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September 01, 2009 | | Comments 0

Close Shave for a Kit Home Customer

Recently a Perth Owner Builder almost lost her deposit to a kit home company. This Owner Builder was just about to pay her deposit when by sheer luck she discovered that the kit home company was heading into liquidation… unfortunately, a common problem at present with the challenging economic climate.

Lucky Kit Home BuyerThis customer contacted UBuild Homes through the Internet and asked for some advice on how she might be able to move forward. She was a bit distraught about her dealings with the other company, but we were able to reassure her that all was not lost. UBuild showed her a process with a flexible approach, and now things are well and truly on track.

Some of the benefits that this customer received by working through UBuild Homes:

  1. As she already had her design we were able to take that design and put a kit package together to her desired specifications. Even better news – we were able to do this at a price better than the original kit home company had provided!
  2. The customer was provided with a fixed quote to supply her kit home to lock up stage. Fully detailed and specified.
  3. UBuild Homes were able to source all of the materials locally. As the customer was in Perth this made for very low freight costs. As UBuild Homes are not beholden to specific manufacturers we can shop around locally and use our national buying power to keep your costs down.
  4. We were able to organize the delivery of the kit home package of materials in stages to suit the customer’s building schedule.

Things are now going according to plan and the customer has gone from distraught to extremely happy. It’s all about figuring out what solution is the right one, and then with help from experts, putting that solution into place.

Something else you might find of interest is the subject of ‘sustainable kit homes’. It has been pointed out that many of the components to a UBuild Kit Home are “low embodied energy products” due to local sourcing of materials, minimizing freight distance and the types of product used, eg. plantation timber.

UBuild Homes is dedicated to managed sustainable construction and you’ll read a number of articles on this topic in the future.

So if you need help finding the right solution to your Kit Home challenge or want to investigate sustainable kit homes further, then give us a call or simply contact us.

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