The step by step process – modular homes
This is how a typical case would unfold, from investigating the possibilities to deciding what suits your needs, through to the manufacturing process, delivery to your site and moving in.
- Look through the designs on this website. Remember, any of our design options can be easily modified to suit your requirements.
- If you have not already acquired land, then now is the time to start looking. Consider the location of power and water in relation to the positioning of your home. A good choice can save you time and money.
- Talk to the local Council in regards to sewage requirements, culverts, driveways, rates, etc. They may have a plan of the block, an information pack or other advice that may be useful.
- After purchasing a block you will need to get a soil test, or site classification done.
- Call to make an appointment with one of our friendly consultants to discuss design and to look over our display homes.
- Bring photos and a contour map of your land to this meeting if possible.
- Statewide Constructions will provide you with an obligation-free detailed quote for your home.
- Investigate finance arrangements.
After acceptance of our quote comes the time to get your dream under way.
- Statewide Constructions needs a non-refundable drafting deposit of $1,500 for working drawings and engineering documentation. This is not an extra. It is part of the total price, but must be paid before work can begin.
- Site levels are confirmed and Statewide Constructions prepares the plans and commits resources to your home.
- The design is finalized in consultation with you.
- You submit the plans to the local Council for approval.
- After Council approval, a detailed Housing Industry Association contract, specifying the inclusions and costs, is signed and you will need to pay 20% of the full price so that production can start.
- This process starts in our Hobart factory and is finished in our Austins Ferry factory. It takes about three to four months, depending on how many modules are being built. You may make arrangements to visit us during this time to see your building taking shape.
- If you are not an owner-builder, and if you are looking for professional help to have your home completed on-site, Statewide Constructions is able to assist. We have teams of qualified and experienced builders on staff. We can provide you with a quote to do all on-site work.
- Now is the time to have your house site prepared. We will provide a plan for the footings. You will need to arrange for the stumps to be installed and for services to be provided to the site.
- When the house is ready to be delivered to your property you will need to pay the balance of your contract price.
Assembly process on site of Challenger 3 modular home
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- Your home is delivered to your building site on a special vehicle. (This cost is borne by you.) There it is craned off the truck and set on your prepared footings.
- In the case of fully-completed homes, it usually takes a couple of days to hook up services and you are ready to move in.
Check out the modular home design options.