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Why choose Backyard Cabins?

Backyard Cabins is a well established and proven business with a product of the highest quality and a committed team of employees who are dedicated to your satisfaction. We are a fully accredited and registered building company, since 1976, who can manage the entire project from start to finish. We have a wide array of testimonials and have supplied well over 500 Cabins all across Australia.

What is Lock-up stage?

Lock-up stage is when the Cabin or Cottage’s external wall cladding is fixed, roof covering, insulation and lining is installed, the flooring and decking is laid and the internal framework is complete, all the external windows, door and locks are fitted.

Can we build without council approval?

In some cases the Cabins cab be built under ‘Exempt Development’ so no approval is needed.

I have heard something about the NSW Government relaxing its planning policy on these types of constructions, how does this affect Backyard Cabins?

Approval times have improved in most areas, it is still necessary to check regulations in your council area.

Can we use a private building certifier?

Yes you can for the Construction Certificate or CDC approval.

Can you supply your Backyard Cabins anywhere in Australia?

We can supply our Cabins, Cottages and Cabanas throughout Australia in Kit-form. We can supply and erect in Sydney and throughout NSW (POA).

How many Backyard Cabins has your company built in Australia?

Backyard Cabins has built or supplied in Kit-form over 500 Cabins or Cottages.

Can I have my choice of external cladding instead of the standard inclusions?

Yes – you can choose from the a large range of claddings including Weathertex, vertical groove ‘Shadow clad’ ply sheet, fibro, Hardiplank.

Can I put a floating floor in these Backyard Cabins?

Yes, floating timber floors give a great final result and are cost effective.

Can I have hardwood timber floors?

Yes we can option hardwood flooring, you will need to have this sanded and polished.

Are your Backyard Cabins termite resistant?

Yes, we use treated pine timber for all the structural, framing and finished timbers used in construction and termite resistant flooring and ant-caps.

Is treated pine safe?

Yes, the treatment used is LSOP this is not toxic to humans.

What is included in a Backyard Cabin kit package?

All the materials required building your Cabin, Cottage or Cabana, except the concrete required for the footings and tools.

How long has Backyard Cabins been in business?

Backyard Cabins is the Trading name of Clareville Constructions Pty Ltd, which has been operating since 1976.

Can I come to view a finished Backyard Cabin?

Yes, we are based in Avalon; please call to make an appointment.

Can I choose the roof colour I want to match my main house?

Yes, you can choose from the full Colorbond Colour Range.

Can a home handy-man erect one of these kits?

Yes, if you’ve had some experience and you’ll need an extra pair of hands to help.

Can I supply my own electrician?

Yes or we have tradesmen to do the job.

Can you build in Fire zones?

Yes, we can build to comply with Level 1, 2 or 3 requirements.

Will I be eligible for the 1st homeowners grant for these types of constructions?

Yes, we have built the Cabins for clients who have been eligible for the 1st homebuyers grant.

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About us

Backyard Cabins was created in 1990 after Master Builder, Murray Purvis, saw a growing demand for detached secondary dwellings in the building/construction Industry.

Backyard Cabins has developed a reputable name and it’s products have provided a welcome solution to family homes and properties in search of that extra space without the excessive costs and time consuming delays of conventional renovations and extensions.

Our stylish and functional designs have been the perfect match for clients in need of a home office, a teenage retreat, extra storage, a spare guest bedroom, a self contained granny-flat, detached studios, pool house, cabana, a weekend country hideaway, and Caravan/Camping ground accommodation. read more>>>

  • I’m very happy with my new studio, and have had a few friends look at it with a possible view to building one.
    Thanks for doing the job so professionally and quickly.

    Pamela, Orange
  • Just a note to say a huge thank you for our beautiful cabin, it is simply perfect! You have been very easy to deal with and extremely helpful (and patient) through the whole process.

    Zac, Dave and Jason could not have been more polite, helpful and professional.
    I have already recommended your services to one of the neighbours and will continue to do so, if I hear of anyone else looking to extend their living space with a cabin.
    Thank you again
    Helen, St. Ives

    Maree, Mona Vale
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