Can I move my home to another site?
Yes absolutely. Our homes are designed and constructed keeping in mind transportability. Just like your new home would initially be transported from our construction facility and installed onto your site, it could then be uninstalled and relocated when you move. We would be delighted to provide you with more information on this.
What is the construction and installation time for my project?
The average construction time for your ArchiBlox home is around 16-20 weeks. The installation is normally between 2-4 weeks depending on the complexity of your project and site access.
Does ArchiBlox service remote locations?
ArchiBlox is always excited to work in a range of different environments including urban, rural, coastal, alpine and remote locations. ArchiBlox homes are built to perform effectively in each of these environments, so provided our trucks can achieve adequate access to the site we’d be delighted to work with you.
What kind of climatic conditions are suitable for an ArchiBlox home?
Our modules are comprised of panels and materials which perform to an exceptional degree across a range of climates. Our projects range from residential houses in desert WA to ski resorts in VIC. This high level of insulation is achieved via a range of R Batts in the floors, ceiling, & walls, along with double glazed glass throughout. You'll be pleased with the comfort and performance of your sustainable ArchiBlox home. For more on our sustainable features, please refer to our Standard Inclusions.
What kind of site preparation is required?
Site preparation will vary from project to project. We generally work with a board pier foundation and will arrange this ourselves. However, should you need demolitions, excavations, or any other work done before our trucks arrive with delivery, ArchiBlox is most happy to assist you by project managing this at a reasonable fee.
How does an ArchiBlox home fair during transportation to site?
ArchiBlox undergoes a high level of quality control during the construction process to ensure each home is completed with the utmost of care. We use high quality materials and this ensures all homes are finished to an exceptional standard. The steel frame structure ensures there is no vulnerability in the module and no flex during lifting and lowering.
Do you use board piers?
Yes, we generally do. When budgeting for a project we assume a board pier foundation, however we have also worked with concrete flooring, and are happy to do so, though his may affect overall budget and time frames. Board piers are the preference as they maximise our efficiency. Board Piers are engineered holes dug into the ground reinforced with steel and concrete, galvanised steel stumps are then bolted into the concrete footings.
Can you install onto a sloping site?
Yes, we certainly can. We've created a number of exciting projects on a sloping block and this makes for a dramatic and stunning result. This is achievable via the board pier foundation which is height adjustable. It's worth noting that flat sites are an ideal option for the client when it comes to budget, as no or little leveling is required and a cranes are often not required for a flat site.
Do ArchiBlox work on projects which have a BAL rating?
A high percentage of our current sites are rural or coastal and sit under a BMO (Bushfire Management Overlay). This means they have a BAL rating applied to the site (Bushfire Attack Level). Our homes are built to comply with a low-mid BAL rating. For any mid-high BAL ratings, we are able to modify the design where required and/or select alternative claddings & materials.
Can ArchiBlox build in Cyclonic areas?
Yes, ArchiBlox can design and construct to meet Cyclone Building Codes. At the early stages of any project all environmental requirements are determined to ensure the building codes are adhered to. The impact to design and costing’s will depend on the level of cyclonic protection that is required.
Do I need a soil report?
Yes we do require a soil report and ArchiBlox organises this for you when required, and the cost of this is incorporated into your overall project cost. The soil report will determine the subsurface soils and intern how we will respond to these during design and construction.