From keeping within your budget to the length of time it takes to get to stage one – building your own home can be a very frustrating process. But what if we told you a flat-pack kit home could be the solution to all your problems?
Yep, flat-pack houses are fast becoming the way of the future! Not only are they more affordable than building your own mansion, they’re easy to construct, and super fast to build. Best of all, with homes ranging from $20,000 to $100,000, you could have your own dream place for the same price of your average car!
While the demand for DIY homes in Australia is increasing, so too are the manufacturer standards, giving you, the home owner, the reassurance that you’re working with quality products. From your dream home design to the company you choose to invest with - it’s time to get researching!
WHY FLAT PACK?
- It will save you money!
- A no-fuss construction – and you can even assemble it yourself.
- They’re super fast to build.
- They’re portable – so you can take the home with you if you decide to move!
- It eliminates hassles and the middle men (ie: tradesmen).
- They’re energy efficient and relatively low maintenance.
- It’s a perfect choice for holiday homes and granny flats .
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
THE LAND – Before committing to a home order, it’s important you know everything there is to know about the land you’ll be settling on. The slopes, the soil, sewage requirements, council rates, site classification certificates, etc. Most companies will require a report on these things before going ahead with the order. Speak to the local council, or a representative from the kit home company may be able to arrange for someone to come out for a site inspection.
THE HOME – Contrary to what people may think, the choices with flat pack homes are endless. Most companies offer homes ranging from a simple 1-bedroom, 1 storey beach shack to spacious 4-bedroom, 2-storey modern family abode. Check out the many designs on various websites to see what would best suit you and your family. There are certainly plenty of choices out there – no matter how big your family or how small your budget!
WEBSITES TO VISIT:
Flat Pack Kit Homes - www.flatpackkithomes.com.au
State Wide Constructions - www.statewideconstructions.com.au
Shack In A Pack - www.spec-net.com.au
Elite Relocatable Offices – www.eliteoffices.com.au
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