Granny flat wow
Hire pros to build a secondary self-contained dwelling on your block. Then, it’s over to you
to landscape and decorate!
traditionally built for ageing parents, the granny flat is now in hot demand for teenagers and young couples, thanks to rising property prices. While you could buy a kit, or design and selfbuild, what about hiring a company to do it for you? BHG TV follow this project on a corner block, showing you how to add the finishing touches.
Make your handiwork stand out by painting your brickwork in a contrasting colour to the hardwood.
HEDGE RESCUE When remodelling a garden, it may be possible to move shrubs and reuse them elsewhere. In this case, an entire box hedge, which was in the way of the new construction, was dug up, and re-established as an instant mature hedge in front of...
2 Install a path to link the two dwellings, but separate the garden areas with a gate. Instructions on next page ➤
Before 1 Make a seamless connection between the main house and the flat by specifying similar building materials. Here, the fabric of choice is brick.