Modular Homes: Fast and Fabulous


Seeking a streamlined, stress-free build, the owners of this rural site decided modular was the only way to go.

There is a question that David Westerman, General Manager of Westbuilt Homes, is often asked — “Why should I consider a modular home over an onsite-built home?”— and his answer is generally the same. “There are several compelling reasons why a modular home can be a viable alternative to a traditional build,” he says. “First, modular construction is, in most cases, the quickest way to get your new home built. The houses are constructed in a factory environment where weather and contractor availability have minimal impact on the building timeline.

“Second, modular construction is also an easy and straightforward process. If you’ve built an onsite-constructed house before, you will have experienced the frustration and hassle associated with making decisions while the build is ongoing. Not only is it a pain in the neck, it slows down the build process. Well, with modular homes you don’t have to worry about that. We get everything sorted before any construction work starts in our factory.

“Third, the homes are of excellent quality. That same factory-building process that allows us to build quickly and easily also enables us to complete your home to a high level of quality, fit and finish. The fourth benefit is the fixed price.”

The working couple who call this property home were keen to reap the benefits of a modular build. The block of land was in Bexhill, a charming rural location in NSW, close to the Queensland border, so they wanted a home that would nestle comfortably in the natural surrounds and optimise the views.

“The clients came to us with an idea of what they wanted to build and then worked with our team to create the design that suited them, which extended to an outdoor entertaining area,” says David. “For the exterior, they chose our Nordic facade and view-capturing floor-to-ceiling windows. The interior is minimalist and white with shadowline cornices for contrast.

“The owners played an integral role in selecting everything, from the colours to the inclusions they considered must-haves. The latter included ducted air-conditioning, a gas fireplace, a walk-in robe for the master, and for the kitchen, a Miele steam oven, induction cooktop, integrated fridge and dishwasher.”

Once the design was finalised, so was the pricing. Then it was on to the factory construction phase and after that, delivery of the modules to the site, final finishing and handover.

“Once construction started we kept them in the loop and had regular site inspection and quality checks with them,” adds David. “The clients organised their onsite connections, pool and garage, and we worked with them to get the home finished quickly.”

If you think that a modular build might be the best option for you, and you’re interested in a cost-effective, streamlined construction process, talk to the team at Westbuilt Homes.

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