It is the dream of most hardworking Queenslanders to own their own home, however the costs associated with this are often enough to prevent people from buying their own home. The thought of owning your own home is something you might have reserved for later in life, as the price of a house can be daunting.
Fortunately for you however, there are some more affordable options that many of the homes you see around the market. Innovations in construction processes and technologies have allowed some building companies to develop incredibly affordable housing solutions that offer some designer features typically found on homes twice their price. One example of such a solution is modular buildings.
What are modular buildings?
Modular buildings are prefabricated in a manner that allows building companies to save you money on labour and materials. Often, people misconceive modular buildings to be excessively small, poorly designed and generally unliveable; they might be the sort of thing you associate with a temporary site office or rural medical facility. This could not be further from the truth however, as developments in engineering, architecture and building design has allowed construction companies to develop visually appealing, comfortable and well-sized modular buildings that retain their affordable price tag. Because of their prefabricated nature, modular buildings can be easily modified and customised to suit your specifications. You can choose the number of rooms you want, the general design of the house, the amenities, bathroom, kitchen and more. Essentially, you get the freedom to design a home that meets your needs, without the excessive cost that would usually be associated with such an endeavour.
Some of the advantages to modular buildings
Beyond their affordability and convenience, modular buildings offer a number of practical benefits to those who buy them and a few of these benefits are listed below.
1. You do not have to wait very long for them to be built
One problem faced by many homebuyers when constructing their own home is time. Building a house from the ground up is a very time consuming exercise and factors such as weather, material shortages, unreliable contractors and design changes can all draw the process out, occasionally by months at a time. Of course all constructions do take time and it is reasonable to expect quite a wait, although the potential for delays is much greater when building conventionally and this can have implications on the cost as well. With modular homes however, you will not have to wait nearly as long for your home to take shape. Prefabricated buildings can sometimes be installed to a site in a matter of days and with the right preparation on your site, you will not spend months waiting around for your home to be ready.
2. They can easily fit different environments
Perhaps the greatest challenge of any construction is fitting a building to the topography of a site. When constructing a home from scratch on even the slightest of slopes, you will need to spend large sums of money on engineers and architects to ensure that the ground is stable. In addition to this, you will likely need to alter certain aspects of your home design to increase its stability and this might have an affect on its appearance and consequently, your satisfaction.
3. They are suitable to diverse applications
Whilst modular homes are a fantastic way for homebuyers to save money, they can also help established homeowners save money too. One of life’s greatest luxuries is a holiday, but dedicated holiday homes seem to be reserved exclusively for the wealthy. With modular buildings however, a holiday home might just be within your reach. If you already have a home but would like to branch out, or perhaps even set up a perfect house for the occasional weekend retreat, then chances are that a modular home is your best bet.
Speak to the experts at McHugh Steel today for more information on modular buildings, sheds and roofing.