Frequently asked questions
Q: What are the advantages of building with steel?
A: Steel is light and strong. It does not burn. It is termite-proof and borer-proof and it is dimensionally stable. In other words, it will not shrink or warp. Walls and ceilings tend not to have ripples or bumps in them. There are no “nail pops” in plasterboard walls, no shrinkage in floor framing and no sagging roofs. Using steel is environmentally responsible.
Q: Can I see a Statewide house?
A: Yes. We have display homes at 131 Albert Rd, Moonah. You will get the most benefit from a visit if you call us for an appointment. Our friendly staff will show you through the houses and will answer questions about your preferences.
Q: Can I make changes to your designs, or design my own home?
A: Yes. Statewide Constructions manufacture all frames and trusses in our own manufacturing plant and we have a computerised CAD drawing and design program. It is simple for you to make alterations to our designs. We can also take your own plans, or sketch, and create an individual, cost-effective ready-to-assemble home for you.
Q: Can I choose my own finishes?
A: Yes. We have a range of options for colours, fixtures, floor coverings and benchtops. One of our consultants will be happy to show you the possibilities for your home.
Q: Can I purchase a fully-completed Statewide home?
A: Yes. Our modular homes can be supplied as fully-completed buildings or to lock-up only. Our staff can help you with design and with choice of quality inclusions. With our ready-to-assemble homes, we have our own teams of qualified and experienced builders to assist you with the erection and completion of your home.
Q: Can Statewide Constructions offer help with the on-site build of Flatpack and Modular homes?
A: Yes. We have our own team of qualified and experienced builders on hand to assist with the on-site construction of your home. We are happy to provide you with a quote for the cost of this work.
Q: Are there any other costs involved in getting my flatpack ready-to-assemble home to my building site?
A: Our ready-to-assemble prices include delivery to any building site in mainland Tasmania.
Q: Are there any other costs involved in getting my Statewide modular home to my building site?
A: Yes. We use and recommend transport companies that will assist you with getting your new modular home delivered and installed on your site. Costs will vary according to the distance to travel and the accessibility of your building site.
Q: Does the site need to be prepared?
A: Yes. You will need to have the site prepared. Our buildings are designed to sit on footings. We will provide you with a plan for the footings.
Q: Do I need a soil test?
A: Yes. You will need to arrange a soil report or, as it is sometimes called, a site classification.
Q: How long does it take to manufacture my Statewide home?
A: Whether a ready-to-assemble home or modular home, we will commence your structural drawings after receipt of your drafting deposit. We will need the levels of your site, to enable the floor system to be designed and engineer approved. Your plans are then ready for submission to Council. After Council approval and receipt of finance, the manufacture of your home begins, and your Statewide consultant will give you an indication of the anticipated timeframe. (NOTE: The time taken to manufacture your home is dependent upon both the design you have chosen and our factory production levels at the time.)
Q: How can you transport a modular home to the site without it being damaged?
A: Our modular homes are built in our factory. They are then loaded onto a special transport vehicle and taken directly to your prepared site. The process has been carried out hundreds of times without causing cracks or damage and is possible because we use a strong floor system, wall frames, main beams and trusses all built from galvanised steel. Your home is taken from the truck by crane and set on your prepared footings. It is as strong and sturdy as when it left our factory. The end result, for you, is a building that is stronger and more durable than anything that is normally built on site.
Q: How long does it take to assemble my flatpack home?
A: This depends on the size of the building and delays that might be caused by the weather. A simple ready-to-assemble home can be built to lock-up in a little over one week.
Q: Must I arrange for services to be connected to my modular home?
A: Yes. Everything in your home will be ready to hook up, but a local electrician and plumber will need to connect these services.
Q: How long after delivery before I can move into my modular home?
A: For a single self-contained modular unit, only one or two days are needed. This is to connect waste water, water and power.
Q: How do I pay for my Statewide home?
A: For our ready-to-assemble homes we require a $1,500 drafting deposit for working drawings and engineering documentation (this is included in our quoted price), plus 20% payment prior to manufacturing your home. The balance is payable prior to delivery.
Q: How do I pay for my Statewide carport, garage or shed?
A: For our ready-to-assemble carports, garages and machinery sheds we require a $300 drafting deposit for working drawings and engineering documentation (this is included in our quoted price), plus 30% payment prior to manufacturing your building. The balance is payable prior to delivery.
Q: Can I arrange finance to build a Statewide ready-to-assemble home?
A: Yes. If you use an approved builder to build your Statewide kit home, finance can be readily obtained. For an owner-builder, we can recommend consultants who have financed owner-built homes.
Q: Is Statewide Constructions Tasmanian owned and operated?
A: Yes, we are proud Tasmanians. Statewide Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd is 100% Tasmanian owned and operated.