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What do we think about modular builds? Pros and cons? Has anyone any experience? Are they much cheaper all things considered? 

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They're not necessarily cheaper.    The big advantage is speed:  the house is constructed off-site so it's not at the mercy of weather or site conditions.  It's a lot less fuss and more certainty than a traditional build.  


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We looked at them. The issue we found that some banks won’t lend for certain modular types. We went to see the showroom for Hoek homes. They looked ok, but the flimsiness put us off. If we had to build in the future, we would look at container type builds: https://www.containerbuildgroup.com.au/

However they would make sense on a sloping plot at you may not need the usual level of excavation and could use steel stumps.

Let us know how you get on.

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On 25/10/2020 at 22:15, DukeNinja said:

The issue we found that some banks won’t lend for certain modular types.

Interesting. What is the reason? Do you know?

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11 hours ago, FatCat said:

Interesting. What is the reason? Do you know?

Cos they're "not traditional construction type".


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On 09/01/2021 at 06:56, FatCat said:

Interesting. What is the reason? Do you know?

In the UK it was all about bricks and mortar, I presume the same here. Although in saying that you can move Queenslanders to another location now. 
 

@HappyHeart have you considered buying a Queenslander and relocating it to your land? I don’t know much about it, there is a company down the road from us that does it. He has around 50 Queenslanders on his property, he buys them does them up and then sells them.


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On 09/01/2021 at 07:56, FatCat said:

Interesting. What is the reason? Do you know?

Conservatism. Banks don't like newfangled constructions because they can't be bothered doing the research to check whether they're safe or not.


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