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How To Transport A Hybrid Modular Prefabricated Home

The prefabricated and modular housing industry has a lot to offer families and companies that take up the challenge to move out of the Australian capital coastal cities which are bursting at the seams. Australia is a big country – there are vast open spaces, rainforests and rocky cliffs and large distances between towns which means that our housing industry needs to adapt to these circumstances. A factory built, hybrid prefabricated modular house can offer an economical and efficient build and a perfect fit into its environmental surroundings. With the MAAP House panels and pods being built in a factory to a finished state, the hybrid system is able to be transported to site in a highly organized way.

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

Ever been stuck behind a wide load? Australia’s major highways are often clogged with trucks, wide loads and road trains. These wide loads can sometimes consist of a kit house on the back of a truck. Kit homes ease the time and labour needed when it arrives on site but you are paying for and coordinating the transport of walls, floors, a roof and a lot of air! You run the risk of the factory built house getting damaged or having transport complications along the way as well.

The hybrid system of modules and panels is still a factory built home which means it has all the advantages of no weather conditions impeding the building process and employees and materials in constant supply. But the kitchen and bathroom modules are smaller in dimension than a whole house and fit within the area of the truck. The panels that make up the walls, floor and roof are neatly stacked in racks and transported to the site where they are lifted by crane and placed into position onto the piers and the walls panels are slotted together. This means that no wide load signs are needed during transport and minimal delivery issues.

AN EASY TRANSPORT AND AN EASY BUILD

Having the opportunity to build your dream home in a desired location is what a hybrid, prefabricated modular home offers. The size of the house is not dictated by what the truck can carry or the access to the site. The design of your dream house is limitless if you are transporting panels. The bathroom and kitchen modules include the latest appliances and are completely finished in the factory. The panels are comprised from some recycled waste materials and are built and painted in the factory. That means that your house is already built and only transportation to site and a small amount of labour is needed to complete your house on your building site. Piers are placed on site and steel frames for the foundation of the house are built, ready in expectation for the delivery of your house. The kitchen and bathroom modules come on the back of a truck first and are placed with a crane into the allotted design. Then the floor, wall and roof panels arrive and are slotted together to complete the build. This part of the building process takes only approximately two weeks.

TRANSPORTABLE HOMES ARE ECO-FRIENDLY HOMES

Due to the MAAP House system of factory built modules and panels being placed onto steel piers, a MAAP House is actually able to be pulled apart and delivered to another site if needed. The panels and modules simply come apart as easy as they were slotted together and placed onto the back of a truck. The steel frame and piers can also be removed from the site. The only remaining marks on the site are holes in the ground where the piers were placed. This is an environmentally sensitive way of building as there are no concrete slabs to rip up or brick walls to knock down and there is no building waste. A MAAP House can simply provide a home and then be recycled if need be. An easy build and a flexible, movable house is achievable if you move out with the MAAP House prefabricated, modular hybrid system.

 Panels loaded and ready for transport

Panels loaded and ready for transport

 The wall, floor and roof panels are assembled on site. 

The wall, floor and roof panels are assembled on site. 

 Kitchen, bathroom and laundry modules come with finished surfaces and fitted appliances.

Kitchen, bathroom and laundry modules come with finished surfaces and fitted appliances.