I understand these style of cabins are “exempt” from Council Approval, is this true?
No, if you’re wanting to use your cabin as an home office, extra bedroom, pool house etc. it will need to be certified. It won’t be exempt.
Do your cabins have Australian Standard glass installed?
Yes. This is a necessary requirement for all cabins built Australia wide and comes as standard with our cabins.
Can I live in my cabin?
If you choose our Class1 option they are all habitable. Class 10 options are Domestic Sheds and should only be used for that purpose.
Can you provide me with a fully fitted cabin?
Yes, we can, but we have found most of our customers prefer us to build our Class 1 cabins to lock up stage and then they create their own personalised finishes.
Who will build my cabin?
We have our own dedicated team of professionals that have built hundreds of cabins over the last 10 years.
If I get a cabin in my backyard, will the cabin need to be lifted in by crane over my house?
No, all our cabins are built on site.
Do I need to paint my cabin?
Yes, your cabin should be painted as soon as possible after installation. This not only protects the timber, but it is a requirement for council approval. Most customers paint their cabins themselves, and as a bonding exercise with your new cabin we recommend it! But if you are not the DIY type, we are happy to put you in touch with one of our experienced cabin painters that can provide you with a quote.
Does my cabin need maintenance?
Yes, timber is a natural product that will expand and contract with the elements. As such you should keep an eye out for any minor imperfections in your paint work and remedy as necessary.
Are the cabins insulated?
Yes, all our cabins are insulated. For a Class 10 cabin we use R1.5 in the ceiling. For a Class 1 Cabin we use both wall and ceiling insulation.
Where do you import your cabins from?
All our cabins are imported from Europe and made from Nordic pine that comes from FSC Certified forests.
What type of timber do you use?
All our cabins are manufactured using predominantly Nordic timber. Our bearers and joists, stud framing, decking and trim are all sourced locally.
Are your cabins environmentally friendly?
All our product comes from FSC Certified Forest. As with any outdoor timber product your cabin will need to be painted and stained periodically for longer lasting life.
Will I need a site survey or Bush Fire Assessment?
For various reasons and in limited situations you may require a site survey. If you live on an acreage block, you may require a Bush Fire assessment.
Can I order a custom cabin, built to my design?
Yes, we can order you a custom cabin. It just takes a little longer for manufacturing and delivery.
Do you often have special offers or sales?
From time to time we will place a limited offer on social media. Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up to our mailing list (click here) to view these discounts.
Can I change the position of the windows and doors?
To keep our prices and your costs down, the placement of our windows and doors are pre-determined. They are interchangeable (i.e. the window can go on the left wall or the right wall) but the position within the wall is pre-determined.
How do I place an order?
What are your payment Terms?
Deposit – The first step is to engage the Certifier, collate all necessary approvals and receive a deposit to secure your booking. The materials payment is next and is due 1 week prior to delivery and installation. We require a 20% payment upon lock up. The Final payment is not due until completion.
- Certifiers fee and 5% Deposit
- 55% Materials Deposit
- 20% Lock Up
- 20% due upon completion