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Largest Display Village for Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter

Do you live in Sydney, Central Coast or the Hunter Region? Welcome to our New Expanded Display Village of YZY backyard cabins and granny flats located in Ourimbah, Central Coast.

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Inside Telehealth office space in Epping

Working From Home? Here’s 3 Backyard Office Projects to Inspire

Today, more people than ever are working from home. Whether you have always run a home business or were forced to adapt as a result of the pandemic, it’s clear that with the right workspace, it can be productive, enjoyable and profitable.

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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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Sicilia Panorama 30 bedroom

Sicilia 1 bedroom on display at HIA Home Show, Sydney

Our Sicilia Panorama 30 was built and displayed at HIA Home Show in Sydney from Friday to Sunday, 13-15 March 2020. The Home Show was held in the new International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney located in Darling Harbour. People could come to touch and feel our most popular Sicilia model and meet our builders’ team servicing Sydney and around within a 300 km radius.

Watch Sicilia Panorama 30 building displayed at the show, listen to what people said about it and meet our team building in Sydney-Central Coast-The Hunter.

We asked visitors, what was their initial impression and what they thought after they learned more details about the building. Top 5 benefits stood out people praising the looks of the building, quality of materials, customisable options, speed of installation and the price.

Feedback from Home Show visitors

“I just love all of it – it’s light airy, it has clean lines, really I love everything about it”

“The floor plan is very well laid out, really practical, good value for money, quickly built. I would 100% recommend it for everyday living.”

“Simple to build, certainly at the right price, the right size, not too big not too small, it’ll be perfect for our teenage kids, keep them close but get them out of the house”

“What I liked about it is that it’s inviting, the look of it to me is more like a home”

The looks of the building

Carol Bartlett, our builder’s sales manager, thought that the most often heard reaction from the people entering the building was how spacious and beautiful it feels inside. People thought the range of models to be very modern, not looking like ‘old fashioned granny flats’.

Sicilia Panorama 30 facade
Sicilia Panorama 30 bedroom
Sicilia Panorama 30 kitchen and living room
Sicilia Panorama 30 bathroom
Sicilia Panorama 30 bedroom and lounge area
Sicilia Panorama 30 front doors

“The great majority of people have a block that is 450-550m² or maybe 700m² that is a standard block. People want something that will fit comfortably on their block. And the fact that they can have a kitchenette and a bathroom in something that is only 30m² was really pleasing to learn.” – said Carol.

Quality of materials

Home show visitors loved the quality of our buildings. People were impressed with energy-efficient German double glazed doors and windows. Many commented that it is rarely seen standard even in Australian homes. Also, naturally insulated solid and LGL timber laminated walls of the building give that comfort, inside air quality and are healthy to live in. It is something you have to experience.

Customizable options

Another big thing that people said they were so happy with that, we can customize the designs to suit what they require. It is not just set designs and set prices. Our clients can pick and choose any component of the project. Whether it is decking, flooring or kitchen and bathroom options, nothing is set in stone. Any design can be painted in the colours to suit the house. This way tieing the new building nicely within the existing property.

Speed of installation

Our team of builders built, fitted and staged Sicilia Panorama 30 display in 3 days. That is the time it takes to build a 1 bedroom unit on an actual site up to the lockup stage.

Building Sicilia Panorama 30 day 1
Building Sicilia Panorama 30 – Day 1
Delivery of Sicilia Panorama 30 pallets
Delivery of pallets

Price point

“And I guess the last and final thing is the price point. I would have to say that 99% of people I’ve spoken to this weekend have all said they cannot believe the price that they are so economical. When I tell them this one is only AU$75,700 most people think that it is the kit price. When I say it includes plumbing and electrical and site costs on the flat block, they cannot believe it. They are very impressed with our price point. So, I think we’ve done a pretty good job, we ticked all the boxes.” – said Carol.

Team at Sicilia Panorama 30, HIA Home Show
Big thanks for visiting us at HIA Home Show!

“It has been a wonderfully successful event. We’ve had at least 800 people a day through our new Sicilia Panorama 30 model. We were fortunate for the building to arrive on time from Europe and be able to set it up over a 2 day period. The feedback has been absolutely wonderful and we’re looking forward to many happy prospective customers out of the show. It’s been wonderful to be part of it.” – said Martin Boerner, co-owner of the building company.

  • Visitors inside Sicilia at HIA Home Show
  • Visitors at Sicilia Display, HIA Home Show
  • Visitors inside Sicilia at the Home Show

Get in touch with our builder’s team if you have a question or would like to schedule a site inspection.

Rhodes - verandah

Independent space for teenage kids, Sydney

Homeowners Catherine and Alex recently added granny flat Rhodes at the back of their property in Sydney. The growing family needed more space and a new added independent dwelling completely changed their life. Now two older teenagers get to enjoy their new space and privacy; parents have their house back for themselves and the youngest child.

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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.

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Granny flat from Europe built in Sydney

Faith and Richard’s Granny Flat from Europe

Custom Creations, YZY Kit Homes builders for Sydney, recently built a granny flat in Campsie, a suburb in south-western Sydney. A new independent dwelling was built for Faith and Richard’s daughter and her family.

The clients started from one of the standard granny flats and customized it to suit their backyard and everyone’s taste. They have combined classic Australian architecture with a very modern Scandinavian feel.

“I love old Australian houses; my daughter and her partner like a more modern look.  Using the Scandinavian ‘timber cabin’ style enabled us to visualise exactly how the building would look – an Australian weatherboard with white painted lining boards – and achieve exactly what we all wanted.”

Interior design and styling

“We put in all the things we love the most – a very modern black and plywood kitchen (which we designed and built ourselves) with a pressed tin splashback; a cast iron freestanding bath; recycled timber floorboards and lovely large windows.” – said Richard.

Faith and Richard were able to design the building exactly how they wanted it to maximise the winter sun, summer shade and views.

“We now have a beautiful cottage which fits well with our 1940s fibro house and is comfortable, practical and stylish.” – said Richard.

Testimonial: YZY Kit Homes and Custom Creations worked with us to help us realise our dream, from our original concept to our finished cottage. We couldn’t be happier with how they worked with us and the level of care and craftsmanship they applied. Nothing was too much trouble. Do we recommend them? Yes, without any hesitation.

Building features

“Faith and Richard’s granny flat was custom designed by the client and we made it become a reality for them. It was only 23 working days from start to finish.” – said Shayne Price, the builder at Custom Creations.

Granny flat cyprus design

Scandinavian building systems are designed perfectly for uneven blocks as everything is built on piers so there is no concrete slab required. And, being Scandinavian manufactured obviously comes as a flat pack. So like a big jigsaw puzzle” – Shayne said.

According to the builder, another advantage of these building systems is access isn’t a problem. “You can basically walk in the front door and out the back door with our product. No crane needed for installation.”

Shayne also said that everything is built to all the Australian Building Code and is covered under homeowners warranty as per Building Code.

Sustainable building

A granny flat built out of sustainable building materials was one of the criteria of Faith and Richard’s. YZY Kit homes buildings are made of FSC certified timber and clients used other recycled materials for internal fit-outs. And a result is that “it is all built out of sustainable timber so it’s fantastic for the environment.” – said Shayne.

There are some shots while building a granny flat for Faith and Richard’s daughter and her family.

If you are looking to build a granny flat in Sydney-Central Coast-Newcastle and the Hunter area, please contact Custom Creations, builders 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.