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Granny Flat Or
Retirement Village

What are the advantages and disadvantages between building a granny flat and buying a home in a retirement village?

Some important facts you need to know before you make any decisions where your rmoney is going to be best invested.

To learn more about advantages and disadvantages of selling up and buying into a retirement village versus building a granny flat know the facts. Get the report here

Soil Classifications
and Surveys

Why are soil tests and classifications important?

A soil test is required so that an Engineer can design the slab and footings to suit your particular type of soil.  The soil test identifies the classification.

There are different types of classifications. Classification “A” and “S” for example, are the most common trouble free type of soils whereas the most problematic is the “H” and “P” class.

Site surveys are important when building on any land that slopes and where there is a small space for a building to be built.

A surveyor will generally peg the boundaries, outline the existing building structures and provide contour lines that enables our architect to use this information on working drawings for a building permit.

Owner Builders

owner builder There are great advantages to being an owner builder, not least being affordability (against engaging a builder) and flexibility (building in your time as and when the money is available).

When deciding to become an owner builder good communication and organisational skills are essential to achieve a successful outcome.

As are the administrative responsibilities to ensure you are always on budget and the project is flowing smoothly.

Working with Nova Group, you are guided each step of the process.

From the
Designers Desk

granny flats AustraliaSimple minimalist architecture really works.

Some architects go overboard to make a name for themselves with designs which are inappropriate and will not stand the test of time.

I believe that continuity in designing a building, no matter how small or large, reflects its characters on all sides as part of a whole.
Michael King Dip.Arc

Potential Income
for Investors

Local Government's around Australia recognise that there is a shortage in housing and building a granny flat is one solution to this problem.

NSW in particular allows granny flats to be rented out to generate an income and investors are taking advantage of this opportunity.

Other states are also looking at introducing new legislation to enable granny flats to be built and offered for rental to meet the demand in affordable housing.

If you are an investor looking to maximise your assets by building additional room for rent allow the Nova Group to help by showing you how its is done.

Seniors turning
assets into income

granny flats for seniorsHow can a senior benefit from having a granny flat and earn some extra income?

Do you own more than 80% of your property?

Do you have room on your property to build a granny flat?

If yes, then you have the possibility to turn your property asset into producing an income for you.  

If you would like to know more, send us an email with your address details and a brief description HERE

Granny flats for
people with Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a neurological brain disorder and there are more than 332,000 Australians living with dementia. 

Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to be almost 900,000 by 2050.

These figures relate to known cases, but there are many more that go unaccounted for because the early onset of dementia is similar to the aging process.

Forgetfulness is jokingly categorised as just part of the aging process. Along with forgetfulness comes a change in behaviour caused by frustration at not being able to do simple things.

What also adds to this frustration is that the living space within the home, which is taken for granted, is no longer suitable for a person with dementia.

Living in familiar surroundings is always the best option for a person with dementia, however it’s also requires some modifications for safety reasons.

A granny flat on the home grounds not only offers a safe and secure home but also enables loved ones to better look after the emotional and spiritual well being of the person with early stages of dementia.

Nova has decades of experience in designing living space for people with special needs, not just a space that suits all like other companies and builders who simply do not have that experience.

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Do you want to save money on your
granny flat build?

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Granny Flat testimonies Thank you so much for the work you have done. I found you guys to be very professional and easy to work with. I have worked with many builders and most have been fine (some not) but you guys are definately an exception beng on-the-ball and focused on communication and quality. John - East Brisbane

As an owner builder, I have definitely learned a lot and appreciate all the help you have given me, especially when preparing to lay the stumps foundation.
Martin - Macleay Is.

I am very grateful that you were able to project manage the entire job and took care of everything for me. It helped in every respect not having to think abo1ut anything. Thank you. Patricia - Caboolture