Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to Your Most Common Queries
What Is The Cost For The Studios?
All the prices for each of the studios are listed on the website, additional charges are for delivery, adding windows or customising studios.
What Is The Turnaround Time From Ordering To Delivery?
All Garden Studio Pods are made to order so you can expect delivery of approximately 4-6 weeks for standard studio pods.
Once your studio is ready to be shipped we will contact you to advise a time, please note that we cannot store completed orders.
Do You Offer Different Colours?
Yes. You can select from any of the colours in theColorbond range at no additional charge.
Can I Add Windows?
Yes, we have a range of windows that we offer, Windows can be added into the wall panels, the side wall is made up of 2 panels and depending on the studio you are after the back wall is either 2, 3 or 4 panels.
Do You Deliver Interstate?
We have a freight company that we use that can deliver throughout some of Australia. Please send us an email with your suburb, state, postcode and the studio you are interested in so we can provide a quote.
How Do We Place An Order?
Once you have decided which studio pod will suit your needs please contact us and one of our Team Members can help you or you can fill in our online form.
When placing an order we require a 40% deposit with the balance due prior to delivery. Payments can be made via cash, direct debit or credit card.
Do We Need A Permit?
A building permit is required for most building work. Exemptions may include sheds with a floor area less than 10m2 in Victoria. It is suggested that you seek advice from your local council whenever building work is proposed, to confirm whether a building permit or planning permit is required. Please note that other states do differ from Victoria.
How Do I Apply For A Permit?
Applying for a permit requires you to:
- Pay the appropriate fee, building permit levy and
- Submit at least three copies of drawings, specifications and allotment plans along with the completed application form and other prescribed information.
There are few other minor documents that may also be required to obtain a building permit. This may include (but isn't limited to),
- Title and title plan (plan of subdivision)
- Council stormwater point of discharge
- Council property information
Other documents may be applicable if the siting of the shed does not comply with building regulations (for example, building over an easement. building near a sewer main, building in a flood area)
To obtain a building permit, you will need a site plan to accompany the preliminary drawings.
We do have a company that can help with all of this process, please feel free to reach out to the Team at Permit Plans Studio
Do We Supply Plaster, Plumbing And Electrical?
We only supply the garden studio pods in a kit to lock up stage, installation, internal linings, plumbing and electrical are the customers responsibility.
Do The Studio Kits Come With Instructions?
Yes. Our studios have a PDF set of instructions that are emailed to customers.
Can I Get The Garden Studio Into My Backyard?
All the studio panels are designed to be carried through a standard household door, this allows us to be able to access a range of backyards without the need for expensive cranes or having to build onsite.
Where Are The Studios Made?
All materials for our garden studios are made from locally purchased materials and are constructed in our Pakenham factory.
What Is The Height Of The Studios?
All of our garden backyard studios are 2.65m at the back and 2.85m at the front. The internal wall height is 2.28m on the back wall and 2.45m on the front wall.
What Do The Studios Sit On?
All of our garden studio pods are designed to be placed onto stumps or blocks. If you already have a concrete slab you can use that too.