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#1 Granny Flat Builders in Hunter Valley

Granny Flats Hunter Valley

Acrow Investments are a family-run business. Our team are the experts in the design, approval and construction of granny flats in the Hunter Valley region. With a population well on the way to 1 million, the area is the largest regional economy in Australia. In fact, the Hunter Valley alone drives 28 percent of the regional NSW economy. This economy is increasingly diversified too. The region boasts steady growth in employment and is ideally placed to benefit from the large population trends affecting Australia, including an ageing population and greater exposure to the world economy.

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Why choose Acrow for your granny flat project

Building granny flats for more than 20 years, Acrow Investments have an impressive track record. Plus, our customer service is second to none. Over the years we’ve built strong relationships with great suppliers and reliable trades professionals in the Hunter Valley region.

Grannies Starting From $99,000 (EX. GST)

For our two-bedroom, 60m2 granny flats with standard inclusions.


Expected Approval Duration

Up to four to six weeks.

Expected Build Duration

Ten weeks with optimal weather conditions.

Average Rental Return*

$350 – $450 per week. *Based on averages in the Hunter Valley area.

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Over 15 different granny flat designs


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300+ Happy Customers

Acrow Investments has been serving the Hunter Valley region for nearly 20 years. We are specialists in the design, approval and construction of custom homes and stunning granny flats. But don’t just take our word for it, read it from our happy customers!

thumb_03_60_60 Kathy & Chris

“After researching a number of granny flat builders on the Central Coast and Newcastle, Acrow Investments were flexible with our requests and were able to negotiate professionally about inclusions and price. Being from Sydney we wanted the construction process to be quick and easy as we were unable to travel often.”



“I would highly recommend the Acrow team, who have been professional, easy to deal with and offered help throughout the whole process above and beyond just building a Granny Flat. Thanks to all the team.”


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“Very professional team, delivered on time and on budget, which is a rarity in the building industry. It took approximately 3 months from start to finish to build the granny flat under difficult circumstances. They only use quality appliances and materials. Highly recommended, I will definitely use Acrow again as it is a company you can trust.”


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“Acrow Investments were spot on with all areas including budget, time and reliability and I would definitely use this company again in the near future.”


Quality Standard Inclusions

Acrow Investments provides excellent inclusions and quality materials & appliances for all of our development properties. We use only the best suppliers in Australia, including Dulux paints, Weathertex cladding, Premium laminate timber flooring, Colorbond Steel, Harvey Norman appliances, Beaumont Tiles & many more!

Our standard inclusions cover all internal areas and typical external areas including: framework, wall cladding, painting, roofing, rainwater control, windows, doors, insulation, linings, architraves and flooring.

Contact us today to discuss your ideal inclusions and to request your free quote.

Over ten standard plans to choose from!

Large Range of Designs & Floor Plans

Acrow Investments have more than 15 standard floor plans you can choose from. There’s something that will almost surely suit the style of living you want to create. And, if one of those isn’t quite right, our professional team can work with you to custom design something to match your specific needs. Whatever your existing property and land configuration, personal taste and budget, the Acrow team has the experience and know-how to construct your dream granny flat in your area.


One Bedroom Designs


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Custom Designs

Over ten standard plans to choose from!

Why invest in the Hunter Valley?

Sydney real estate is expensive. The whole world knows it. The unaffordability of living in the state capital has now brought a decline in the growth of property prices. This, in turn, is triggering increased demand for real estate in regional areas of NSW. These areas offer better value for money, more attractive growth opportunities and are still not too far from Sydney.

For these reasons the Hunter Valley is regarded as a property hotspot. It’s relatively close, it’s naturally beautiful and it is the largest regional contributor to the state’s gross domestic product. In terms of economic output, the Hunter Valley outstrips the GDP of Tasmania, the Northern Territory and even the Australian Capital Territory! This all means it is one of those rare places where lifestyle, jobs and future growth combine. 

Currently, the region has an estimated 322,000 jobs and this is projected to increase to 384,000 by 2036. Better still, the NSW Government predicts an additional 70,000 dwellings will be needed in the area to serve that population. It’s the perfect time to extend your living arrangements with a brand-new granny flat.  

