How long has Cabin Kits Galore been building these cabins?
Cabin Kits Galore has been building these cabins for over 8 years and the longest running company in Australia for these types of structures. We don’t specialise in anything else these cabins are what we do.
How long does it take from order to installation/ delivery?
We like to keep it to two weeks or more, but have built them in a couple of days notice due to urgency.
Do I need council approval?
Most states have a limit to size and use that can be built as a exempt development. In NSW you can build up to 20m2 without approval for a backyard shed.
What about treatment and protection of the cabin?
We include free of charge with all our cabins a range of our timber guard products, we have patent pending ant caps, and a borate based solution that is non toxic and prevents borers and fungus, it also has great fire retardant properties.
Piers vs concrete slabs?
We build and highly recommend using a pier system with an ant cap system, even though we include a free boron timber treatment with all our cabins as standard you can never be 100% sure the little buggers won’t go for something in your cabin, slabs have virtually no barrier and according to the BCA slabs with sub frames built directly onto are non compliant with termite management you require 400mm under a building to inspect for any types of borers.Ventilation under habitable buildings and our style of cabins that are built directly on a slab also is non existent which can cause, fungal decay, termite attack and moisture absorption from humidity or poor laying of the original slab.
Basically if you build any building/ shed directly onto a slab and wish change the use to class it a habitable later down the track you can’t as it will not comply with the BCA for ventilation and termite management, so that’s why we make a bit of an extra effort to build our cabins on piers and include it in the installation price.
So don’t let other cabin builders tell you to just install a slab, to make their job easier.
BCA – AS 3660
Is there any hidden extras?
We pride ourselves on being honest and upfront and believe that the advertised price should be the final price, no price on application or call for a quote. We offer capped price delivery and installation.