3 Facts You Need to Know About Modular Homes

Modular HouseEmerging technologies in the building industry allow people to realise their dream of owning a home without taking the traditional route. While owning the roof over their heads remains a top priority for many Australians, the prohibitive costs put it out of reach for many.

Thanks to modular houses, many people can afford their dream homes at a fraction of the traditional costs as well as a fraction of the time.

What are modular homes?

These are prefabricated homes manufactured in a factory. Once complete, experts assemble them on site (your land) and give you the home you've always wanted within the shortest time. Not to be confused with a manufactured home, modular homes are fixed permanently to a foundation. After assembling and installing, they're immovable and function like any other home.

Manor Homes noted that the main difference is much of the construction process doesn't happen on site, like the traditional approach of a building project. As a result, prefabricated homes take a shorter time to construct. No weather conditions to worry about and no neighbours to disturb for months.

Are they as good as a traditional house?

Some say that they're actually better. Other than boasting superior building materials, modular homes can withstand gales of about 175 mph. In fact, a third party inspector conducts quality checks at each stage of the fabrication process to ensure compliance with the building codes. Application of state-of-the-art technology eliminates waste and ensures uniformity. As such, you get a superior house that boasts the best in energy efficiency.

Don’t they all look the same?

Contrary to popular belief, prefabricated houses come in all shapes, sizes, styles and designs. As part of the building process, you have a say on the floor plan and the materials to use. Prefabricated houses include homes, commercial complexes and even industrial buildings.

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Prefabricated houses make a good choice for people seeking to lower the cost of construction as well as accelerate the construction process.