The Misconception Of Modular

Are you of the belief that modular homes are inferior to traditional homes built on site. Let’s debunk some of those common misconceptions and give you the real truth

The misconception of Modular.

There’s still a misconception out there with some people in the general community about what constitutes a modular home. Some people still have the general belief that homes built in a factory are inferior in quality compared to homes that are built on site.

They conjure up images of old school buildings that they went to class in that were cold and creaky, and somehow apply this to the current day modular home industry!

What this all boils down to is that some people are afraid that they won’t get a good looking home that they can be proud of and that has all the mod cons of a traditional site-built home.

But this couldn’t be further from the truth and we’re going to explain why!

Debunking the common beliefs that people have about Modular Homes.

There are many misconceptions out there within the community about the quality, style and finishes of a Modular Home. Here are some common beliefs that people have about Modular compared to the reality.

Modular Homes are not durable.

While many people believe that homes built in a factory are not as durable as those built on site, quite the opposite is true. In fact, most modular home are usually built stronger and made to last longer because only high-quality materials chosen for their strength and durability are used to build these homes.

In addition, modular homes are usually built in areas where there are a lot of resources readily available so high-quality materials, fixtures and fittings can be easily obtained.

Although there’s a common belief that modular builders don’t have to use qualified and licensed tradespeople such as electricians and plumbers, many reputable modular building companies employ their own highly-skilled, experienced and licensed tradespeople to ensure that the builds are done with precision without the tradies having to run from job to job.

Modular Homes require lots of maintenance.

Once again, this is a common myth that’s simply not true. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Modular Homes are often very low-maintenance thanks to the premium materials that are used during construction and the efficiencies gained by building in a factory.

Modular Homes lack good design principles.

This is another myth that needs to be debunked. Modular construction forces the use of good design in order to maximise space and create highly functional layouts. It actually results in brilliant design not seen in traditional builds!

Modular designs are also not fixed in concrete, and amendments can be made to satisfy the needs of individual customers.

It’s common for people to think that Modular Homes simply won’t be as good looking as a home built on site. But have you actually looked at some of the beautiful designs available from popular and reputable modular building companies? We guarantee you’ll be suitably impressed!

Often these are more aesthetically pleasing and more interesting than the homes that you see being built in new estates around suburban areas. With a Modular, you can have a home that looks distinctive and not exactly the same as every other home in the street.

Modular construction is not sustainable.

If you were led to believe that modular construction is not sustainable, then you’ve been clearly misled! This is because Modular Homes are built in a factory by companies that follow good sustainability practices.

For example, the move from timber to steel framing has allowed Manor Homes to reduce the amount of wastage significantly. Due to clever construction methods, there’s far fewer steel off-cuts that need to be disposed of compared to the number of timber off-cuts that would have been discarded in the past.

Another point to consider is that Modular construction reduces your carbon footprint. Think about it this way – materials only have to be delivered to one central location that’s probably not that far from where the materials originate. This eliminates the need for multiple delivery trucks driving to rural or remote locations to deliver materials.

Often, the only truck that needs to drive to your location is the one that’s delivering your completed home. Now that’s way more efficient!

Modular homes are not built to Australian Standards.

Reputable modular building companies, like Manor Homes, are licensed and registered. This means that they have to adhere to all the Australian Standards set by the National Construction Code.

In fact, our Modular Homes commonly exceed these Standards because they’re often made stronger so that they can withstand the rigours of transport. Just because the homes aren’t constructed on site doesn’t mean that the manufacturers can escape the building regulations!

Plus, we only employ qualified and licensed tradespeople like plumbers and electricians to ensure that all required standards are met or exceeded.

Modular Homes compare favourable in all aspects.

By now you should realise that Modular Homes are just as functional and well-built as homes that are built on site. In fact, in many cases even more so because the building is not hampered by adverse weather conditions, lack of suitable tradespeople or time pressures.

You wouldn’t have a bar of a car company building their cars out in the weather, would you? But many homes built the traditional way are just like that – copping the rain, hail & shine which affects both the workers and the materials. But not a Modular Home – it’s built in a protected and controlled environment!

At the end of the day, you’ll find that Modular construction is faster, far more environmentally friendly and of higher quality than homes built on site.

Why not find out yourself by coming and having a walk through one of our displays. We’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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