Transportable Homes 10 Tips – Building Commitment

Transportable Home 10 Tips


Building Commitment Saves You Money! – Tip #5

Many people underestimate the finality of a quoted relocatable home project.

Since the greater majority of portable homes construction is done on an assembly line in a controlled factory environment; you need to know you will have less chance of making changes to your design once building has commenced. Many nerves are frayed when excited and expectant home owners-to-be change their minds in the middle of production; not realising that not only have the new owners-to-be signed their life away, … but so has the company making the pre-manufactured portable home. Your quotation is very precise. The more standardised your choice of relocatable home, the less room for change once production has started. Even a one-off unique design is difficult to alter during production.


Don’t Change Your Mind!

Firmly commit to the choices you make. Review everything in great detail and stick to your choices to eliminate unexpected costs or fees for interrupting production lines; where your home is in a ‘production-line’ amongst other peoples homes. Review everything, including paint colours, carpeting, insulation, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, kitchen bench tops, roofing, aluminum window colours, etc.


Double Check Your Transportable Homes Design

Make sure you are happy with the placement of the doors and windows before you commit to the project. If you are unsure, go to a large paved area with a piece of chalk in hand and a long measuring tape. Measure out where the windows and doors will be; if you can, sketch the outline of  where furniture will be, too. Draw it exactly to scale and walk through it imagining what it will be like. You will soon see if a window or door needs to be moved. Your building contractor will have a good idea as to whether or not your plan will work, or if something looks odd. However a building contractor will not be privy to a beloved family heirloom which has to be in a certain place; use free software packages like to overcome furniture, windows and doors placement mistakes if you are submitting your own floor-plan.


Make Specific Notes

If you want to see the sunrise in your bedroom windows, make sure it is noted before production begins.

If you want to walk outside directly from the laundry to the clothesline, note it down; you will need an outside door there. Everything should be included in your building contract. If you have to make even the slightest changes after production has started, brace yourself as these unexpected alterations will cost you dearly; ranging from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands.


Make It Official

If you make alterations to a standardised floor-plan before production, make sure everything is itemised in detail in a formalised manner; making sure all parties are well aware of your wishes so they can make adjustments and include them in your quotation.

My point being, customising your new home is absolutely essential, but changing it after you have committed to a contract or during production is going to pour more of your hard earned money into the project unnecessarily. There is no doubt, planning and commitment will save you money.