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5 Questions to Help You Find the Right Modular Home Builder

Building a new modular home is a big commitment – and choosing a builder you can trust is essential. When you work with a builder who listens to your needs and has a proven track record of quality work, your project and finished home will be memorable for all the right reasons.

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Prefabricated Homes and 3D-Printed Homes – How Do They Compare?

September 14, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options, Comparisons

Prefabricated construction methods have been used to build residential and commercial buildings around the world for over 100 years. While the main attraction of prefab was once purely the economical and time-saving benefits, today, they are also stylish, modern and can be custom designed to suit your every requirement.

Recently, 3D-printed homes have entered the discussion as an alternative affordable housing option. Anchor Homes does not currently offer 3D-printed homes as a service, however, the technology certainly has the potential to disrupt the industry in the near future.

So, when it comes to quality, fast-built affordable housing, can 3D-printed homes compete with modular homes?

In this article, we’ll discuss the similarities and differences between the two methods to help you understand which is the best option for you.

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Hampton 14 vs. Shoreham 14 – Which is the Best Modular Home for You?

September 07, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options, Comparisons

So, you’ve decided to build a new modular home, and you’ve narrowed it down to two designs – The Hampton 14 and Shoreham 14. Both include many great features and offer modern, spacious and stylish living at an affordable price – so which will you go for?

It’s definitely a tough choice! While both homes have the same floor area, there are a number of clear and subtle differences between the two that can help sway your decision. In this article, we’ll compare the two, to help you decide which is the best fit for your location, lifestyle, and family.

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Top 5 Most Requested Features in a New Modular Home

August 31, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options

When you build a new home, getting your design right from the start is a must. It’s no secret that your floorplan, exterior and colour scheme are important, but it’s often the inclusion of some well-chosen features that really make your new home special.

In this article, we’ll share some smart, practical and beautiful features that will enhance your lifestyle and add value to your home. From energy efficiency and low maintenance, to clever use of space and outdoor living, these are the things our customers request most when designing their new homes.

So, read on to find out our top 5 most requested features – and be sure to add them to your wish list!

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How to Create the Perfect Exterior for Your New Modular Home

August 24, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options

The exterior of your home is the first thing you’ll see when you arrive home every day – so creating a design that reflects your personal style and makes you happy is a must.

Your choice of façade, cladding and colour come together to give your new home its character. Whether contemporary, modern or traditional, your exterior should blend in with the surrounds, match well with your interior and give your home street appeal. It must also meet any regulatory requirements such as heritage guidelines or BAL rating specifications.

So how can you achieve this? In this article, we’ll share some tips and hints on creating an exterior that you love.

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How to Bring A Sense of Space to Your New Modular Home

August 17, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options

Have you ever walked into a home and been surprised by how spacious it felt? A room that is open, airy and bright is inviting and often looks and feels much bigger than it is.

So, how can you recreate this same sense of space in your own modular home?

The good news is, that you don’t need to build a large house to achieve it. By adding some simple but effective design features, you can capture that modern, breezy atmosphere and sense of space in even the smallest of homes.

In this article, we’ll share some simple but effective design tips that will help you make your home feel bright, breezy and spacious.

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5 Things You Should Never Compromise on When Building A New Modular Home

August 10, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options

When you build a new home, there are some tough decisions to make. It’s unlikely you’ll have a budget that stretches far enough to include everything you’d like to have – but that doesn’t mean you can’t end up with a home you’ll love.

Flexibility is an essential part of the building process and knowing when to compromise and when to stick to your guns is the key to success. Look closely at your priorities and be flexible with things that can be changed down the track without too much inconvenience or expense.

However, there are certain things that are important to get right from the start – here, we’ll look at 5 key things you shouldn’t compromise on when building your new home.

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Modular vs. Conventional Home Building – Pros and Cons (Updated)

If you’ve decided to build a new home, one of the first choices to make is whether you’ll opt for a modular home or a conventionally built one.

Modular homes are built with the same materials and abide by the same building codes as conventionally constructed homes. The difference lies in where they are built.

Modular homes are built to around 90% completion off-site in a manufacturing facility, then transported to site to be installed onto the prepared foundations and connected to services. Conventionally built homes on the other hand are built from start to finish on-site.

So how do you discover which is the best option for you? In this article, we’ll share 7 key considerations to help you compare construction methods and find the right fit for your project.

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What Comes First When You Build a Modular Home – Land or House Design?

July 20, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options

If you’re in the early stages of building a modular home, you may be asking yourself what comes first: buying land or choosing your house design?

This is a common question, and while there is no definitive answer, the best choice for you will depend on your priorities. There are some compelling arguments for buying your block first, but there are also situations when choosing your design first is the smarter option.

Here are some important considerations that will help you decide if land or design should come first for you.

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How to Avoid Buying a Bad Block

July 06, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Planning, Options

If you’re building a new modular home, you’ve probably spent many hours comparing floorplans to make sure you find the perfect fit. But have you put the same time and effort into finding the right block?

