Backyard pod kit inclusions

Sample list of materials provided with DIY backyard pod kit

Sample list of materials provided with DIY backyard pod kit

Backyard pod kits are fully engineered and pre-fabricated to your order. Thousands of Backyard Pod kits have been successfully installed at locations all over Australia, many of these as DIY projects guided by the drawings and full instructions supplied.

Each backyard pod kit comes complete with all the materials you need to construct the basic pod on your site, however some concrete will be needed for the optional foundation piers. Customise with your own windows, doors, interior wall linings, floor coverings, and perhaps some decking or a paved area surrounding the entry.

Certified engineering documents & guide to assembly

Sample of drawings and instructions provided with DIY backyard pod kit

Sample of drawings and instructions provided with DIY backyard pod kit

Sample of drawings and instructions provided with DIY backyard pod kit

Sample of drawings and instructions provided with DIY backyard pod kit

Each backyard pod kit is delivered with a complete list of included parts, engineered structural drawings, and full instructions for assembly and installation.

Any average DIY enthusiast is able to assemble and install the basic backyard pod kit in just a few days, with occasional help for lifting. Only basic handyman-type tools are required.

In NSW, most basic backyard pod installations are easily qualified as pre-approved (exempt) developments, and the rules for granny flat development are usually simple.

Floor system and flooring

Backyard pod kits include a fully-engineered floor system to assemble on-site – no concrete slab needed. The included flooring panels (Yellow Tongue) provide a satisfactory floor surface for basic pods such as those used for storage, or for adding your own choice of floor coverings (lino, vinyl, floating floorboards, carpet, tiling, coir, seagrass matting, etc).

Insulation for walls and roof

Basic insulation is included for the walls (sarking – the silver-lined, blanket-like thermal barrier) and for the roof (Permastop fibre insulation, plus sarking). Depending on the climate around your site location, and site-related factors such as the aspect and any available tree shading, you may wish to add extra insulation for your pod before fixing any interior lining for walls and ceiling. You may also wish to add double-glazed doors and windows to further assist with insulation from excessive heat, cold, or noise.

Roof system and guttering

A fully-engineered roof system is included, along with the roofing in genuine 0.42 BMT Zincalume®. The roof style is skillion (2° pitch). Roof profiles are kept low to help comply with rules for exempt development in NSW, however, the interior feels spacious with an above-average ceiling height of approx. 2.45m to 2.65m (raked ceiling

The skillion roof creates a contemporary, architectural look. It comes with flashing, fascias, sealant, and a guttering system to assist with your collection of roofwater into an eco-friendly rainwater tank or some other form of roofwater disposal or distribution. The assembled roof structure is ready for the installation of plasterboard or your choice of internal ceiling material.

Screws, infills, and fixings

DIY backyard pod kits contain screws, infill pieces, and fixing components to complete your pod project. Basic DIY construction tools required.

Wall framing and external walling

Corrugated profile Colorbond steel

Corrugated profile Colorbond steel

A fully-engineered, heavy-duty wall framing system is included in your DIY backyard pod kit. The included external walling is contemporary, corrugated-profile 0.42 BMT Colorbond® available in the full range of Colorbond® colours.


Fit your own windows and doors (timber or aluminium) by following the supplier’s instructions, or save and add character by sourcing recycled windows and doors. You can also fit your own choice of interior wall linings (plasterboard, plywood, etc). If your backyard pod is to be wired for electricity, you should have the wiring done by a licensed electrical contractor before lining the walls and ceiling.