Building a Granny Flat brings family closer together

Building a Granny Flat creates the space & privacy you need

Hundreds of families have already discovered that building a Granny Flat to their existing home is a perfect solution to counteract the increasing housing crisis. Not just for “Grannies” DB Homes Granny Flats are small scale affordable self-contained houses built to the same high standard and superior quality as our executive homes.

While the cost of both rent and home prices spiral ever upward, it has become increasingly difficult, if not downright impossible, for young adults to get a foothold in the housing market, for older adults to realize their retirement dreams and for growing families to have the space they need.

Helping Growing Families

Granny Flats are an affordable and practical way for parents to provide financial support to their adult children as their families grow. The only alternative to renting is to remain in their parent’s home, but in most cases the existing family home lacks the internal space needed to accommodate two separate families. A DB Homes Granny Flat built can provide the perfect solution.

A Granny Flat addition gives both families the option of living in either the existing house or the Granny Flat. In the future if one of the families moves out, then the vacant property can provide a vital source of rental income if desired.

Saving Money & getting ahead

The increasing cost of purchasing a home plus the general cost of day to day living has led to the need for both parents to work. Even with two incomes families with children still struggle to meet their financial commitments. A large proportion of couple’s income can be consumed by childcare costs. Grandparents are often called upon to help, but many live too far away to be of any practical day to day assistance.

Building a Granny Flat will provide accommodation for grandparents to be close at hand for childminding and yet remain independent from the rest of the family.

Building for the future

Using the existing equity in an existing home, to build a DB Granny Flat addition is a great solution to an overcrowded home. Many school leavers have incomes too low to fully support themselves independently and therefore still live in the family home.

These dependents who might be single, working part time, looking for work or studying at tertiary education institutions or any combination of the above, can often remain in the family home well into their 30s and 40s. Everyone needs their own space and this type of overcrowded living arrangement is a known cause of stress and can put a huge strain on family relationships.

Downsizing for the future

If land size permits then downsizing into Granny Flat must be considered as a preferable alternative to moving into a retirement village. Due to a sudden rush of baby boomers reaching retirement age and looking to downsize the competition to find suitable low maintenance accommodation is expensive.

Retirement Villages are springing up all over the country to allow for this increase in the large number of retirees. Unfortunately most retirement homes have drawbacks. They are usually situated in remote areas away from essential services such as doctors and shopping centres and have expensive on-going weekly fees.

The family benefits to building a Granny Flat

It is a known fact that the stress caused by having to endure unsatisfactory and overcrowded living conditions, can adversely affect the personal well-being and ultimate happiness of families. The team at DB Homes aspire to keeping families together without compromise to happiness, no matter what part of life’s journey the families are up to.

Investment provides long term value

Building a Granny Flat creates rental income and adds value to your property

Often its the second house couples look to build. When that time comes the advantages of a granny flat addition to their own home build,  could include the ability to borrow extra finance for their own house due to the additional potential investment income from the granny flat addition; ability to pay mortgage faster due to rental income; higher capital growth of their property which means less risk of losing money on resale if the situation arises; Future cosiderations such as the ability to help family eg can conveniently house either their children (as per above) or an aging parent.

Extensive Inclusions

Our granny flat builders give you the most out of your investment. We supply everything, making your extension as easy as possible.

Our Granny Flats come with the following inclusions:

  • Complete painting
  • A modern kitchen, bathroom and laundry
  • Custom-designed interiors
  • Timeless exterior features
  • Complete electrical work

Things to keep in mind

Below are some important questions that you should ask yourself when thinking about designing your granny flat:

  • How many bedrooms will I need?
  • How large should my property be?
  • Do I have a preferred design in mind? (If not, we can help!)
  • What materials should I use for the roof?
  • Will I require a sliding door, or just a regular front door?
  • Is additional parking going to be necessary?
  • What types of windows will I need?

