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Granny Flats Newcastle

Acrow Investments are a family-run business, who are experts in building granny flats in the regional capital of 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. 

The city also offers a diverse natural environment, from beaches to bushland, while also being regarded as the economic and trade hub of the region. The port of Newcastle is Australia’s oldest and third largest, with coal representing more than 90% of its total tonnage. While this industrial sector continues to play an important role in the economy, Newcastle is also experiencing growth in the property market, service sectors, tourism and the city’s ever-expanding arts scene.


Granny flat builders in Newcastle

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Smart Investors Choose Acrow

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.

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

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

Expected Approval Duration

Up to four weeks. Includes council approvals.

Expected Build Duration

Eight to nine weeks with optimal weather conditions.

Average Rental Return*

$400 – $500 per week. *Based on averages in the Newcastle area.
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300+ Happy Customers

Acrow Investments has been serving the region around Newcastle 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 to the Central Coast 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 Kurt and all the team.”
thumb_02_60_60 Georges

“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.”
thumb_03_60_60 John

“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.”
Granny flat designs in Newcastle

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 provide several amazing granny flat designs, including one bed granny flats and two bedroom granny flats. We also have a wide range of dual occupancy homes and duplex designs.

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Floor plans and designs may be adjusted to suit your particular circumstances. Contact us today for more information on how to get your perfect granny flat designed!
Over ten standard plans to choose from!

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.



2 bedroom granny flat in Newcastle
Granny flat in Georgetown - Newcastle

Completed granny flat project in Newcastle

Modern 2 bedroom granny flat in Georgetown, Newcastle

Chris came to us as she wanted to make the most of her large backyard which wasn’t being used since her children had now moved out of home. We met Chris on site and provided her with a free quotation and sketch plan to best suit her property and budget. Chris is now renting out the granny flat for more than her loan repayments, which will help her pay off her mortgage quicker and give her more financial freedom.
Project cost: $125,000 including approval and construction costs
Build duration: 12 weeks
Rental Return: $380 per week
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 Newcastle?

For almost 20 years, Acrow Investments 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 $99,000 (inc. 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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Investment opportunity doubled in revitalised Wallsend

Investment opportunity doubled in revitalised Wallsend

The property is located in the well-established Newcastle suburb of Wallsend. Fair to say, our team at Acrow Investments quickly saw how the client could increase their rental revenue with modest financial investment. We were pleased to bring this project to fruition.

Acrow Investments Central Coast Display Home Open Now!

Acrow Investments Central Coast Display Home Open Now!

We’ve been quietly working on a fantastic project behind the scenes here at Acrow Investments and we are thrilled to announce we have a brand-new Granny Flat Display Home! Located in Berkeley Vale on the Central Coast, this display home perfectly showcases the quality craftsmanship and impeccable finishes we offer as standard when you build an Acrow Investments Granny Flat.


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