Build A Granny Flat Sydney – from start to finish

The journey from start to finish to build Avila Granny Flat for one of our clients in Busby, NSW.

Day 1 Earth Works

Day 1 – an exciting start

  • Clearing the backyard and mowing the lawn;
  • Earthworks commenced

Day 2 Digging stump holes

The stump is the simplest and most familiar footing used for the vertical support and the transfer of building loads to the foundation. Stumps are used to support timber-framed houses for which they are currently the most cost effective.

Three types of materials are commonly used for stumps:

  • Timber
  • Concrete
  • Steel – which is used in this build.

Day 3 Stumps

Stumps must have a concrete or timber footing placed underneath the base of the stump. This is to spread the load transferred to the stump from the building. This support beneath the stump is called a ‘pad’ or ‘soleplate’. Usually concrete stumps are provided with concrete pads poured in situ on the site. Timber stumps are provided with timber soleplates.

Day 4 Joists and Bearers

Day 5 Joists and Frames Arrival

Day 6 Frames Up and Guttering

Day 7 Colorbond Roofing

Build a granny flat in Sydney – milestone:

Colorbond roofing is now in place!

Week 2 Completing Lockup Stage

Week 3 – Week 9

See the progressive photos for Week 3 to 9 from our iBuild Facebook photo album.

Facebook photo album

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