Granny flat wow

Hire pros to build a se­condary self-con­tained dwelling on your block. Then, it’s over to you

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - October Contents -

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.

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