band playing in music studio

Soundproof Music studio in Armidale

This soundproof music room was recently built in Armidale for an ex-musician Brian ‘Lanky’ Moore. Brian is a drummer and a vocalist, ex-band member of “Constable, Green and Moore”, “Kelsey”, “Shane” and “The Chooks”. Reaching retirement, Brian Moore decided to fulfill a lifetime dream and build a music studio.

band playing in music studio
band playing in music studio

Initially, Brian was looking to build an extension to his existing house. “Early quotes on a house extension to do this were prohibitive and I conceded it would never happen”- said Brian.

Music studio from outside in Armidale
Music studio from outside in Armidale

One lucky day, driving past a display cabin in Armidale, Brian spotted the Corsica exhibition studio. And then his dream suddenly was reignited.

Music room floor plan
Music room floor plan

“From quote to completion the process was seamless and professional, reasonably priced (about half original quote) and with no DA required, erected within a week!”- said Brian.

“We were guided and advised by Martin and his crew, and I now have my dream studio, and soundproofed, much to our neighbours’ delight” – Brian Moore.

Soundproofing Brian’s music studio

“Brian’s Corsica studio project was designed around its use as a music room in a suburban setting. Our aim was to achieve a level of soundproofing so that high volume music could be played without attracting complaints from close neighbours.” – said Martin Chaseling, the project manager.

To achieve this, the studio was set very low to the ground to minimise sound transmission through the floor. In addition, builders had to use high-density batts in both the floor and ceiling cavities. “The batts used are similar to normal thermal batts but are of a far higher density” – explains Martin.

Music studio owner Brian chose a good quality carpet with soundproofing underfelt as well as heavyweight curtains. Both of these factors also assist in reducing external sound transmission.

“All of the design features of his Corsica music room contribute to allowing Brian and his mates for a full expression of their music without upsetting the neighbours. Mission accomplished!” – said Martin.

Love the music cabin? Contact our builders’ team in Armidale, if you live in New England NSW.

If you need a music room elsewhere, please find your nearest builder for a quote, site visit or a consultation.

Tax deductions Small business $20,000

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If you are a Small Business owner or would like to work from the comfort of your own home, there is an Australian Government incentive allowing you to reduce tax. This simplified tax write-off scheme enable small businesses to write off each asset costing less than $20,000 instantly. If your company has a turnover of less than $10 million and your asset was purchased and used or installed and ready to use for business in the Financial Year 18/19, speak to your registered Taxation Accountant about this Tax benefit you could use for a number things you’ve been planning to purchase. Continue reading TAX time! Deduct backyard cabin costing less than $20,000

Backyard Cabins and Granny Fats built in 2018

Backyard Cabins And Granny Flats Built In 2018

Looking back at 2018, it’s been yet another amazing year with many Scandinavian cabins, granny flats and even homes built across Australia. Use of YZY Kit Homes was very diverse. While larger 1 and 2 bedroom buildings were used as a main house, accommodation for guests or B&B, smaller studio-type cabins were mainly used as a teenage studio, a home office, parents retreat, a pool house and a craft room.

The need for more space starts the process. Clients consult with the builder exchanging ideas, builder looks at the site potential and restrictions. After a few discussions, working together teams find the most suitable solution. And the results are amazing, take a look at some of the cabins built in 2018.

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Log cabin Corsica Display in Brisbane - left side

Log Cabins Display in Brisbane, Queensland

If you live in Brisbane, Gold Coast or passing by the city, visit Brisbane Log Cabins to touch and feel our Corsica 20 m2 Display cabin. Brisbane Log Cabins is proudly our Authorized Distributor and quality builder of YZY backyard cabins and granny flats.

Consult with the builder or a sales consultant on a process of building a family home, a pool house, a hobby room, a teenage studio, a granny flat or B&B.  Continue reading Log Cabins Display in Brisbane, Queensland

Backyard cabin as sewing room

Karen’s Sewing Room

A beautiful custom size Corsica Cabin was supplied and installed by Custom Creations for Karen and Micheal on the NSW Central Coast. The Corsica is used as Karen’s Sewing Room.

Backyard cabin as sewing room

Custom Creations worked closely with Karen and Micheal and supplied additional windows and lighting to enable her to work comfortably. The wonderful furnishings and paint scheme were all done by Karen.

“We are very happy with both the cabin and the professional way you carried out your job.  Thank you.” – that was a pleasant email received from the happy owners of the cabin.

This custom 16 m² (4m x 4m) cabin is just a bit smaller cabin in size than our standard Corsica model which is 20 m² (5m x 4m).

A sewing room from outside

Karen’s Sewing room features double glazing on all doors and windows and is made of 44 mm thickness solid Nordic spruce wall-boards. Naturally beautiful, comfortable, healthy and sustainable choice.

Inside a sewing room

Inside a sewing room

If you are looking for a cabin for your hobbies or need more room for something else, feel free to consult with the builder of this project, call Martin on 0456 640 543.

Inside sewing room