Category Archives: Canberra

You should know the rules for your Secondary Residence in Canberra

Black board with writings "Know the Rules"

It has come to my attention that a lot of people in the building industry do not know what the rules are pertaining to secondary residences. There are many requirements and rules that are crucial to building a secondary residence. I run an architectural firm in Canberra and I have worked with the rules, regulations and […]

Pod open in Belconnen

White flat design with wooden floors and stairs, glass doors and windows. Located on top of constructed steels.

We are very excited to announce that The Pod Canberra Belconnen Display is now built. To come have a look: Register below and you’ll get an email notification close to the time of the next open Pod inspection. Please note to check your spam folder if you haven’t received it. We hold Pod opens once per month. […]

Secondary Residence Vs. Apartment

I have lived in Canberra for 53 years since I was 6 years old and have seen many changes in the way we live, work and play. The Directors Take on Granny Flat Living versus Apartment Living… Recently there is a push for higher density living with apartments popping up everywhere which I can only […]

Which is the best design for your granny flat?

  An important part of researching for a granny flat is the design that will best suit all of your needs and also provide comfortable living spaces. Any new building is required to meet with 6-star energy rating that will help with comfort and running costs and also provides the use of the latest building […]

Rental income from a granny flat in Canberra

What a great idea if you have the land to be able to create an extra rental income from a granny flat in Canberra. This can be income on land that you are paying rates on. Parents have a house that is comfortable, familiar and they don’t want to move as they get older, but […]

Why Choose a POD?

We believe in the Pod because of its multi-function design, high- quality materials, unique arrangements, short build time, a turnkey conclusion and because we will always make sure we have completed our high-quality work. Our clients use our Pods as an office, creative studio or secondary residence/granny flat. Our designs range from a studio to […]

REGULATIONS FOR GRANNY FLATS IN CANBERRA

Do you know that your block doesn’t need to be in a zoned area in order to build a secondary residence/ granny flat/ pod in your backyard? All you need is a 500m2 block and a feasibility study completed by an architecture firm. As long as your secondary residence is under 90m2, your block does not require any […]

PRESS RELEASE

Introducing “The Pod Canberra” (by VRD Developments) Multifunctional designer pod solutions tailored to the needs of families, creatives and professionals looking for extra space close to home. The Pod Canberra is the brainchild of VRD Developments, an Australian firm with a focus on creating high-quality pods, conceived to the highest standards. What’s a pod, you […]