Need more space? Build a granny flat!

Need more space? Build a granny flat!

Publish Date: February 24 2022 by Tim Farland, Stroud Homes Auckland North

Information contained in this blog is correct at the time of publishing.

More space or a second income?

With land scarcity becoming a reality in more suburbs around Auckland, people are needing new solutions for multi-generational housing.

A popular solution has been to add a granny flat separate to the main dwelling or alternatively attach the granny flat to the main house already in construction stages.

Granny flats also work beautifully as a rental income for short term/holiday rentals such as Airbnb or more long-term arrangements.

Stroud Homes Auckland North has an extensive range of home designs that tailor perfectly to all manner of family requirements including homes with attached and standalone granny flats as well as dual living homes.

In this blog post we learn more about granny flat builds with Stroud Homes.

Tairua 78 Stand Alone Granny Flat Hamptons Façade

Attached or stand-alone granny flats?

It really depends on the situation, standalone granny flats give more privacy yet the attached granny flat has better security and a more cost effective option compared to a stand-alone.

Both options will enhance the resale value of the home and are perfect should you want to rent it out to earn some extra income.

The experienced home builder currently offers eight different attached granny flat layouts and seven stand-alone designs, ranging from our classic hipped roof designs to contemporary skillion and scandi façades.

Local council planning requirement

Granny flats are available on all Stroud Homes Designs. In Auckland it’s permissible to build an attached or stand-alone granny up to 65m2 without having to get a resource consent.

Auckland Council do however charge a development fee for a granny option which is approximately $16,000.


Granny flat features, bedrooms & space

All Stroud’s granny flat designs include two bedrooms so designed to house up to three people.

You are presented the option of Stroud Homes’ standard inclusions, and depending on a client’s situation, your home builder can exclude some items so it’s a less costly build, e.g. laminate benchtops instead of stone.

Granny flats are often built for investment purposes so people tend to save on the extras, as opposed to building for elderly parents, then clients want standard specifications and upgrades.

Most stand-alone granny options include a covered alfresco area and optional carport.


Granny Flat build underway

Stroud Homes Auckland North are currently building a granny flat in Snells Beach.

This is for a lovely couple who wanted a spacious home where they could welcome family in the main dwelling and also have the ability to earn some extra income as they’re nearing retirement.

It was a tight fit but working with the in-house designer, the team managed to make it work and settled on the Milford 190 design and added a one room attached granny with its own private outside area whilst still maintaining privacy.

We can’t wait to see the finished home!

Ready to get started?

If you are dreaming about a new home and are looking for a builder in Auckland you can trust, contact Michael Rabey on 021 265 6737 or with any questions, or enquire via the form below.

You can also send a message via Facebook with your enquiry.

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