Backyard cabins New South Wales

Cabin Frames for Sale

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Bluesky 20 sqm

A great extra bedroom or workshop, Bluesky at 20sqm and 3m from ground to top of roof ridge, this meets local council’s assessment requirements as being a ‘shed’.

Frame price: $9,500 excl.  Includes post & beam frame, rafters and exterior stud wall in-fill timber,wooden pegs and splines, steel bolts & plates, plans to subfloor.

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Alleycat 35 sqm

Be it a garage, a workshop or a studio/sleepout, the Alleycat is a fine & versatile design: three heavy timber Queen-post trusses at 35 degree pitch, purlins + ridge board, a mezzanine (or full upper floor option), 4.8m from floor to roof peak, and can be under 4.5m from ground to roof peak if needed as a council requirement e.g. as a ‘shed’ in Tasmania.

Storage lean-to can be on either side, or add another lean-to or verandah for more floorspace.
Frame-only Price: $15,500 excl. ex yard. Includes post & beam frame, rafters, mezzanine floor joists, exterior stud wall in-fill timber (treated pine), 1 x lean-to, hardwood pegs, splines & angle braces, steel bolts & plates, plans and engineering to (but not including) subfloor. A good price for what you’re getting.

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Back Bay Studio 35 sqm

Large-enough to be home, BackBay frame can have rooms capable of becoming a bathroom and bedroom.
BackBay Studio is a frame made of three identical timber ‘bents’ of a ground to ridge post supporting tie beams and the ridge beam holding-up the rafters.
A large covered porch as an option may be built separate from the cabin, thereby meeting local council requirements.

Frame price: $15,500 excl.  Includes post & beam frame, rafters and exterior stud wall in-fill timber, wooden pegs and splines, steel bolts & plates, plans and engineering to subfloor.
Separate porch frame price: $550 excl. Includes posts and lintel(s), steel bolts, angle braces, wooden pegs.

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Greenwood 54 sqm

A fusion of Federation-style and Japanese timberwork, the Greenwood is a one-bedroom timber cabin which has two impressive ladder trusses holding-up the roof.

Add a lean-to off one side and bring it up to 60 sqm if desired.

Frame Price: $26,500 excl. in Cypress White Pine.  $32,000 in Douglas Fir .  Includes post & beam frame, rafters, interior & exterior stud wall in-fill timber, wooden pegs and splines, steel bolts & plates, plans and engineering to subfloor.

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Lisette 59 sqm

Lisette, let me count the ways!

Fall in love with small footpint living and have Lisette waiting for you when you get home. Fifty-nine square metres of Goodfit design excellence for your section. Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe which doubles as the laundry, full bathroom, study, storage loft, kitchen with dining nook, living room with window seat, and cosy covered porch. Lisette is a great long-term renter.

Frame Price: $25,500 excl. Includes post & beam frame, rafters and interior & exterior stud wall in-fill timber, wooden pegs and splines, steel bolts & plates, plans and engineering to subfloor.

 

 

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Betty Lu 60 sqm

Well, hello Betty-Lu!

Sixty square metres here, with a high vaulted ceiling great room oriented perpendicular to the living quarters for point of difference in aspect; this can be quite welcome in a cabin. Betty-Lu is a sweet cabin design with everything you need. If it’s a second bedroom you need, Betty-Lu can accommodate this in the design, too, with her sister Betty-Lu-Lu. Though we’ll be going over the 60 sqm, mind.

Frame Price: $28,500 excl. Includes post & beam frame, rafters and interior & exterior stud wall in-fill timber, wooden pegs and splines, steel bolts & plates, plans and engineering to subfloor.

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Hofmann 60 sqm

Fifty-nine square meters of stunning modernist living space plus considerable decking make Hofmann House an outstanding choice of cabin for your Byron bolthole (we can build it nigh anywhere else). Picture yourself in the tub looking through the glass atrium to the stars above, laying on the daybed reading a great book, sitting in front of the fire on a Winter’s night, lazing on the sundeck, staying in bed taking in the view through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, cooking in the kitchen or serving party guests on the wrap-around balcony.

Hofmann House is available in timber kit (frame & truss-joists) from $45,000 excl.

NB. price includes USD $1,000 intellectual property royalty payment to the architect: D’Arcy Jones Architects.

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    Bluesky 20 sqm

  • Alleycat 35 sqm

    Alleycat 35 sqm

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    Back Bay Studio 35 sqm

  • Greenwood 54 sqm

    Greenwood 54 sqm

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    Lisette 59 sqm

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    Betty Lu 60 sqm

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    Hofmann 60 sqm

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About BBS

Quality post & beam structures.

