F A Q ' S - Standard Range

Do Inoutside offer their standard range of builds in Kit form for DIY assembly?

No, we only offer our Cabin range as the DIY option. Our standard range of outdoor rooms and custom builds are still Lock up and Full installation option only!

How long does it take?

Our Outdoor Rooms: In most cases the process takes between 6-8 weeks and an additional 5-10 days for full installation. Our Cabin Kits: Delivered to your door in 2 - 3 weeks.

How much space is required?

This will depend on the size of the floor plan you choose. We don’t require any extra space for the installation process and can safely build on your boundary, but your local council may have certain boundary offsets that need to be observed. You should check for any building restrictions before your outdoor room is installed.

Can the rooms be built on uneven or sloping ground?

Yes they can. If you have a sloping yard, we can use an adjustable galvanised metal pier system to create a level floor space on any gradient. A site inspection will be needed to assess the site and this system will increase the cost slightly. Contact Us to discuss your site and whether or not this system will be required.

Do I require council approval?

We offer floor plans, engineering or structural drawings and an energy report to help get the approval process underway. In many cases council approval will not be required to install an Inoutside room, but it may depend on how you intend to use the space and the size of your room. Our rooms are intended as Class 10A structures under the Australian Building Code: - Class 10: Non-habitable building or structure. - Class 10A: Private garage, carport, shed or the like According to the BCA (Building Code of Australia) a non-habitable room is “a space which is not occupied frequently, or for extended periods of time.” For most councils, a permit is not required if the floor space does not exceed 10sqm or 3m in height. Some councils allow a larger floor space before requiring a permit, so it is always best to contact your local council to get the right advice if you’re unsure. Should you need a permit, we can supply you with the information you'll need to support your application submission, including: • The floor plan and elevation of your room • Structural drawings • Specifications • Installation details Council fees – if required – are not included in the cost of your outdoor room.

Is plumbing and electricity supplied?

We can arrange for local registered plumbers or electricians to supply your room with power and water – or you can arrange this yourself if you prefer. If a new power supply needs to be installed from your property, this may incur additional costs for trenching or approved conduit lines. This may vary depending on the distance your new room is from your closest power source. We ensure that all our plumbers and electricians provide a certificate of compliance to assure the work has been carried out to current standards.

Do I need concrete foundations?

No. The design of our outdoor rooms eliminates the need for costly concrete foundations. We use a steel frame structure supported engineered concrete footing blocks which are installed to an appropriate depth, reducing the floor height of your new building. This also reduces the overall amount of time and concrete required to establish your room.

Is there a large step up to access my room?

The steel framework of your room, plus flooring, is around 170mm in height. We also allow an 80mm gap beneath your room for adequate ventilation, which brings the total step up to about 250mm. This will vary depending on the slope of your block, so you may wish to consider creating a step or extended deck area for easy access.

Will my room be decorated internally?

No. Rooms are finished internally to a standard that allows you to decorate them to your own taste, including paint and floor coverings. But we can arrange installation of your choice of flooring, air-conditioning units, or other non- standard fittings upon request, although these costs will be in addition to your standard quote. Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

Are financing options available?

Inoutside have teamed up with a Mortgage Choice to provide easy seamless finance options to achieve your additional space quickly.

  • Loan amounts from $5,000 to $100,000
  • Tailored solutions
  • Competitive rates
  • Flexible loan options
  • No deposit loans available
  • Funds available within 2-4 days*

* Subject to lending criteria

Do you have a showroom I can visit?

We have display sites in Melbourne and Adelaide. Visit our contact page for more details.

Does tight site access provide any problems?

Inoutside have no issues with difficult to access locations as we carry through materials manually, no special equipment is needed.

F A Q ' S - Cabin Range

Do the Cabins come with interior materials?

Our Cabin range includes R1.5 wall and ceiling insulation but do not come with any other interior fitout.

Do the Cabins come with Colorbond and Cedar like Inoutside’s standard buildings?

To offer a DIY assembly option, we have simplified the materials and options, so our Cabin range DOES NOT have these materials but come with pre-primed panels which you can paint or stain.

Do you have to build the Cabin yourself?

Your Cabin will be supplied in flatpacks and comes with DIY assembly instructions. The instructions are colour coded, easy to read and no special tools are required. You will need a good set of DIY skills and the ability to assemble large heavy objects such as installing windows and doors into a structure. We have install teams in most states, if you need help to assemble the Cabin or do not have the time.

Do the Cabins have any drafted drawings or engineering for Council approval?

Our Cabin designs do come with a drafted plan once purchased but do not come with engineering for Council approval process (if required).

Can we customise the Cabin Design?

Inoutside doesn't offer customisation of the Cabin Designs, but you can customise your Cabin by painting the pre-primed panels and adding other materials if you wish. Your chance to be creative!

Can we have the window and door where we want it?

Yes, the door can be moved either side of the front panel and the window can be set either high or low (desk height) on either side (left or right side panel).

What is the internal height of the Cabins?

The High end of the roof panel (front) is approx. 2530mm and low end (back) approx. 2310mm.

What colour are the window, door and flashings of the Cabin?

They come in the popular colour 'Colorbond Monument', which is a dark shade of grey.

What is the Lead time of the Cabin Designs?

Delivered to your door in 2 - 3 weeks from placing your order.

What foundation does the Cabin need?

Our Cabins come with european self adjusting feet and need to be placed on some pavers (if on grass) or a hard surface (like a slab) works too.

Do Inoutside offer their standard garden room range (Kamaroo, Cooba, Mallee, Tallowwood) in Kit form for self assembly?

No, we only offer our new Cabin range as the DIY option. Our standard range of garden rooms and custom builds are still Lock up and Full installation option only!

What material and colour are the roof panels of the Cabins?

The roof panels are Colorbond in Surfmist colour.

Does the Cabin range come with electrical?

No, our Cabin range does not come with electrical. You will have to organise an electrician when installing your Cabin.

Does the Cabin Design have easy DIY instructions?

Yes, our Cabin comes with DIY instructions, which are colour coded and easy to read. No special tools are required, but you will need a good set of DIY skills and the ability to assemble large heavy objects such as installing windows and doors into a structure. We have install teams in most states, if you need help with assembly or do not have the time.


Please check the tables below to see which states we service and which sizes and options of our modular builds are available to you.





When you proceed with a modular build from Inoutside, you can choose from our 'Lock Up' or 'Full Installation' options. Here is a quick overview of what that means:


includes the delivery and structural installation of the build, including windows and doors.


includes the internal fit out such as boarding, plastering, insulation and 'Electrical Consumer Package', installed by the Inoutside team. Upgrades such as Double glazing and other 
customisations are available on all our room sizes and options.


Inoutside take pride in our beautifully crafted products. We ensures you get into your room with minimum fuss and our full installs are created for you to simply paint, decorate and move in. 


  • Inoutside works with the Building Code of Australia and can install either Class 10A or Class 1 for bigger backyard room space. This is in conjunction with your local council and relevant approvals 

  • Full customisation package

  • Delivery 4-6 weeks for quick installation package

  • Full installation that includes wiring, insulation and plasterboard

  • Fully engineered base and panels

  • No concrete slab required

  • Build on any gradient

  • Quality materials that meet all Australian standards

  • Internal walls and doorways

  • Use of fully qualified licensed trades

  • 10-year warranty

  • Upgrades for fire zone areas up to BAL 40 rating

  • We can design your custom room with our unique design tool

  • Free local delivery to Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide metro regions




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