So You’re Looking to Build a Granny Flat and a Garage

Do you want to know if you can build a granny flat and a garage?

In this video, Colin Fragar, our founder and CEO, talks what you can do with a granny flat and how Council Approval Group can help.

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

So you’re looking to build a granny flat and a garage, or maybe a granny flat in a garage. My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group. And I’d love to share with you today some tips and tricks based on the thousands of projects that we’ve done.

Some of these projects I’ve done myself and I’d actually like to start out with that. So I’ll share with you a few photographs of some of the projects that I’ve done, personally, to show you what’s possible. I want to expand your mind and to show you some of the cool designs that we’ve done and some things you may not have thought of.

Granny Flat Example

So this first photograph here is a photograph of one of the properties that I did, which has an attached granny flat within the building form within the roof form this design. It was awesome, because what it did was lower our cost of construction. So it lowered our cost of construction and it’s now just a massive money turner for us in our portfolio.

Okay, the other thing that I wanted to look at, and I’ll show you here. So this kind of doesn’t look like a granny flat does it? So this is actually 60 square metre granny flat in the backyard and it’s detached. It was just a beautiful design. It’s quite elevated before landscaping is done. But a really high quality build with high quality finishes. I was able to be able to build a two bedroom granny flat and put in quite premium fixtures.
And that would be a tip that I have for you. It’s to not really go too cheap on the build because what you do is you shoot yourself in the foot. You don’t get the rental return and the return on investment that you could get.

Resources for a Granny Flat and a Garage

So in terms of specific designs, tips and tricks, there’s a whole bunch that we’ve done. And actually what I would like to do is to offer you this, I almost forgot to give it to you. It’s Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. This is going to be really helpful for you as you explore what you’re going to do with your granny flat so make sure you grab this.

Take the Next Step

Also, if you do have a serious project in mind and you really at that point now, where you are thinking:
  • I really need to get this to happen.
  • I’ve been thinking about it for too long.
  • I need somebody to guide me through this process.
Please book in a consultation to speak to one of our team at There you’ll be able to claim your free consultation and we’ll be able to help you to take that next step to really to be able to secure that financial future that you want by this extra income in the rental of your granny flat or maybe you just want to get for your family and you need some extra living space. Whatever your reasons for having a granny flat and a garage or a granny flat in a garage. Make sure you talk to one of our team.

My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.