HANDY HINTS AND USEFUL INFORMATION FROM PAAL KIT HOMES
- Six ways to improve your home’s thermal efficiency
- How the wind rating for your home is calculated
- Concrete slabs have varying thermal efficiencies
- We'll help you develop your ideal site
- Your Home Project is Precisely Managed
- Landscaping to make an impression
- Collect home ideas that inspire you
- Let there be light
- Why Build with PAAL Kit Homes
- Not All Whites Are White
- The Magic Kitchen Triangle
- Find your perfect exterior colour scheme
- Your personalised home kit – just as you like it
- Paal provides home kits – and much more
- Paal is the best bushfire compliance partner
- Visit your local council first
- Ensure you build on a firm foundation
- Being wise with your house plans
- Commonly asked Home Questions
- Paal will help with your BASIX assessment
- What is Owner Building?
- Six facts you should know about kit homes
- DIY tips for building your kit home
- Learn how to become an owner builder
- Key questions to ask before choosing a kit home
- Some of the advantages of building a kit home
- Benefits of Steel Frame Kit Homes
- 10 Easy Steps to Building Your Own PAAL Kit Home
- Bushfire Flame Zone upgrade now available
- To Fully Appreciate Your New Home, You Must See it for Yourself
- Tips for Success When Building a Kit Home
- Options for Building a Kit Home
- Six Advantages of Steel Frame Kit Homes
- The NSW Owner-Builder Permit
- Four Things to Consider When Comparing Kit Homes
Paal provides home kits – and much more
8 April 2016
Put simply, a kit home is a package of materials for the owner-builder, owner-manager or professional builder.
Everything you need – apart from the concrete slab – comes in the kit, so it’s a rational way of controlling your building costs. The fixed price you pay makes expenses predictable, avoiding a possible budget blow-out because of unanticipated extras.
Even if you don’t intend erecting the home yourself, purchasing a complete kit can make the job easier for the licensed builder, as he or she is not required to source the materials. This is a significant benefit if your home site is in an isolated rural area that’s far from a building supply store.
Paal’s kits make the job as easy as possible for the owner-builder or owner-manager by supplying the most inclusions of any kit home company. We also provide a wide range of choice, as can be seen on our inclusions page.
The concrete slab isn’t included in our kit package as this needs to be built on site by professional trades.
Some customers prefer to build on bearers and joists. In some circumstances, this option can be cheaper.
However if you are building a brick veneer home on a level site, bearers and joists and a wooden floor will generally cost up to 30 per cent more than concrete.
Bearers and joists also have heating implications. They have no thermal mass, which in a cold climate could impact on your home’s energy rating. Another factor to be considered is that they will increase the overall height of your home, which could require you to use professional scaffolding. Paal’s consultants can offer advice best suited to your site’s requirements.
While Paal is a kit home supplier, we are of course much more than that. Our building package comes with a total support system to ensure that you can complete your home.
Paal’s housing consultants work with you to launch the project, and will always be on call throughout the building process to assist if needed.