YZY Kit Homes is a combination of two worlds – European made Scandinavian structures in good hands of reputable Aussie builders. YZY cabins are made to the highest EU standards, engineered, tested and certified to AU/NZ Standards. Teams of professionals, people involved in any stage of the process have the same values and focus on a long-term business success offering the best quality buildings and services.
Our assigned builders have extensive experience building backyard studios, garden rooms, backyard cabins and granny flats from different manufacturers or designing them from scratch for decades. So, they can provide you with competent advice and the comparison of different options conversant with local building regulations. This arrangement makes our clients very happy and by word of mouth, more and more people are choosing YZY buildings as for their quality features and good value for money.
YZY Kit Homes builders
YZY Kit Homes network exceptionally consists of quality and reputable builders who are authorized dealers of YZY Kit Homes. The Teams offer supply and building services in 5 states: NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD and TAS. We all share the same values of providing quality products and building services. A harmonious working team is reaching the same common goal – to make it easy for you when you need an extra room in your backyard or on your block.
European studios developed for Aussies
All YZY backyard studios and granny flats have been designed to suit Australian regulations: our backyard cabins (up to 20m²) may be built as an exempt development and granny flats as complying development.
An Exempt Development in NSW which in simple English means if the use of the cabin is non-habitable, it may be installed without Council approval (download 1-page extract from NSW planning policy). For an exempt development in NSW floor area of the building has to be not more than 20 m² and the height of the buildings is up to 3 m. We also wanted to maximize the comfort of our designs and made our backyard cabin Sicilia 20m² and backyard cabin Corsica 20m² to have the internal ceiling height of 2.4 m which also satisfies the requirement for a habitable room. Also, more windows were added to our studios’ range as Aussies live in a piece of paradise and are blessed to have 90% of sunny days a year and like enjoying it. Also, downunders are used to open their windows outwards in contrast to Northern Europeans who open their windows inwards, so engineers redesigned windows to be convenient.
A Complying development in most cases will not require development approval (DA). YZY granny flats have a living area of less than 60 m² which conforms to council requirements for a 2nd dwelling and in most cases will be built as a Complying Development which is less expensive and shorter process in getting approved (other conditions apply and standards are different in every state, so please consult with your nearest builder of YZY Kit Homes, council or private certifier for further information). All our granny flat designs were created with high ceilings, roomy bedrooms and open plan living spaces to suit the taste of Australians.
Feel free to contact your local builder to know about your particular site requirements.
YZY Kit Homes way to Australia
Originated in Northern Europe a long time ago, so-called Scandinavian structures, YZY cabins come from Europe, where Nordic Pine Spruce is grown in FSC certified forests. When trees are ready, they are cut, delivered to the manufacturer, treated in a wood drying kiln and then milled according to an engineering drawing. All parts are then packed on a pallet and shipped to Australia.
Materials: Healthy, Recyclable, Sustainable
Nordic Pine Spruce, material YZY products are made of, is hardy wood harvested from FSC certified forests. Not only does this means that YZY backyard studios and granny flats don’t hurt our Planet Earth but also are healthy for people to be in. You will be delighted to feel the smell of wood inside a cabin, breath in with ease.
The Manufacturer of Scandinavian backyard cabins and granny flats
YZY have carefully selected the manufacturer of wooden backyard cabins and granny flats which shares the same values for quality, service and design. An extensive over 30-years experience in producing and delivering kit homes for people living in a number of faraway countries from EU such as USA, Japan, Canary Islands assures a piece of mind for YZY team. All processes from redesigning homes in accordance with the market specifics of Australia to a safe and sound delivery through long distances are well-known and mastered during the years.
“First of all, we are people, just the same as you or others with whom you communicate every day and then we are a business organization strongly determined to make it easy and enjoyable for you to get a quality and yet affordable living, working or recreational space. Everything we do is what we would like to get yourselves when looking for building a new home or a backyard studio as an extra space. Therefore, we can promise that we will not lack neither the desire nor the energy nor the time to be simple, understandable, human and honest.” – says Remi Buika, the Co-founder of YZY Kit Homes.
Proudly a Program Partner of Wood. Naturally Better.
At YZY Kit Homes we are proudly supporting the use of responsibly sourced forest and wood products.
Timber is a part of our environment and a renewable resource that does not hurt our Planet Earth. Make it wood – do your World some good!
The environmental advantages of wood, process energy requirements for some common building materials
Wood and carbon
Proud member of WERS
YZY Kit Homes is a member of the Windows Energy Rating Scheme and undertakes to abide by the WERS Rules and Code of ethics. Our windows and doors have been manufactured to comply with the Australian Window Standard AS2047 and Glass Standard AS1288.
Windows and door design performance has been verified by a NATA accredited test laboratory.
Proud Member of A family-owned Australian business
YZY Kit Homes is a proudly 100% Australian owned and operated business based in Sydney. We offer not only the highest quality products and services but also pride ourselves working with core values of Australians: integrity, honesty, mateship and standing by your word. We feel that we have an obligation to ensure our products meet the best possible Australian and world standards.