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Detached Garden Suites (DGS) and Laneway Homes are a fantastic way to utilize your property and provide an opportunity for either rental income or convenient housing for family and friends. ⁠

The team at Koru Construction have extensive experience in building these smaller dwellings, which need to be both unique to the space you have available, work within your city's bylaws and not compromise on your living comfort.

We begin with a quick feasibility study to determine if your property is eligible for a DGS or Laneway Home, the size and configuration limitations and what potential challenges may arise for your particular project. We will produce a very detailed preliminary budget estimate that will be utilised as a baseline for the design. We then move into design of the home with our focusing on functionality of the space and understanding the needs of who will be living in the garden suite while staying within your budget.

Together we will establish a design and plan a project that will fully utilise your space's potential, add value to your property and of course be beautiful.



As you begin to plan for your garden suite, you will find that the more research and planning you do, the more questions will arise.


You may find yourself asking;

  • How long will this take?

  • How do I maximize the space of my home to function best for my family?

  • How do I maximize my budget to get my best return on investment?

  • Where will I live while the work is being done?

  • Who are the people that will be working in my personal space and how can I trust them?

  • How much will it cost?

  • And many more!


There is no standard answer to any of these questions; however a knowledgeable and experienced builder such as Chris O'Leary and the Koru team can offer you guidance for every situation. If you are considering a laneway house or garden suite build, give us a call, send us an email or fill out our contact form below, and we'll be in touch shortly to discuss further!

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