this is a question many people are confused about, so let’s help you understand the difference
A Kit Home is one that you must build yourself. The kit contains most of the bits and pieces that make up your home but you must build it yourself!
A Modular Home is precision built in a factory, delivered to your site, installed and finished by professional tradespeople.
Here’s a simple summary of the differences:
|Hunter Valley Homes||Kit Homes|
|Flexible with design|
Our in-house drafting service means you will see the changes before they are built. We check to make sure it works before constructed
|Typically, kits are not able to be changed|
HVH obtains competitive rates on all our products
|Looks affordable until you find out everything is extra including labor|
|We have a Builder’s License|
Your Hunter Valley Home is built by licensed professionals
|You must pass an exam to get your Owner- builder’s license and build your house yourself|
Banks will lend you money to buy a Hunter Valley Home
|Banks typically won’t lend you money to buy a kit home because it is too risky|
We include more as standard. All those taps and fittings are included!
|Many fittings aren’t included|
|Quicker to build|
HVH builds to strict time-frames with quality controls in place
|Do you trust yourself with a manual?|
|Away from weather|
Our homes are constructed in a under-covered facility. Never delayed by rain or heat
|Built onsite, outside and messy|
We manage the approval process for you
|You must learn the process and do it yourself|
|We like paperwork|
We look after your contracts, council application and colour appointments, making the process easy for you
|You’re on your own|
|It’s so quiet|
Are trades are working in our factory, so you don’t have any noise or mess onsite.
|You’re the project manager. You will have to manage the trades and deal with upset neighbours|