Knocking Down & Rebuilding Your House: The Benefits of Modular Construction
Do you feel like you’re living in a haunted house? You know, a house where every other month something mysteriously gets damaged? It’s as though it was yesterday that you had to replace the doughty windows, and now your walls have mould? Oh, come, on! Will you ever get a break?
Unfortunately, this is a reality many homeowners have to deal with, especially the ones that have bought or inherited an old house. As much as you think that taking care of a small problem is no big deal at the moment, a house that needs regular fixing can be a serious drain on your time, energy and wallet. But what are you supposed to do? Knock your house down?
Although this is the most logical solution, most people don’t even want to consider this option. After all, the process of knocking down a house and rebuilding a new one in its place is extremely time-consuming. However, if you were to consult experienced knock down rebuild specialists, they’ll tell you that there is a way to speed things up, ensure your house is built in a quality way and using quality materials, and also save money in return. And that way is called modular construction.
If you were to rebuild your house the traditional way, it would take roughly 9-18 months from start to finish, depending on factors such as weather, the complexity of the design, and terrain. While your house is being built, you obviously need to rent another place and often in a faraway suburb considering rentals are very scarce nowadays. And being away from your home for that amount of time can be a serious disruption of your life and cost you thousands of dollars in rent.
On the other hand, building your house using modular construction takes 12-14 weeks on average. This is because the process takes place in a climate-controlled factory using advanced machinery and equipment. So obviously, there’s no risk of delays due to bad weather, transportation of materials and equipment, or other common problems. And keep in mind, the building takes place completely off-site, which means that you can remain living in your current home for the majority of the time your new one is being built.
With that being said, you only need to relocate for a couple of weeks during the demolition of your old house, the clean up of the terrain, and the subsequent installation of the new house. As a result, you’ll avoid having to pay rent for months which is obviously a significant saving.
But is it all worth it if you still have to deal with renovations in the future? Well, according to many knock down rebuild specialists, a modular house experiences significantly less issues and structural damage. This is due to the fact that modular houses are built to be twice as strong considering how they need to withstand transportation and installation. What’s more, all the materials used are kept indoors where they aren’t exposed to humidity or UV rays which can later lead to structural damage.