Modular homes vs Kit homes

Explore the differences in modular & kit homes at Manor. Discover which option suits your lifestyle and needs for a perfect home solution.

When thinking of building a modular or kit home, it’s important to understand the difference between the two. The key differences can affect your building process, convenience and long-term satisfaction with your home. Here are the crucial advantages that make modular homes a better choice.

Modular homes vs Kit homes

Disadvantages of Kit Home Construction

Kit homes start with building the main parts of the house in a factory. These parts (like framing) are delivered to your site, then assembled into your house. Some homeowners do this themselves, while others hire a builder.

Some downsides to kit homes:

  • Most banks and lending institutions won’t lend for Kit house construction.
  • Kit homes don’t always come complete, so you need to confirm what the home includes before you buy. This varies by company.
  • A kit home is built on site, so if there’s bad weather, the pace of construction can vary.
  • The quality of a kit home can be impacted by a few factors including the kit manufacturer and no on-site manager being responsible for the entire process.

Benefits of Modular Homes

Like kit homes, modular homes also begin in a factory but are made in modules. Two or more of these modules are moved to your home site to be finished there. Because up to 95% of the home is built first in the factory, construction can be faster because weather doesn’t have such an impact on the build, as most of the home is complete before arriving at your property.

Other benefits of modular homes:

  • Construction loans are available from most banks and lending institutions.
  • Modular homes meet or exceed the same building standards that apply to traditional builders, resulting in high quality.
  • They are completely customisable.

Our homes are designed for the Australia life and conditions. From large homesteads to compact living, we have a modular home suited to your lifestyle!
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