Guest Blog #234, Entry #732, October 30, 2011
When you are lining yourself up to build your own transportable home, you need to prepare yourself for a number of known elements as well as a number of unknown elements. There are plenty of elements that you need to keep at the forefront before anything else. Queensland and other areas of the world are known for there extravagant transportable homes that give you wonderful variety when it comes to building your home.
However, there are a few things that need to be taken care of before you can bring your transportable home onto its resting spot.
Concrete on the Base
When you are trying to get everything ready for your transportable homes, in Queensland, the concrete slab plays an unbeatable role! When a module is, on average, about 14m long, you need to ensure that the concrete below it is absolutely level.
These modules are designed to sit on nothing but a flat surface. Although uneven concrete slabs can be moved around in a traditional home, transportable homes do not allow even minor discrepancies. Make sure you have checked that concrete slab’s measurements because anything wrong there will be absolutely unforgiving!
When your module is large, you can guarantee that your crane’s probably large too! For big heavy machinery, you need massive area for the crane to work, without encroaching on someone else’s property or damaging it.
When picking a building site, ensuring that it is close to the road, and has great access, is recommended. Similarly, the crane will go high into the air so an obstruction-free environment is preferable. Also, if you want to ensure that the crane operator doesn’t smash your home, or a part of it, into a tree, then you need to guarantee free swinging space from the truck to the final resting spot for your home.
Trees are a major hindrance and make sure that all planning is done in advance as far as these natural obstacles are concerned.
Pick your Land Carefully
There are plenty of mistakes that you can make when choosing your plot of land. There are two main things that you need to look for. The first is the potential of the land to grow in value, should you ever decide to get up and move on with your home. Selling the land depends a lot on the location you’ve got your house on. Get a nice bit of land and you’ll have people running towards you with bags of money.
If money’s not on your mind, then you need to ensure that the land is fit to be built upon. As long as there are no inherent issues with the land, you will find that the building process goes through quite smoothly.
Whether you are building a new home from scratch or transporting an existing home to a new location, modular transportable homes need a good bit of land and preparation before they can land. So when you try so hard to create a wonderful home for yourself, why not give the same consideration to your home too?
KALPESH “Kal” DHARIWAL – author
Kalpesh traveled to the United States of America to complete a Masters degree in Civil Engineering. Employed at Louis Berger, Kal found his mundane routines quite tedious. He decided to bring some excitement into his life – left his job – sold his home and moved his wife & child to a smaller place on the edge of town. Now, the owner of a tiny start-up in its struggling phase, Kal spends most of his time advising private clients on buying transportable homes in Queensland. The rest of the time, he shares with his wife, his dog and his undying urge to write.
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