How do kit homes and modular, relocatable homes stack up?

One of the most popular options for building a home these days, especially if you’re building in a remote location (although, that doesn’t HAVE to be the case), is having your home built offsite as a modular home.

In fact, modular homes are becoming more and more popular because of convenience and efficiency in the construction process. However, there are some key differences between kit homes and modular homes.

A modular home is built in a factory offsite, and can still have many (if not all) of the inclusions of a standard, onsite build. It means you don’t need to compromise on the quality of your home, yet you can still have the convenience of it being built in our purpose-designed factory, protected from adverse weather, etc.

They are made from conventional materials that would be used in any standard home.

Kit homes, on the other hand, are more like the home equivalent of flat-pack furniture. They are delivered to your site, but still require significant amounts of construction at the site, which is fine if you’re used to functioning as a foreman on site.

Kit homes are generally considered the cheapest option, and ideal for those who aren’t really concerned with the quality of their home overall.

And it’s important to consider that although a Kit home may appear cheaper, usually the prices don’t include additional fittings, fixtures, services, and extra construction to make it liveable.

Relocatable homes provide a superb finish with superior inclusions. (fig 1)

Kit homes provide a passable solution for home owners on a very tight budget. (fig 2)

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CONSTRUCTION

WE BUILD 80% OF THE HOME IN OUR PURPOSE-BUILT FACTORY, AVOIDING WEATHER DELAYS AND BUILDING SUBSTANTIALLY FASTER THAN IF YOU WERE BUILDING ON SITE.

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From the moment we met the Westbuilt team we were very happy with the service we received. Unfortunately my husband Glynn has passed away so he didn’t get a lot of time to enjoy our new home. He really loved it and I have no intention of moving. Thanks again Diane Connors

Overall, building with Westbuilt Homes has been absolutely phenomenal, its been easy right from the beginning. The communication has been very clear and concise, any questions we had were answered straight away. Everything has just been really smooth, we’re really happy with the outcome.

Building a new home is always going to come with the odd hitch or two. We came to realise that we could rely on the Westbuilt team to professionally and fairly negotiate a solution every time. A positive experience throughout the building process adds to the satisfying feeling of living in a brand new, custom designed home. We would choose to build with Westbuilt again.

Just a note to say a thank you to yourself and Michael Westerman and to all your Westbuilt crew for building my new home. A job well done. I hope to enjoy for some years to come.

We are more than pleased with our finished home, the fittings are an above average standard, the workmanship excellent, and we love the design. All the staff were friendly and welcoming at the office and factory. As we are 120% happy with our home, we would recommend Westbuilt at any time.

Stewart and I would like to pass on our sincere gratitude for building our new home, which we absolutely adore. We have found the entire experience to be very well organised and thorough, and although building our first home was a little overwhelming, Westbuilt still answered our every request. We really appreciate the final product and we could not be happier.

Westbuilt’s home designs were very functional and easy to adapt to our individual requirements. Their service was fantastic and really took the stress out of building a new home. Nothing was too much trouble and they kept in touch with us through each stage of building.

From the initial stage to completion, to décor, to the quality workmanship and after care, we highly recommend a Westbuilt home.

We very highly recommend Westbuilt to build your next home. We found them to be very helpful, kind and understanding. They are willing to take in any ideas and changes. The quality of their homes is of a very high standard.

The main reason we chose to go with the relocatable home was because it was so quick between ‘build and move in’ times, we were able to move out and into our home within 4 months.

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