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Modular homes are usually a less expensive alternative in home construction. However, it is important to point out that modular homes are not inferior in quality when compared to traditionally built homes; in fact they meet or exceed all state and local building codes. #ModularHomes
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Once a modular home is built, there is no visible difference between it and a site-built home. The unfortunate part of this truth is that it is also impossible to distinguish the fact that the modular home is much more structurally sound that its stick-built neighbors. But, perhaps, the most often overlooked advantage of modular construction is how modifications can be made to existing floor plans to make such house uniquely your home.
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New South Wales is seeking greater use of ‘alternate building systems’ including prefabricated components and modular homes, and is asking for ideas from the construction industry about how these could help boost the state’s social housing stock.
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MODULAR housing is at last moving away from its trailer-trash stereotype, but the evolution is long overdue.

A decade ago the mining boom presented a huge opportunity for this industry, which for years had supplied prefab site offices and classrooms as a fast, affordable and flexible building solution for business and government needs. It responded by producing large numbers of aluminium dongas for worker villages and small numbers of modular houses, which also looked like dongas.

Modular homes sold in the boom towns of Australia across this period can be counted in the low hundreds, rather than thousands. Evidently, the industry missed a huge opportunity, but now things are changing.

Established manufacturer Ausco Modular has developed designs to compete directly with the traditional family home, while new entrant Prebuilt has gone upmarket with its designs in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of designer homes.
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Homeless people would be given factory-built apartments under a Greens policy that the party hopes will get the problem of rough sleepers on the election agenda.

Homelessness and public housing charities estimate it would take the construction of 7000 units to ensure no Australian goes without a roof over their head.
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As the saying goes "a picture tells a thousand words" and it certainly holds true with this very unique, TOTALLY prefabricated home near the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.

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Prefabs in New Zealand

 For most of us, the word prefab conjures up images of draughty, nondescript boxes that have served as temporary classrooms over the years. But a new generation of prefab houses and baches now sit on sections from one end of the country to the other.

The prefab - a building that is built or partly built in a factory and shifted either whole or in parts to a site - also forms a big part of our architectural history.

The first New Zealand prefab house was the Treaty House in Waitangi, built in 1833, and early immigrants were encouraged to bring the framework for their cottages with them in the 1800s. About 1600 railway cottages were built as kitsets in a Frankton factory between 1880 and 1929 for North Island railway workers and their families, with each one taking about two weeks to put together on-site.

Since the mid-50s, companies such as A1 Homes, Lockwood and Keith Hay Homes have been providing kitset and prefabricated homes, but now smaller architectural practices too are increasingly choosing factory-based building over the traditional mode of constructing everything on site.

And the authors of a book about prefabricated houses, and the architects who are designing them, say we should get used to it, because residential homes will increasingly be designed on computers and mass-produced in factories.

"Prefab is absolutely the future of the building industry," says Mark Southcombe, a Victoria University senior architecture lecturer and co-author of Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge. "There's a huge amount going on in the prefab sector, and suddenly we've got this fantastic hotbed of innovation."

Apart from the array of local architects and companies designing and building prefab homes, baches, and buildings, Southcombe points to Austria and California, where prefabrication is now the preferred mode of building and no longer associated with poor, cheap design.

"In California, prefab is now associated with the top end of the market, because the quality is so much better, as it's all made in a controlled environment. In New Zealand, we have a lot of raw timber, and we have the potential to become a prefab hub for the Pacific Rim."

The benefits of building parts in a factory and assembling the building on site are many, says Southcombe - cheaper and more cost- effective, quicker from start to finish, more environmentally friendly, and less affected by issues such as bad weather.

Southcombe has designed a "jigsaw house" made out of cross-laminated timber, which resembles plywood as thick as a wall. Immensely strong, he says it can be put together on site in a day. He's hoping to build a prototype in the next two years, as part of a university-backed project.

Chris Moller, of Wellington, has designed a click-raft building, again with factory- built plywood pieces that can be literally clicked into place like Lego, the design and layout responsive to home owners' needs. With a kindergarten for Christchurch in production and several houses on the drawing board, he hopes the end cost will be less than $2000 a square metre (compared with about $3000 a for a non-prefab home).

"My ambition has always been to produce something of radically better quality, much faster and cheaper," says Moller. "The time is right for radical low-impact houses, for super inexpensive, accessible places we can live and work in that are in tune with our fragile planet."

