Building Granny Flat. Step 3: Getting all parts organized for Installation

The third step in building granny flats form YZY Kit Homes is to get all parts organized for installation.

We recommend you to sort the parts into separate piles. Lay the protective sheets on the ground around the perimeter of the base (you can use the sheets from the pallet) for the boards. All parts are numbered, so check that all parts are present by matching them off against your instruction manual.

Before unpacking the pallets, remove staples from boards

When you unpack the packs of timber that is covered in cardboard and plastic, you’ll see there is quiet a few staples that need to be removed as they will fail boards and hold boards off one another. So grab your self a pair of pincers and a chisel and just run your eye over through the thorough. Pull out all staples because they will rust in time too, specially in coastal applications, which will stain an outside of the board.

Organize all parts of the kit for effective and safe installation

Looking at the plans in the Instruction Manual, identify and place all parts on the sheets next to the side where they will need to go when installing the building. Place the boards for a convenient pick up to reduce walking time from boards to the building.

Expert’s tip: Assign a person (‘coordinator’) who will be looking at drawings and coordinating men’s work organizing all parts around the perimeter.

Then you can start a routine:

  1. Pick up a part from the pallet, look at the number and say it loud.
  2. Coordinator will tell you which wall does it belong to, e.g. ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ or ‘D’
  3. Look where this letter is marked on your flooring
  4. Place the part conveniently close to the wall it belong to.
  5. Start your routine for the next part.

The next step is sealing the bottom boards to stop any moisture penetration from the top of flashing. All granny flat building steps can be found on Builders Guide page.