An innovative alternative to the traditional method of building. It makes a lot of sense, because it offers creative and practical housing solutions.
Modular construction is the process of building a home or other building in a factory in small pieces for assembly on-site. Though similar in some ways to the methods used for manufactured homes, modular homes can be in various shapes and sizes. Instead of just being in two halves like a double-wide, they’re built to fit together like puzzle pieces.
Smart design and careful attention to detail makes a modular system technically advanced and robust. The housing modules are manufactured to the exact specifications and must meet rigorous quality and safety standards. They are specifically designed to be versatile, convenient and progressive.
Use one module, or 1 + 1 or more, to create the building you need. Modules can easily be positioned to suit the site; laid side-by-side or end-to-end, or even stacked, because of their extremely strong steel structure. They can be readily relocated as they’re easy to transport. There are a range of module designs and you can customise floor coverings and other elements to create the look you desire and even the homeowner can add value, like bathroom or kitchen elements to add their own touch.
The housing modules can be built in a short period of time off-site. They’re delivered; pre-wired and pre-plumbed, and with kitchen and bathroom fixtures, if you wish. So you can move in almost immediately.
Companies in New Zealand create housing, which are comfortable and easy to live in. The modules are designed to cope with extreme winds and the hottest and coldest temperatures in New Zealand. They’re thermally efficient, with much better insulation than required under the building code, and they also have energy efficient lighting and appliances and with an energy consumption calculation before they will go out of the factory.
What are the advantages of a Modular Home?
One key advantage of modular construction is that it’s more cost effective than traditional on-site building. Modular builders take advantage of economies of scale by building multiple similar pieces at once. They also get to work on smaller pieces of the building, reducing the need to use ladders or scaffolding. Finally, since the bulk of the construction and finishing work is done indoors, there’s less risk of weather-related delays in construction that can cause workers to sit around idly waiting for the ability to work.
The Need for Speed
The nature of factory building also makes modular homes faster to build. They’re frequently built on an assembly line that continuously operate. Companies have their own inspectors on site, so the units can be checked as they’re built without having to wait for a city inspector to come and sign off on the work. Finally, when they get built on-site, all that needs to be done is to have them placed on the site and joined together. This process can be completed in hours or days instead of weeks or months.
A modular home is a new home. This means that it’s built to modern standards and comes with new appliances and systems. Since it’s a newly built home, you also get to select your lot and, based on your community’s laws and your builder’s advice, site the house where you want it on your parcel. On the other hand, building a new home means that you need to find a lot and prepare it for building if it isn’t already developed. You also can’t move in when you close since you have to wait for the construction to finish.