Newcastle Granny Flats Builder




Trusted 20+ Years Newcastle granny flat builder

A family-run business with over 20-years experience, we specialise in crafting high-quality granny flats in Newcastle. Just 160km north of Sydney on a fast and flowing freeway and with a population of approximately 500,000, Newcastle is Australia’s 7th largest city and boasts a regional economy worth $16.985 billion per year.

We offer a large range of great looking granny flat designs and floor plans. Custom designs to suit your specific needs are our specialty, and they all come with amazing inclusions. We also offer a price beat guarantee and unrivalled support for property investors in the Newcastle region.

Whether you’re an investor looking to drive additional income from your property, a parent wanting a separate space for their growing teenage family or a retiree thinking about their future – smart people come to Acrow Investments to get their granny flat project off the ground. We are renowned granny flat builders in Newcastle, NSW, have an impressive portfolio of work and our customer service is second to none.

Acrow Granny Flats in Newcastle: The Benefits

  • Enhanced lifestyle options for you and your family
    • Independent, secure living for your growing children
    • A workspace
    • Guest accommodation
    • Tourist accommodation
    • An adults sanctuary
    • Perfect for retirees
  • Potential additional income from rent
  • A huge range of floor plans and designs
  • Our fantastic inclusions
  • Your property value is increased

Completed Newcastle Granny Flats

Our Newcastle Granny Flat customers leave five star reviews for us. Browse the detail of some of our completed Newcastle Granny Flats on our blog

Completed Newcastle Granny Flat Stockton

Completed Newcastle Granny Flat Stockton

This recently completed Newcastel Granny Flat in Stockton boasts a clever design that prioritises privacy and comfort and is well suited for positioning on a narrow block.

What Are the NSW Council Requirements for Granny Flats?

What Are the NSW Council Requirements for Granny Flats?

NO COUNCIL APPROVAL NEEDED TO BUILD A GRANNY FLAT ON YOUR PROPERTY! That’s right, Central Coast home owners don’t need council approval to build a granny flat but their property should meet minimum requirements. In 2009, the NSW Government released the Affordable...

Newcastle, the perfect mix of city and coastal living

Discover the perfect blend of city living and coastal charm in Newcastle. From golden sands to a working harbour, this vibrant city offers something for everyone. Enjoying your breakfast at independent cafes, or soaking up the sun on stunning beaches, is why we’re the granny flat builder Newcastle needs.


Are you looking to downsize without sacrificing lifestyle and amenities? Acrow’s granny flats in Newcastle offer a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds. Not only is this option more affordable than traditional housing, but it also allows for all kinds of creative possibilities when designing your space!


A lifestyle choice

With a granny flat, your family can enjoy extra space to explore their creativity and imagination! From secure accommodation for growing children to private offices or playrooms, we are the granny flat builders Newcastle deserves. Transform your new granny flat into a teen pod bursting with exciting activities, or even a special adult retreat.

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A smart investment

Unlock a financial boost and jumpstart your investment strategy with stylish granny flats in Newcastle! As a Newcastle client, you could reap the rewards from weekly rent payments ranging between $400-$500. Making interest-only loan repayments will put a significant amount of money back into your pocket!

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The Numbers

Let Acrow build your dream granny flat today. Contact us to find out more.

Expected Approval Duration

Six to eight weeks

Expected Build Duration

Twelve weeks with optimal weather conditions.

Average Rental Return*

$400-500 per week.
*Based on averages in the Newcastle area.

Why invest in Newcastle?

There are several factors that make Newcastle an extremely appealing area to invest in. Despite Australia’s record-breaking property downturn in 2018, Newcastle sailed through unscathed – recording solid growth.

According to the QBE Australian Housing Outlook 2018-2021, property prices have grown 7.6% per annum on average over the past five years. Rental properties in particular are booming, with Newcastle giving some of the country’s biggest returns on investment last year.

As professionals continue to migrate from Sydney, enticed by the natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle, they have powered a 27% increase in approvals of new dwellings from 2017-18. The The City of Newcastle LGA (pop. 155,000 and not to be confused with the larger Newcastle area) also offers many employment opportunities – approximately 73,029 people work there, and unemployment has been continually falling over the past several years.

Everything You Need To Know About Building A Granny Flat

Your Questions, Answered

Discover the insider knowledge our highly experienced Newcastle design and building team has to offer!
From common queries about the industry to specialist advice for your unique project – we have you covered. Connect with us today and let an expert answer all of your questions.

Can I build a Granny Flat on my property?

If your property meets the minimum site requirements for a granny flat in NSW, then yes, you can have the option of building a granny flat either attached or detached to your primary property. Make sure to read the NSW requirements or contact us today to find out if your block is suitable for a granny flat

What is Acrow Granny Flats experience in building granny flats in Newcastle?

For almost 20 years, Acrow Granny Flats have been building granny flats in the Newcastle region. You’ll find our granny flats right throughout the metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, including the localities of Cessnock, Maitland and Port Stephens. As trusted local builders, we understand all the requirements set by the local councils for granny flats and home projects. We use this experience and expertise to provide you with a free site inspection and no-obligation quote.

How much does it cost to build a granny flat in the Newcastle area?

Building our standard two-bedroom granny flat with premium-quality inclusions in the Newcastle area starts from $125,000 (ex. GST). However, additional costs – such as council approval fees, land preparation and external works – will vary depending on your suburb, size of block and site conditions. We’re happy to arrange your free site inspection and no-obligation quote.

What is the average rental return of a granny flat in Newcastle?

With an average weekly rent of $400 to $500, adding a granny flat to your Newcastle property is an excellent investment. If you plan to arrange finance, a standard interest-only mortgage repayment will return a gross profit that averages around $250 to $300 per week. To equip you for your finance application, we’ll inspect your site, provide an obligation-free quote and prepare a rental return report – all at no cost to you.

Do I need planning permission to build a granny flat in the Newcastle area?

No. As covered under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), building a granny flat in the Newcastle area doesn’t require council approval or planning permission. However, there are general NSW zoning rules and articles of state legislation governing the front and rear setback requirements that your new granny flat build must satisfy. As trusted local builders with almost 20 years experience in the Newcastle area, we are across all the rules. Give us a call to discuss your project.

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