While modular houses may seem like a modern concept, prefabricated homes have actually been around for decades. For years, modular homes have provided an affordable option for families who don’t want to sacrifice quality. New technology and processes mean that modular homes are built to incredibly
high-quality standards, and can stand up to traditional homes in terms of security and resilience.
Early Days of Modular Homes
In the early days of prefabricated modular housing, houses were sold as boxed sets complete with construction directions for the owner. These sets were affordable and convenient, and accessible to most families. Today, most modular houses are constructed offsite, in a sheltered factory or warehouse. When building a modular house, manufacturers actually use many of the same processes and materials that traditional builders might use.
As modular homes continue to grow in popularity, modern processes and new technology have significantly reduced construction time. When building a traditional home, all site work must be completed before construction begins. However, modular homes are built offsite and transported to their permanent destination via flatbed truck. Any site work, such as plumbing or landscaping, can be completed while your modular house is being constructed. This means you’ll be moving into your new home before you know it!
Today, manufactured homes are on par with traditional housing options. A common misconception is that modular homes don’t hold up to weather extremes. At Hoek Modular Homes, our houses are more than capable of standing up to the harsh Queensland climate. Whether it’s extreme heat, wild storms or chilly evenings, a prefab modular house will keep you safe and comfortable all year round.
Because modular homes must be transported to their final location after being built offsite, they are often constructed to higher strength and resilience standards than a traditional home.
In the early days of modular homes, there wasn’t a lot of variety available. Thankfully, potential homeowners are given a lot more choice these days. Modern modular homes are available in a wide variety of designs, to reflect your unique style. Optional extras, like deluxe fittings and fixtures, are a great way to add a bit of extra personality. No matter what your needs may be, there’s a modular home for you. At Hoek Modular Homes, we create two, three, four- and five-bedroom homes, so you can easily cater for the changing needs of your family. Even after your home is constructed, it’s simple to add extra rooms!
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