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What is a modular home?

Modular homes are a type of prefab that are built in two or more sections. These modules are built in a factory and transported to the site to be assembled as one cohesive unit. 


The building process

Modular homes are built in two stages, the first in a factory and the second on-site. In the factory, the house is built in two or more parts that are weathertight and largely complete before transportation. Once on the building site, the separate parts are connected as one cohesive unit. 


Are modular homes permanent?

Yes. Once they are installed, modular homes are built to last as long as a conventional house. Unlike mobile homes or tiny homes which are temporary fixtures, modular homes are permanent and robust.

How much do modular homes cost?

Modular homes generally cost less than conventional homes due to faster build times and fewer hours spent on the building site. The cost will depend on the size so contact us for an accurate quote or see our modular Benmore design for the latest pricing. 

Modular home designs

With a modular home, there's a wide range of textures, shapes, and finishes to choose from. Once a modular house is installed, you won’t be able to tell it was built in separate pieces. For example, our Benmore design consists of three sections installed in a U-shape and it looks seamless, stylish, and inviting.

The difference between modular and prefab homes

All modular homes are prefabricated but not all prefab homes are modular. So what’s the distinction? By definition, all prefab homes are built in a factory and then transported to the site for installation. The key difference is that modular homes are prefabricated in more than one unit and require some assembly on site.

Modular homes resources

How to change your floor plan

How to change your floor plan

We explain how to customise your house plan without blowing your budget. 

Pros and cons of modular homes

Pros and cons of modular homes

We’ve unpacked all the advantages and disadvantages of modular construction.

Modular homes vs prefab homes

Modular homes vs prefab homes

We explain the difference between modular houses and prefabs, including pros, cons, and costs.

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