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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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