Short installation time
All YZY backyard cabins are constructed with an easy to assemble Speedbuild System™ system. The solid timber interlocking tongue-and-groove system allows builders to assemble Crete Panorama 10, Milos 14 and Corsica Panorama 18 in less than a day, Sicilia Panorama 20 in two-day time. It is YZY [‘easy’] and quite frankly fun to DIY as detailed drawings come with a kit and every board is marked according to the drawings. However, if DIY is not your strong point, YZY is more than happy to assist you.
No need for wall lining
YZY backyard studios don’t need an internal wall lining as the solid wood structures are different to widely used timber frame which are not complete without Gyprock or other lining options. Coats of paint or stain is a must to seal the timber, but not needing to add a dry wall is a great advantage of YZY cabins saving time and money.
No need for council approval
If your intended use of the cabin is not as a habitable room, it can be exempt from council approval. Dimensions of YZY cabins of up to 20m were designed to meet the standards of Exempt Development Code of NSW state-wide policy which in simple English means a garden cabana may be installed without the Council approval. All backyard cabins have a floor area of up to 20 m² and are up to 3 m height. However, other development standards such as placement at least 0.9 m from each lot boundary and a number of no more than 2 developments per lot and other requirements must be met as well. We at YZY Kit homes did everything we could from our end, but never the less, please note that we cannot give you legal advice and strongly recommend you to consult your local council or other professional legal services provider and/or read State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 for further information on development standards to be sure the development meets the requirements of Exempt Development.
Timber windows, doors, roof boards included in a kit. Not to mention door, window handles and other accessories and bolts, screws and nails.
This means you don’t have to worry about all of the above. Windows and doors of all cabins, come with double glazing for sound isolation and insulation. For a detailed list of inclusions please refer to an inclusions list of a backyard cabin you like.
Made of natural sustainable wood
YZY backyard cabins are made of Nordic Pine Spruce which was harvested from FSC certified forests. Timber at all times has been considered an ideal building material for its properties. YZY wooden buildings are environmentally friendly, energy-saving, natural, durable, they do not emit any harmful gases or toxic compounds, do not accumulate dust, and do not dry the air. Timber has the unique ability to “breathe”: air passes through the wood grain, gets cleared, moisturized and thus a comfortable micro-climate always maintains inside the building. There have been many studies that proved that people living in wooden houses get sick less; they do not suffer from allergies, depression and insomnia. Read more about the health benefits of being in a room made of timber: Health and Wellbeing in Timber Homes: Why We Feel Better with Wood