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Multi-purpose granny flat Brisbane QLD 4m x 11m with eaves in Everton Park

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Half the cost of a quoted home extension

This sleek Backyard Pod in Colorbond Monument 4m x 11m with eaves cost less than HALF what builders had quoted for a conventional home extension in Brisbane. The family now enjoys a huge multi-purpose living, media, and rumpus room with versatile facilities to allow for future use as a self-contained granny flat or extended family accommodation.

Adult kids tend to stay living with parents much longer in cities these days. Older suburban homes were not designed with family rooms, rumpus rooms, or media rooms, and one family bathroom was typical before ensuites became more the norm. When a growing family in Brisbane needed extended living areas and extra facilities, our customer’s first thought was to ask local builders for a quote on an extension to their existing home, which was slightly elevated at the back. When the quotes for conventional construction were eye-watering, Backyard Pods helped the family achieve their requirements at around half the price, and they couldn’t be happier with the results.

Starting with our network partner architect for approval, our customer settled on a flatpack building kit 4m x 11m with eaves in Colorbond Monument, with special piers used to allow building around underground pipes as needed. The structure has a sleek and stealthy facade in Monument external wall cladding, eaves undersides, and guttering and barges, combined with black-framed double-glazed aluminium windows and doors, and it sits lengthways at the side of the large backyard with very little visual impact on the main house.

Project management was organised by our network partner so that it was ready for the family to use in very little time once compliance issues were sorted. The family immediately started using the large open-plan living area for movie nights and sports on their big TV, with drinks from their full-sized fridge and snacks from the kitchenette combined with laundry and ensuite facilities for everyone’s convenience.

Of course, in the longer term, their 4m x 11m Backyard Pod is ready for rental as a fully self-contained granny flat, or for independent living as family needs change over the years. If you would like a granny flat in Brisbane or anywhere like this one, we’d love to help.

DIY, built to lock-up, or completed for you

How this project was done

  • Architectural drawings done through our network partner

  • Approvals organised through our network partner

  • Licenced builder introduced by network partner