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David’s Art Studio

Step into the shoes of an artist and enter David’s world of colour. Situated neatly in the backyard, David uses his new Melwood ‘Art Studio’ Cabana as the perfect space for him to pursue his passion and profession! Whether you pursue art or another passion, as a hobby or profession, a specialised art space is the… Click here to read on




Cool study ideas & why you should work from home

Have you ever thought about how many hours you spend travelling to work? Whether it be a start-stop traffic session or a shorter smoother route, the time spent sitting in your car each day adds up significantly over a lifetime. And by significantly I mean years. Yes, entire years of your life spent driving! Want… Click here to read on




Claudia’s Outdoor Room

Claudia has created the perfect space for enjoying time with family and friends, completing homework, or just relaxing! We love the way Claudia has finished her outdoor room as well, and the custom decking and outdoor furniture she has added perfectly complement the space! In Claudia’s own words: “It was a great experience getting our garden house… Click here to read on




Need more space? Add more for Less than $20k!

 Did you know it’s possible to add space to your home for less than $20k?  Home Extensions don’t have to be time-consuming, patience-testing, nerve-wracking experiences! You can add precious space to your home in just a few easy steps, and save money! A Melwood product is the answer. It’s fast – short lead times and delivered in… Click here to read on




Style Your Garden Room: Winter Style Inspiration

STYLE YOUR GARDEN ROOM: WINTER STYLE INSPIRATION 26th July 2016 On a chilly winter morning like this it’s no surprise I find myself browsing through well-styled, warm and inviting images of living rooms and interior spaces from around the world. Imagine an immaculate, yet cozy-looking lounge room, with a sophisticated hearth and a warm fire.… Click here to read on




Mark’s Backyard Hobby Room

Let me ask you a question, just quickly… Do you have a hobby? What’s your passion? Is there something taking up a legitimately large portion of your time and thoughts?   Next – where do you pursue this? Have you ever wished for your own little space? Where you can escape from the world, and focus on… Click here to read on




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Save Tax in 2019 | A tip for small business owners.

Small Business Owners – did you know that making the decision to work from home could  save you tax this financial year? You can instantly claim the business portion of most depreciating assets that cost less than $20,000 each. In the recent Budget, the Australian Government extended the Small Business Tax Incentive until 30 June 2019.… Click here to read on




5 Household Jobs to tackle in June

When the cold weather sets in there are a number of household tasks you should get into the habit of to prepare yourself and your home to withstand the next few months of wintry weather.

Here are five jobs to add to your to-do list for a healthier, tidier and cosier home this winter.




The Portable Site Shed Office – a local business case study

Portable Site Shed or Office for your business? It’s all possible with Melwood’s wide range of portable space solutions! Aside from backyard cabanas, sheds and garden rooms, Melwood Cabanas and Garden Rooms can also supply additional, portable space for your business! Hear how happy our friends at Cremorne Automotive are with their New Portable Site Office! Cremorne Automotive Services… Click here to read on




4 easy ways to add real value to your property

4 easy ways to add value to your property

Everyone knows Aussies love the great outdoors. No doubt about it – the long summer nights and crisp winter evenings are perfect for lounging around, entertaining family & friends and catching up with the neighbours over a beer.   Check out these four easy upgrades that will boost your home’s value and provide hours upon hours of outdoor enjoyment for… Click here to read on




How to save money & solve your storage problems

Could you use more space in your home?   Do you currently pay for storage space?   If you answered yes to either of those questions, keep reading!   Undeniably, we all need and crave more space. A quick search for ‘storage’ on Houzz brings up 1,237 articles. Now that’s saying something! Many of us… Click here to read on




Melwood Teenage Retreat | Space for kids, Peace for parents.

Teenage Retreats | Space for Teens, Peace for Parents

 Every parent deserves a teenage retreat   A teenage retreat is a lifesaver for parents of school-age kids. Space for your teens = peace of mind for you.    As your children grow into teens it is a well known fact that their needs, requirements and tastes will change. Schooling demands a larger portion of their… Click here to read on




Melwood Backyard Music Studio

Backyard Music Studios | Space to Create, Record or Teach

Your Backyard Music Studio- convenient, private and intimate. Most musicians know that music takes two things: time & focus. When music is your passion, it can be frustrating to practise in a space that leaves you feeling less than inspired, or requires a commute that involves sitting in traffic when that time could be used for making… Click here to read on




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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…