Your choice of block is just as important as nailing your floorplan and choosing the right builder. Get it right and there’s a good chance your build will go smoothly. But get it wrong and it can result in a very costly budget blowout.

So how do you avoid buying a bad block? Read on to find out.

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One-Storey vs. Two-Storey: Which is the Best Option for You?

When you choose to build a modular home, there are endless possibilities available to help you create your dream. The location, land, and design can all be handpicked to suit your needs exactly - and a key consideration here is deciding between a one-storey or two-storey house.

The best option will depend on the size of your block, the outlook, your budget, and your family’s unique requirements. Here, we’ll discuss the key factors to consider when deciding if one or two-storey is the right fit for you.

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How to Avoid a Budget Blowout When Building Your New Modular Home

If you’re like most people who are building a new home, sticking to your budget is a must.

We’ve all heard stories of budget blowouts, from small and manageable to major and disastrous – but thankfully, this can be avoided. The thought of costs spiraling out of control can be a deterrent to potential home builders, but with the right strategy you can ensure your finances stay on track.

In this article, we’ll share some tips to help you choose the best builder, quote, design, and contract for your new home project, so it goes smoothly from start to finish without the stress of a budget blowout.

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Four Stunning 3-Bedroom Modular Home Projects to Inspire

Building a new 3-bedroom home and looking for design ideas? Whether you’re in the early stages of your journey, or are just finalising the finishing touches, a great place to find inspiration is to look inside real-life homes built by real people like you.

In this article, we’re featuring four stunning 3-bedroom modular home projects that are sure to get you excited. Modern, stylish and with plenty of wow factor, each home showcases what is possible when you choose a floorplan that fits your needs and add your own spin to make it truly yours.

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How to Choose the Best Site Position for Your New Modular Home

You’ve found the perfect piece of land and chosen your ideal house design – now it’s time to decide where to position your new modular home on your block.

The right location to build will depend on the features, aspect and accessibility of your land. In this article, we’ll share the key factors to consider when finding the perfect position to build your new home.

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3 of the Best Modular Homes for a Larger Block

If you’re lucky enough to build on a larger block, when it comes to choosing a modular house design, the possibilities are endless. But sometimes having too many choices can be a little overwhelming!

To help you narrow it down to a shortlist of your favourites, we’ve compiled 3 of our most popular modular house designs for larger blocks.

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3 of the Best Modular Home Designs for Narrow Blocks

With narrow blocks becoming more and more common in the cities and suburbs, the demand for house designs that maximise space is on the rise.

If you are purchasing a narrow block, you don’t have to compromise on your dream home. It’s quite possible to find a design that has all the features you need, feels spacious and even includes room to enjoy the outdoors.

In this article, we’ve handpicked three modular home designs that are suited to a narrow block. Each includes clever design features that allow you to make the most of your available space and enjoy some of the luxuries you’d only expect to find in a larger home.

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How to Choose the Perfect Floorplan for Your Modular Home

When you build a new modular home one of the first decisions you’ll be faced with is choosing your floorplan. Your choice will have a huge impact on how you live in your new home and how functional it is for your family, so it’s important to get it right. You also need to think about your needs now and in the future – if you’re planning a family, should you opt for the extra bedroom? Or if you’re approaching retirement, do you go for a smaller, low maintenance design?

With so many different floorplans available, it can be hard to narrow it down. So here, we’ve put together some simple tips to help you identify your priorities and find the ideal floorplan for your family and lifestyle.

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3 Contemporary Modular Home Designs You’ll Love

If you’re attracted to the style and sophistication of contemporary homes, modular designs are an ideal choice. From compact and understated to spacious and luxurious, there’s a great selection of floor plans to suit families of all sizes.

To help you find the perfect contemporary home for your needs, we’re highlighting three of our favourites – the Anglesea, Shoreham 14, and Sorrento. Each design has its own charm and includes features that add a distinct contemporary feel. We’re sure you’ll love them too!

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7 Simple Landscaping Tips for Your New Modular Home

April 13, 2018
Laurie Raikes

Options, Planning

Buying a block and building a new modular home gives you the chance to start with a clean slate, and this goes for your garden too.

A blank canvas is an exciting prospect, but it can also be daunting. Whether you choose to do the hard work yourself, or call in some professionals, you’ll first need to identify what you want to achieve. Do you want an attractive front garden to add street appeal to your home? Or a backyard with plenty of room for the kids?

There’s lots to consider - so to help you create your dream garden, we’ve put together 7 top tips for landscaping your new modular home.

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4 Modern Modular Home Designs You’ll Love

If you love modern house designs, modular homes offer lots of great choices. So, to help you find the perfect design for your block and lifestyle, we’ve handpicked four of our favourites.

Each have their own unique style and a range of features that offer excellent value. Read on to take a closer look at four modern modular home designs we love (and we think you will too).

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