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Explaining the advantages of modular construction

Why choose modular? Hear the answer from the experts.....

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A growing number of home owners are realising the benefits of modular construction which include lower costs, shorter work schedules, and reduced disruption to residents, and are joining the growing trend of those choosing the benefits of all things modular. Read on for the top 3 reasons more people are choosing to build modular than ever before.

1. FASTER CONSTRUCTION TIME SO YOU CAN MOVE IN SOONER

A number of factors contribute to the ability of modular homes to be built significantly faster than their on-site counterparts. Firstly, because prefabricated homes are constructed off-site they allow for home site preparation activities such as preliminary landscaping, fencing, driveways etc. to take place at the same time as building construction rather than having to wait for one to be completed before moving on to the other.

Additionally, modular homes are typically built in a secure purpose built undercover factory, so there are no delays experienced due to poor weather conditions which can often add weeks to the project schedule of an on-site build, not to mention that homes constructed on-site also face the challenge of coordinating a variety of trades and contractors at various stages of the project, for which timing can be a mammoth task. The streamlined process of a modular build overcomes these challenges, with specialists scheduled well ahead of time to ensure there are no unnecessary delays.

2. LOWER COST AND REDUCED RISK SO YOU GET MORE FROM YOUR INVESTMENT

Economic efficiency is always a key factor in decision-making, especially when it comes to designing and building a home….often the biggest monetary decision you will make in your life! You can make substantial savings on labour costs as the home is built using a production line methodology in a factory meaning materials are purchased in bulk, which means greater buying power which in turn means savings for the end consumer, also more efficient building procedures (obviously time is money!)

You also have the guarantee of secure materials throughout the building process, overcoming the risk of vandalism and theft which has sadly become a major issue for on-site builds in recent years. The Australian Institute of Criminology reports that "thefts from residential building sites across Australia is increasing, affecting more than a third of residential builders”. Prefabrication ensures that your home is safe and secure up until the moment it is delivered to the home site for final installation.

3. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY EFFICIENT LIVING

The production line efficiencies of modular building result in substantially less waste when dealing with raw materials, creates fewer site disturbances, and minimises surrounding environmental damage, helping to contribute to a greener environment. In addition, some builders such as Tasbuilt emphasise the energy efficiency of their homes through clever and practical design, meeting and exceeding most energy requirements. The result is a home that is kind to the environment while minimising ongoing energy costs for the home owner.

Most home buyers would agree that a home that can be built in less time, will cost less money, and is environmentally friendly is the option they are looking for. To get an idea about what is possible when designing and building a modular home, take a look at our range online or call in and speak to one of our friendly sales team!


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