We are proud to announce that ShedBarn, a reputable local business based in George Town, has joined our builder’s network to supply and build YZY Kit Homes in Tasmania.
So, meet Brian and Kate Best, ShedBarn owners at Agfest 5 – 8 May, site S09 to discuss your project ideas building with YZY Kit Homes.
ShedBarn has been supplying custom sheds barns, garages, farm buildings and now YZY Kit Homes will be added to their new range of products. With over three decades of experience, ShedBarn has earned a reputation as a trusted quality Kit Shed builders. Above all ShedBarn are a team of problem solvers, and pride themselves on going above and beyond for their customers.
- Quotes and site inspections
- Assistance with council approvals
- Installation services available Tasmania wide
If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with Brian Best before the show: 0438 966 533.
Agfest event and venue information
Agfest is a multi-award-winning agricultural field days. There will be 515 fabulous Agfest exhibitors offering their special products, services and deals. Come and support Tasmania’s amazing small, medium and large-sized businesses.
The 2021 Agfest event will be in the paddock from 5 – 8 May, Wed – Sat 8am-5pm and in the cloud from 8 – 15 May.
415 Oaks Road, Carrick, Tasmania 7291
Find us at ShedBarn site S09, the corner of South Street and First Avenue.
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More details on how to get to Agfest, where to park and plan your day at the show, please visit the Official Organizer’s website: www.agfest.com.au
Have you ever wondered how our kit homes are built on site in just a few days?
We held a live 1-day building event for you to see our speedy building system live in action!
We were building our flagship granny flat, the stylish and versatile Madeira, at our Display Village in Ourimbah – and to celebrate we were hosting a live 1-day event where people could watch the build unfold before their eyes!
For an owner-builder, licensed builder, architect, journalist or anyone considering building a YZY Kit Home, the live build was a great opportunity to learn about the steps and processes involved in the construction of our homes and to see how fast they are built firsthand. If you missed the event, read on, there is a photographic and video recap of the day.
Photographic and video recap of the day
What a fantastic day it has been! We’ve gone from a bare foundation in the morning to an almost complete 2-bedroom granny flat by 3:45 pm!
7 am – builders getting ready for 1-day build
9 am – morning coffee time
10:30 am – after 3 hours of work
3:45 pm – End of Live 1-day build
Walk-through video at the end of day
Time-lapse video: Madeira built in 1 day
Photos of interior and details
Welcome to see the Madeira
We’d love to see you at the Ourimbah Display Centre. The address is 4 James Graham Ln, Ourimbah NSW 2258. Working hours are Tue-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. See the new Madeira we’ve just built and view the 7 existing cabins and granny flats on site, each fully furnished in a unique style to showcase the design possibilities. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with our team on 1300 51 64 51.
Day 2 of Madeira build
Day 2 of the Madeira build is scheduled to be at the end of this week, subject to the builder’s work schedule. The team will install the roof. At the end of Day 2, the Madeira will be finished to lockup stage and ready for internal fit-outs.
If you want to see Day 2 of the Madeira build, please get in touch with our builders’ team on 1300 51 64 51 to check what date it is scheduled. Builders will take 1 day of their work schedule as soon as they can.
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On the day you will:
- watch our build team working just as they would in your own backyard
- witness the ease, speed and efficiency of the Scandanavian building system
- learn how the precision-cut modular components fit together quickly and easily.
- Streamlined ‘no permit required’ approvals to construct ancillary dwellings, such as granny flats or self-contained studios.
- The first 250 new ancillary dwellings will receive $10,000.
The Tasmanian Government will develop a broader housing policy framework that looks at the full array of housing market issues across the public and private sector to drive solutions, in line with PESRAC’s recommendations.
Although over the past year Tasmania had been building houses at a rate not seen in nearly a decade, Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch said more needs to be done.
In the media release ‘Comprehensive package to increase housing supply statewide’ Tasmanian Housing Minister Roger Jaensch said that the government will be providing a streamlined ‘no permit required’ approvals pathway for landowners to construct ancillary dwellings, such as granny flats or self-contained studios, on their existing properties.
“And to help meet the demand for rental properties, the first 250 new ancillary dwellings that are made available for long-term rental for more than two years will receive $10,000.” – Minister Jaensch said.
