Our Process

At Newcastle Designer Granny Flats we’re passionate about working in partnership with our clients to ensure that the design, approval and construction of your brand new designer granny flat is an easy and rewarding experience. We’ve refined our processes to be as efficient as possible which supports our experienced team to seamlessly manage each project from concept to completion.

Granny flat owners and potential buyers in Newcastle know about our great reputation for keeping clients well informed throughout the build process. It’s this commitment to partnering with you at every stage of your build that makes us the first choice for smart property upgraders.  We’ll keep you updated on the progress of your Newcastle designer granny flat at every point in the process, including throughout the design, complying development approval and construction phases.

Free Site Inspection

We want to hear from you today. Give us a call or enquire online and we’ll do our best to contact you within 24 hours for a free online site inspection. We’ll confirm if your new designer granny flat can be built using a Complying Development Certificate or whether a Development Application will be required.

Quotation Process

  • Select Your Design
    Select your dream floor plan from our range of designs. We can help advise on which size flat will best suit your block.
  • Quotation
    Based on the requirements of your build and the chosen design, our team will provide you with a detailed quote.
  • Quote Presentation
    You’ll have the opportunity to examine your quote in detail with us and ask any questions you may have as we step you through a detailed examination of your investment costs.
  • Customer Acceptance
    At this point you’ll sign the pre-construction agreement and pay the design deposit. This kick starts the design and approval process for you new flat.

Design, Approval & Contract

  1. Design Process
    This is where the final design specifications are selected in consultation with our dedicated Design Coordinator. This design work includes the concept plan, detailed plans and final confirmation of your block specifications to ensure your granny flat is built to the highest standard and adheres to all necessary regulations.
  2. Selection Process
    Visit us at the Bennetts Green showroom where our team will walk you though all the fun customisation options that give your designer granny flat its unique personality. These include interior and exterior colours, fixtures and finishes to reflect your unique needs and lifestyle.
  3. Approval
    Our team will liaise with all relevant professionals and authorities to complete all applications and obtain authority certificates on your behalf including BASIX. Your Approval Coordinator will prepare and submit your application to either our private certifier or your local council for approval.The balance of the design fee is due once the application is submitted for approval.
  4. Contract
    In this stage you’ll pay a deposit, we arrange your Home Owners Warranty insurance and you sign a Construction Contract. This begins the construction phase of the project.


  • Commence Building Onsite
    Depending on the complexity of the design, your designer granny flat will be completed In approximately 12 to 14 weeks from this start date.
  • Project Coordination
    One of our dedicated Construction Coordinators will manage your build, overseeing every aspect of the construction. They will give you weekly updates on the progress of your new designer granny flat.
  • Practical Completion
    Join one of our Directors for a site walkthrough of your completed flat. Together you will review the job that has been carried out and identify if any final points need to be addressed. At this point you will be issued with your final invoice.
  • Handover
    Congratulations, you’re now the owner of a brand new designer granny flat. We’ll give you the keys and all warranty information for your new property and wish you all the best for the future.

Step By Step Process