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Maximise your property with a minor dwelling

A minor dwelling is a versatile space that adds value to your property

Do you have an unused front garden, big back lawn or run-down shed on your property? Building a minor dwelling on underutilised space will maximise the potential of your land and increase its value. Sometimes referred to as a granny flat, sleep out or second dwelling, a minor dwelling is a smaller, secondary house on your existing property.

Minor dwelling granny flat - Peaky Builders - Wellington - NZCB
Minor dwelling granny flat - Peaky Builders - Wellington - NZCB
The possibilities are endless!

With the maximum allowable size ranging up to 65m2 (depending on the council), this versatile space can be used for whatever you need.

  • A supportive living solution for aging parents.

  • A dedicated home office or studio away from the main house.

  • Comfortable, private guest accommodation for visiting friends or relatives.

  • Earn extra income by renting to long or short-term tenants. Add a second residence to an investment property, and you can earn two rental incomes!

Build in privacy

Thoughtful design will make both the main house and the new dwelling feel like separate, private spaces.

  • Position the minor dwelling, and strategically place windows and doors, to minimise direct sightlines into the main house.

  • Use trees, hedges and fences to create natural barriers.

  • Soundproof to prevent noise from one dwelling disturbing the other. This is really important if the buildings are close together!

A Peaky Builders site consultation is a valuable investment. One of our Directors will visit your property, evaluate the scope of your project and identify potential issues. Our expert consultations include a professional estimate, land/build consult, discussion around your project ideas and potential cost saving options.
Plan for easy access

Consider how residents will access the new space. A driveway (either new or an extension of the existing one) with off-street parking, or even a garage, will make daily life easier and more convenient.

Building a minor dwelling offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance your property’s value and functionality. Our team’s expertise ensures your project will be handled with professionalism and care. Contact us today to discuss your ideas and take the first step towards building your dream minor dwelling.

A draw for potential buyers

Should you decide to sell your property, a granny flat or minor dwelling is a big plus for many buyers. It gives the option of multi-generations sharing the cost, or taking on tenants to help pay the mortgage.

Navigating council consent

A new dwelling needs building and resource consent for any plumbing, electrical, gasfitting or drainlaying. So if you include a toilet, bathroom, kitchen or kitchenette, you’ll need consent. Our team is familiar with Council’s regulations and will guide you through the consent process.

Whether you have plans already drawn up or just have a general idea of what you need, our team will guide you through the entire process. We’ll make sure you have a clear understanding of your project’s scope, costs and timeline, so you can feel confident knowing your home is safe in the hands of experienced professionals. Our commitment to peak performance is reflected in our Platinum Guarantee, a promise that gives you unparalleled peace of mind.
Build a home office or studio on your existing property
Build a home office or studio on your existing property
Second dwelling - rental income - guest accommodation
Second dwelling - rental income - guest accommodation

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Peaky Builders Wellington Extension Granny Flat Renovations
Peaky Builders Wellington Extension Granny Flat Renovations