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  • The Ultimate Guide
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    All you need to know about building a granny flat

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Steve and everyone there is truly amazing!Over the past few years i have built 3 granny flats with DB Homes and they have not once disappointed me. Would like to thank everyone there for carrying out such an outstanding service. I am also amazed with the speed of service DB Homes carried out from the point of design to the selection of materials. Highly recommend them
Kathy Ly
Kathy Ly
12:13 28 Jul 20
Db Homes团队很棒。他们允许我们对设计进行更改。我们跟上了整个过程的最新情况。这些交易很容易处理,并在需要时进行固定。极力推荐 !!
guang jun Ni
guang jun Ni
08:44 11 Jul 20
I knew we were dealing with the right company from the very beginning when I spoke with Jason at DB homes.Taking up on my project with specified required schedule, DB homes built exactly what was on plan, meeting deadline and expectation was much better.I know whom to rely on when it's granny flats project construction.
Jeanette Ohagan
Jeanette Ohagan
08:58 07 Jun 20
这些家伙很诚实。我认为,如今在建筑商中几乎找不到这种品质。没有任何隐性费用,所有费用都是前期费用,没有虚假承诺,整个构建过程均提供5星级支持,并且还提供移交后,高质量构建和工艺。谢谢DB Homes!
Megan Chen
Megan Chen
02:30 01 Jun 20
Steve, the director of the company is a very passionate person and happy with the staff. We're happy with the outcome of the granny flat they built for us. The inclusions were of high quality. We are happy to recommend them to other people who are intending to build one for either extra space, to downsize or for additional income.
Elizabeth Escandor
Elizabeth Escandor
02:53 29 May 20
在获得新房所有权后,DB Homes已显示出出色的客户服务,对于该建筑商而言,他们帮助客户的意愿非常出色。
Sasa Ken
Sasa Ken
01:17 25 May 20
We recently built a granny flat with DB-Homes and had a fantastic experience! They offered quality inclusions in comparison to competitors and were quick to responses. Alex and Rick were informative and very helpful during the sales process to build our custom granny flat. Jason Taouk (Project Manager) was taking lead throughout the build and kept us informed along the way. He always made time available to us to review the granny flat when it suited our schedule and was quick to address any areas of concern. As with any build there are always going to be minor defects, however these were addressed promptly and nothing major to prevent us from moving in. Overall, initial contract sign in May and was completed by late November. Thanks team!
Stuart Fraser
Stuart Fraser
05:30 19 May 20
So far, the construction of our granny flat has gone to plan and we are very happy with the team at Db homes and the feedback they provide. Jason - one of the foreman was very accommodating and helpful all through making the entire project fun and productive. We work across nations and we will be happy to employ their services on our projects overseas.
Success Mentorship
Success Mentorship
08:41 03 Apr 20
Robert Mulley
Robert Mulley
07:07 27 Jan 20
Rajesh Chibber
Rajesh Chibber
02:02 22 Jan 20
I must say that we are quite happy with our granny flat and garage. The DB Homes employees should be congratulated for the outstanding professional way they conducted the entire project.We thank Murat and his workers for fine contribution and we highly recommend it for future granny flat customers to go to, to seriously reconsider putting their trust and confidence in Steve Basafacan and his staff. We recommend them to anyone who are interested in first class, up to date granny flats to seek DB Homes and see what the company has to offer. Congratulations to all staff once again and thanks for the great professionalism.The granny is a comfortable living with sophisticated craftsmanship at a reasonable price. The team especially Murat was very helpful and hardworking supervisor. The whole arrangment was very professional and all Steve's employees are highly well mannered employees with a good reputation and very understanding to work with.Steve is a very astute proprietor who knows what customers prefer as you will see when you visit one of his showrooms.
leni lay
leni lay
12:20 21 Jan 20
Building a Granny Flat with DB Homes was an unexpectedly great experience.The office and on site supervision staff that I mainly dealt with, including Shelley, Ibrahim and Jason reflected their personal and the company’s high level of accountability, through their honest attention and clear, prompt responses to any of my concerns or enquiries.My role as a customer in the progress of the project became the communication and the observation of a smooth progress of well timed events, with minimal schedule deviations, resulting in the completion of a quality project, earlier than the timeframe of the contract.Based on my personal experience, I would not hesitate recommending DB Homes as a reliable Building Company, where quality of work and customer satisfaction dominate their business focus.
Dimitri Haremis
Dimitri Haremis
23:31 16 Jan 20
Lorenzo Lucia
Lorenzo Lucia
21:36 06 Jan 20
Kamal Krishna Laha
Kamal Krishna Laha
05:27 03 Jan 20
