Frequently Asked Questions.

What is a Keep Mini Space used for?

What is a Keep Mini Space used for?

Keep Mini Spaces are versatile modular spaces suitable for various purposes like home offices, studios, gyms, recreational rooms, guest rooms, or any other space needs you might have.

How long does it take to install a Keep Mini Space?

How long does it take to install a Keep Mini Space?

The average installation time varies based on the space size and site conditions, but typically, a space can be set up within 3 to 5 days.

Is there a warranty on Keep Mini Spaces?

Is there a warranty on Keep Mini Spaces?

Yes, they have a 7-year warranty under the HBCF.

How are the spaces delivered?

How are the spaces delivered?

Spaces are pre-fabricated and delivered by truck, the space is then craned from the truck straight on to your footings.

Do the spaces have insulation?

Do the spaces have insulation?

Yes, they are fully insulated to comply with BASIX. This varies from council to council, but our minimum R values are – Roof R4.0 Walls R2.8 Floor R2.0.

Can the spaces be connected to electricity?

Can the spaces be connected to electricity?

Yes, all our spaces are designed to integrate seamlessly with electrical systems.

Are there customisable options available?

Are there customisable options available?

Absolutely! We offer a range of customisable options to suit your specific needs and aesthetics.

Do I need a permit for a Keep Mini Space?

Do I need a permit for a Keep Mini Space?

Permit requirements vary by region and the space's size and features. We can provide guidance and assist with the permit process.

Can Keep Mini Spaces be relocated?

Can Keep Mini Spaces be relocated?

Yes, while they are built to be durable and long-lasting, they are also designed for potential relocation.

Can we install the spaces ourselves?

Can we install the spaces ourselves?

While our spaces are designed for ease of installation, we recommend professional installation for best results.

Do we need water and sewer connections for the spaces?

Do we need water and sewer connections for the spaces?

For spaces with bathrooms or kitchenettes, water and sewer connections are necessary.

How much does delivery cost?

How much does delivery cost?

Costs vary based on location and accessibility. Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Can we have air conditioning pre-installed?

Can we have air conditioning pre-installed?

Certainly! We offer air conditioning installation as an added feature.

What fit-out material options are available?

What fit-out material options are available?

We have a wide variety of materials, from budget-friendly options to luxury finishes. Consult our catalog or speak to our design team for more details.

How long does it take to build a Keep Modular Space?

How long does it take to build a Keep Modular Space?

For our tiny homes and studio spaces 4-6 weeks for our modular granny flats and homes 6 – 12 weeks.

 Do you have any display models we can look at?   

 Do you have any display models we can look at?   

Yes we have an onsite display model, and display models in our factory in Alexandria.

Can we put on mini space on a trailer?

Can we put on mini space on a trailer?

Yes we can, but the design and dimensions change due to road constraints, max size we can go is 2,4 wide x 8.4 long

What are the structures made from?

What are the structures made from?

The main structure is made from structural steel. We can use timber or steel for the wall frames and rafters. They are cladded/ lined with traditional building materials. See our technical data sheet for more information.

How are the Minis spaces installed?

How are the Minis spaces installed?

Each site will be different depending on gradient and soil type. Generally, you will need SHS steel piers in a concrete footing to a depth specified by the engineer, usually no greater than 1.8m. Footings are usually installed at 1.2m centers on the outer edge only, approx. 12 piers in total. Any plumping, electrical, gas, and water that is required needs to be brought to the site prior to delivery and can be connected to the mini space the following day.

What documentation will I need?

What documentation will I need?

You will need a copy of your Title, Title Plans, any Covenant, Certificates
The documentation you’ll need to get the ball rolling includes a site plan showing the existing boundaries of the land on your title. Make sure you’ve got the sewer diagram for your property (search online for ‘sewer diagram online + your area’, eg: Sydney Water).. Check for easements on your property that can’t be built upon due to infrastructure or access requirements, and see that your land isn’t flood-affected or bushfire-zoned (as bushfire rating would make a granny flat much more expensive).

What’s definitely not allowed?

What’s definitely not allowed?

If you’ve got a strata title property, such as a villa or townhouse, you will not be allowed to have a secondary residence on your property.

Can these be used on any site?

Can these be used on any site?
There are 3 main things to consider when evaluating your site for a modular space:
  1. Site access
  2. Site conditions, i.e. contours, soil conditions, easements etc
  3. Council LEP and DCP – things like Floor space ratio, boundary setbacks and zoning will determine what kind of building you can use on your property, particularly if it is a secondary dwelling.

Where are they built?

Where are they built?

In our factory they come as a turnkey product ready to deliver to your site and craned on to site.

Do your listed prices include transportation, installation and DA?

Do your listed prices include transportation, installation and DA?

No, our listed prices are ex-factory. Due to the many different variables involved such as site access, soils classification, delivery distance and local council regulations it is difficult to give an all-inclusive price that will cover every scenario.

Are they pre plumbed and wired ready to install?

Are they pre plumbed and wired ready to install?

Yes, everything you need to get going is already. Prior arrangements need to be made to bring all services to the site location, they are then connected on the day of installation.

Are they cyclone rated?

Are they cyclone rated?

They are all standard C2 cyclone rating, we can increase for specific jobs if required.

Do they need a slab?

Do they need a slab?

No slab is required. Our spaces are generally built on concrete pad footings and piers. See our technical data sheet for more information.

Do you ship interstate?

Do you ship interstate?

Yes, we do! Give us your address details, and we can give you a quote.

Do the mini spaces require DA?

Do the mini spaces require DA?

In most instances yes, they do, there are a few exceptions though. If you don’t plan on using it as a habitable space and it is less than 20m2 you won’t require a DA. If you have a tiny home on wheels, it won’t require a DA as it is classified as a Caravan. Also, there are other exemptions such as Agritourism that don’t require DA. All these exemptions will require you to carry out your own due diligence to make sure you adhere to the regulations within that exemption.

Can these be completed as a CDC?

Can these be completed as a CDC?

Currently these do not fall under CDC in NSW. As these fall under the category of a transportable building you will need DA approval. The good news, however, is these are certified under section68 legislation which effectively replaces the Construction Certificate and Occupation Certificate process required for traditional builds, not having these 2 steps helps streamline the process and eliminates allot of the documentation normally required

What if my site is in a bushfire zone?

What if my site is in a bushfire zone?

Bushfire is assessed through the standard DA Bushfire assessment report process to determine the BAL rating and necessary protection and construction requirements. It is then the responsibility of the manufacturer (Keep Mini Spaces) to upgrade the building to the required construction level (e.g. enclosed subfloors).

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