Andre Hodgskin kicked the prefab craze off with the stylish bach-kit he designed in 2000, and he has since followed it up with the "ipad" that costs $125,000 for a two-bedroom place with click-on decks. Nelson's Irving Smith Jack Architects has built a "fridge house" out of refrigeration panels usually used in warehouses or coolstores. Costing $100,000, it is so well-insulated that one heater can warm the whole house in winter.

Architecture students are also involved in prefab projects. At Victoria University, four students designed the environmentally friendly First Light house, which was assembled on-site for an eco-design competition in Washington DC in 2011, before being packed up, shipped home and sold off.

For the past six years, a group of Unitec architecture students has worked annually with Auckland architect Dave Strachan to design a two-bedroom prefab bach. Called Studio 19, the student designers have completed six such baches, building them either at Unitec or nearby, and then trucking them to each site.

Strachan says the advantages are huge. "One of the big things is that all the resources are handy, such as the tradespeople. You've got better control over the conditions because everything is built under a covered area or in a workshop. It's quicker, and you're not waiting for a plumber to show and he doesn't turn up because he got too busy that day."

His firm, SGA, is also embracing the prefab model, designing homes that are more efficient, warmer, drier and exceed building codes. Particularly suitable for areas that need high to medium- density housing, he is creating a prefab apartment building in Auckland that will, literally, be slotted into place after the walls and other parts are built offsite.

"The only way to deliver the volumes of buildings that we need in places like Auckland and Christchurch to a high standard is to use factory standards. You can save weeks if not months in time."

Wanaka architect Anne Salmond has designed several modular, high-density homes around Queenstown, a series of prefabricated pavilions responsive to their sites and clients.

She also has one at Christchurch's Home Innovation Village. Built in an aircraft hanger at Wigan, it was shifted there at 3am one morning. "It was basically put straight on to the foundations," she says.

Of benefit to Christchurch quake victims, she says the whole construction process could take six to eight weeks rather than six to eight months - her design takes a month to six weeks to be built.

However, at the top end of the market, Salmond expects larger bespoke houses with bigger budgets to continue to be built on site. "We're designing a house with a concrete roof and that obviously couldn't be a prefab. However, I do think people will start to think prefab rather than assuming a house will be built in the traditional manner. It's broadened the options of how we can build."

Pamela Bell, chief executive of the newly formed Prefab New Zealand, says: "Prefab is going to be increasingly relevant as we try to solve some of the housing shortages around Auckland and Christchurch. We can't deliver the homes that are needed. Most builders are a one-man band, and they'll build one house in a year."

There are challenges for the architecture community, though. As Southcombe puts it: "Architects are typically quite sceptical and cautious about the idea of them repeating a design. But the really important point to make is that it's very co-operative and cross- disciplined. You get architects, builders and manufacturers all working together as a team, not as three teams."
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SOARING building costs and family time constraints threatened to end Eva Burgess's dream of building a new family home.

With the prospect of spending at least $1.5 million for her ideal home on a vacant block at Mosman, in Sydney's north, and having to spend several years renting elsewhere, Ms Burgess decided to look into prefabricated construction.

The components took four months to make in a Melbourne factory, then were trucked up the Hume to Sydney. Once in Sydney, the parts took a single day to put together. The architecturally designed home is naturally lit and surrounds a courtyard and pool.
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Okay, so you are planning on building a home on a budget and you're thinking that having a wide range of options on form and function, all for a less expense, may be too good to be true. However, the gap between your budget and your taste may not be as wide as you think when building modular homes.
Okay, so you are planning on building a home on a budget and you're thinking that having a wide range of options on form and function, all for a less expense, may be too good to be true. However, the gap between your budget a...
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Modular Homes are constructed, delivered, and assembled in sections called modules. These modules are then shipped to the homeowner's site where a team of expert builders put all the modules together on a permanent foundation to give the modular home its final shape.
Modular Homes in Stoughton, MA are constructed, delivered, and assembled in sections called modules. These modules are then shipped to the homeowner's site where a team of expert builders put all the modules together on a per...
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Container Vacation House Competition

The aim of this International Competition is to design a Container Vacation House overlooking the Bondi Beach waterfront in Sydney using used freight container. This competition hopes to achieve the following:

_Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of waterfront home.
_Research and investgate the various combination possibilities for freight container units to meet the specified program.
_Generate the discussion and ideas about the reuse of freight container modules and encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.

Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.

