1What options do I have in the construction process?
- You can obtain an owner builder permit and complete the two day practical onsite training, followed by constructing the house In accordance with the assembly manual provided.
- Under owner builder managing the construction process of each trade as a project manager.
- Or if you don’t have the time or experience, you can employ a licensed builder to construct your home for you.
2How do kit homes arrive on site?
The kit is stacked in a 20 or 40 foot container delivered to site,NOTE: The Container remains your property
3How much will it cost for a builder to construct my home?
This depends on your local builder’s rate. As a rule it costs approximately $500/m2 to construct a kit home of an average size say 200M2. Note that for a kit home with a small size such as a one-bedroom granny flat, you may experience considerably higher $/m2.
4Can my kit home be built on a slab or floor system?
Our kit homes can be built on slab as well as on floor system.
5Slab or elevated floor system, which one should I choose?
This is down to personal choice and site specific.
6Once installed, how easy it is to uninstall kit homes?
Most kit homes are not designed for relocation. Some small kit homes, if built on elevated floor, can be transportable.
7What is your payment process?
When you have completed house plan engineered drawings and energy certification for council submission and pricing building permit. Full payment for the kit is required then we can commence procurement and manufacturing.
8Does condensation form on the inner skin of panels in extreme hot or cold conditions?
This will not occur if moist air is prevented from entering the inside of the panels. The design prevents thermal bridging occurring between the outer and inner skins, so even if a considerable temperature difference exists between the inside and outside, condensation will not occur. A dry internal environment can be assured in humid climates by including specific design features including entry air locks, ventilation, induction rather than evaporative air conditioning.
9What sizes are the panels available in?
- 150mm x 450mm
- 100mm x 450mm
10Can I cut the panels on-site?
The panels are cut to order and delivered to site. There is no cutting required or recommended as the fibrous content is extremely strong.
11Can I run electrical and plumbing services within a panel?
Yes, service voids are provided in the panel to facilitate running of electrical wires. Of course these should only be installed by suitable qualified contractors.
12Am I limited in the design and size of my home?
All architectural designs can be achieved using this building system.
13Can you describe the building panel?
This versatile panel is fully insulated, that simply connects to create roofing, walls, ceilings and more. Applications for the product are endless, but more recently it is being used for the rapid creation of unique residential homes and commercial developments.
14How does a set of panels become a structure?
The panel is light weight and manufactured to exact tolerances. The panels interlock to create structural diaphragms capable of resisting large static and dynamic loads. This eliminates the need for traditional floor, wall and roof sub-framing, replacing the need for conventional trusses, studs, battens and insulation.
15What are the panels made of?
All panels are made from Phenolic/Polyvinyl chloride The main components are mixed together with wood adhesive, fly ash, tailings and other inorganic material fibres, glass fibres and fire retardant additives.
16What warranties are provided with the panels?
A comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty is provided for all panels for up to 10 years.
17Are the panels resistant to vermin attack?
The panel has absolutely no nutritional value as a food source so will not attract vermin. We do however recommend that you maintain a suitable pest control regime to prevent vermin from burrowing into or through.
18Can I use different cladding or GIB over the panels?
Yes, however, it’s suggested that the use of POLEX Board is used internally and externally to improve the fire rating and thermal qualities of the panels.
19What are the acoustic properties of the panels?
Panels provide a similar acoustic performance to lightweight stud walls commonly used in residential applications. Improved acoustic performance can be achieved by application of selected linings.