What is a Modular Home?

A modular home is one that is built in an undercover factory and then transported to its new location. Up to 95% of the work is completed in a factory setting, then individual sections are transported to the homeowner’s property in two or more modules for the final stages of completion, including combining the separate housing components.

A modular home is constructed with the same quality materials that comprise a site-built home, and are built to meet and in many cases exceed the same building standards that apply to traditional builders.

Modular homes are also often referred to as prefabricated or ‘prefab homes due to the nature of the building process.

Advantages of Modular Construction

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Customising a Modular Home

If you’re considering building a modular home, don’t think that you’re limited to selecting a design from a set number of floor plans. At Swanbuild, we specialise in custom modular homes. This means that every home that leaves our factory has been designed to suit the needs of the new owner. When customising your modular home, the opportunities are endless. You can customise anything from the floor plan to design elements such as paint colours, windows, doors, flooring, window covering, tapware, cladding – anything you can think of! If you have something particular in mind, we can make it happen.

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Eco-Friendly Modular Homes

With an ever-increasing focus on sustainability and eco-friendly, we’re passionate about incorporating these principles in to the home design and construction process. At Swanbuild, we take pride in caring for the environment, and our homes are crafted from eco-friendly building materials wherever possible. Every single one of our homes are built to a minimum 6-star energy rating for a high level of ongoing efficiency, with the ability to incorporate specific customisations that will further minimise a home’s carbon footprint.

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Modular vs Traditional Construction

When deciding whether to build your new home via traditional on-site construction or the increasingly popular prefabricated method, it’s important to consider the differences between the two in order to determine the best option to meet your requirements. While the two methods of construction have a lot in common, the are few key differences can have a significant impact on which method is best suited for your needs. For example, the quality of construction is usually the same for both on-site and prefabricated, however the timeframe to complete can be significantly different.

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