10 day Council Approval Program VIC

10-day Council Approval Program in Victoria

The Victorian Government introduced a Secondary Dwelling Pilot Program to process ‘granny-flat or garden studio’ applications within 10 days. Exciting news for the Victorians as the state has the most stringent laws in Australia for building a secondary dwelling.

Check our granny flats and cabins and contact our authorized dealers and builders in Victoria.

What is a secondary dwelling?

A secondary dwelling can be defined as a dwelling which is either attached or detached from an already existing dwelling on the same plot of land.

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050, recognizes the demand to promote housing choice and to cater to the ever-growing needs of the household. In such a scenario, secondary dwellings provide:

  • An affordable yet wide selection of housing alternatives
  • Offering members of the extended family to live in close proximity
  • Option for couples to scale down
  • Added option of rental for members of the community

Secondary dwelling pilot program

Four different councils would conduct a trial run for the Secondary Dwelling Code from August 2020 till March 2021. These four councils are Greater Bendigo, Murrindindi, Kingston and Moreland councils.

Continue reading 10-day Council Approval Program in Victoria
View from veranda to bedroom addition in Coolum Beach QLD

Simple and affordable bedroom addition, Coolum Beach QLD

Owner Builder Neil was looking to add another bedroom to his house in Coolum beach. But there was already an existing decking area built where another room was most likely to go. So, he decided to build a cabin so that it shares the same deck creating a flow-on effect. And now it looks absolutely stunning flowing nicely from the main house through the spacious veranda. Who could tell it was a recent addition? It definitely looks like that was in the original plans of the house.

Continue reading Simple and affordable bedroom addition, Coolum Beach QLD
Projects built in 2019

Projects Built In 2019

The year 2019 was a prolific one, it saw the construction of new Scandinavian cabins, granny flats and houses spread across Australia. YZY Kit Homes were used in varying ways. The larger units were utilized as homes, independent living spaces specially designed for teenagers, guest houses or bed and breakfasts. The smaller studio-type cabins were utilized as art studios, home offices, music rooms, pool houses and sheds.

Space is the primary driving force for the initiation of construction. Then the client gets in contact with a builder to develop potential ideas. Simultaneously, the builder focuses on the options and restrictions associated with the site. Following a few rounds of discussion, working in unison the best possible outcome is achieved. The results speak for themselves. Here are some of the cabins which came up in 2019.

Continue reading Projects Built In 2019
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 cabin in backyard as a music studio.

Continue reading Soundproof Music studio in Armidale
Work space Teenage Retreat Bondi Beach

Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach

Are your kids growing up and require their own space to live in and carry out their lives? That became the issue here in Bondi Beach and family was exploring options to solve this problem. With Bondi Beach being one of the most expensive areas to live in the country, moving out to a bigger house was never an option.

But wait! What if you were able to give teens their place on your existing property? Yes, own backyard was that perfect unused space. And the family of four turned their backyard into an ultimate Teenage Retreat.

Continue reading Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach
Guest house in ACT: ensuite bedroom

Carly and Ben’s Garden Cottage for Guests

Canberra Outdoor Structures recently built a garden cottage for Carly and Ben Drysdale’s family in Conder. Initially, the cabin was meant to be built as a sleepout for guests, but in the process young family found out they were expecting a second daughter and would have run out of rooms inside their house!

Continue reading Carly and Ben’s Garden Cottage for Guests
Pre-election Easter Sale 2019

Pre-election Easter Sale

Pre-election Easter sale is now ‘ON’ exclusively at our Custom Creations Display Village on the Central Coast NSW! Easter special offer is a 10% discount for all cabins and studios up to and including 20m² size and 5% off all granny flats and cottages 30m² and above. The offer is valid for new orders placed by the federal election day, 18 May 2019.

Custom Creations is an accredited builder of YZY Kit Homes for Sydney-Central Coast and the Hunter. Please visit their Display Village on the Central Coast or contact the team for details. Continue reading Pre-election Easter Sale

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.

Continue reading Backyard Cabins And Granny Flats Built In 2018