Since 2012*, Leimac Building has been at the forefront of the Granny Flat Revolution. And coming soon, tiny houses too!
One reason for the revolution is the rising costs to enter the property investment market — a granny flat in your back yard offers a way to earn income from your property.
Another reason is the trend towards down-sizing. Smaller homes mean less overheads, less cleaning, and less maintenance.
And let’s not forget the AirBnB and short-stay accommodation market. We have built countless chalets around the region, and in all cases were able to get plans through Shire in good time thanks to our expertise and experience. (With low BAL ratings too!)
Ask us anything about Granny Flats, ancillary accommodation, studios and free-standing guest rooms — from experience, there’s nothing we haven’t come across in the countless granny flats we’ve built around Western Australia.
Whatever your reason for building small, Leimac Building offers energy efficient, quickly erected ancillary options, utilising a variety of materials.
Thinking of tiny houses?
Leimac is spear-heading the approval of tiny houses as viable accommodation solutions in the Margaret River region.
We currently have our own plans in with Shire working through this ground-breaking concept.
Once we have fine-tuned the approval process, we’ll be passing on our expertise with clients thinking of tiny houses as a short-stay or long-term accommodation solution.
Need assistance with finance?
We also offer a holistic package to clients interested in property investment or value adding for owner occupiers. This is achieved through our strategic partnerships with financial and design experts.
This means that we can, together, help you all the way from finance, design, approvals, construction, and right through to hand over.
This is one example of ancillary accommodation from Leimac Building — our 1 and 2 bedroom Granny Flats are high-quality, energy rated to 6 stars and cost effective, designed to suit your development needs.
Among the feature inclusions are:
- Fujitsu Air Conditioner
- Fully Painted Inside and Out
- Raked Ceiling to Living Room
- and more… download the eBrochure
Use this as a starting point for your own project. As well, feel free to browse some design ideas listed below, or call Gavin on 0428 97 87 00 to discuss your specific needs.
Other examples of tiny houses and granny flat plans
- The Beachside: Luxury short-stay accommodation Suited to larger groups seeking short-stay accommodation, the Beachside combines luxury with functionality and style. There is plenty of room for socialising, generous-sized bedrooms with en suites, and a master bedroom that will have your guests wanting to stay forever. The master en suite features a spa tub set into a nook, with a ledge …
- The Kew: For lovers of food and fun This 3-bedroom chalet is for guests who love their food, and who believe the kitchen is the heart of the house. Its open plan lounge spills out onto a generous deck and entertaining area, while the dining area fronts onto yet another alfresco area. With decks facing north and south, there’s always somewhere to relax …
- The Linaker: Light, bright and affordable chalet style This chalet is perfect for up to four guests. Enjoy a light and bright atmosphere in an affordable space. This compact yet flexible design lets guests enter from the carport via the undercover walkway, or go directly to the deck to light the BBQ and open the first beer of the evening. Parents can even sit …
- The Heartland Chalet: Rooms with a view Ready for the luxury weekend getaway (and room for extra guests), this luxury chalet is best suited to a north-facing block with a view. Guests enter from the decked entertaining area to a welcoming kitchen, dining and lounge area. The lounge is framed by feature windows to maximise the view, with deep boxed window seats …
- The Station: Studio Chic Granny Flat or Chalet This simple yet effective studio chalet design is the best value “granny flat” in Western Australia. In fact, it is the only fully-built turn-key design for less than $100K in the state. This is a compact studio design granny flat, garden chalet, or independent living unit. It is popular with clients seeking quality-built, cost-effective tourist accommodation …
* In February 2012, the Port Hedland Shire updated their R Codes to allow granny flats and ancillary accommodation to be rented out (rather than built for a family member), and the investment property landscape changed forever. The Port Headland Shire was one of the first Shires in Western Australian to approve granny flats to be built in backyards on blocks bigger than 450m2. Fremantle, Perth and other areas were quick to follow suit, and now high density living in urban areas is becoming more common. Leimac Building was on the ground in Port Hedland at the time of this pivotal code update, and have been full bottle on codes across the state ever since.