Build a granny flat for less than $10k

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Alistair Walsh| Domain| September 1 2015

http://www.domain.com.au/news/build-a-granny-flat-for-less-than-10k-20140831-10amu2/

Building a granny flat could now take just hours and cost less than $10,000.

An Australian firm is taking quick-build prefabricated homes, originally intended for mining companies, and offering them to the public.

Jackson Yin, director of iBuild Building Solutions, says his granny flats take just four hours to build.

Home comforts: The buildings come with a number of options, including complete wiring and plumbing.Home comforts: The buildings come with a number of options, including complete wiring and plumbing. Photo: Supplied

“Normally flat pack houses are of low cost, but would take four to eight weeks to install on site,” Mr Yin said.

“Our innovative design means that our TransPack houses can be packed in a container like a flat pack house during transportation, but can be assembled on site in a day like a modular house.”

The homes, which ship from Tianjin, China, can be built by the owner or by a licensed builder. They have a five-star energy efficiency rating, are cyclone-proof and are even NBN-ready.

No fuss: Jackson Yin says his company assists customers with planning applications.No fuss: Jackson Yin says his company assists customers with planning applications.Photo: Supplied

From ordering time they take eight weeks to arrive at the door.

Mr Yin says the company assists customers with planning applications for the homes which start at 15 square-metres.

Australian electricians and plumbers are on-site in the factory to ensure they comply to construction standards.

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