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Why Use Portable Backyard Buildings for Granny Flats?

  • by   Elite Portables
  • 10 May 2022
  • Blog

If you’re looking for a convenient way of adding an additional dwelling to your property, a relocatable granny flat is an excellent option. At Elite Portables, our range of prefabricated portable buildings are affordable without compromising on quality. Based in Toowoomba, we provide portable granny flats for sale throughout Queensland, Australia and even overseas. Below, we look at the benefits of choosing a relocatable granny flat over a permanent structure. 


Portable Granny Flats vs Permanent Structures 

 A permanent granny flat is constructed on-site in your backyard and is permanently fixed in place. This tends to require more earthworks, an established foundation and longer construction times. Portable granny flats, on the other hand, are manufactured in a factory ahead of time before being delivered and installed in your yard. This has the advantage of being less disruptive, more affordable and faster. It also offers you the flexibility of moving the entire structure in future if you wish.  


Support Flexible, Modern Living 

Apart from the smaller size, modern transportable granny flats offer many of the same amenities as a regular home. This includes a full size kitchen, bathroom, living space and bedroom. This makes it ideal for providing private housing for elderly family members, teenagers or guests. They can also function as an office, studio or hobby space. 


Cost Savings  

Whether you need to increase the amount of living space on your property for practical reasons or are looking to add a second dwelling for investment or private rental purposes, you’ll be surprised how much you can save by opting for a portable granny flat as opposed to a permanent flat. As they are built offsite typically using pre-selected floor plans before being installed onto your property, the entire process is streamlined. 


Faster Turnarounds 

Add more space to your property sooner without dealing with lengthy, expensive renovations. A completed portable building can be on-site within 10 to 12 weeks. This makes it ideal if you need to put up guests or have loved ones move in within the next few months. As high quality new structures, portable buildings are easy to maintain and easy to add upgrades like new appliances, fixtures, fittings or flooring in future. 


Ideal for Rental Investments  

Portable granny flats are also a great investment, making it easy to generate additional rental income with more room on an investment property. Queensland has recently relaxed laws around renting out secondary dwellings, making transportable granny flats ideal as a separate short or long term rental attached to your primary residence. Council approvals are typically not required for relocatable granny flats in Australia, whereas permanent structures typically will. 


Contact Us for Portable Granny Flats for Sale in Queensland 

Elite Portables is a portable building design and construction company based in Toowoomba, Queensland. Choose from both “off the shelf” granny flats and custom designs across our range. Looking for inspiration? View our gallery of past projects. To get started on building your affordable new portable granny flat, contact us today.  

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