Secondary Dwelling | Is a property that has two separate dwellings located on a single title. Generally, both residences will have separated internal entrances and each side can be either used for family members or leased out to different parties depending on varying Council rules.
These properties come in a number of forms including:
a)    A duplex
 A duplex is defined as a house or building with two separate units. An example of a duplex is a house with two living units with a common wall.
b)    A second dwelling
A second dwelling, as the name suggests, occurs when you build a second dwelling behind or next to an existing house.
c)    Two free standing dwellings
A freestanding house is stand-alone dwellings and buyers own the land and any built forms within its boundaries.
d)    A granny flat
An apartment that is adjacent to the main living quarters of a house and or a part of a house made into self-contained accommodation suitable for an elderly relative.
As the demand for our ageing population requirements continues to grow across Australia more and more families are making the decision to build a granny flat for the parents to care for them due to the high costs of Retirement Village Community Living. During COVID-19 loved ones have been locked down for months in these facilities without any access to their family’s which has been an extremely stressful ordeal for all.
Our Team is here to assist you to either design and plan your new dwelling or choose from one of the many designs available on our website. When designing your family granny flat, Direct Portable Buildings ensures that your new dwelling design incorporates all the principles to eliminate hazards and ensure your loved ones safety at all times.

  • Wet room floors are recessed to avoid trip hazard
  • Doors/Hallways widened for wheelchair access
  • Free standing vanities
  • Grab rails
  • Adequate lighting
  • Ramps
  • All enquiries welcome

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