Media release: ‘Comprehensive package to increase housing supply statewide’, 16 march 2021
Current prices of YZY Kit Homes will last until 15 April 2021 for granny flats range and until 31 May for backyard cabins range and will have to increase from 16 April and 1 June respectively across Trade Price lists. The expected price increase is 5% to be confirmed with the release of the new pricelists prior to a price change.
Whilst cost pressures for both raw materials and shipping (shipping container shortage, new international fees and port charges) continue to impact over the last year, YZY Kit Homes have both absorbed costs and improved efficiencies in order to minimise additional cost pressures on our Authorised dealers/Accredited builders in a tough trading environment during COVID-19. We are now unfortunately forced to pass on a share of increased costs.
Impact on standard cabins
- For orders placed before 31 May 2021, current prices apply.
- For orders placed after 1 June 2021, a new price list will apply.
Impact on granny flats
- For orders placed before 15 April 2021, current prices apply.
- For orders placed after 16 April 2021, a new price list will apply.
Please be assured YZY Kit Homes have made every effort to keep the increase to a minimum. As usual, YZY Kit Homes will be providing superior quality products and we greatly appreciate your continued support through this time of change.
Please contact your nearest builder for a new price list or information on how this will affect your current building project.
More information on the cost increase factors:
– Google search has ample articles about timber prices skyrocket.
– Shipping container shortage is quite well explained in the video below
Telehealth office space was recently built for Shona Stewart running her Stewart Psychology business from the comfort of her own home in Epping.
“Highly recommend YZY Kit Homes. After looking at multiple backyard cabins for my telehealth office space I couldn’t find a product that compared both in terms of quality and cost-effectiveness. Now it is in place I wish the house had the same standard of doors and windows. The builder and his team were exceptionally professional and the cabin went up so smoothly. The biggest problem I have is that I don’t want to leave the office now!”Testimonial from YZY Kit Homes Facebook page
Having operated her successful psychology practise for a number of years, Shona Stewart decided it was time to move the business to a predominantly telehealth focus. Needing the right space for work led to her installing an office Corsica Panorama cabin in her backyard.Continue reading Telehealth office space in Epping
Despite the global pandemic, the year 2020 was yet another great year with a number of projects built and many happy clients enjoying their new additional space. While larger buildings were used as secondary dwellings for family members, smaller cabins were used as Home offices, teenage studios and workshops. We at YZY Kit Homes are so pleased we could help families to get their life at home much easier with the extra room added to their property. We also had a custom design Tennis Clubhouse designed and built in the year 2020. The local community now has a new state-of-the-art Tennis centre they all can be proud of.
It all starts with the need for extra space. People contact the builder looking for possible ideas. At the same time, the builder takes into consideration the requirements and the potential restrictions present on the land. At the conclusion of several rounds of discussion, the ideal outcome is achieved through mutual cooperation. The feedback we are getting from our clients is a testament to it. Given below are some of the highlights of the year 2020.
“YZY Kit Homes features projects 2020” is a photo book published annually showcasing our most prominent projects of the year and can be viewed from any of the authorized backyard cabins builders and suppliers. The video given below is a compilation of the best work done by us in the past year, it consists of creative and finely crafted cabins.
We humbly wish that you enjoy our video and get new your home improvement ideas for 2021. Share the video link with your close friends and family or with anyone who is looking to add a Scandinavian quality space.
Investment Property Ibiza Built by Owner-Builder in 4 days
Jim Rankin, the owner of IBIZA chose this model because he liked the design and layout. The client was happy he had great assistance from the local central coast builder of YZY kit homes. “We only had minimal adjustments to make in order to make it an ideal fit for the space. The construction was extremely quick and was completed within a matter of only 4 days” – said Jim Rankin.
Space consists of an open plan living with a dining area, a single bathroom and two bedrooms. There is plenty of light flowing into the space making it airier and more spacious. “You can see how it looks when it’s all finished, it’s very spacious, airy and offers everything we wanted” – said Jim Rankin.
To view more photos or to get additional information on this project: Investment Property Ibiza Built by Owner-Builder
Multipurpose Room Skyros 19
According to Martin, the builder, clients are extremely satisfied with the new cabin and are thrilled having the double-glazing and doors and windows.
To view more photos or to get additional information on this project: Multipurpose Room Built in Armidale
Luxury Retreat Iceland Built for Father-In-Law
Property owner and son-in-law Richard said that Iceland was a special kit home. He was satisfied that he was able to make alterations to the design without any issues and that it was very convenient.