Prompt in addressing queries and concerns, quality work without hassles. No great price variations from original quote/agreed amount which means no headache in my bank account! Approachable staff available at every stage of the build whenever I needed clarification. Would work with them again definitely.
Gulay Sarac
Gulay Sarac
11:49 02 Jan 20
Steve is a great builder .. Love the Quality and the Service.. thank you
Jenny B
Jenny B
07:27 11 Dec 19
Our experience with DB homes was overall positive. There was no hesitation to design a granny flat to suit our land and ideas. Adam was very professional and quickly helped us sort out any issues that came up during the construction. Would recommend to anyone.
Pha Anh Tran
Pha Anh Tran
11:00 07 Dec 19
Had great experience with DB HOMES in building my Granny flat. Deliver, what we wanted. Will recommend to anyone.
Rehan Jamal
Rehan Jamal
16:37 01 Dec 19
Very impressed with the quality of the workmanship ! Thank you Steve!!
Jodie Sin
Jodie Sin
23:05 27 Nov 19
Thanks for Steve and Adams.Project supervisor Adams is friendly man, solved problems, all our concerned and get the job done quickly for us.Good quality and beautiful granny flat 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻.
Vikone Manosin
Vikone Manosin
05:33 25 Nov 19
Thank you to the DB home team. A special thanks to our foreman Bill, our granny flat is perfect chic in every way and exceeds expectations.
Majd Qutob
Majd Qutob
06:27 21 Nov 19
So happy to have chosen our Grany Flat from DB Homes,The workmanship has been second to noneAll goods supplied are of good quality definitely value for our money.We would recommend DB Homes to our friends and anyone looking to building a Grany FlatFrom start to finish all personal involved with our home have been so professional and helpfulOur thanks go out to all involved.
Sue Gregory
Sue Gregory
23:02 20 Nov 19
steve was very helpful and proffesional , their work quality was excellent .
lucy luan
lucy luan
00:16 16 Nov 19
It was very slow at first but steve and their team has show quality build in their workmanship. thank you again..
Vivian Sinatambou
Vivian Sinatambou
22:47 14 Nov 19
steve and his team made everything beyond our expectations ! highly recommend them !
Julie Rose
Julie Rose
07:00 13 Nov 19
Honestly apart from a slow start in the process getting the construction to begin after that for the day the slab was poured to the day we got our keys it was quick, efficient and communication was great. Our foreman billal and project manager Jason constantly visited site to ensure works were on time and up to standard. Considering we are not at home as often he ensured everything met our standards thanks
Keiran Lavely
Keiran Lavely
01:35 08 Nov 19
One of the best builders out there!! highly recommend them
Accounts Hired Group
Accounts Hired Group
00:32 08 Nov 19
We recently built a granny flat with DB and are very satisfied with the quality and speed of the service. Designs and approval were hassle-free. Our site supervisor, Jason Taouk, was very understanding, easy to work with and was very quick to rectify any of our concerns.
thuy vu
thuy vu
09:36 16 Oct 19
Delighted with the finished result. The alfresco area is great, just in time for summer! Please thank Adam and his team.
Heather Preece
Heather Preece
00:03 16 Oct 19
We were recently given the keys to our new granny flat constructed by DB Homes who have surpassed our expectations. Everyone from the organisation who has been involved has been very helpful and professional from start to finish. We are particularly grateful to our sight supervisor, Murat. He is very honest and great to work with and we were very impressed with the regular updates he provided throughout construction. Thank you Murat and DB Homes, we look forward to our next project with you.
Michael Isaac
Michael Isaac
02:23 03 Oct 19
I went with 5 star granny flats 9 months ago and it was a disaster with them i should have gone with you instead, i am sorry i didn't. Next time i will
Mahesh Singh
Mahesh Singh
07:23 14 Aug 19
The company were great, really handled our granny flat project well and kept us in the loop about everything they could. Adam was a professional foreman and he really knew his stuff, would definitely would recommend him and DB Homes.
Helen Lu
Helen Lu
01:45 17 May 19
Our granny flat has basically been completed and let me just say, I'm blown away by the results. It looks amazing, inside and out. When compared to other companies that we had looked at, DB Homes definitely give a much more premium end result in regards to the quality of tiles, fixtures and fittings etc. The granny flat is spacious, well designed and looks great.Our site manager Jason Taouk was with us from start to finish during the process and was heaps responsive to any inquiries we had, he coordinated the whole process amazingly from start to finish and made sure we were satisfied. Heaps polite, top bloke. I'd suggest if anyone here is thinking of getting a granny flat built to ask for Jason to look after it.Thanks DB Homes.. you all did a great job.
Rup Kooner
Rup Kooner
03:37 18 Mar 19
Just wanted to say Big Thanks to Adam Baba our foreman. He is always there to help me solved issues I had with DB Homes. He is very helpful.The final product is to our satisfactory.
Ryan Li
Ryan Li
23:53 22 Feb 19