CALLANDER CABIN DISCOVERY PACK
The Callander Cabin is a one bedroom architectural design which is 36m² in size.
The internal layout is very efficient and functional. The external facade is simple and elegant.
The addition of the external hardwood timber structure adds a level of sophistication and elegance, and distinguishes the design from others in the market.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
We want to make adding a Callander Cabin to your property stress-free. Below is a list of the services, materials and finishes we will provide from start to finish.
PLANNING AND APPROVALS
Private certifier inspections and approvals
Complying development council fees
Homeowner warranty insurance
Long service levy fees
R3.5 Ceiling insulation
R1.5 Wall insulation to external walls
Plasterboard ceiling linings
150mm weathergroove smooth cladding to all internal walls
Square setting to wall/ceiling junctions throughout
Solid core doors and door hardware to bathroom
Timber skirting and architrave – 90mm bevel edge
Polished concrete floor to kitchen, living, dining, hallway and bedroom
Custom made built in wardrobes with drawers and hanging space
Tiling floor to ceiling
600mm wall hung vanity unit
Matte black tapware to vanity and shower
Frameless glass shower screen
Iconic double power points and switches throughout
TV outlet in lounge room
Smoke detectors as required
Civil works – strip topsoil and remove from site (flat block)
30m trench to connect to mains power
30m trench to connect to sewer and stormwater
Form, place, and finish concrete slab
Timber frames and trusses
Galvanised custom orb roofing
Commercial grade aluminium windows and doors
Galvanised custom orb cladding
Gas hot water unit
Digital TV antenna
Polished concrete deck
Hardwood framed pergola
Custom made melamine and laminate kitchen carcass and vinyl doors
20mm Smartstone benchtops from standard range
Kitchen sink and tapware
60cm gas cooktop
60cm retractable rangehood
Tiled kitchen splashback from designer range
Pendants in the kitchen
Downlights in the bathroom
Wall lights in the bedroom
External wall lights
Private certifier – occupation certificate
A Callander Cabin is where luxury meets minimalist living.
Designed to be the stress-free way to add functionality and value to your property, they’re ideal for extended family members, older children still living at home, or as a guest house.
Our one-bedroom cabin with the abovementioned inclusions costs $150,000.00.
The price includes the cost of a custom-built cabin inclusive of standard firings and professional construction from a reputable and licensed builder.
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YOUR CABIN, STEP BY STEP
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FREE ON SITE INSPECTION
Before we can see if a Callander Cabin is the right fit for your property, we need to conduct a free site inspection. This is where you'll provide your property address and we will arrange for our Builder to inspect your property and confirm if a cabin can be built via a complying development certificate (CDC).
The selections process is one of the most exciting and fun steps of building your new cabin. Our builder will walk you through the process of the construction of your cabin. This is an opportunity for you to gain a better understanding of the specifics of your cabin and provides you with the chance to discuss any upgrades that you may desire.
Prior to commencement of work, a construction deposit is required along with the submission of Home Owners Warranty Insurance and the signing of a BC4 Master Builders Contract. This is a contract that is approved and protects both parties throughout the construction of your cabin.
We will prepare and submit your application to either our private certifier of your local council for approval. Our team will liaise with all other professionals and authorities and complete all applications, pay fees and obtain authority certificates on your behalf including BASIX.
Once your contract has been signed our team will then issue a start date. From the start date, the construction of the cabin will be completed in approximately 12 to 14 weeks.
On completion of your cabin, you will be invited to an onsite meeting with our Builder to review the job and identify if any final works or items need to be addressed.
Congratulations! It’s time to pick up the keys and warranty information for your brand new cabin.
What are the requirements for building a Callander Cabin on my property?
The State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (the policy) was introduced on 31 July 2009. The policy’s intent is to facilitate the increased supply and diversity of affordable rental and social housing in NSW.
The policy contains a number of requirements that must be met, to enable a Cabin to be built. The key ones to remember are that the block must be at least 450sqm, and at least 12m wide.
There are many other requirements, and our team are well trained to help identify and advise you of these requirements.
Do all Council areas in NSW allow Cabins?
The Affordable Rental Housing policy is a NSW state-wide policy, which covers all Council areas. So, if your property meets all the requirements of the code, then generally all councils in NSW must approve a Cabin on your property.
What is Complying Development?
A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a NSW state government regulated Environmental Planning (SEPP) policy, which outlines the generic housing code requirements.
If your proposed dwelling complies with the SEPP code, then you are eligible for approval through an accredited Private Building Certifier.
CDC is normally a more expedient and cost-effective process when compared to a DA, as CDC’s bypass neighbour notifications and are a generally shorter timeframe for approval.
However, if your home doesn’t meet the requirements for a CDC, then lodgement for a DA is the alternative method. Although the DA process takes longer, the benefit of council is their planning policies can be more flexible with setbacks and other areas where a CDC cannot be.
How long will it take to get my approvals?
A CDC typically takes about 14 days to get approved once your application has been lodged to the Private Certifying Authority.
A DA is a longer process and can take anywhere between 2-6 months for approval once your application has been lodged with Council. This can be due to many factors such as Council’s work schedule, complaints from neighbours, complexity of the design or the number of council departments which the proposal needs to go through before it can be approved.
Will Callander Constructions do my approvals?
Yes! We are a one-stop-shop and can handle both CDC and DA Applications and will act on your behalf to make your journey with us as smooth as possible. Let us take away all the hard work away from you.
Can I make changes to my Callander Cabin?
We want you to love your Callander Cabin and so we are flexible with variations. We are happy to design a custom Cabin specific to your needs, block requirements and/or budget.
I have my own plans; can you build it?
Yes. We are happy to provide you with a quote to build on plans you have already done yourself.
How big can a Callander Cabin be?
Cabins can be as large as 60 square metres, but that is just the indoor space. Your Cabin can be as expansive as you like. You can even have a garage. We design our Cabins to feel huge with indoor-outdoor flow.
Can a Callander Cabin be attached to the existing house?
Are your Callander Cabins kit homes?
No. We construct your Cabin from the ground up based on designs specific to your block.
Can you design a Callander Cabin to accommodate the elderly and people with disabilities?
Absolutely. Our Callander Cabins can be designed for any purpose. If you have specific needs such as wheelchair access, lower kitchen benches, security systems or other specific requirements, we will ensure that these are incorporated into your design.
Does it cost anything for the first visit?
No. Call 0424 830 863 to arrange a time and we will come examine your block suitability and discuss your options.