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Do modular homes hold their value?

Modular homes do not depreciate in value just because they are prefab. While modular homes are mobile – in that they are easy to transport and set up – they can be considered permanent fixtures once assembled. Modular homes are therefore regarded as buildings, with the relevant value attached.


Are modular homes a good investment?

This depends on when the modular home was built. Older modular homes are not regarded as favourably as properties built in the traditional way. However, newer modular homes are built to much higher standards, with design and security features which close the quality gap between modular and conventional housing. As such, they can provide an excellent return on investment. Modular homes are also faster to build than 100% site-built homes.


Is it hard to get a mortgage for a modular home?

Home loans for modular homes are the same as those for site-built homes, but may be easier to get. This is because the upfront costs of modular homes are considerably lower, and they generally hold their value and have the same potential for appreciation as a site-built home.


Will I need a permit?

Yes, permits are required for a modular home. Yet requirements can differ because every project is unique. While not all modular house projects require a planning permit, most projects require a building permit. A planning permit is issued by your local council, in accordance with a planning scheme. Contact the planning department of your local council to determine whether you will require a permit for your prefab home. We can also put you in touch with planning companies in Queensland and Victoria to assist with initial enquiries.


Can I build a modular home on a sloping block?

Sloping sites are no problem. Our modular home designs mean you may not even have to excavate and level the site. You can choose to purchase screw piles, or create a steel frame for the modules to sit on. These methods are a lot lighter on the land. Discuss with your builder for a more detailed assessment.


Will I need a builder?

 Basic knowledge of the construction process and an owner builder licence is sufficient for most models. However, you will need a licensed plumber and electrician to issue certificates on final inspection.


Does BDC Global provide engineering?

Yes, on presentation of building address and a soil test from a geotech provider, at your cost.


What is included in the price for your homes?

Delivery to your site is included. All prices advertised are in AUD and include GST.


What is not included?

Exclusions are external plumbing, external electrical, construction and crane hire.


Who issues the plumbing and electrical certification?

The professional trades you use to install your home will issue certificates on final inspection.


Does BDC Global offer planning and building permits?

No, we don’t cover this area.


How long does it take for my modular home to arrive?

After you place your order, your modular home will take four to five months to arrive.  It takes around 50 days to manufacture your home, 45 days to ship it, seven days for customs clearance and seven days for delivery from the port, depending on location.

*Dates quoted for delivery may vary depending on shipping and logistics issues.

*Most models require seven days for installation.


What are the payment terms for my modular home?

 Our payment terms are a 50% deposit on ordering, 20% of the cost on shipping and 30% on delivery to site.


Modular housing is new to me. Can I find out more?

Of course! We are always delighted to answer your questions and show you how our modular range can be adapted to suit your needs. Just give us a call or send an enquiry email.