Ok – so another one of the challenges faced by our clients is whether modular homes are the right fit for them. There is a lot to consider, from the how you want the home to look, your land, who is the best builder, price, the list goes on. On this page, we’ve compiled some advice and resources to help assist you in making these decisions. We hope you find this information helpful!
The 4 corners of building a modular home
How do we find out if a modular home will work for you? Well, we look at this question as a bit like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle. We need to find the 4 corners first. After a bit of research the 4 corners of building a modular home are;
Is the builder right for you? That is – do you trust them. Are they open, honest and truthful? Do they communicate well? Do they fulfil their promises?
Is the design right for you? Does it fit your lifestyle, does it include all your must-have items?
Is the price right? This one is a really hard one. The most important point here is finding out if the builder’s price includes EVERYTHING you’ve asked for. Has the builder taken the time and effort to visit your block? How many Provisional Sum or Prime Costs items are included in the price? Is the price truly fixed?
Is the timeframe right? Will the builder be able to complete the home when you want them to? Does the timeframe fit in with your goals?
What we have found is that our clients have to tick all 4 of these points before they will move to sign a contract and getting their home underway. It’s critical to note that all 4 points are equally important. If you’re not sure about one of the items, then you are not going to build. (For example, if the builder, the price and timeframe are right but the design doesn’t suit you then you aren’t going to build.)
Ok, so now we’ve covered the ground rules of choosing the right builder, design, price and timeframe. Let’s dig into some of the main reasons clients will choose modular over against other forms of construction. We find that most clients will choose to go modular for at least one of the following three reasons.
One of the main benefits with building modular is that a lot of waste ‘standing’ time is eliminated from the building process. This means that our clients can move into their homes in a shorter timeframe when compared to onsite building methods. (For example, most of our clients will move into their homes within 5 to 6 months.)
Fixed Price Contracts
Due to the factory style of building, we need to finalise the specs and as many little details BEFORE the house enters the construction process. This, in turn, means that we are able to provide our clients with truly FIXED price contracts. (We don’t believe in variations!)
Simple & Straightforward Process
When compared to onsite building, offsite or modular building is very simple and straightforward. Clients who choose modular find that they have less to worry about during the process due to the highly systematised process, the short timeframe onsite and the higher level of quality. (For example and onsite build may take up to 12 months to complete with your block of land turned into a construction site for at least 6 of those months. With off-site building, there are only 3-4 weeks of onsite work with minimal disruption to your land.)
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