There are a lot of misconceptions about what a “modular” home is. In some ways it’s simpler to first explain what a modular home isn’t.
What a Modular Home isn’t:
- A modular home isn’t a “kit” home. A kit home arrives on your site in bundles of construction materials that need to be put together on your site.
- A modular home isn’t a ”mobile home”. A mobile home is a bit like an oversized caravan that gets wheeled to your site…it’s the sort of thing you’d find in a trailer park.
- A modular home isn’t a cabin. A cabin is as small structure for holiday parks – typically made up of only 1 or 2 rooms.
What a Modular Home is:
- Once it’s been installed, a modular home is indistinguishable from a home that’s been built onsite. It’s built from traditional building materials, timber or steel frames, externally clad in the same way a site-built home is, with insulation in the wall cavity and plasterboard on the inside. The kitchens are built in exactly the same way as a site-built home with any type of cupboard doors, benchtops or appliances you like. The bathrooms are built with tiles, vanities and benchtops of your choice, just like a site-built home.
- A modular home is a factory-built home. Your home is built in a quality-controlled environment under a roof where weather doesn’t negatively affect the quality or construction times. It’s then transported to your site in “modules”. These modules are joined back together on your site, utilities are connected, and the finishing touches are made in a matter of weeks.
in short, a modular home is one that’s built to a high level of quality, in a controlled environment, that looks no different (or looks better) than a site-built home. Modular homes are built faster and often more cost effectively than homes that are built on-site.