How long does the process take?
Six to ten weeks for granny flats and house extensions. All subject to weather and specific site conditions.
You do need to be aware that council approval times are variable and outside our control. Room extensions and granny flats are a minimum of twelve weeks. We will oversee the process for you, however time frames are completely dependent upon council workloads.
Our staff at your local branch can give you an indication of your council's current timeframe for processing building applications.
Do I need council approval?
Yes you do. There are no residential or commercial exceptions in metropolitan Perth.
What will it look like?
There are excellent photos on this web site, however to really see and feel what we build go into our display centre. See what’s on display before you build. This will allow you to more easily choose between the various options.
What's the warranty?
Our granny flats, rooms, extensions and bedsits have a statutory six year warranty per the Residential Building Act. Additionally, Home indemnity insurance cover is arranged for each job this legislation applies to.
Are you insured when your staff and contractors are at my house?
Yes, we have current insurance policies for workers compensation and public liability insurance. Should you wish you may request a certificate of currency.
Do we need engineering?
Yes, every patio, room, extension, bedsit and granny flat has appropriate engineering lodged with your council in order to obtain your building licence. We do this automatically when we lodge the application for your building licence.
In some instances your site conditions and / or your council may require changes to our engineering which are site specific.
Will my granny flat be built on site or will it be brought to the house in one piece?
We will build your project on site.
What is included in a granny flat, room or extension quotation?
The list is too extensive to include here. Please refer to the granny flat, room, or extension page in this website. Prices are fixed and include attachment to electricity, water and reticulated sewerage.
Are your stud frame constructions as insulated as brick and tile?
Our stud frame constructions are better insulated than brick and tile. When you add the thermal effect of the wrap, insulation, stud, and the internal and external cladding you get an insulation factor greater than brick and tile.
Will the stud frame room or granny flat be as sound proof as double brick?
No. Unfortunately the mass effect of brick and tile give a greater sound proof quality than an insulated stud frame construction.
Do you build with brick and tile?
We are a registered builder and we happily build with brick and tile. We can build in whatever material our customer's desire, subject to council permission and the building code of Australia.