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FAQ’s

FAQ's

Why are our modular homes so inexpensive?
We build our modular homes in a controlled factory environment. This allows for a much shorter construction time, more efficient use of resources and less wastage, so we can bring you superior quality housing at a much lower cost.

We are also able to accurately predict our costs and manufacturing timescales, so we don’t have to build in the allowances and on-site costs you usually pay with standard construction methods.

What are the benefits of our prefabricated modular housing?
There are many benefits to buying our modular homes.
For more information see Benefits of Modular
If something is broken in transit or doesn’t work upon delivery, how can I have it repaired?
When the house is delivered to site it is advisable to inspect the building for any damage that may have incurred during shipping, transportation and craning.  Our modular homes are strengthened for shipping, transportation and port handling. However, it is possible that minor defects may occur (such as cracks in tiles and cornice joints) during transit which we will ensure are remedied before completing installation. Internal fixtures also have a 12 months warranty.
Where in Western Australia can we install homes?
Virtually anywhere, although costs for transportation, craning and installation will vary across the state. We are located in Perth so pricing for areas outside of Perth will vary.
What is prefabricated transportable modular housing?
Traditionally, homes are constructed almost totally on-site. Prefabricated homes are built, either partly or wholly, off-site in a factory then transported to site for positioning or assembly, depending upon the degree of prefabrication.

Transportable means the homes are capable of being freighted by ship and/or truck while in assembled form. Modular homes are built in sections then joined together on site.

Do the homes comply with Australian and New Zealand Standards and Building Codes?
All components of the house fully comply with Australian and New Zealand Standards.
What statutory approvals are required for the homes within Australia?
This may vary according to location in Western Australia and the R code applicable to your site. We offer a service to obtain statutory approvals for you or you can make your own enquiries with the relevant local authority.
How are the homes freighted and transported to my land?
The homes are shipped to the nearest major port in Western Australia and then transported by truck to site. We will make prior arrangements for a crane to be on hand when the home arrives to offload and position the home on the pre-prepared foundations.
How soon can I have the home delivered to my land?
Production will commence following the completion of the contractual obligations and payment of the deposit. Subject to the production scheduling constraints at the time, production time is about 8-10 weeks.

Overall, from date of ordering to date of delivery, it should be around 12-14 weeks, depending on production schedules at the time and the delivery location.  An indication of commencement and delivery dates will be provided prior to an order being placed.

Where can I see one of the houses?
Our display is located at 181a Stirling Hwy in North Fremantle and is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays.

The model we have for display purpose is the Samara. While the display model may not be the one that you are interested in, it will show what fixtures and fittings are provided as well as the quality of finishes.

What flexibility do I have in the home design?
Whilst standardisation is important in order to achieve economies of scale we also understand that each client and home site has its unique set of issues and requirements. As such, in most cases, we can make adjustments to our standard floor plans.

Please discuss any changes you might require to our standard floor plans with one of our building and design consultants. Any additional work we do to your home like decking and roofing can of course be bespoke based on how you would like your new home to be finished.

What site preparation is required before delivery of the home?
The extent of site preparation, including foundations, will depend upon site conditions. A site survey, soil test and engineered footing design will be required in each case. It is also important that suitable access be available for a truck and crane.
Can I install a modular home on a sloping block?
Absolutely! In fact this is a major benefit of our steel framed modular homes. They can be positioned on steel posts providing a level platform for the home.

Obviously the foundations and tie-downs will need to be engineer designed to suit the site as well as geographical and geotechnical conditions in accordance with local authority requirements. Also adequate access and work space will be required for the haulage vehicle and crane.

What is the difference between one of our modular homes and a kit home?
Our homes are supplied complete with all internal fixtures and fittings, wall lining, ceiling, windows, doors, etc. already installed. Typically, kit homes are supplied flat packed for the purchaser to fully assemble on site.
Can I choose the finishes for the home?
Initially, there will be no choices as far as internal finishes and colours are concerned. For external treatments, purchasers may choose to buy only the basic pod then add external treatments themselves or simply incorporate the pod into an existing home. There will be a choice of colour schemes for external finishes.
Can I have solar panels fitted?
Sure. We can introduce you to our supplier of choice or you can use your own supplier should you wish. The solar panels will need to be retrofitted after delivery of the home.
What about roofing, decking, water tanks and grey and black water treatment?
All of this will need to be done after the installation of your modular home. We will happily introduce you to our partner companies that specialise in these areas or you can do it yourself.

But please note that where any value added works materially alter the product, the warranty applicable to that part of the product may be voided.

What warranties apply to the home?
A 10 year structural guarantee applies to the frame while internal fixtures have a 12 months warranty. Your new home or granny flat is also covered by home indemnity insurance.
If something is broken in transit or doesn’t work upon delivery, how can I get it repaired?
When the house is delivered to site it is recommended to inspect the building for any damage that may have incurred during shipping, transportation and craning.  Our modular homes are strengthened for shipping, transportation and port handling. However, it is possible that minor defects may occur (such as cracks in tiles and cornice joints) during transit which we will ensure are remedied before completing installation. Internal fixtures also have a 12 months warranty.
What are the purchasing and payments processes?
Once you have chosen the modular home that is right for you and wish to go ahead and purchase one, we will present you with a Western Australian Pre-fabricated Homes Contract that will include the Scope of Works and our obligations as a builder and yours as a buyer.

Once signed and the 6.5% deposit is paid we will order your new modular home. There will then be a progress payment once the footings are installed and a final payment on Practical Completion. Payment methods can either be by Cash, Cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

How can I finance the purchase of my modular home?
If you have sufficient equity in your property or a significant deposit, your financier may advance funds to cover the cost of the home purchase, perhaps as a personal loan.  When the home is installed, the loan would be converted to a normal home loan. Financing options are being explored by us aimed at simplifying the process to the point where bank finance can be obtained.
What additional costs am I up for?
All the costs for your new home will be shown in your Western Australian Pre-fabricated Homes Contract. Any variations to this contract will be priced separately and added as an addendum to the contract. For a guideline on installation costs, please refer to Indicative Installation Costs.
Will the home be covered by Home Indemnity Insurance?
Absolutely. By law we are required to provide you with Home Indemnity Insurance
How can I find out if I can build a modular home on my land?
Just contact your local council planning department and ask them. So long as your site has the relevant zoning it should not be a problem.
Are the homes termite resistant?
As the homes are steel framed, elevated on steel piers and without any structural timber in the construction, the homes are termite resistant.  The exposed steel posts that supports the house also provide a means of visual inspection to check for any bridging by termites.

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