Our cubby house accessories and quality materials
Our quality products we use to custom build our cubbies are all Australian made and weatherproof.
Will’s Cubbies can be customised with any of the following accessories to suit your budget, whilst creating that perfect cubby house you and your kids have always wanted.
Below are the quality Australian products used in our product range, each one chosen specifically to survive the most demanding of users, pets and children as well as the harsh Australian climate.
We choose Colorbond© for our cubby houses because it’s tested in Australian conditions and has a beautiful clean finish. Colorbond doesn’t deteriorate, rust or leak like plastic or imitation roof tiles
We build our cubbies with ventilation under the roofline, which allows an airflow for hot summer days. All exposed roof edges on cubbies are finished with a neat treated-pine timber finish, which protects children while also adding to the cubbies character
There are four standard colours to choose from, plus any other Colorbond color for $80
18mm ACQ Treated Pine Cladding – Completely Sustainable Resource
Our ACQ cladding is a bit wider than the standard 12mm, non-imported, arsenic free and naturally treated so it is child and environmentally friendly. Even without paint it’s guaranteed to last for over 40 years!
Alkaline Copper and Quarternary will protect against fungi and termites, as well as preserve the life of your quality cubby house. All cubby house timber whether its pine framing, timber decking or treated pine cladding is plantation grown. Meaning there is no unneccessary tree logging in Australia or harm to the environment
Painting or staining of ACQ cladding withing the first few months is highly recommended to preserve the life of the timber and to keep it in its original condition
Cubby Doors and Windows
Two 40 x 45cm window openings are included in all cubbies which can be increased to 60 x 45cm at no extra charge. These can also be upgraded to sliding perspex for $40 extra
Door openings are generally positioned under the gable overhang for added protection, and can be customized to be placed anywhere on the cubby house to suit your own special design.
Heavy duty plywood doors can be added for $70, and stable doors for $120 when you order online
ACQ Timber Verandah Decks
Here’s an initiative… Will’s cubby house decks have been made 50% wider than the standard cubby house deck to allow for more room. A whole meter of decking space, with four posts and verandah rails at the front.
Side rails can be added for $40 for each side on the online shopping cart
We also custom make timber decks wider up to 3.6 meters on top of the size of the cubby house
Trimming & Staining
Cubbyhouse trimming, corner stops, window & door frames come in ACQ treated pine with child safety in mind. We can also stain this timber for $80 to give your cubby house a finished look without you having to do anything!
Staining the cladding with 2 x coats of a high quality, non toxic water-based stain will preserve not only the life of the wood, but also the appearance. As any timber, treated or hardwood will go grey within a few years of summer sun and storms.
All stains used have zero VOC levels (Volatile Organic Compounds) for the safety of your children
If DIY is your cup of tea, purchase a 4 litre tin of Resene Decking Stain from us and apply two coats of stain within 2 months of installing your cubby. This will ensure the durability of your cubby, and we gaurantee you wont need to re-coat for 5 years rather than every 6 months!
We can supply you with Resene©, just ask us
Flooring & Elevating
All ground level cubbies include a weatherproof solid treated pine floor frame with a moisture barrier so there is no need to worry about stability or a slab. On top of this is water resistant 22mm yellow-tongue flooring which is solid and very durable, giving you the option to decorate it with soft children’s play matts as the cubby house is already waterproof.
50cm elevation is required where floor is out of level by more than 20cm. Elevation includes a solid staircase, structural 90mm x 90mm kiln dried posts and to reduce floor bounce we use 140mm x 45mm structural bearers for spans up to 2.4m, and even bigger 190mm x 45mm structural bearers for spans over 3 meters.
1.2m elevation includes a ladder and slippery slide, with the options of adding cubby house accessories such as steering wheels, periscopes and a rock climbing wall on the shopping cart
Please note posts only need to sit on treated pine gluts above ground; no concreting is required