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Lester Raikes

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The Rise of Modular Homes [Interview]

This article is an interview with our very own Laurie Raikes and originally appeared on the Building Connection website. It is reprinted here with the kind permission of the Building Connection team. 

Modular homes are currently experiencing a new surge in popularity. Kate Jordan talks to Laurie Raikes of Anchor Homes about the latest developments in the industry.

Stylish, well-built prefabricated homes are a relatively new development; it’s only in the past decade or so that prefab buildings have come into their own. For those not au fait with a modern prefab home: it’s a building constructed almost entirely within a factory (including the electrical and plumbing fittings), that is then shipped to the building site. Also known as modular or transportable buildings, these constructions have recently thrown off their poor reputation.

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What is a Bushfire Management Overlay?

One of the questions that comes up a lot with our customers is "what is the bushfire management overlay"? 

Whether you're building a modular home or using conventional building methods, the subject of a Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) an important consideration. In this article, we’ll take a look at the BMO and help you work out how it affects your building plans. 

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Christmas Opening Hours

21 December
Lester Raikes

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Opening hours over the Christmas break:

We will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 4th of January. We would like to wish our customers and staff a safe and happy Christmas break and we look forward to another great year in 2016!

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Display Home Launch a huge success

11 December
Lester Raikes

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Thanks to everyone who attended our new display home grand opening last Saturday.

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Solar Power and Modular Homes: Your Questions Answered

 

Going solar is one of the most positive steps toward owning a truly eco-friendly home. Whether your reason is to reduce utility bills or your environmental impact, deriving power from the sun’s energy can deliver in more ways than one.

But what about when it comes to modular home building? Can you incorporate solar designs without sacrificing design or practicality? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of going down this path?

Let’s take a look.

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Invitation: Grand Opening of Our Hampton 14 Display Home at Bayswater

23 October
Lester Raikes

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You are invited to the official launch of our newest modular home design, the Hampton 14, at our Bayswater display centre.

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Bushfire Attack Levels: What You Need To Know Before You Build

 

If you are building or extending a home in Victoria, one very important consideration is your property’s BAL – the Bushfire Attack Level.

The regulations surrounding BAL were changed after the devastating 2009 Victorian bushfires, with the aim of improving the ability of new buildings to withstand bushfire attack. So how do you discover your property’s BAL rating? And once you do, how will it impact on your choices when it comes to designing and building your new home?  

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Welcome Steve to the Anchor Team

1 October
Lester Raikes

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We are thrilled to have Steve Pool join our team as a Sales Consultant. As a consultant, Steve’s role will be holding the fort at the Bayswater Display Centre in the ever growing market of sustainable modular homes.

Steve brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to the Anchor Homes team, with his previous career being focussed on bespoke design within the architecture and interior design fields.

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How Sustainable are Modular Homes? [Infographic]

 

Here at Anchor Homes we're finding that more and more people are asking an important question:

"How sustainable are modular homes?"

That's why we decided to put together this infographic to show you just how modular building compares to traditional on-site building when it comes to sustainability.

Why does sustainability matter? Well, apart from saving the planet, sustainable building practices also ensure that you will save a lot of money over the years on expenses such as heating and cooling. We'll cover this in more detail below. 

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Modular vs. Conventional Home Building – Pros and Cons

 

Considering building your dream home and not sure where to start?

It can seem overwhelming, and for good reason. For starters, there is the choice of building a modular home compared to a conventionally built one.

 

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What Permits Do I Need to Build a Modular Home on My Land?

Are you confused about permit requirements for prefab modular homes? If so, don’t worry – you are not alone!

It’s a very confusing topic. In this article we’ll go into detail about exactly what permits you'll need depending on the type of land you’re building on and the state you want to build in.

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How to get Finance for a Modular Home

 

We get asked all the time: "Is it hard to get finance on a modular home?"

The truth is that financing a modular home can be a challenge for both customers and lenders.

Because banks are accustomed to financing homes built using an on-site building process, they’re not always equipped to deal with the subtleties presented by prefabricated modular homes that are built in a factory and then transported to the building site almost completed. 

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