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Modular & on site homes
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  1. What is a Modular Home, Cabin or Granny Flat?

  2. What is the difference between a Cabin and a Granny Flat?

  3. Does Lifestyle Homes & Cabins build the kitchen and built-ins as well?

  4. I live in a windy and fire prone Area - Can you build to suit these conditions?

  5. I live in a flood prone area - Can you build to suit these conditions?

  6. Strong and Transportable?

  7. Can I customise my new residence?

  8. What is my guarantee?

  9. Are there any hidden costs?

  10. Does the price include connections to services?

  11. Can Lifestyle Homes & Cabins arrange connection of Services?

  12. Can you provide facilities for the disabled?

  13. Are these Homes, Granny Flats and Cabins council approved on our own block?

  14. How do I get a pricelist?

  15. Can you build on a site with limited access?

  16. Is the timber used in your Homes, Granny Flats & Cabins treated in any way?

  17. Can we have an all timber exterior Home, Granny Flat or Cabin?

  18. Can your Homes, Granny Flats & Cabins be double glazed for extra insulation and sound proofing?

  19. Can Lifestyle Homes & Cabins provide extra insulation for Hot and Cold areas?

  20. What does it cost to transport my home and is it included in the price?

  21. Does Lifestyle Homes & Cabins build on our site??

  22. Is Basix required for Modular (transportable) Homes, Granny Flats and Cabins?

1. What is a Modular Home, Cabin or Granny Flat?

Lifestyle Homes & Cabins  Modular homes, cabins and granny flats are not built on your site. They are constructed to Australian Standards under controlled conditions in our specialist factory.

   

2. What is the difference between a Cabin and a Granny Flat?

A cabin is a small dwelling with limited amenities predominately found in tourist parks and the like (most with bathroom/toilet and/or ensuite facilities and generally no laundry). Granny Flats have all the amenities of a smaller home.

   

3. Does Lifestyle Homes & Cabins include the kitchen and built-ins as well?

YES!  Find a picture in your favourite magazine or design your own and we will have it built for you with your own personal touches. 

   

4. I live in a windy and fire prone Area - Can you build to suit these conditions?

YES! Lifestyle Homes & Cabins build to various wind ratings and should you live in a designated fire prone area Lifestyle Homes & Cabins can build to the necessary category ratings.

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5. I live in a flood prone Area - Can you build to suit these conditions?

YES! Lifestyle Homes & Cabins can arrange a flood study, survey, engineering and construction to meet flood prone land requirements.

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6. Strong and Transportable?

YES! Apart from quality design and workmanship, our Modular homes, granny flats and cabins are truly transportable. The entire operation of creating a Modular home, granny flat or cabin is done by Lifestyle Homes & Cabins from design, through construction, to delivery and siting. Each structure is built in one or more modules so that it will fit easily onto transport. Our homes, granny flats and cabins are built on a strong galvanized steel chassis, which has been designed by engineers to withstand the move on a truck and lifted onsite.

   

7. Can I customise my new residence?

YES! There is almost no limit to the variety of designs and styles of Lifestyle Homes & Cabins. Choose a traditional or contemporary style, a single or double storey, a bullnose or skillion roofed wrap around verandah, a carport and so much more. Then tailor the interior layout to suit your specific needs. The shape and size of rooms can be changed to provide more (or less) living area. Custom made kitchens can be big or small and the number of bedrooms is entirely up to you. Our friendly staff can help you with the cost of most variations over the phone (see Luxury Personal Appointments on the features & options page)

Most importantly, your new home or cabin is designed to require the bare minimum of maintenance, leaving you free to enjoy your chosen lifestyle.

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8. What is my guarantee?

As your absolute guarantee of quality, all Lifestyle Homes & Cabins homes come with a 6 year structural guarantee. Our enthusiastic trades people are fully qualified so you can expect only the finest quality workmanship. Lifestyle homes & Cabins is a member of the Housing Industry Association for additional peace of mind. All cabins conform to the Local Government Act 1995 and are supplied with a compliance plate and those built on your block conform to the Building Code of Australia. State & territory variations as they may apply are accommodated.

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9. Are there any hidden costs?

NO! Before signing any contracts, Lifestyle Homes & Cabins gathers all the relevant information needed to fine tune the price and we make sure you know every cost you are likely to expect. Lifestyle Homes & Cabins can obtain the necessary building permit needed by council if required (at a small additional charge).

   

10. Does the price include connections to services for Modular Homes, Granny Flats & Cabins?

NO! The plumbing and electrical connections are internally done and brought out under each point, but you need to get them connected once they are in place. Both plumbing & electrical services are tested prior to leaving manufacturing which makes your trades job quick and easy. Of course should your plumber or electrician wish to speak to our trades people they are most welcome.

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11 Can Lifestyle Homes & Cabins arrange for connection of all services?

YES! We can arrange for connection of all services for you but at an extra cost.  In the case of on site built properties connection of services are generally included in the contract.

   

12. Can you provide facilities for the disabled?

YES! We can make simple modifications through to complete access and mobility changes. There are different 'strengths' of the standard, just let us know how far you want to go.

   

13. Are these Homes, Granny Flats and Cabins council approved on our own block?

YES! Our buildings are built in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, using the best of building practices. There is no problem with council approval for the buildings as long as they comply with the local authorities regulations.

Each council has its own requirements as far as the Town plan is concerned so contact your authorities and see what they require.

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14. How do I get a pricelist?

If you go to our Home page there is a link to the "Homes & Cabins Brochures & Prices". Alternatively you can fill out the online form (Here) and send it or call us on 0417041903, and outline what your requirement is if what you want isn't there. A pricelist will only tell you the price of one unit compared to another - it will not include prices for delivery or set-up or variations you may choose later. We need all of your information to give you an idea of what your delivered costs will be.

   

15. Can you build on a site with limited access?

YES! - we can - extra costs may apply.

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16. Is the timber used in your Homes, Granny Flats & Cabins treated in any way?

YES! We use treated timber for floors, frames and trusses in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.

   

17. Can we have an all timber exterior Home, Granny Flat or Cabin?

YES! in either Cedar or Radiator Pine. We advise that maintenance of these products is ongoing.

   

18. Can your Homes, Granny Flats & Cabins be double glazed for extra insulation and sound proofing?

YES! this can be done for cold climates and noisy areas.  Other options are also available.

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19. Can Lifestyle Homes & Cabins provide extra insulation for Hot and Cold areas?

YES! Providing BASIX specifications are met, increases in insulation are possible.

   

20. What does it cost to transport my home and is it included in the price?

Transportation costs vary depending on the size of the home, RTA requirements, police requirements, escort vehicle requirements etc. These are taken care of by Lifestyle Homes & Cabins and are included in your quote.  Brochures and prices do not include transportation.  Exclusions are listed.

   

21. Does Lifestyle Homes & Cabins build on our site?

Yes! Lifestyle Homes & Cabins can manage the complete process from design through to construction on your site including arranging for  construction certificate and BASIX certification, and submission to Council.

 

   

22. Is BASIX required for Modular (Transportable) Homes, Granny Flats and Cabins?

No!
 

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