Modular homes are becoming quite the trend lately, and for all the good reasons! On-site construction is a painstakingly slow process that can be compromised by outside factors, such as the weather, while modular homes are built off-site in a controlled environment. They’re modern, affordable, complete with electrical finishings, windows and wall colour choices. Most importantly, they’re built in just a few weeks time and assembled on site per your specific requirements.
But there’s more to modular construction. In the past, modular homes were associated with low quality, which is not the case today. There are various companies across Australia that are making modular homes attractive by using modern and geometric exterior finishings in the modular construction in order to maximise the amount of natural light in the home and to boast open spaces. In other words, a lot of companies are looking to find more ways to increase energy efficiency and to reduce footprint by using LED lighting, recycling materials, and by installing solar panels.
Furthermore, there’s zero inspection hassle. Once the module is built in the factory setting, it’s transported and assembled onto the site using heavy machinery. That being said, modular homes don’t produce waste as they arrive at the site already installed. It’s basically like putting together a LEGO home. Additionally, modular homes are designed and manufactured to abide by all codes, rules and regulations, which means you don’t have to worry about home inspections performed by your municipality.
Additionally, there’s always a reliable schedule when building a modular home. There are minimal chances for negative schedule interference to happen, mainly because the construction of the modules takes place in controlled indoor environments that can’t be influenced by bad weather or absent workers. Moreover, construction workers work in a familiar, low-risk environment which makes them much more productive and comfortable. This also means that there’s less downtime, and workers can pay more attention to detail, and the end product will be a safe and sound home.
The only downside to modular homes is that they can be difficult to finance, because banks are typically unfamiliar with this trend, so they might require most payments upfront. They also deny a lot of people the mortgage which is necessary to support the process, thus people have to look at multiple other options before being able to go on with the construction of their modular home. However, because of the increasing popularity of modular homes, banks will probably catch up sometime in the near future, and hopefully, this will no longer be an issue to aspiring homeowners!