frequently asked questions
A Systembuilt modular home is one that is built indoors in a factory-like setting. The finished products are then transported to their new locations, where they are completed by one of Systembuilts’ specialised contractors.
A Systembuilt home is not a mobile home; it is simply a home that is built off-site, as opposed to on-site. These homes are often called factory-built, prefab (short for prefabricated) homes, or in our case Systembuilt.
Approximately 4-6 months after contract signing. This is the standard period covering everything from general administration to council approval processes.
Due to your requirements / design, council may request more information be provided but don’t worry, we will communicate with you every step of the way and advise you of any delays to your approvals.
Once the above approvals have been received, construction of your home will commence in approximatley 25 working days. Don’t worry, during these 25 days we will be hard at work. We will be producing purchase orders, ordering materials, developing a schedule of works and organising our factory to make way for the start of constructing your new home.
From commencement of construction, a standard design home will be complete and ready for delivery in 50 - 60 working days for a single module, 60 – 70 working days for two modules and 70 – 80 working days for three modules. Custom designed homes may require additional construction times and any changes to our working day construction guidelines, will be discussed upfront at the time of signing your contract.
A deposit, No.
A Preliminary Services Fee, Yes.
Our Preliminary Services Fee is an allowance based on standard requirements that covers contract administration and all documentation, all plans and elevations, energy rating reports, soil & contour reports, engineering, plus the entire council planning approval, building certification and development approval process.
All taken care of by us.
After the initial Preliminary Services Fee, you are not required to make any further payments until the commencement of construction.
The amount of each progress payment stage must relate to the work completed for the Stage. The Building Work Contractors Act prohibits a builder from claiming or demanding a progress payment in advance of the work being carried out.
You will be required to make between three (3) and five (5) progress payments relating to stages of construction, which will be outlined in your contract.
A final balance will then be payable upon handover and occupancy of your new home.