Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse entry

Custom built Charmhaven Tennis Centre

While we’re best known for our stylish and functional granny flats and backyard cabins, our high-quality kit homes are also ideal for larger custom designs too.

Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse entry

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.

Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse before
Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse before

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.

Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse

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!

Watch the time-lapse video of building the Tennis Clubhouse

Stylish design features

Lounge Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse
Lounge at Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse
Lounge room Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse

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.

Kitchen Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse
New kitchen
Inside Charmhaven Tennis Clubhouse

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.

Telehealth office space in Epping

Telehealth office space in Epping

Telehealth office space was recently built for Shona Stewart running her Stewart Psychology business from the comfort of her own home in Epping.

Telehealth office space 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!”

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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.

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Multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale

Multipurpose room built in Armidale

A multipurpose cabin Skyros 19 is located just outside of Armidale. The studio will have multiple uses: as a student and teenage accommodation, also as a party room. The client is also an artist, and she wants to use it for her art studio as well.

Watch the interview with Martin Chaseling, the builder and take a virtual walk through the Skyros 19.

“Skyros 19 dark stained looks dramatic and it looks very at home in its landscape” – said Martin Chaseling, the builder servicing New England area.

Multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale
Back of multipurpose garden studio Skyros Armidale

It’s probably something that you can get away within a cooler climate like Armidale, but a dark stain is generally not recommended for outside application. However, unarguably it looks spectacular!

“The clients are very happy with the cabin and that it features the double glazing on all doors and windows” – said Martin.

Panorama windows multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale
Exposed beams multipurpose garden studio Skyros in Armidale

Project details

In this particular Skyros, there is installed under-floor insulation, as well as insulation and sarking in the ceiling. The other morning, we had a minus 8 degrees and we visited the site internally with no heating. It was quite comfortable, according to Martin.

Under floor insulation of Skyros, Armidale
Under floor insulation of Skyros, Armidale

“We incorporated a deck on this particular Skyros and the deck actually extends to the front of the building, and also goes around the side of the building. And the clients would like an outside bathroom, shower, toilet built on the side, which we will be doing shortly” – said Martin.

Decking front and side for external bathroom of Skyros
Decking front and side for external bathroom of Skyros

The newly added building is located about 10-15 meters from the main house and about 15-20 meters from the swimming pool. The Skyros cabin completed beautifully the outdoor area.

If you are looking to build a cabin or a granny flat in the New England region, please contact the builder of this project.

If you need an extra room built somewhere else, please find your nearest builder and contact him for a quote, site inspection or general information.

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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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.

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