The standard roof pitch of Swanbuild homes is 24 degrees however we do have the following options available:

  • 18 Degree roof pitch
  • 20 Degree roof pitch
  • 35 Degree roof pitch

Please note depending on the width of your new home the roof may have to be folded down for transport to be within the Vic Roads regulations for transport. If this be so, we will price accordingly and can advise when going through a design build proposal request.

Swanbuild is proud of their unmatched timeframes to outperform other modular home builders, with a timeline of 6 – 9 months from the beginning of the build to handing over your keys.

With the standard insulation in each home there is:

  • R2.0 Insulation batts to all the external walls
  • R4.0 insulation batts on all Ceilings
  • R1.5 Blanket Foil over the roof
  • R.15 Underfloor insulation
  • All windows are double glazed with “LOW E” glass

Yes at Swanbuild you can have your home built to whatever stage you would require.

We have more information on Lock up homes in this link.

Yes we can undertake the application for, and follow through to issue of, your planning permit on your behalf. There is a small additional cost for this service.

Yes, with the steel chassis of a Swanbuild Home there is no problem with a sloping site, the home is simply craned onto the footings on site.

For more information on Sloping/Elevated sites view this link.

Yes! If you wish to have Concrete in lieu of Timber Decking to the Verandah, we can certainly do this. Price on application.

Yes we have a complete disabled package which covers the following:

  • Access ramp with hand rails
  • Wider door ways
  • Stepless shower bases
  • Grab rails to shower and toilets
  • Disabled toilets suits
  • Custom built vanity units

Your local council will advise whether or not you need a planning permit. They will take into account heritage factors, the size of your block and the size of the home you are planning to have built.

Absolutely, Swanbuild are specialists in custom designs. Obviously the design will have to be suited to a relocatable building (unless built on site). During the design process, our specialist may have to make slight alterations to the plan, to make it suitable to be built in the factory and transported to site however, we are more than happy to work through the plan with you to make sure you get your new home how you want.

Swanbuild homes can be built anywhere up to a floor height of 2.7 metres. Homes at this height would need supports under the home but is ideal to having parking space under the home.

Swanbuild homes come standard with level ceilings that are 2.7m high on all designs apart from Contemporary designs (2.4m), with 75mm cornice throughout. Ceilings may be raked in living areas (dependent on the house design). If any raked ceiling option is chosen, it will be square set rather than corniced.

There are also the following options:

8 Foot 6 / 2.55 Metres
10 Foot / 3.0 Metres (This option only available with certain roof styles)

The standard Cladding’s are either James Hardie Primeline Heritage/Linea Weatherboard (horizontal) or James Hardie Axon Cladding (vertical) painted in your choice of colour. External intermodular joints are positioned to minimise visibility once painted.

There are many other optional cladding’s available these include but are not limited to: Blue Board Rendered finish, Masterwall Rendered finish, Corrugated Iron, Vinyl Cladding, Western Red Cedar, Hoobler Stone. There are many other options available. If there is a particular cladding that you would prefer to use simply mention it and we would be more than happy to research pricing for you.

A fold down roof is a design that we have created to enable us to build relocatable homes with a steeper roof pitch. With the transport regulations we are not able to build a home that will be higher than 5.0m overall when on the transport vehicle. Therefore the whole roof hinges flat for transport and is craned up again once on site.

Australian standard 2870/1996, allocates different classifications to the various foundation types found in Australia, in particular. It provides details and designs for reactive clay sites which can cause damage to buildings by swelling and shrinking under different moisture conditions. Table 2.1 in the Australian Standard provides a description of the various soil classifications.

Different Classes for soil conditions.

A Most sand and rock sites, with little or no ground movement from water changes.

S Slightly reactive clay sites, with only slight ground movement from moisture changes.

M Moderately reactive clay or silt sites which can experience moderate ground movement from moisture changes.

H Highly reactive clay sites, which can experience high ground movement from moisture changes.

E Extremely reactive sites, which can experience extreme ground movement from moisture changes.

P Sites which include soft soils, such as soft clay or silt or loose sands, landslips, mine subsistence, collapsing soils, soils subject to erosion, reactive sites subject to abnormal moisture conditions or sites which cannot be classified otherwise.

Initially there is a $15,000 Site and Design pack which gets your new home started and in the building schedule for more details view this link.

The Payment Schedule is as follows:

  • 5% Deposit upon signing of contracts
  • 10% At completion of base (Once all the steel construction has been completed for the base frame)
  • 20% At completion of frame (Once all framing timber has been put in place)
  • 30% At lock up stage (When all the windows are installed and the external cladding is on)
  • 30% Prior to leaving factory (The home is now complete and ready to be transported to site)
  • Final balance on handover once all finishing details are complete!

If your site is relatively level, we recommend to put in 300mm of compacted fill. This will eliminate any pooling of water under your new home and therefore give your footings ultimate soil condition.

If you have a sloping site there is no need to put in additional fill as any water will not pool under the home and will move away from the site which is ideal.

Swanbuild are proud and proven builders of premium modular homes throughout Victoria, Southern New South Wales, and South Australia. We have 35+ years’ building experience in these regions and in the past 3 years alone, our team has built over 80 homes as indicated on the map below. Talk to one of our team members about building in your location today.

Swanbuild have one display at 210-214 Karinie Street, Swan Hill VIC. If you book ahead when you come, we can give you a personal guided tour of our manufacturing plant to show you the building process. This is a great way to see the detail that goes into each home and give you a full view of the strength of the building. We do require 48 hours notice due to OHS commitments.
Book to visit the Swan Hill display home here.

We have two new display homes being built in both Swan Hill and Bendigo, which will be completed and open for viewings in early 2023.

Whilst your home is being delivered, it is all covered by an appropriate insurance policy. In the unlikely event of delivery damage, this would all be covered and rectified by Swanbuild.

At Swanbuild we can do all your council building applications for you! We have trained personnel who are ready to lodge your application through council – this makes building a Swanbuild home relaxing and enjoyable!

Yes, our prefabricated homes are built to meet and in many cases exceed the same building standards that apply to traditional builders. In fact, all our homes are independently inspected by a qualified architect to provide complete construction quality assurance. Click here to find out more about our quality guarantee.

Securing finance to build your dream home should be a simple and stress-free process. When financing a modular home there can be a few extra boxes to tick, however good communication with your lender will often prevent any unnecessary challenges. Swanbuild offer a Bridging Package for Construction Loan’s to help assist with progress payments. Speak with a member of the Swanbuild team to find out more.

No. Swanbuild are licenced builders of modular homes. A kit home supplier provides the materials for a home to be built to a plan. Swanbuild provides the materials and builds the modular home in our production plant and transports it to site in two or more modules, and installs it securely to our substantial poured concrete footings. Swanbuild will normally complete the home to the level required to secure your occupancy permit and provide you with a full Australian home warranty.

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