MODULAR CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
To design, manufacture and construct your dream home.
Call us on 03 9316 6000, email email@example.com or visit our modular construction hub in Melbourne and see what we do first-hand. We’re open from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday and Saturdays by appointment. Alternatively, if you are interstate/overseas or can’t visit in person, you can take a virtual tour of our facility here.
Following your visit, we can book you in for a project consultation with a member of our design team to discuss your project in more detail and answer any questions you may have. To make the most of your time, please bring in as much information related to your site and project as you can. From this meeting, you will receive a high-level cost estimate and breakdown.
These meetings are approx. 30min long and are free of charge.
Modscape will carry out a site inspection, which enables our architects to assess access, passive orientation, design and siting options. Equipped with this information, we will then develop a concept design that will best integrate with your site and requirements.
One of our architects will then meet with you to discuss the site findings, your in-depth visions for the project, and help you source and compile inspiration photos and other resources so we can design a home that is perfectly ‘you’. After this meeting, our architects will generate a design proposal that will be presented to you in approximately five weeks.
The proposal will include:
- Project brief
- Property report
- Sun path analysis
- Proposed design concepts
- Detailed concept costing
- Standard Modscape specifications and options
- Summary of external consultant reports required and estimated costs involved
- Next steps
1 day for site visit
+ 1 day for design meeting
+ 5 weeks for project proposal development
Our architects will take the proposal and work collaboratively with you to further develop and refine your concept design, consistently ensuring it meets your needs, style and budget.
External consultants such as geotechnicians will be engaged at this stage to further inform the design. The resulting concept will then be used to obtain energy ratings and permits.
If your project requires a permit, Modscape can undertake the process of obtaining this on your behalf – commissioning the surveys, assessments and reports that are required.
Once the planning permit has been received or if planning is not required, then a set of detailed drawings are prepared by our architecture and drafting team for both building permit and construction purposes. Modscape will arrange a building permit using our building surveyor. We will also arrange the energy report and any other project-specific reports using external consultants.
$10K + any external consultants that are required*
Depends on the council. Typically 3-6 months
Once all permits are obtained, our architects will complete all the modular documentation required to build your project. This will all be included in your contract and will include all elevations, sections, drawings, structural drawings and floorplans.
$20K, deducted from your deposit when you sign your contract (step 06)*
Once your plans are finalised and you are happy with them, the team will prepare a Housing Industry Association fixed-price contract for you. This will specify the total scope of works, all inclusions and your fixed handover date.
5% of contract sum, minus documentation fee which was paid in step 05*
It’s now time to start the build on your custom modular home! Manufacture and construction of the modules will take place – come rain, hail or shine – in our Brooklyn prefabrication hub. Our experienced manufacturing team will work side-by-side with our architects to deliver a quality finished home in just 12 weeks.
Throughout the manufacture and construction process, your project manager will keep you updated each week with progress reports, photos and phone calls, and you can visit our facility at any stage to see your new home coming to life. A few weeks before your modular home is delivered, we will undertake any site preparation and set up your utilities (water, power, sewerage) so everything is ready for the big delivery day.
- 10% of contract sum at base stage*
- 15% of contract sum at frame stage*
- 35% of contract sum at lock-up stage*
- 25% of contract sum at fixing stage*
Construction is complete and the exciting day has come when we transport and install your new home. We’ve delivered homes all across Australia – from inner-city Melbourne to the remote Kimberley in WA – so you can rest assured knowing that your home will arrive in perfect condition, ready for our specialist installation team to lift into place and seamlessly connect together.
If you would like additional site works (such as driveways or landscaping), we would be happy to assist you with these and can arrange a quote for works at any stage of the process.
10% of contract sum*
1 day for install; typically 3 weeks for final works
You’re now ready to move in, put the kettle on and enjoy your brand-new home. Modscape’s after-service will always be there if you have any questions.