Eco Friendly Granny Flat Design

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Below you will find a small design brief for the design of the Granny Flats.

About me: I work in a large ecofriendly company in the Illawarra New South Wales Australia and we specialise in everything green and environmentally friendly, we have our own eco showroom which sells everything from environmentally friendly soaps and shampoos to solar panels and wind turbines. We are also a construction company and have in house electricians, carpenters, plumbers, painters etc and at the moment we are looking at expanding and producing ecofriendly kit homes in the near future but as a test we want to start off with the idea of an ecofriendly granny flat.

Aim: To provide a range of Eco Friendly Granny Flats to sell as kit homes. We would like you to produce a set of concept drawings which are guaranteed of being capable of perform as an 8+ star home. For the moment all that is required are floor plans, sections and elevations for each of the Granny Flats for marketing purposes. DA or CC working drawings are not required at this time but once we start selling these granny flats there is a second opportunity for more work by producing DA and CC drawings to give to the private certifier and council, so in a way this job is one that will have constant future work for what we see as having a great future.

Location: They are intended to be built in the Illawarra and South Coast Region New South Wales Australia.

Models: We are looking at having an option of a 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom Granny Flat.

Design Elements: The idea came from the Insul Living home created by Bondor. We would like to use a similar method using lightweight polystyrene panels as the main walls and roof system for the Granny Flats and have them elevated on a steel pier construction. The reason for choosing this system is based on speed. If you are able to think of a similar alternative we are happy to hear about it. Otherwise there are many companies throughout Australia which offer a polystyrene panelling system that come in a range of styles, sizes and “R’ rating.

We intend to market them as ecofriendly having a passive solar design and having eco elements incorporated into it, and have a net zero emissions. Using the polystyrene panelling system and steel pier construction also fast to build. They need to be cost effective to build and able to complete with other companies in the market. There are also a range of companies seeling Granny Flats in Sydney Australia they are easy to find by searching ‘Granny Flat Australia’ in google.

We are looking at having a modern design with a skillion roof I have attached a link of a design that we liked. We like these architects’ designs.

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We would also like to incorporate a European themed style of living into the design eg a hidden kitchen hidden by sliding doors and lots of storage options as it will generally be a small design.

Now there are two options we are looking at doing either have a set granny flat designs or a modular design where you would in a way be able to build your own granny flat. For example there would be a standard design for the kitchen, lounge, bathroom and bedroom and you would be able to put them together to make your own granny flat according to what you need and for this design method all we would only need the rooms drawn up and one granny flat design which produces the 8+ star rating to use as an example.

To sum up what we want in our design is an Ecofriendly, fast and easy to construct, aesthetically pleasing Granny Flat. We need a set of floor plans, elevations and a section of the design for marketing purposes.

But don’t think of this as a one of job, once we start selling these granny flats and if we are happy with the service there will be constant work for you to produce working drawings if you are willing to accept it. Great job opportunity that promises constant future work.

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