Little Castles Granny Flats

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You’ve heard the saying

size isn’t important? 

Well, we agree!

If bigger is better, then we’re not going to be able to help you, but where small (and perfectly formed) is what you’re looking for, we think you’ve come to the right place.

At Little Castles our goal is to offer a range of Granny Flats and other ancillary accommodation to suit differing uses and budgets. We recognise the need for economical and investor-conscious solutions while equally providing the services and expertise to custom design and build quality homes that don’t look like temporary mining accommodation!

And while Granny Flats are increasing in popularity, 1-Bedroom and Open-Plan Studios, Garage Lofts (Fonzy Flats!), Pool Houses and Retreats are just some of the other types of ancillary accommodation we can offer.

If you’d like to have a chat and find out how we can help you with your project, please give Mark a call on 0408 302 187.

ABOUT US

As a subsidiary of Barefoot Renovations we utilise the same team and trades at Little Castles. From design and approvals to on and off-site construction we pride ourselves on offering our clients solutions that provide quality finishes and maximise space, through a communicative and collaborative approach.

We have a number of premium designs that can be tailored or with the basic specifications, provide cost-effective entry solutions.

When an off-the-plan design isn’t suitable, we work closely with clients throughout the design process to meet their criteria and budget while ensuring all local authority covenants are adhered to.

Depending on the design and location, we either construct on site or offer a modular format, which is fully constructed off-site and ‘dropped’ (gently) into place with minimal disruption.

Our Designs

Our Premium Range is designed to provide a turn-key solution for the more budget-conscious customer. They are all fully constructed on-site with all site considerations detailed at the outset, so there are no surprises. We offer a number of alternative external finishes and even different roof-lines, for the same price, and alternative internal configurations can often be made with no additional cost.

The Exclusive Range comes with a higher level of internal specification than the budget range which can also be tailored according to specific requirements. Depending on the design and site, we offer a modular steel-framed format, which comes to the highest of standards and can be fully installed and completed within three weeks. Alternatively our framed construction is partially made off-site and takes around 10 weeks to construct. All of our designs and any custom design can be finished to whatever standard and specification meets your criteria and budget. Please feel free to chat to us to find out more.

We offer a number of contemporary designs which maximise space and provide a practical and comfy living environment. Separate or combined bathroom/laundry or ensuite are interchangeable with little or no adjustment of costs and room sizes can be tailored according to specific needs. A range of additional extras or ‘upgrades’ can be detailed and more individual requirements can be easily included and quoted at the outset.

Sometimes it’s just that extra space you need, whether for an office, kids retreat, occasional spare room, pool house or quiet time to read the Sunday paper, in which case a studio can provide a range of options. While we can customise to your own requirements, generally they come with a shower, WC and vanity plus option for a kitchenette. Alternatively a simple open-plan space can provide a more economical option.

Made famous in the 70’s through the TV series ‘Happy Days’ and the ‘Fonz’, the garage loft apartment is an excellent way of adding a self-contained apartment to an existing double garage. Typically, they have a separate shower, WC and vanity and can be configured with a separate bedroom and open-plan kitchen / living area or a single open-plan area with or without a fully fitted kitchenette. Access is via a side set of stairs so there’s minimal impact on the existing ground level space. As with all our designs, a number of cladding and roof lines are available, to suit your existing home or style. If you have the space but no garage or only have a carport, we can design and build the garage and the apartment together.

We recognise that not all Granny Flats or ancillary accommodation are a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, so we work closely with clients and our designer to fulfil your requirements. This encompasses everything from individual family needs and access, investors wanting to maximise returns, difficult site access, sloping blocks to general budgetary parameters.

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SERVICES

We pride ourselves on our full-service approach, where we make the process hassle-free, quick and concise.

From the outset, whether it’s an off-the-plan design or one that’s custom-designed, we provide a truly integrated service from initial consultation, site visit and pricing, through liaison with local authorities, planning, building permit, site works and finishing, all within an agreed timeframe.

Design

When it comes to changes, we work with our designer to achieve the best outcome based on our pre-existing designs, or where this may not be possible we start with a base plan, your budget and design to your requirements.

We always visit the site and take into consideration all the variables that will be affected in terms of the current home, existing access, council guidelines and overall desired outcome.

Depending on your needs (and for some properties to comply with council restrictions for instance) we can design to adjoin with the existing property via a small covered walkway.

Other items you may want to add include:  side access path, drive, carport or general parking bay, fencing etc.

Approvals

After our initial meeting we will check all local guidelines and restrictions to ensure your project will meet all the necessary approvals. Every council have their own guidelines which in some instances may differ from federal, state or other local councils. We take care of this for peace of mind and to ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

We take care of the paperwork and detail the process and approximate timeframes from Design Approval through to Building Permit.

Our prices include all of the local authority application and approval fees so there are no surprises.

Finance

We have teamed up with local financiers, ACT Finance, to provide a hassle-free approach to financing your project.

We can offer you a no-obligation approach to financing, which we can discuss at your initial meeting.

Construction

As a subsidiary of Barefoot Renovations and following over nine years in residential building in Perth, we have a tremendous team who will work with you on your project from the outset. Sales people do not inhabit our world and the people you talk to from day one, will be there throughout the project until the final coat of paint dries!

Contact

We’re not one for ‘forms’ and we don’t spend much time in the office so don’t have a phone there, faxes went out with the Arc and always run out of paper, so we just stick with mobiles!In the first instance please give me a call personally for an informal chat on 0408 302 187.

Mark
mark@barefootrenovations.com.au

Address:  Suite 42, Subiaco Business Centre, 531 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008
0408 302 187