North Sydney and Hornsby Granny Flat Builders

Building a granny flat can be a great addition to a property. They create opportunities for additional income and extra space for long-term guests. But without expert project management to oversee all the moving parts of your granny flat build, the prospect of getting started can feel daunting. 
If you’re considering building, renovating or transforming a granny flat and have questions about the process, get in touch with a local North Sydney and Hornsby Renovation Consultant. We offer free no-obligation consultations to discuss ideas, answer questions, address concerns, and work through a budget for your renovation, big or small.

Why choose Refresh Renovations?

Just because granny flats are smaller, doesn’t exempt them from the full-sized troubles of a renovation. Miscommunication, delays, and stressful complications are just some of the headaches homeowners face during poorly managed projects. Building a granny flat is no exception, but at Refresh, we’re on a mission to change that. 
We’re changing the way the world renovates by putting the homeowner experience first. Our approach was designed to streamline communication and prioritise thorough planning in the early stages to manage expectations and mitigate risk down the line. Each project is managed by a local Renovation Consultant that acts as a single point of contact for homeowners. This means you gain access to a network of industry professionals, but our Renovation Consultant will be the only person you deal with. 
From the early briefing stages through to project delivery, your Renovation Consultant will work hard on your behalf to help you make informed decisions to achieve the best renovation result possible without overloading you with excess information and insignificant details. 

What is the best layout for a granny flat? 

The best design for a granny flat depends on your goals. For example, the ideal layout for a granny flat with accessibility requirements will look different to one built for a university student or young professional. Something all granny flats have in common, however, is the list of requirements to be considered a true granny flat - a kitchen, designated bedroom, bathroom, living space, and private entrance. As long as your granny flat has these components, you can get creative with the design!
Modern granny flats may take advantage of an open-plan layout that makes the unit feel spacious. The lack of dividing walls allows extended sightlights for an airy space. But open-plan isn’t for everyone. Traditional layouts offer privacy and are great for creating dedicated study or work spaces. 
If you’re unsure of what granny flat design is best for you, get in touch with a Renovation Consultant. You can discuss your ideas and get advice during a free no-obligation consultation. 

What granny flat design and build services does Refresh Renovations provide?

Despite the compact nature of granny flats, there’s a lot that needs to be done within 60m2. The full range of tradespeople is still necessary, from electricians and plumbers to architects and engineers. We strive to provide a stress-free renovation experience for homeowners in North Sydney and Hornsby, and part of that involves offering a comprehensive list of granny flat design and building services. Whatever your project needs, we’ve got you covered. 
Our granny flat services include:
- Granny flat plans
- Granny flat renovation
- Granny flat build
- Airbnb/bed and breakfast renovations
- Project management
- House extensions
- Rentable granny flats
- Guest rooms
- Garage conversions
- Sleep outs
- Site assessment
- Planning and council consent applications

How much does a granny flat cost to build in North Sydney and Hornsby?

Granny flats can be executed using a basic design to keep costs low, or to a luxury standard if budget isn’t a concern. Due to the unique nature of these projects, and renovations in general, giving an estimate without knowing the specifics isn’t always useful. To give you an idea of what can be accomplished, let’s take a look at the actual costs associated with a granny flat renovation by using a real Refresh project as an example.
During this project, a double garage was converted to a self-contained, luxurious one-bedroom flat for $220,000* and included:
- Professionally designed interiors with functional layout
- High-end finishings 
- Custom kitchen cabinetry, built-in pantry
- Underfloor heating 
- Laundry, storage, and office space
- Bespoke lighting and frosted privacy glass windows
- Walk-in shower and separate toilet
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.

What are the requirements for building a granny flat in North Sydney and Hornsby

While council approval isn’t necessary to build a granny flat in NSW, there are a variety of minimum site requirements that need to be met. Luckily, your Renovation Consultant will ensure your project is executed up to code and arrange for the proper paperwork and permits to be obtained. 

We want to hear your ideas!

Let’s talk about your granny flat project. Get in touch with a local North Sydney and Hornsby Renovation Consultant to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered before making any decisions on the look and feel of your granny flat.

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North Sydney and Hornsby Granny Flat Builders

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Building a granny flat can be a great addition to a property. They create opportunities for additional income and extra space for long-term guests. But without expert project management to oversee all the moving parts of your granny flat build, the prospect of getting started can feel daunting. 
If you’re considering building, renovating or transforming a granny flat and have questions about the process, get in touch with a local North Sydney and Hornsby Renovation Consultant. We offer free no-obligation consultations to discuss ideas, answer questions, address concerns, and work through a budget for your renovation, big or small.

Why choose Refresh Renovations?

