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Building a Backyard Cabin or Granny Flat In Victoria

Building a Backyard Cabin or Granny Flat in Victoria can seem like a bit of a daunting task, but have no fear, we've got you covered.

The Backyard Cabin I want to build is less than 10m², does this mean I am exempt from a building permit?

While there are many areas of Victoria which may not require a permit to build a structure under 10m², there are still constraints and considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure you are all above board before you outlay any money to build a backyard Cabin.

Many times we find our clients may be able to build without the need for any permits, however, they may need to adjust the planned location of their Backyard Cabin to comply with local regulations, for example, we may find that while building more than 1m from a boundary fence may not trigger a buildering permit, placing a cabin within 1m of a fence may require a permit. We always recommend proceeding with caution with any companies spurking "No permit required*" building, do it once, do it right.

How to build an approved granny flat in Melbourne

If you’re planning to build a granny flat or extra bedroom in your Melbourne backyard, you’ve come to the right place. To get a fully-completed granny flat done for you by a ‘granny flat company in Melbourne’, it could cost something similar to building a whole new house! But many people in Melbourne have made huge savings by starting their granny flat project with a Backyard Pod kit at only a fraction of the usual turnkey prices. Where approvals and installations are required, we can help you through this process, and you can save money! Have it your way with 23 different wall and roof colours available, eaves and veranda options, any style of windows and doors, any design you like. Just get in touch with us to start the ball rolling.

If you’re interested in getting into the details for starters, a building permit is required before you can build a granny flat in Melbourne, or any backyard structure more than 10sqm in size. We can introduce you to some people in Melbourne who have helped many of our customers through the planning and approval process. Movable buildings (Backyard Pods built on skids) might suit some projects without the usual red tape. Some councils in Melbourne require that all DPUs (dependent person’s units) are movable buildings. Ask our independent expert to find out what would what kind of building would be permissible at your address.

Read below for answers to frequently asked questions about granny flats in Melbourne, and links which may help you with local government regulations. Please click this button below when you’re ready to enquire about a granny flat or extra bedroom in Melbourne:

Western Australian and

South australian Residents

Custom Creations now offers the YZY Kit homes range as a KIT ONLY, delivered for DIY installation to WA and SA residents.

Whether you are looking for the perfect home office, backyard cabin, or full-sized granny flat, we've got you covered.

Our expert team can help you on your journey to ensure you make the most out of your next purchase.

Looking for inspiration? We recently installed a Rhodes Granny Flat as a Teenage retreat and our clients are loving it!

Im not good with diy, do i have any other options?

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How will my kit arrive?

Your new kit home will arrive on 2 or 3 Pallets depending on the size or your backyard cabin or granny flat. Your kit will be delivered on a flatbed truck and will be lifted by hi-ab (crane) off the back of the truck into your driveway or alternately can be taken off the truck piece by piece.

Access to my backyard is limited?

Since your Backyard Cabin or Granny Flat will arrive flat packed this means it can be carried piece by piece through just about anywhere, when you order your kit be sure to let our expert team know about your requirements and we can help you determine if your kit pieces will fit through your access point.

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If you are thinking about a YZY backyard cabin or granny flat could be the perfect option for some extra space at your place, click here to view our range or call 1300 51 64 51 to speak to one of our team members.