Backyard cabins New South Wales

Post & Beam Structures 20-60 sqm

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Bluesky 20 sqm

A great extra bedroom; Bluesky at 20sqm and 3m from ground to top of roof ridge means this meets local council’s assessment requirements as being a ‘shed’ and need not ‘go through council.’

Frame price: $12,500 excl.  Includes post & beam frame, rafters and exterior stud wall in-fill timber,wooden pegs and splines, steel bolts & plates, plans to subfloor. BARGAIN.

Estimate to live-in stage: $35,000, incl. bathroom & plumbing.

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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: $17,500 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.

With a moderate increase of investment, you can increase the height of the upper floor, add another bay or two to the frame (for staircase and larger living room), add another lean-to, and you’ll have a small home, rather than a ‘weekender’.

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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: $17,000 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 to 60 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: (54 sqm) $29,500 excl. in Cypress White Pine.  $38,000 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.  Estimate to live-in standard, mid-spec incl frame: 130k

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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: $35,000 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.  Estimate to live-in stage incl frame : $130k

 

 

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Betty series 60* sqm

Well, hello Betty-Lu!

Sixty square meters 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.

A 2-bedroom version is available in this series. The second bedroom could be semi-detached as a sleep-out and classed as an outbuilding, thereby meeting council’s 60 sqm restriction on secondary dwellings.

Frame Price: $32,000 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. Estimate to live-in stage $130k

 

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Hofmann 50* sqm

Fifty square meters of stunning modernist living space (excl entry, decks & atrium) plus considerable decking make Hofmann House an outstanding choice of cabin for your Byron bolthole (we can build it nigh anywhere else, too).

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, performing in the kitchen or serving party guests on the wrap-around balcony.

Hofmann House is available in timber kit* (frame, in-fill wall panels & truss-joists) from $45,000 excl.  Estimate to live-in stage:140k high-spec. 100k mid to budget-spec.

As a ‘two-shed’ plus internal courtyard variant: timber kit* 45k incl courtyard deck. Estimate to live-in stage: 85k mid-to-budget spec.

NB. price includes intellectual property royalty payment to the architect, engineering and plans.

  • Bluesky 20 sqm

    Bluesky 20 sqm

  • Alleycat 35 sqm

    Alleycat 35 sqm

  • Back Bay Studio 35 sqm

    Back Bay Studio 35 sqm

  • Greenwood 54 to 60 sqm

    Greenwood 54 to 60 sqm

  • Lisette 59 sqm

    Lisette 59 sqm

  • Betty series 60* sqm

    Betty series 60* sqm

  • Hofmann 50* sqm

    Hofmann 50* sqm

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 (and will make it in NZ).

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 trees or logs, with useful timber potential, you’re welcome to make contact. We have a mobile swing-blade 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. We can also machine and offer for sale timber slabs for table and bench projects.

 

 

 

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Heavy timber frame – P&B

Take a log, run it through a sawmill four times and you have dimensional lumber;  a large post or beam. Calculate, measure, mark and cut precisely and join multiple posts and beams according to engineer-approved plans and you have a heavy timber frame, or 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 and temperate living.

Milled post and beam structures are our specialty.

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Log Construction

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

Collect a few more of these logs, calculate, measure, mark and cut, 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. We are one also one of the very few operators in Australia who can produce hand-crafted full-scribe Scandinavian log cabins, appx 7 x 7m @ $98,000 excl.

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

  • Heavy timber frame – P&B

    Heavy timber frame – P&B

  • Log Construction

    Log Construction

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 making the superior timber frame.

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

By appointment only.
c/- Growing Grounds Wholesale Nursery,    6 Leadbeatters Lane,                         Alstonville
NSW 2477.

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