or to the side of the principal dwelling.
Whether we can do it on your property does depend on the local town planning laws.

Take the Next Step

So what I would recommend is that you grab Your Ultimate Guide to Achieving Council Approval. So this is a magazine we’ve put together for people like yourself. You’ll want to explore a little bit in more detail about what’s the best approval type and where should you put your granny flat. Our team of designers can help you with that and also our town planners. So I highly recommend that if you haven’t already, please claim your free 30-minute consultation. We’ll work out a clear roadmap for you going forward.

I wish you every success with your project. It’s a great opportunity that you’re embarking on with this granny flat. I think it’ll go really well for you. So please give us a call if you haven’t. My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.