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Cubbies for the Creative Mind

These are just some of the creative cubby ideas put forward by clients over the years which have been put into action, and not just full-filling their child’s childhood dream, but also their own!

Veronica from Quakers Hill came to me with an exciting idea for a cubby house for her kids while utilizing it as a fort for her sons and also saving on space in the backyard

Let your kid’s imagination run wild with this two-story cubby, fully enclosed and with split levels separated by an internal staircase.
Available in any size, this fort style cubby can even be used as a sleepout and can be decked out with any accessories, just add your own telescope, steering wheel etc…  Prices are around double that of the single story cubby house plus delivery and installation of $400

Small cabin studios can also be converted into loft-style kid’s playrooms with the function of a sleep-out. These can be a perfect and affordable solution for extra room for the kids when expensive renovations are out of the question


General rule of thumb; no council approval required as long as the cubby or cabin is 90cm from the boundary fence, under 3 metres high and less than 20m2 in Sydney New South Wales, or 10m2 in Brisbane Queensland. Electricity for lighting and power points can be organized from $900 from a qualified electrician, but no plumbing or water can be added.
Also for your cabin studio to be exempt development you must not use the structure as a habitual dwelling.

Price On Application, just tell us what ideas you have and we’ll turn them into reality!

Aaron S from Pennant Hills thought of this design and brought it to me with the idea of utilizing the oddly shaped grass area he had in his backyard. He wanted a modern and contemporary cabin studio / teenage retreat for his young kids to be used as a large cubby house.

And of course when they grow out of it, Aarons cubby can easily be converted into an attractive outdoor study room or storage shed, just by changing the colours of the paint

To keep the cubby / cabin cool in summer and warm in winter, foil insulation and wool insulation were installed in the walls and ceiling with a ventilation gap between the two as per installation requirements to enhance the insulation properties.

To add further insulation, doors and windows can be fitted with the option of double glazing and energy efficient laminate glass at an extra price, usually around $400 per window

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These are some beautiful examples of some of our very popular Pink Themed cubby houses!

Pimp your custom cubby house by adding your own favourite colours!
Cubby House Trimming, which includes window and door frames, fascia and corner stops can be painted to achieve a finished look. This can also be pre painted by Wills Cubby’s for $80 when ordering a custom cubby house, without you ever having to get your hands dirty!
Furthermore, colors aren’t just limited to pink as any color is available. For more info See Cubby Accessories

Cubby house cladding can also be painted even though it is child safe treated pine, which preserves the overall life of the timber. All paints used are premium quality exterior water based paints with low VOC levels for the safety of your kids.

Custom colours can also be tinted to a custom color of your own choosing for an extra $40 on top of the painting and trimming cost of your cubby

Create your own paint scheme!
Use any quality exterior water based paint thats low in VOC to create the style you want. Its recommended the customer paints at least 1-2 weeks after installation to allow for the timber to dry which make it easier to absorb the paint. You also have

Start with an exterior primer / undercoat, and one top coat of a premium paint product will be enough to finish the job. The paint doesn’t have to be specifically oil or water based, but water based is easier to clean up the brushes. As long as its low in Volatile Organic Compound (nasty fumes after the paint job)

It is perfectly fine to paint or stain treated pine timber, just as long as it isn’t already wet before you start!

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