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Why Backspace Living?

The Secret is out!

Did you know that you don’t need council approval to build a 60m2 granny flat on your property?


This means that in as little as 10 days you can have the approval to build your very own Backspace with minimal council intervention and hassles or neighbour objections.

How does that work?

In 2009, the NSW Government released the Affordable Housing State Environment Planning Policy (AHSEPP) which permits all residential home-owners with a property larger then 450m2 and a minimum 12m street frontage to build a secondary dwelling on their property. This legislation allows secondary dwellings, or granny flats in NSW to be approved under a Complying Development Certificate in just 10 days. This fast track planning and building approval process allows homeowners and investors the ability to expand their living spaces and unlock their property’s potential with Backspace Living.

Go Bigger than 60m2

Did you know we build more than just granny flats? At Backspace Living we are committed to helping you maximise on the full potential of your property. Our professional team will assist you in exploring all your options to maximise on your development. We can custom build any size project with a large percentage of our Backspace projects being built at 80m2 – 120m2.

It’s fun, easy & personal

At Backspace Living we have simplified our process from design and approval phase through to construction. We take our position as your builder of choice very seriously. We are committed to keeping our clients well informed and updated on the progress of your Backspace project at every stage.


Building with Backspace Living is an experience, but more importantly it is fun, easy and personal because you’re part of the process from beginning to end. Every member of our team, from our Director through to our experienced and passionate trades, will all play an active role in making your Backspace dreams become a reality.

Built to impress!

Our inclusions are what set us apart from our competitors! We only offer the highest quality standard inclusions within our designs. Backspace Living have teamed up with Australia’s leading suppliers to provide you with the best quality and value for your project. Your Backspace is a big investment and cutting corners could be a big risk or disappointment for that investment. We strongly believe if you invest in a quality product, you will attract quality tenants.


We encourage you to come and see the quality finishes first hand by visiting our display suites.

Get Creative!

When it comes to designing your very own Backspace, we know that one size does not always fit all. Choose a model from our signature range of Backspace designs or be guided by our experienced design team who will work closely with you to customise your design to reflect your individual style, vision and budget.


We are committed to thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. All of our designs are innovative, practical and are built to impress. We build our Backspaces to compliment your block and flow seamlessly with the property to maximise space, functionality and privacy.

Start generating additional income

Granny Flats are now one of the strongest investment options in the marketplace with an average return on investment between 17-23% pa. The demand for affordable housing in NSW has led to the creation of the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (AHSEPP). This has provided a great opportunity for our investors and owner occupiers alike looking to earn additional rental income.

What our clients say

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Contact the team and arrange your inspection of our display unit today and open your mind to the world of Backspace possibilities.
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