The Difference Between Modular and Kit Homes

  • Article by: Sally Wood

You may have heard of modular and kit homes but chances are, you’re not 100% sure what they are, what the differences between them are, or how they can benefit you—the home owner.

There are many features to kit and modular homes, all of which require ample consideration to ensure you make the decision that works best for you and your family. 

Imagine Kit Homes York
Source: York Plan by Imagine Kit Homes

Kit Homes

Kit homes are a cost-effective solution if you are an owner-builder, or are confident in hiring sub-contractors to assemble the kit for you. As the name suggests, kit homes come in kit form, and are delivered to the construction site, ready to be assembled.

As the home owner, you can feel more in control of the construction process if you opt for a kit home. It means you can hire a builder that you know and trust.

Kit homes also offer flexibility in terms of custom designs and floor plans, without attracting too many variation costs (depending on the company).

Imagine Kit Homes is a group of construction professionals who specialise in producing kit homes that can withstand Mother Nature’s woes. The benefit of Imagine Kit Homes is the elimination of the builder’s margin, which saves you costs during the construction process—especially if you are an owner-builder.

Imagine Kit Homes guides the client from start to finish so that you are fully across the project. Once Imagine Kit Homes hands over the toolkit to you, it’s yours to assemble. If you have a builder ready at your disposal, a kit home may be a suitable option for you.

TR Homes Hamelin-Bay
Source: The Hamelin Bay by TR Homes

Modular Homes

Modular homes can be the preferable option if you’re not quite so savvy about the construction process and need to have the build completed within a shorter time frame.

Modular home builders construct the home in an off-site factory setting. It is then transported to the site, where it is completed with the full fit-out, flooring, plumbing and electrical. These types of homes are generally delivered on time and within budget. However, the total investment is larger when compared to a kit home due to the construction costs.

Modular homes are also quite adaptable and flexible in terms of custom design homes and finishes tailored to suit your vision. For double-storey builds or sloping blocks, modular home builders can raise the home on piers to allow for carports or storage space.

Due to the off-site nature of the build, the construction duration is considerably shorter than kit homes and executed to a high standard (without you having to roll up your sleeves).

Hoek Modular Homes are modular home building specialists in Queensland, taking on each project from conception to completion. Hoek Modular Homes can help with granny flats, holiday homes and cabins that are built to stand the trials of Queensland weather. As a member of the Master Builders Association, you can be assured that all safety procedures and permits are followed to the letter, and workmanship is delivered to industry standards.

TR Homes is another builder specialising in modular homes, delivering exceptional home solutions across remote and regional Western Australia. With the aim of using only Australian-made materials, this award-winning construction company has received accolades from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Master Builders Association (MBA) for excellence in quality and service.

Published: 27/05/2022
Author: Sally Wood