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How to Create the Perfect Teenage Retreat

How to create the perfect teenage retreat in your backyard  Do you ever feel like your teenagers are taking over your house? Even just a little bit? Maybe just one room, or a little bit of every room? There is a solution! You can have your space – and your sanity – back in a… Click here to read on




Do I Really Need a Backyard Cabana?

Whether you are a homeowner looking to renovate your property or a home buyer considering a house with a cabana, here are some things you should know before getting a backyard cabana. Backyard cabanas are becoming widely popular in Australia and other parts of the world. They’re functional, they’re stylish, and everyone seems to be… Click here to read on




6 Outdoor To-Do’s Your Property Will Love You For

February – Australia’s Maintenance Month. Temperatures rise, the sun is out, the days are longer and the kids are back at school.     The perfect time to get some essential maintenance done to the hardworking areas around the house and garden.     By ticking off these 6 to-do’s, you’ll have your house and surrounds prepared and… Click here to read on




7 ways you can boost productivity with a home office

Could a Home office actually make you more productive? Is it possible to get more work done, and faster, in the convenience of your own home? Yes! Read on for our top 7 tried-and-true secrets to achieving maximum productivity in your Home Office: 1. Sssh! make sure your working space allows you a little valuable… Click here to read on




7 ways you can boost productivity with a home office

Could a Home office actually make you more productive?

Is it possible to get more work done, and faster, in the convenience of your own home? Yes!

Read on for our top 7 tried-and-true secrets to achieving maximum productivity in your Home Office:




Understanding exempt development provisions in ACT

Exemptions in planning legislation are provisions made in the law to reduce red tape and allow property owners to carry out certain types of development without unnecessary regulation, policing and oversight. In the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) there are two different exemption provisions; development exemptions and building exemptions.  Development exemptions allow you to carry out… Click here to read on




11 tips for easy BBQ cleaning this summer

Barbecuing: it’s an Australian national pastime. Good friends, beautiful weather, a few beers and a lot of food. All the ingredients for a great time. But there’s one big downside to every barbecue: cleaning the grill afterwards. Burnt-on food, charcoal residue, and grime of unknown origins can all require serious elbow grease to remove. But… Click here to read on




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5 Design Tips for a Gorgeous Backyard

Some new lighting, sprucing up the greenery or adding a new garden room. Your backyard deserves to be gorgeous this spring! Spring is the perfect time to transform your backyard into a gorgeous haven perfect for spending more time outdoors in the warmer months ahead. Need some inspiration to make that happen? Take a look… Click here to read on




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Get Your Home Ready With a Garden Shed

Getting Your Home Summer Ready With a Garden Shed Now that winter has come to a close, the sight of spring and summer fun is like the light at the end of a very long, cold tunnel. We bet you’ve already started talking about vacations you want to take, the beaches you want to road… Click here to read on




Small Business Owner? Here’s how a garden room could save you tax!

Small businesses are the winner for this years 2015 Federal Budget. Do you know the full extent of what you can claim and what you can deduct in full? Here is a run down of what small businesses are entitled too. You will be pleasantly surprised…




5 Benefits Backyard Storage Shed

5 Benefits of a Home Storage Shed | Never Pay Storage Fees Again!

A home storage garden shed or backyard cabana can be a smart alternative for storing your home goods. With having many benefits, we explore why a cabana in the run can make save you money click here to read on…




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Granny Flat Alternatives-What are your options?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that having a granny flat has become one of the biggest trends related to increasing the value of your home in the past decade. With the rise in Australia’s property market, the granny flat has become a very popular alternative to housing accommodation. So what do you… Click here to read on




Cedar Board and Batten Cladding

Cedar Batten and Board

What is Cedar Batten and Board cladding? This is a very attractive style exterior wall cladding that has been in constant use since 1800’s. Board and Batten is an attractive and more weatherproof cladding than horizontal palings, and because it is real wood, it can also be stained for a beautiful natural look




Backyard Home Office best investment you'll ever make

10 Reasons a Backyard Home Office is the Best Investment You’ll Ever Make

In case you needed more confirmation that working from home is a great idea, here’s 10 great reasons a backyard home office will be the best investment you ever make.   Better work/life balance Work/life balance, the aspiration of the modern professional, is often achieved and tuned to satisfaction through a working at home arrangement,… Click here to read on




Melwood Grid Floor System

Melwood’s Clever Grid Floor System

The clever grid-floor design by Melwood gives many advantages over a normal static cabin, saving time, money, hassle and danger of flooding! 1. “Our Melwood structures can be installed on temporary footing pads as a portable structure without needing a concrete slab.” Where you are able to install onto pre-cast and pressure tested concrete footing… Click here to read on




So Quick & So Easy!

Watch how easily our DIY kits go together! All our structures are pre-built in panels to minimise time on site. Click play to view a short clip on one of our sheds being installed.




Melwood Cabins, Sheds & Cabanas

A MELWOOD Cabana is the perfect answer for your outdoor living and lifestyle. These prefab, relocatable backyard cabins are extremely popular in Sydney & NSW as garden storage sheds, home offices, pool changing rooms and teenage retreats. MELWOOD are the originators and pioneers of prefabricated timber structures and Micro Homes in Australia. We have been… Click here to read on




August News – The Melwood Workbench

Did you know we offer custom made workbenches? These are built into your cabana or shed to provide a strong sturdy work surface that you can also use to mount heavy tools like bench vices or chain sharpeners. Contact us today for more information!




May News – Outgrown your old shed?

Melwood sheds last forever due to their hand crafted high quality. When your existing shed is full, don’t replace it, contact us today about extending your old shed to provide more space.




December News – Install Video

The New Melwood Setup Video… It’s been an eventful month keeping on top of the Christmas rush, but during our last display shed setup, we got the cameras rolling and created this little timelapse. Click here to view now…