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SmartSteel Designs are proud suppliers of Backyard Shacks and Ortech Industries Modular Dwellings

Backyard Shacks



Would you love a stylish outside room for a home office, studio, gym or salon?

There’s a Backyard Shack for that!

Studio R25 S render
Hobby Hut R51 DH render

What about a functional workshop, bungalow, teen retreat, man-cave or she-shed?

There’s a Backyard Shack for that!

Need a tiny house, a granny flat or a whole extra home out the back?

There’s a Backyard Shack for that too!

Coolum kit home

Backyard Shacks offer Nine clever designs – from a practical studio, hut and flat to a gorgeous three- or four-bedroom home. Backyard Shacks are all attractive and built to impress. They’re strong, durable, termite and vermin proof – made from BlueScope ® Steel with a steel stud frame.

There’s a range of roof styles too.

And they’re easy to handle and quick to construct on site.

  • The Studio
    The Studio kit only prices from $18,700

    The baby of our range, the Studio is designed to fit in a small space and would make an ideal hobbies room, an art or photographic studio, gym or ‘spare room’ that probably wont be spare for long once you’ve got one of these little beauties! With separate ensuite bathroom and provision for a kitchenette, this baby shack comes with an attractive skillion roof to sit comfortably in urban or rural environments.

  • The Hobby Hut
    The Hobby Hut kit only prices from $22,890

    Our one bedroom Hobby Hut makes the most of an open plan living and dining layout and is one of our most economical and functional floor plans. A great option for short stay guest accommodation, weekend getaway or bush retreat where space is a premium, the Hobby Hut comes with a choice of roofing options that allow the style to fit nicely in either urban or rural environments.

  • The Teenage Escape
    The Teenage Escape kit only prices from $26,700

    Compact, classic open plan design, the Teenage Escape affords you plenty of room with modern convenience. Two bedrooms with free flowing living and kitchen space and your choice of three different roofing styles give this Shack a modern charm suitable for backyards or an affordable holiday home.

SmartSteel Designs is proud to offer a new revolutionary development in environmentally sustainable modular buildings:

Modular Housing by Ortech Industries

Ortech Industries

From design to construction and re-usability, modular customisation is the key concept of our Ortech Eco-Form System.

A comfortable and private structure for any use; it is prefabricated, extendible, and relocatable, suitable for everything from temporary individual dwellings to large scale accommodation and facilities.

This system is also demountable and can be flat packed for economical storage or combined to construct larger buildings. The possibilities are endless.

We offer you a standard flat packaged unit with the choice to add on kitchen and bathroom furnishing packages, energy efficient options and installation of services.

Please contact a SmartSteel Designs representative to customise your package.

The Process

Building with SmartSteel Designs is as easy as 1-2-3-4

The Process

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.

Step 1: Make a Plan
  • Talk to one of our SmartSteel professionals. Tell us what you need us to build and we’ll work out a plan to suit your needs and budget.
  • We’ll discuss specifications, timelines, construction costs, site access and what permits you’ll need.
  • Once you’re happy with the plan, we’ll ask for a deposit to lock in the order, and your project is underway.
Step 2: Building and Planning Permits
  • Building permits relate specifically to the carrying out of building construction. However, there are times when a planning permit may also be required.
  • Planning permits are legal documents that might be required by council giving permission for a land use or development. If a planning permit is required, it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, however both applications can be made at the same time. A planning permit does not remove the need to obtain a building permit.

The best way to find out whether you need a planning permit is to contact your local council's Town Planning Office.

Or… we can help:

  • Full Building Permit Service: for a little extra we can take care of the whole process, hassle free.
  • Planning Permit Assistance: we do the work and you hand it in to council.

As a rule of thumb, allow 28 days for building permit processing.

Step 3: Delivery of your shed
  • Once your permits are approved, we ask for payment of the balance of your kit invoice.
  • SmartSteel Designs will then commence the ordering and manufacturing of your project.
  • Our scheduler will contact you with a delivery ETA and schedule a tentative build date.
  • While your shed is being manufactured (please allow 28 days), the concrete slab will be poured.

Please note these sheds come on big trucks, so if access is limited, additional delivery costs can apply.

Step 4: Building your shed
  • We endeavour to have installers on site within 3 weeks of delivery.
  • SmartSteel Designs/BBC Construction are fully licensed commercial and domestic builders. WorkCover of all tradesmen on site is included; and you are protected by statutory warranties from any faults that might occur with the building during construction.
  • You will receive a plumbing certificate. Our building crews have their plumbing registration, this is a legal requirement by the plumbing commission.

Please note that if you choose to take on the construction yourself as an owner builder, you are fully liable for all incidents, accidents and safety for the entire project. You could have no contractual standing to ensure the contractor returns to the job if there are any additional works required upon final inspection of the building surveyor.
So use a registered builder!

As fully licensed, insured and experienced professionals SmartSteel Designs will take the risk out of your build.

Your new build awaits

Discover how close you could be to your new construction with SmartSteel Designs