A question that we get asked a lot by our clients is, ‘Can I put a prefab house in my backyard’, so we’ve explained some of the ins and outs of this, to help you out…
An ancillary dwelling is a small habitable building that is separated from the main dwelling but shares the same connections. Ancillary dwellings allow homeowners to have flexible living arrangements, to accommodate their changing family needs.
An ancillary dwelling must feel connected to the main dwelling. On a rural property, it should not be more than 30 meters from the main dwelling. On a residential block, it will naturally be closer to the main dwelling.
At Tasbuilt Homes, we have had many clients that have been moving from the mainland and decided to put a 60m2 ‘dwelling’ on their land and connect it to services. This is later re-classified as an ancillary dwelling when the application is submitted to build the main house, which is generally a larger home.
At Tasbuilt Homes, as we’re a modular builder and construct 80% of the home in our factory, and then crane it into place, we can lift most ancillary dwellings over the top of a house and lower it into the backyard. Standard regulations state that 3-meter-wide site access is required for the ancillary dwelling, but as we’re able to crane the dwelling into place, the 3-meter-wide access is not required.
Tasbuilt takes care of the entire project from council application through to connecting the services—all under one fixed contract price.
Our experienced team will work with you to design a customised home that represents your individual taste and requirements.
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