According to homeowner Ulrich, it does not look anything like an ordinary granny flat. It is more of a luxurious holiday cabin which you can live forever. “We went along with Iceland as it offered a spacious living area and a large verandah. The doors of the bedroom open into the spacious verandah” – said Ulrich.
To view more photos or to get additional information on this project: Luxury Retreat Iceland Built for Father-In-Law
Custom built Charmhaven Tennis Centre
The very modern looking and spacious clubhouse was a custom design to replace the old structure and cater better to the requirements of the members of the club and community.
Now members of the club enjoy the brand new, tailor-made clubhouse with kitchen, pro shop, office, toilets and showers for men, women, and differently-abled individuals. It also comprises a water tank, deck with disability entryways. The clubhouse is also equipped with security cameras for protection. This would revolutionize the facilities offered by the community for tennis along the Central Coast.
To view more photos or to get additional information on this project: Custom built Charmhaven Tennis Centre
Garden retreat built for a grown-up daughter in Canberra
Naturally beautiful Capri, a garden retreat, built for a grown-up daughter in Canberra. Featuring two bedrooms and an open large dining living area and positioned in the lush and green sizable garden, this secondary dwelling feels like a holiday retreat. Ideally created relaxing space to clear a busy mind, transforming it into one that is crystal clear and focused.
Soundproof music studio in Gold Coast
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“It is an incredible space with a sense of homeliness” – said Russell & Kerryanne Neal, the studio owners. “Even with the delays encountered due to the pandemic situation, the process went without any issues. The builder was straightforward to work with and completed the project with exceptional quality. They were even able to accommodate any last-minute changes which we requested.
Pool house built in Sydney
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Homes and Cabins built in Australia
The very last page of the photobook has a collection of several different projects completed in NSW, ACT, QLD and TAS. The photos show how every cabin looks different and unique depending on the color of paint.
If you have a project in mind, feel free to get in touch with us and start creating the unique space that is perfect for you.
We at YZY Kit Homes thank all of our clients for choosing us to realize their dreams. We are also very proud to have our teams of quality builders and grateful for their hard work to make even most complicated projects happen. The results are fantastic and we look forward with excitement to the next year 2021.
A great example can be seen in the recent Charmhaven Tennis Centre project, situated on the Central Coast of NSW. The spacious and modern clubhouse was custom designed to suit the exact needs of club members and the community and was constructed to the lockup stage on-site by our local builder in just six days.
So if you’re a homeowner who is looking for a faster, easier, hassle-free way to build a cabin, studio or granny flat (or even a larger custom design home or another type of facility) read on to discover how it’s done.
Getting the design right
When the Charmhaven Tennis Centre Board decided their old clubhouse was in need of an upgrade, and they were granted government funding to make it possible, they explored a few options before settling on a customised kit home. The kit home won out due to the streamlined design process, faster build times and cost efficiencies. Like any build, a clear brief is a must if you want the design to meet your needs, and the board sought feedback from members of the club and community to be sure the new clubhouse ticked every box.
Manufactured with precision
All our kit homes originate from Europe and are made from Nordic Pine Spruce trees grown in FSC certified forests. Each design is manufactured to order with precision and care, to ensure quality and accuracy every time. Once the engineering drawings are complete, 3D virtual model rotating 360 degrees is reviewed and approved by the client, the factory mills the timber to the exact specifications shown on the plans.
Built with speed
While our kit homes are DIY kits and can be built by an owner-builder, the majority are constructed by local builders we have partnered with and trained to install our homes quickly and to the highest standard. For example, the Charmhaven Tennis Centre clubhouse is approximately 200m² and it took just six days to complete the job even with the multiple interruptions to work due to the weather. While for smaller studios or cabins such as the Crete Panorama design which is 10 m², the build can be completed in just 1–2 days!
Stylish design features
All of our kit designs have a bright and modern look and feel and the clubhouse is no exception. The exposed raked ceilings add a sense of space, while the timber adds a natural warmth and provides a durable surface that can withstand heavy traffic.
Quality, speed and style
These days, we’re all on the lookout for innovations and efficiencies that can save us time and money—and our kit homes can certainly do that and more. If you’re looking to build a secondary dwelling to accommodate your grown-up kids or parents or need a home office or a studio for yourself, our kit homes could be the ideal solution.
Do you have a question about our process or design possibilities? Get in touch with your nearest builder to find out more.
Get in touch with the builder if you have any question relating to this project.