Did you know – You can add an external porch, deck, carport or garage to your granny flat WITHOUT using up your maximum 60m² allowance? See some examples of how you can add more space below.
Under the new State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), the maximum permissible floor area of a Granny Flat can‘t exceed 60m2 under the new Complying Development regulations.
For those Property Owners that want more space for their Granny Flat and believe that living in a Granny Flat should not compromise the quality of the tenants or your living standards, then there is an opportunity to upgrade your new Granny Flat building with the following additions which are NOT included in the 60m2 internal area:
– Front porch or deck to give your building a homely feeling;
– An alfresco to create a flow from the inside to out;
– Carport or garage to keep the car close by for the ease of carrying your shopping;
These features will help improve the look of the building, and make them more functional to suit your lifestyle. Remember, a good building starts with a smart design, which is what we do best!