Estimate the value in starting a granny flat project in Hunter Valley using Acrow’s ROI calculator.

Granny flat in Hunter Valley
Granny flat in Belmont - Hunter Valley

Completed granny flat project in Hunter Valley

Modern 2 bedroom granny flat in Belmont, Hunter Valley

George contacted Acrow as he wanted to build a small home at the front of his property to rent out or set up as an Airbnb. We worked with George to design his vision of the granny flat including split skillion roof, feature walls, specific appliances from Harvey Norman and a modern bathroom suited to all ages. George is currently renting the property for higher than some of the primary dwellings in the area! It’s amazing what you can create when you have a clear vision and a dedicated team to complete all the fine details from liaising with council to get a fast approval and confirmed time frames for construction.


Project cost: $170,000 including DA approval and construction costs


Build duration: 12 weeks Rental


Return: $400 per week or potentially more as used for Airbnb part-time 

Contact us today to discuss your ideal granny flat and to request your free quote.

Have a question?

We have been leading the local building industry for many years and our experts get asked questions every day. See below some of our most frequently asked questions. Have some more questions? Feel free to get in touch with one of our experts today!

What is Acrow Investments’ experience in building granny flats in the Hunter Valley region?

You’ll find our granny flats throughout the Hunter Valley region – this includes Cessnock, Charlestown, Maitland, Myall Lakes, Swansea, Upper Hunter, Wallsend, Wyong and many more. As we have been building in the broader area for almost 20 years, we understand all the requirements the local councils have for granny flats and home projects. We are also well across the diversity of landscape and site conditions. We rely on all our experience and expertise when we provide you with a no-obligation quote following a free site inspection.

How much does it cost to build a granny flat in the Hunter Valley region?

Adding an Acrow Investments premium quality two-bedroom granny flat to your Hunter region property will start from $99,000 (inc. GST). Also, you can expect some variable costs, such as land preparation, council fees and external works. As these will vary according to your location, block size and site conditions, it is best to contact us to arrange your free site inspection and obligation-free quote.

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

Many people just like you can attest that adding an Acrow Investments granny flat to a Hunter Valley property is an excellent investment decision. Expected average weekly rents range from $350 to $450, which still gives a great return after finance repayments. We have seen people servicing a standard interest-only mortgage returning gross profit averages around $250 to $300 per week. You deserve to make any investment decision equipped with all the facts, so talk to us to arrange your free site inspection, an obligation-free quote and rental return report.

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

No, you do not. Building a granny flat on your Hunter Valley region property comes under the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP); therefore, doesn’t require council approval or planning permission. However, there are still rules – such as front and rear setback requirements – that your new granny flat build must satisfy. It all goes towards complying with general NSW zoning rules and state legislation. Because we have been building granny flats in the Hunter Valley for almost 20 years, give us a call and we can explain how it all works.

Helpful Guides

Bringing a family together: a new granny flat in Sunshine NSW

Bringing a family together: a new granny flat in Sunshine NSW

At Acrow Investments, we love it when a plan comes together, so we’re thrilled to announce the success of one of our latest projects: a sun-filled granny flat in the suburb of Sunshine. How is that for an appropriate name? Even better is the broader setting of Lake Macquarie, one of NSW’s most promising lifestyle and real estate investment centres.

A new standard: modern granny flat in Blackwall by Acrow Investments

A new standard: modern granny flat in Blackwall by Acrow Investments

At Acrow Investments, we’re proud to unveil one of our latest projects: a super-modern granny flat in Blackwall, on the NSW Central Coast – all designed and executed with a contemporary flair. Located in close proximity to the gentle and photogenic Brisbane Water, this property already had a lot going for it. So, what better way to make a good thing better than expanding its potential with a stunning and new granny flat?

What are the council requirements for Duplexes in NSW?

What are the council requirements for Duplexes in NSW?

A duplex is essentially two homes built on the same block of land and which share a common central wall, also known as a dual occupancy. These homes can either share one land title and owner, or can be subdivided into separate titles so they can be owned and sold separately.


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