Meet Brian and Kate Agfest 2021

Meet the builder servicing Tasmania at Agfest

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. 

Meet Brian and Kate Best, builder servicing Tasmania at Agfest 2021

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. 

ShedBarn offers:

  • 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.

When?
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.

Where?
Quercus Park
415 Oaks Road, Carrick, Tasmania 7291

Find us at ShedBarn site S09, the corner of South Street and First Avenue.

Get Google Map directions below:

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

No permit required for granny flats and studios Tasmania

‘No permit required’ approvals for granny flats and studios, Tasmania

  • 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.

Information source:
Media release: ‘Comprehensive package to increase housing supply statewide’, 16 march 2021

For current building regulations, please find more information on cbos.tas.gov.au > Consumer building information or contact our builder in Tasmania.

Price change notice

Price change notice

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

Featured Projects built 2020

Projects Built In 2020

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.

Below is a digital version of the Photobook about Featured Projects of YZY Kit homes built in 2020. Scroll down to view the featured projects and the purpose-built backyard cabins and granny flats.

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.

DIY Ibiza project built in 2020

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.

Inside DIY Ibiza project built in 2020
Kitchen DIY Ibiza project built in 2020

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.

Skyros 19 project built in 2020

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.

Iceland project built in 2020
Inside Iceland project built in 2020

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.

Bedroom to verandah Iceland project built in 2020

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.

Tennis clubhouse project built in 2020

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.

Inside Tennis clubhouse project built in 2020
Inside Tennis clubhouse project built in 2020

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.

Capri project built in 2020

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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Skyros 19 and custom project built in 2020

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.

Projects built in Australia in 2020

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.

Visitors inside Sicilia at the Home Show

Grand Opening Day of The Largest Display Village, Ourimbah

Updated: 5 Dec 2020

New Display Village is now open. Visit Display Village page for images of cabins on display, contact details and driving directions.

Exciting news for Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter region – the Largest Display Village of YZY Kit Homes will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday, 5th of December 2020 at 10 am in Ourimbah. (check the map below for driving directions)

Display Village Grand Opening in Ourimbah
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LGL laminated timber, glulam

Laminated timber vs Solid timber log homes

YZY Granny flats are made of glued laminated timber (LGL), also called Glulam. LGL timber has many advantages over the solid lumber and can also be more expensive than traditional timber. While smaller timber cabins would not justify the cost of laminated timber, larger buildings are worth considering the benefits of LGL. After all, the inside is what matters most in quality of the building.

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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.

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Ibiza - investment property

Investment property Ibiza built by owner-builder

Nearing retirement Jim, a father of two young adults was looking for options to get his children into the property market. The family decided to purchase a block of land with an existing house and add a granny flat to double the income by renting two properties.

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