What is an Detached Secondary Dwelling?

Are you thinking about a detached secondary dwelling but you aren’t sure how to do it? Are you wondering if you have better options?

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Okay, Colin Fragar here from Council Approval Group here to answer the questions what is a detached secondary dwelling and what are some of the things that you need to understand. So as we have done thousands of these in the past, and we’ve helped lots and lots of clients just like yourself to be able to create the best possible outcome for their property, what we find is sometimes a detached secondary dwelling is better than an attached one. Let me show you what I mean and some thoughts around that.

Why Do a Detached Secondary Dwelling

Typically what we see is sometimes people don’t have enough space to do a detached secondary dwelling. So what they do is they join it together. So the principal and the secondary dwelling are joined together. But in your case, what we’re trying to achieve here is to have it as a detached secondary dwelling. So you’ve got it separated. Now there are certain rules around that depending on where you’re located. We can certainly help you and advise you on what is the distance that you need from the principal to the secondary, what’s the setbacks from the side and the boundaries. Those sort of things are really important to get right though. Get it wrong on your design plans and you waste thousands of dollars because it gets rejected by the certifier or by Council.

So if you really want to have a separated granny flat, then there are some compromises to make. But also keep in mind that it also gives you some opportunities for things like verandas, carports, movement of gardens and where we place those, and natural light that comes in. We have an architect and a draftsman that work with us, that are in house, that we would like to offer to you, as well as our town planning team and Council approval expert team.

Resources For You

So what we’d like to do is a couple of things. First of all, if you haven’t already, make sure you grab Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. It’s a great magazine, very special, and I’d like to be able to pop one in the post for you to get you really thinking about your project and what you want to achieve.

But if you do have a project and you do need help with it, please pick up the phone or go onto our website and book in an appointment to speak to one of our consultants. What we’ll do is we’ll go through with you for 30 minutes, your project, your site, what you’re trying to achieve, and then try to navigate really what is the next step for you because we want to make sure we’re not only getting approval, but that it’s the approval that’s for the right type of project and maybe there’s something even better we can do than a detached or attached secondary dwelling.
maybe there’s something even better we can do than a detached or attached secondary dwelling.
My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group. I wish you every success and talk to you soon.