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MODULAR CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

Our specialised team have developed a rigorous process to design and construct a beautiful modular home for you. Here’s a short film and more information on our unique process.


STEP 1: INITIAL DISCUSSIONS

When considering a Modscape home your first step is to establish if a modular home solution meets your design and construction needs.

Research

Browse our completed modular homes and see the types of homes we’ve constructed for past clients. Have a look at our FAQs on modular home construction.

Contact

Call us on 03 9316 6000 or email across your questions. Have a chat to our team about your project and how a Modscape prefab home could work for you.

Visit

Pay a visit to our innovative modular construction hub in Brooklyn, just 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD, and see the quality of what we do first-hand. We’re open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays by appointment.

Book a Project Consultation

Following your initial visit the next step is to book a project consultation with a member of our design team to discuss your project brief in more detail. These meetings are approx. 1-1.5 hours long and are free of cost and obligation.

You’ll receive advice on planning requirements, logistics, design process and estimated budgets. To make the most of your time with our team, please bring in as much information related to your site and your project requirements as you can.

INVESTMENT FOR STEP 1

Cost and obligation free

STEP 2: CONCEPT DESIGN

Once you’ve had your Project Consultation and have made the decision to build modular, the next step is to engage Modscape to help you formalise your design brief. It’s at this stage that we carry out a site inspection.

A site inspection enables our design team to fully assess council requirements, access, orientation, design and siting options. Equipped with this information, they are then able to work on a modular home design that best integrates with your site and requirements.

Following our visit to your site, we’ll provide you with a formal project proposal. The proposal is informed by both our site and planning assessments and will include:

  • Project brief
  • Property report
  • Sun path analysis
  • Proposed design concepts
  • Detailed concept costing
  • Standard Modscape specifications & options
  • Summary of external consultant reports required and estimated costs involved
  • Next steps

INVESTMENT FOR STEP 2

  • $10k + GST

STEP 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

From here our design team will utilise our unique modular system and work collaboratively with you to further develop and refine your concept design, ensuring it meets your needs and budget.

If your project requires a planning permit, Modscape can undertake the process of obtaining this on your behalf – commissioning the relevant surveys, assessments and reports that are required. Planning approvals generally take a minimum of 3 months depending on your council, but can take longer.

Once the planning permit has been received or if planning is not required, then a set of detailed drawings are prepared by our design and drafting team for both building permit and construction purposes.

It’s then time to choose your fixtures and finishes and finalise any site works that are required.

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.

INVESTMENT FOR STEP 3

If a planning permit is required the investment is highly dependent on the reports requested by Council and the consultants requiring engagement. The cost for Modscape to prepare the drawings required for the Planning Application is typically between $5-15k. Further design development fees may apply

Once the planning permit has been received OR if planning is not required, you pay $20k for Modscape to prepare the detailed drawings for both building permit and construction purposes. This fee will be deducted from your contract deposit.

STEP 4: CONSTRUCTION

The team will prepare a Housing Industry Association fixed price contract for you specifying the scope of works and all inclusions.

It’s then time to start the build on your custom modular home which will take place – come rain, hail or shine – in our innovative Brooklyn prefabrication hub. Our experienced tradespeople work side-by-side with our design team to deliver a quality finished home in just 12 weeks.

Throughout the construction process our project manager will keep you updated with progress reports, photos and phone calls, and you can visit the facility at any stage. A few weeks before your modular home is delivered we can undertake any site works and set up your utility services (water, power, sewerage).

INVESTMENT FOR STEP 4

  • Deposit of 5% of contract sum less $20k fee paid for Step 3
  • 10% of contract sum for the base stage
  • 15% of contract sum for frame stage
  • 35% of contract sum for lock-up stage
  • 25% of contract sum for the fixing stage

STEP 5: DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

The 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 Kimberleys in W.A. – 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 connect together.

When you have signed off on the project and made your final progress payment you’re ready to move in and put the kettle on.

INVESTMENT FOR STEP 5

  • Your final progress payment is 10% of the contract sum.

STEP 6: ONGOING PROTECTION

The project isn’t complete until you are 100% happy with the fit and finish of your new modular home and everything is exactly as promised. The building surveyor is provided with compliance certificates from all contractors, and a certificate of occupancy issued. You have a full 90-day approval period plus 7-year homeowners warranty, so you can rest easy knowing you are getting the home you worked so hard for.

If you would like additional site works (like driveways or landscaping), we would be happy to assist you with these and can arrange a quote for works.

GET ADVICE ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

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