Schedule ///

_Competition Officially Announced - 06th July 2013

_Start of Competition and Early Bird Registration - 10th July to 31st August 2013

_Late Competition Registration - 01st September to 31st October 2013

_Deadline for Questions - 15th October 2013

_Closing Date for Submissions - 05th November 2013

_Jury Evaluation - 10th November - 17th November 2013

_Announcement of Winners and Publication at - 20th November 2013

Fee ///

Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 10th July to 31st August 2013 Current

Late Registration: US$ 120 from 01st September to 31st October 2013 

Entrants may register by filling the form and submitting with payment by Debit/Credit card through a secure gateway.
Prizes ///

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:




There will also be 7 honorable mentions
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 A NEW business selling unique transportable homes is counting down to opening day. Affordable Portable, shortened to AP Cabins and Homes, is owned by Antoinette Van Geet, her builder husband Tony and another builder Fritz von Schuckmann.

For $61,000 you can get the basic model (in a range of five designs) that is 8.8m long by 3.8m wide.

They are Colorbond-clad, and have a steel frame and unique design elements like a fold-down bed, a loft/mezzanine bed, functional decks and sloping eaves.

"We are aiming at the residential market, to people who want granny flats or an investment," Ms Van Geet said.

"We can put two modules together to form a house. They are very cute and modern-looking, and very energy-efficient."

Ms Van Geet, an art teacher at Crystal Waters near Maleny, has a background in design, home renovation, theatre set design, building, painting and decorating.

Ms Van Geet's furniture-maker son has designed scale models to help potential customers better imagine how the cabins look.

She said their point of difference was most evident in the design.

"We make them so they don't look like a shed," she said. "There is nothing of this design out there. And we insulate under the floor with an eco-blanket product, and we have a fold-out bed to create extra space.

"It is fully engineered and is very strong; it comes fully wired and plumbed. It includes an LP gas stove, a gas hot water service and a flushing toilet."

AP Cabins and Homes opens in Kenilworth on July 6.
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Adding extra bedrooms to state houses and building new small homes isn't nearly enough to solve the overcrowding problem, Labour says.

The pre-fabricated modular homes will be assembled on sections of large Housing New Zealand properties in Waitakere, North Shore and Manukau.

The projects are part of the government's affordable housing accord with the Auckland Council, unveiled last week, which has a target of 39,000 houses inside Auckland's current urban boundaries over three years.
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With Klik, Australian companies Elenberg Fraser and Unitised Building have come up with a prefabricated modular building system they claim is equally suited to knocking up a quick skyscraper as it is a modern, designer house. It makes sense, then, that the product is pitched at developers, architects and would-be homeowners, and that the multiple choice procurement procedure is identical for each. If you can tick a box, you can design a Klik building, more or less.
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Sugar Gum House: A Prefab Cabin In Eden

In Victoria, Australia there´s a wooden prefab home quietly settled in a marvelous natural context. Sugar Gum House boost the daily experience of such an exceptional site, perched a few meters from the sea, facing white sandy beaches to the south and luxuriant green hillsides dispersed with cattle and sheep to the north. The stage is undoubtedly set for an enjoyable experience inside a fine example of ecological piece of architecture.
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Sea containers in green village mix in WA's first world-class sustainable village

A FUTURISTIC green village in Perth could include "crate homes" pod houses created out of sea containers among its affordable housing options.

Bentley, about 10km from the city centre, will house WA's first world-class sustainable village of more than 1500 homes.

Curtin University researcher Jemma Green, who is completing her PhD on the housing project, said developers were looking to make a new precinct that would be a leader in urban and sustainable design.

The rejuvenation of the Bentley site has already seen the Brownlie Towers, once a brown-brick "vertical ghetto" for social housing, transformed into an over-45s trendy estate.

Some 130 properties have been bulldozed already to make way for 1500 planned homes in the urban super-village with its mix of densities, heights, mainstream, lower-income and social housing.

The project is being managed by the Department of Housing and the City of Canning.

"It is rare that such an opportunity would exist so close to any well-established city around the world," Ms Green said.

"Prefabricated and modular housing, such as the sea containers, would be energy and water efficient."

Ms Green said sea containers had already been used to build a hotel in London.

"Nowadays, many companies are developing high-design sea-container houses that are beautiful," Ms Green said.

"They can also be built in around half the time as conventional housing, and produce much less waste in the construction process.

"These buildings can also have great thermal properties, reducing energy demand, with the potential for a greater percentage to be generated by renewable or low carbon energy sources."

The Bentley Regeneration Project is bounded by Manning Rd, Dumond, Walpole, Pollock, Baldock and Hedley streets in the suburb.

Site works are under way and building construction will start in 2015.

A Department of Housing spokeswoman said plans for the site were still being finalised and further details would be announced in coming weeks.
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