Small L-Shape Cabin
Step-By-Step DIY Guide
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- Learn how to construct a building and improve your carpentry skills!
- Massively reduce the overall cost by doing a DIY build!
- Make a memory that will last forever!
- And get the feeling of deep accomplishment when the construction is finished!
**Purchase this with the Materials List for a fully planned out build!
**Swap out the brick piers for steel posts or concrete piers if you prefer them.
⬇⬇ Read below for more info about our step-by-step DIY guides!
|Estimated Materials Cost
|Europe - €22,000 EUR
|Australia - $33,000 AUD
Estimated based off prices from Leroy Merlin, Praktiker, Bunnings Warehouse and other building supply stores.
Estimations are not including the price of an electrical or water system.
We allow our designs to be used for anything that you would like! For example you can use a design for a rental property or as an Airbnb, we also allow you to use any of our designs in a holiday park or just for private use as a home office or guest house, etc.
The DIY Guide is an easy to understand step-by-step guide that runs you through the entre build from start to finish! It is made to be universal so that it will work using any timber thicknesses. Purchase this and the Materials List for a fully planned out DIY build!
Each page has a 3D image so you can see where each part goes on the building, a 2D image with measurements so you can see how to build each step and a paragraph of text to help explain what your doing on that step.
We prepare this for your selected design as soon as you purchase, we anticipate that you will receive it within 7 days after purchasing.
The DIY Guide Contains:
How to Build the Floor:
- Layout of footings and piers.
- Layout of bearers.
- Layout of joists.
- Layout of the flooring and decking.
How to build the walls:
- How to build each wall frame.
- What order to build each wall frame.
- How to build any roof beams or supports.
How to build the roof:
- Layout of the rafters.
- Layout of the eaves.
- Layout of the fascia boards.
- Layout of the roof battens.
- How to install the roof sarking.
- How to install the roof iron.
How to do the exterior:
- How to build any exterior stairs.
- How to install the exterior sarking.
- How to install the windows and doors.
- How to install the exterior paneling.
How to build anything else that might be relevant to the specific design that you have chosen.
We don't have steps on how to do your interior and we leave that for you to customize.
After You Purchase:
Get someone qualified to tell you the size of your foundations for each pier, what timber types and sizes to use, what brackets to use, double check the bracing in the plans and to tell you if there's anything else that you should be aware of.
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This link will take you to enscape3D, which is another website that hosts our 3D Viewer.
This feature is only available on desktop. We have kept the graphics to a minimum to try and make the design viewer a smooth experience for everyone, but some users may experience issues.
Other Things to Consider Before Building
It is highly important to consider the path of the sun throughout the day in summer and winter. Doing this will optimize natural light, improve energy efficiency and create a comfortable living environment.
Termite or Other Bug and Insect Protection
To protect against this you can do things like soil treatments, use certain materials that are resistant to termites or do regular inspections of the building to ensure there are no infestations.
Electrical and Water Systems
Take into consideration the utilities that are available on your site and decide what's best for you depending on what's available. An electrical plan should be designed by a qualified electrician and a plumbing plan should be designed by a qualified plumber.
Drainage and Grading
Proper drainage is essential to prevent water damage and flooding. Ensure that the site is graded away from the dwelling's foundation, and install gutters and downspouts to direct water away from the structure.
Different soils have varying properties, which affect the ability to support the building. The building foundations should be designed by an engineer and be based on the site specific soil conditions, taking into account depth of fill soils, bearing strength and reactivity of the founding soils. This information is found by having a soil test completed on the site by a geotechnical engineer.
Any building services that transition from the building into the natural ground should be appropriately articulated by an engineer to suit the site soil reactivity. This is to ensure that over time if there is slight movement in the soil it won't damage or break the connections that are going into the ground.
This will most likely be required for building approval. The documentation standards will vary depending on your location, some places will require this to be done by a licensed professional and others will just accept it as long as its up to a certain standard. Talk to your local building authority to find out more.
It is essential to talk to a local professional to get advice tailored specifically to your site. As each site can vary significantly there may be other things to take into consideration.
Disclaimer and Copyright Notice
Our building plans show the structure of how to build the building to a high standard. However we do not guarantee compliance to any certain location due to building standards and codes varying in all different locations.
So that you can inquire about compliance to your local area and site, and to find out about materials costs, labor costs, approval costs or any other costs that will be involved before you purchase anything from us, we provide a free information pack for all of our designs, which you can request (above) on this webpage.
The estimated materials cost on this page is an estimation only and we offer a money back guarantee on the materials list so that you can purchase it first and workout your materials costs, then get a refund if you decide not to go through with purchasing the plans.
We sell plans that will show how the structure of the building is built but you will need to take the plans to a local engineer to finalize, so that you know the size of the footings, what timber types and thicknesses to use, connection details, bracing and tie down details, etc and then the plans will be specific to your site and the materials that are available for you.
In some cases you might need the building plan slightly modified to achieve local building compliance and in this case the building plans can be used as a reference document, saving you money by already having the building plans made and reducing the amount of work that the person modifying the plans has to do.
It is the responsibility of customers to see the local professionals required to ensure that the selected plan complies with their local building authorities requirements or to get building approval and Cabin Plans is not liable for issues regarding this.
We allow our designs to be used for anything that you would like. For example you can use a design for a rental property or as an Airbnb, we also allow you to use any of our designs in a holiday park or just for private use as a home office or guest house, etc.
All documents are copyrighted by Cabin Plans and can only be used for personal single use only, any redistribution of a document or multiple constructions from the one document in any form is not allowed. Cabin Plans owns the exclusive licensing rights to all designs available on this website.