Stroud Homes Hamilton: Your Expert Granny Flat Builder
Granny flats have never been more popular in New Zealand, and for many good reasons.
Adding a Granny Flat to your existing house is perfect for those who want to be in the same bubble during lockdowns, but ensure that everyone has their own space too.
Stroud Homes Hamilton also has a stand alone granny flat, the Tairua 78, for those who value their own space a little extra.
We speak to Stroud Homes builder Andrea Kim about building granny flats, and what options are available.
Except for the Tairua, the dual occupancy and attached granny flat plans all give the feel of being one continuous house. However, they are generally connected by the garages with shared laundry and outdoor spaces.
At the moment we mostly have classic façades available but we can adapt the plans to suit any façade.
The granny flats are one to two bedrooms with a bathroom and an open layout kitchen/living space.
Some councils prefer ancillary dwellings to share a wall, so the attached granny flats are easier to get council approval and for those that want to have family closer it is more convenient.
Some people worry that it might be too close and so prefer having a stand alone so that everyone can have their own space.
The stand alone is also better as a future rental property.
We can definitely look at adding it onto any design and especially the larger lifestyle designs are usually well suited to this.
Having a granny flat is always subject to council planning requirements and land covenants.
However, the attached granny flats get around a lot of these rules easier as councils like the one house look, but it still depends on the land if this is possible.
As they are one to two bedrooms they suit a couple or small family (two bed) best.
They are built to the same standard as the main build, but we can include wheelchair accessible features if needed.
They also tend to have a small stove and oven as there is less space.