Modular, Prefabricated, Premanufactured Homes and Granny Flats
Modular homes, prefabricated homes and premanufactured homes, are the more modern terms and can be defined as homes that comprise of transport size modules that make up a variety of different home designs. Granny flats range from 1 -2 modules, whereas 3 5 bedroom homes range from 2 to 5 modules. These modules are transported to your site fully complete with light fittings, tiling, floor coverings and even the kitchen sink! Due to the fact that modules are designed to be transported by road and only take up a single lane, we are able to transport by day which reduces costs by NOT requiring police escorts. It’s a fascinating experience putting the pieces together to create your modular home.
So how do kit homes differ to modular homes? Kit homes are exactly that, a kit made up of many pieces requiring assembly. It can be likened to the experience of buying and assembling IKEA furniture. You select your furniture, buy it in a kit made up of many parts and use the instructions to assemble the furniture. With kit homes, you select the floor plan you desire, you are supplied with working engineered drawings and all the materials required to construct the home to lockup. You then need to engage a builder to assemble, or you need to complete an owner builder’s course. This is not for the faint hearted as you need to project manage the entire process including the council, building and plumbing approvals as well as a multitude of tradesmen to ensure they do a satisfactory job and do not overcharge.