Just because granny flats are smaller, doesn’t exempt them from the full-sized troubles of a renovation. Miscommunication, delays, and stressful complications are just some of the headaches homeowners face during poorly managed projects. Building a granny flat is no exception, but at Refresh, we’re on a mission to change that. 
We’re changing the way the world renovates by putting the homeowner experience first. Our approach was designed to streamline communication and prioritise thorough planning in the early stages to manage expectations and mitigate risk down the line. Each project is managed by a local Renovation Consultant that acts as a single point of contact for homeowners. This means you gain access to a network of industry professionals, but our Renovation Consultant will be the only person you deal with. 
From the early briefing stages through to project delivery, your Renovation Consultant will work hard on your behalf to help you make informed decisions to achieve the best renovation result possible without overloading you with excess information and insignificant details. 

What is the best layout for a granny flat? 

The best design for a granny flat depends on your goals. For example, the ideal layout for a granny flat with accessibility requirements will look different to one built for a university student or young professional. Something all granny flats have in common, however, is the list of requirements to be considered a true granny flat - a kitchen, designated bedroom, bathroom, living space, and private entrance. As long as your granny flat has these components, you can get creative with the design!
Modern granny flats may take advantage of an open-plan layout that makes the unit feel spacious. The lack of dividing walls allows extended sightlights for an airy space. But open-plan isn’t for everyone. Traditional layouts offer privacy and are great for creating dedicated study or work spaces. 
If you’re unsure of what granny flat design is best for you, get in touch with a Renovation Consultant. You can discuss your ideas and get advice during a free no-obligation consultation. 

What granny flat design and build services does Refresh Renovations provide?

Despite the compact nature of granny flats, there’s a lot that needs to be done within 60m2. The full range of tradespeople is still necessary, from electricians and plumbers to architects and engineers. We strive to provide a stress-free renovation experience for homeowners in North Sydney and Hornsby, and part of that involves offering a comprehensive list of granny flat design and building services. Whatever your project needs, we’ve got you covered. 
Our granny flat services include:
- Granny flat plans
- Granny flat renovation
- Granny flat build
- Airbnb/bed and breakfast renovations
- Project management
- House extensions
- Rentable granny flats
- Guest rooms
- Garage conversions
- Sleep outs
- Site assessment
- Planning and council consent applications

How much does a granny flat cost to build in North Sydney and Hornsby?

Granny flats can be executed using a basic design to keep costs low, or to a luxury standard if budget isn’t a concern. Due to the unique nature of these projects, and renovations in general, giving an estimate without knowing the specifics isn’t always useful. To give you an idea of what can be accomplished, let’s take a look at the actual costs associated with a granny flat renovation by using a real Refresh project as an example.
During this project, a double garage was converted to a self-contained, luxurious one-bedroom flat for $220,000* and included:
- Professionally designed interiors with functional layout
- High-end finishings 
- Custom kitchen cabinetry, built-in pantry
- Underfloor heating 
- Laundry, storage, and office space
- Bespoke lighting and frosted privacy glass windows
- Walk-in shower and separate toilet
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.

What are the requirements for building a granny flat in North Sydney and Hornsby

While council approval isn’t necessary to build a granny flat in NSW, there are a variety of minimum site requirements that need to be met. Luckily, your Renovation Consultant will ensure your project is executed up to code and arrange for the proper paperwork and permits to be obtained. 

We want to hear your ideas!

Let’s talk about your granny flat project. Get in touch with a local North Sydney and Hornsby Renovation Consultant to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered before making any decisions on the look and feel of your granny flat.

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Faulconbridge Street, The Ponds, NSW 2769

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Belltree Crescent, Castle Hill, NSW 2154
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Your Budget,
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Refresh®’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local Full Home Renovation renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

Step 1

Briefing / Initial Consultation

The first thing your Full Home Renovation renovation consultant will want to know is what it is that you want to achieve through your home renovation. In this initial consultation, you can throw all of your ideas on the table - your consultant will then tailor them to your property and budget.

Step 2

Concept and Feasibility

With a clear understanding of your renovation goals, your Full Home Renovation consultant can arrange for an architectural concept to be drawn up. This allows your Full Home Renovation consultant to assess whether or not your ideas are feasible, and allows you to point out any changes you would like in the design - before any work begins.

Step 3

Working Drawings and Costing

Next, working drawings will be developed. These will take into account the engineering, structural, design and aesthetic decisions you have made. If you would like to make any further changes, now is the time to do so. From there, your Full Home Renovation consultant will present you with a fixed-quote as well as a contract.

Step 4

Build / Construction Stage

Finally, you get to witness your project transition from the page to your property! Every aspect of the build will be managed for you, allowing you to carry on with your everyday life. Your Full Home Renovation consultant will do everything in their power to keep your project on schedule so that it can be completed within a set timeframe and budget.

Step 5

Your Finished Renovation

The final stage is for your local Full Home Renovation consultant to ensure that all Council documentation is completed and you have the necessary Code of Compliance documentation. Congratulations – your renovation is complete!

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Refresh’s innovative online systems keep everything running smoothly. Our project management systems keep all areas of your renovation organised, while our customer portal allows you to stay updated, wherever you may be.

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It is your local project manager’s job to support you every step of the way. Your consultant will be your one point of contact throughout your renovation, keeping you updated and striving to exceed your renovation expectations. All you need to do is watch the progress and enjoy the result! learn more

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