A creative Blue Mountains resident dreamed of a low-cost flat pack garden studio room that would fit nicely with the vintage Blue Mountains feel.
This charming poolside cabana started with a Basic Backyard Pod Kit 3m x 6m in Colorbond® ‘Monument’ with foundation piers. The roof is standard skillion profile in standard Zincalume®.
Part of a low stone retaining wall was demolished for the pod to be constructed. The stones were recycled as a decorative surround for the foundation piers, making it look as if the pod has been mounted on stone foundations. The timber-framed French doors and bi-fold doors add to the vintage look that fits so well with the primary residence and the Blue Mountains village atmosphere.
Underfloor insulation of the flat-pack garden studio was added beneath the standard yellow-tongue flooring (the white batts in the images below), due to the chilly Blue Mountains winters. As the project went to lock-up only as ‘stage 1’ (doors/windows installed but no interior lining or floor covering), the standard sarking (thermal barrier lining) supplied with the pod kit is still visible on the inside.
WHAT DID IT COST?
BASIC BACKYARD POD KIT
Prices @ Jan-2018
- Delivery of flat-pack Backyard Pod kit via crane-truck to site address in Springwood (Blue Mountains) NSW
WINDOWS & DOORS
- 2x sets of timber-framed French doors; 1x set of timber-framed bi-fold doors – SOURCED LOCALLY BY HOME-OWNER
INSTALLATION TO LOCK-UP STAGE
We don’t do installations – this estimate was provided to our customer by an independent local installer:
- Excavate ground (other than rock or plant matter) for 6x holes for piers; place 6x foundation piers in concrete; assemble and install flooring system/flooring, walls, and roof; install timber-framed doors provided; enclosed/lockable structure
ESTIMATED BASIC COST TO LOCK-UP STAGE
Not including doors sourced independently, landscaping, pool fencing, etc. Internal linings, floor coverings, fittings, and any electrical connections are being completed as the next stage.
$11,456.00 approx. (see notes left)