Build a backyard bedroom by yourself
Backyard Pods don’t require concrete slabs to build on and have superior structural integrity due to their approach to using foundation piers and flooring and framing systems.
Backyard Pods can be installed yourself, with DIY backyard pod kits starting from $3,348. Each pre-fab kit includes the flooring system and floor, framed walls and cladding, roof and guttering, some Sisalation and insulation as well as all the nuts and bolts you need.
They come in a wide array of Colorbond™ colours, with sizes ranging from 2.5m wide to 4.5m wide and up to 14m long.
According to current legislation, if a Backyard Pod is the under 10sqm in VIC/QLD and under 20sqm in NSW (non-habitable) it is ‘pre-approved’. In addition, being ‘Class 1 Certified’ means customers can use pod kits when seeking approval for a residential building.
Different legislation applies to each state and territory, so click here to find the legislation that applies to you.
Melanie Williamson from Backyard Pods says they are her long-term dream made real.
“Everyone can easily enjoy an extra room, music studio, garden flat, or whole house made from practical materials, at an affordable price, with a nice design ethic, great energy efficiency, and plenty of options for customisation,” she says.
“We bring together some of Australia’s most trusted manufacturers and distribution channels with a carefully-engineered range of products, inspired by cost-effective sustainability.
“By not needing concrete slabs, our Backyard Pods do indeed touch the Earth lightly, but also with great structural integrity due to our unique foundation piers and beautifully-engineered flooring and framing system.”
For the handy man or woman, the basic backyard pod kit in flat pack form, sized 4m x 10m, is under $12,000 and the basic backyard pod kit, sized 3m x 4m, is just $4,000.
Keen for something larger? A flat pack kit for a pod sized 4.5m by 14m is under $19,000.
Backyard Pods can also supply double glazed swinging, sliding and stacking doors in a range of colours, as well as double-glazed windows.
Made to order, each Backyard Pods kit comes supplied with full drawings, instructions and materials.
Flooring panels, which also come included, are ideal for adding your own choice of covering.
Sisalation sarking for the walls is included, as well as basic insulation for the roof, and a fully-engineered roof system is also included. See full inclusions.
You can buy a flat-pack Backyard Pods kit and put it together yourself, or engage a local builder or shed erector to install it for you – the choice is yours. But to get the extra space you need fast; Backyard Pods certainly make short work of a potentially complex project.
For more information, check out Backyard Pods for pricing, advice, options and much more.