Broadworth Modular outline the process of building your modular home.
Step 1: Consultation
The first step of the Broadworth Modular process is to meet with our team to discuss the feasibility of the modular system for your project. Our team, consisting of young emerging designers and our experienced directors will give you an insight into our processes and discuss your ideas and concepts with you. An expert creative team will assess your requirements, your site, your personality and your needs to form a design brief that informs our strategies to design your building.
COST: This step requires no investment and can be kick started by calling or emailing our team via the contact us tab.
Step 2: Concept Design & Costing
A concept proposal for your project will be formulated from the design brief along with a preliminary costing to factor into your budget. The concept design will include sketches, models and CAD drawings of the proposal and will heavily involve your input and analysis to ensure the design responds to your needs and requirements. We offer a number of costing options from ex-yard through to complete construction and handover and anything in between to suit you’re your budget and circumstance.
COST: This step incurs a $2,500 +GST investment to cover architectural design work. If required, any reports or surveys will incur additional fees.
Step 3: Developed Design & PLANNING APPROVAL
This step involves a detailed proposal of the final design with an accurate costing to be used in the construction contract. This includes selection of finishes, fixtures and fittings along with a detailed construction specification and workshop drawings. Our design team will begin consulting with engineers, surveyors and contractors to prepare the necessary drawings and reports to be submitted for planning approval and construction.
COST: This step will incur architectural fees of $5,000 +GST along with costs associated with planning approval and any additional reports if required. This fee will be deducted from your contracted price.
Upon receiving development approval, a 5% deposit will accompany the signing of the construction contract, at which point we will provide and estimation of key dates such as commencement of works, delivery and handover.
Step 4: FACTORY CONSTRUCTION
The factory construction process involves the manufacturing and assembly of all structural systems for the building along with external and internal fit outs to the required stage of completion before transport. This includes kitchens, bathrooms, floor coverings, internal & external cladding, electrical, plumbing, joinery and any painting within the project. This process typically lasts 5 weeks within the factory depending on the nature and size of the building. Whilst factory construction is underway we will also commence work on footings, earthworks and landscaping to ensure the fastest and most economical construction process possible. During this time you are able to walk through the building upon request to ensure the project is being constructed to your desired detail and level of quality. The benefit of modular construction is that our designers, in house engineering, builders, directors and you or your architect are always on site watching the build progress, ensuring a quality final product.
Step 5: Delivery and Site Works
Delivery of the prefabricated modules to site commences the final stage of construction within the Broadworth Modular process. This process involves the craning and complexing of modules along with site service connections for electrical and plumbing systems. Once the join up is complete final works commence on landscaping, driveways and on site ancillaries and structures. This step typically lasts 7-8 weeks again depending on the scale of the build and is taken through to the handing over of keys.
Step 6: Handover
The handover process is initiated at the practical completion of all works on site. You will have a nominated approval period to ensure you are 100% happy with the finish of your new home. Any agreed defects will be rectified prior to the final retention payment in which you will receive a handover pack containing all compliance certificates and warranties, including a 6-year homeowners warranty insurance