Viewing Transportable Homes During Construction

Posted by Transportable Homes on September 1, 2010 under Modular Homes, Portable Homes, Relocatable Homes, Transportable Homes | Be the First to Comment

Inspecting Your Transportable Home

 

Make around three appointments (depends on the duration of your construction period) to see your transportable home being built at various stages.

Seeing your portable home being made in a systemised environment is a very unique experience. Some of the automated robotic factories that produce relocatable homes are colossal in size. The employee numbers far exceed the numbers of staff and labourers you would ordinarily see working on a traditionally built home on a block of land. These types of factories are very occupational health and safety conscious; earmuffs, hard hats and safety glasses are compulsory. You will be guided through the factory to your transportable homes location on the production-line in this extremely busy workplace with many restricted areas.

Depending on the level of automation, your portable home may remain stationary or slowly progress daily down the production-line as stages are completed. Regardless, your home will be amongst many other relocatable homes in various stages of construction. It is very impressive to see so many people working on your home at any one time. Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, inspectors, building supplier representatives, fellow home-owners and forklift drivers all busy working on the homes as needed. Once finishing their portion of the work; they move to the next portable home. This is one of the great benefits that is unique to premanufactured modular homes; the tradesmen are hired full-time in most cases and are readily available. Unlike traditional building methods where there are quite often long delays waiting for tradesmen to arrive; as they juggle many clients projects at the one time in an effort to make more money.

Typically, you could expect to see between one and six other transportable homes being built at the same time as yours, depending on the company. The completion of a relocatable home building is between 10 and 60 working days; with 3 months being the average delivery time.

 

Transportable Homes Appointments

Make sure you discuss your need to view and visit the modular homes progress during construction with your premanufactured homes building contractor. It probably wouldn’t hurt to make a formalised note in your contract indicating your visits coinciding with production benchmarks.

Visiting times must be at a time suitable for both parties. From a building contractors perspective, your visit is very important to them but you must understand they are extremely busy and working towards very tight deadlines in highly structured environments, usually . If you ‘drop in’, don’t be surprised if your request for a sneek-peek is denied. Remember, if they stopped for every home owner that ‘dropped in’, your house would no longer be built as economically possible and therefore would be more expensive.

 

Modular Homes Designs

Posted by Transportable Homes on August 27, 2010 under Modular Homes, Portable Homes, Relocatable Homes, Transportable Homes | Read the First Comment

Modular Homes Designs

 

TOP 100 Series (11 to 20)

This series of transportable homes designs focuses on the country homes style. Again, I believe the greater majority of traditionally built homes have the capacity to be built in a modular fashion, from  country retreat to  family homestead.

 

Country Modular Homes Designs

Small Country Retreat

As a retreat for out in the country, this modular home is made from low-maintenance materials, is a simplistic design and very cost effective. What I really like about this relocatable home is the minimal impact on the land. You would be surprised at how roomy a small structure like this can feel inside when decorated appropriately. At approximately 4.5 x 14 meters wide, this style of portable home could easily have 2 small bedrooms, with fully amenities and a decent sized living area with fold out sleeping arrangements for guests. The large windows leading out into the decked area brings the outside into the home so you can fully absorb the country atmosphere whilst relaxing.

 

Country Style Affordable Housing

This type of country style portable home is very reasonably priced. Notice how the front verandah and the side door add character to what would otherwise be a box shape. Obviously placed on a concrete slab, this type of building is ideal for people with disabilities, hip problems, or for the aged as the small entry steps can easily be transformed into ramps for easy access. Some 3 bedroom country homes following this style have a spare room removed and an interior car-shed built instead; turning this type of home into a unit for investors or granny flat for a family member.

 

Country Lifestyle for a Growing Family

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Transportable Homes Specialist

Posted by Transportable Homes on June 9, 2010 under Granny Flats, Modular Homes, Portable Homes, Prefab, Relocatable Homes, Transportable Homes | Be the First to Comment

Transportable Homes Specialists

 

This is a blog website with valuable information about the transportable homes industry within Australia. Written independently by Tracey Carter, an avid fan of modular homes.

 

The Purpose of this Website

1.   Give you as much information as possible so you can make informed, confident decisions when contemplating buying a transportable home.

2.  Broaden your horizons; so you can look at a traditionally built home and recognise the very real potential for it to be constructed using modular building methods.

 

Answering Your Questions

There are many advantages and benefits to buying relocatable homes; and many questions needing to be answered. Some of the questions answered in this website include:

Can I use my own floor-plan and design?

How big can I build a relocatable home?

Can I make alterations to a standardised granny flat plan?

Can I build a 2-storey modular home?

How do I personalise my new portable home?

How quickly can I get a prefabricated house?

Can I have disabled facilities included in my granny flat?

Who looks after the building permits and Council?

What are my insulation options?

Can I have a granite bench top?

Can I change the oven and range-hood combination?

… and much more!

You will find all your answers on this website about –

  • Transportable Homes
  • Prefabricated Homes
  • Relocatable Homes
  • Modular Homes
  • Portable Homes
  • Prefab Homes
  • Granny Flat

 

Click here to learn more about Transportable Homes Specialist.