What you can get from us.

What we do:

Byron Backyard Studios make traditional post & beam structures.
What that involves is designing, marking-out, cutting with precision and joining the large timbers in such a way that not only does it serve it’s engineer-approved purpose, but it does so with beauty and finesse.
We fit timbers together with mortise & tenon joinery and fix in place with hardwood pegs, and steel (mostly hidden) where required.
The timbers may be planed and fine-sanded, or prepared with a medium sand to retain some of the sawmill marks, to tell a part of the story of how the structure came to be.   We use Cypress White Pine, for it’s strength, character woodgrain, forest-management source, availability and natural termite resistance.

Our structures are made to a high standard, meet Australian Building Code, are engineer-approved and come with plans to subfloor for council submission.
You may choose a frame-only option, or frame + complete envelope option.
We are based near Byron Bay, but can supply anywhere else there is a transport network to get the timbers to you; be it islands off Tasmania, Central Highlands, and even to New Zealand.

Who we build for:

 

Yes we provide some type of ‘kit-home’,  but please do not think that we are a low-cost-low-budget supplier – there are plenty of those already out there in the marketplace.  We have worked for some of them and they are a joyless experience to erect, and have bare-minimum materials to do the job; that’s not where we want to be.

We make for those who see value in quality, who want to have a well-designed living or work space, made with skill and care. Our customers tend to be those who recognise the advantages of genuine architectural merit, who appreciate artisan-quality workmanship and, not least, for those who love timber.  There are also customers who care for none of this, and simply want something decent at a good price.  We talk this language too.

Services

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Mobile Sawmilling

If you’re in a semi-rural area and have the need to get rid of some felled trees with useful timber potential, you’re welcome to make contact. We have a mobile swingblade sawmill capable of milling up to 4m long  logs of large dimension.    We also have timber slab-cutting capacity.  The usual agreement is that we work at no charge, but retain all milled timbers from the sawmill, and gift one slab to the land-owner if we slab a log.

 

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Milled Post & Beam

Take a log, run it through a sawmill four times and you have dimensional lumber; in this case, a large post or beam. Calculate, measure, mark and cut multiple posts and beams according to engineer-approved plans and you have a heavy timber frame, or milled post & beam structure. Such structures lend themselves to showcasing the timber of which they are made, and can form great rooms with high vaulted ceilings and large openings ideal for sub-tropical living.

Milled post and beam structures are our speciality.

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Log Post & Beam

Take a log, debark it, pressure clean it and leave it to season…and you have… a log.

Collect a few more of these logs, calculate, measure, mark and cut multiple logs, join them together with steel and chainsaw carpentry, and you have a log post & beam structure; a salute to and celebration of wood in its natural state. People connect with this type of construction and marvel at the ability of the engineer and log builder to make it.

Byron Backyard Studios can make up to 36 sqm cabins, capable of greater floor area with stick-frame lean-to off side walls. If you like the thought of a log post & beam cabin, we make them from termite resistant Cypress White Pine, and can make one for you. Crane access to property would be required for assembly, unless you own a team of oxen.

  • Mobile Sawmilling

    Mobile Sawmilling

  • Milled Post & Beam

    Milled Post & Beam

  • Log Post & Beam

    Log Post & Beam

BBS Process

BBS offers production and supply of timber cabin kits, which are delivered unassembled.
You may elect to purchase a frame-only package or ask us to quote on a frame kit with materials to lock-up stage.
Our focus is on providing the superior timber frame.
For structures over $20,000 you will need to appoint a contractor to complete.
For local builds we can assemble the frame on your foundations, or work with your building contractor.

Steps to getting your frame kit:

1) Either choose from one of the cabin kit frames on offer or draw a structure of your own.

2) Contact BBS to discuss your requirements.

3) Frame agreed-upon, contract signed and a deposit of 2/3 of the frame price is paid.

4) Your frame is produced and you will be kept updated on progress with email and pictures.

5) Plans and engineering excluding subfloor will be provided as standard, and should you choose: with subfloor on confirmation of footings.
We can assist with the application to council for your D.A, C.C, BASIX and occupancy certificate where required.

6) Prior to being sent, the balance of the sale price to be paid in full.

7) If we are involved in the frame assembly and/or finishing, a separate agreement will be made

 

Contact Us



Byron Backyard Studios
c/- Growing Grounds Wholesale Nursery,    6 Leadbeatters Lane,                         Alstonville
NSW 2477.

PO Box 1161 Byron Bay, NSW 2481.
Tel: 0458 666883