Ausco Modular completed a challenging housing project in Moranbah for a major mining client, designing, manufacturing and installing 20 double-storey three- and four-bedroom modular homes within a tight delivery schedule of just five months at a location 1000km from Brisbane.

The mining client sought Ausco Modular’s housing due to efficiencies in production processes and cost. Ausco Modular employed a multi-build, stringent process-driven approach to ensure quick turnaround between the factory and site work stages, greatly reducing the overall timescale. The process resulted in a schedule of approximately six weeks per house.

Key design considerations such as the internal layout, colours, finishes, site positioning, and street appeal were given importance to ensure an individual look and feel for each home at the residential development. The double storey solution allowed for a spacious home in the given allotment while leaving enough room on the site for a family backyard.

Part of a wider housing project designed to provide contemporary and spacious accommodation for employees in the region, the homes have an average energy rating of 5.8. All units feature the generous proportions and characteristics of a traditional 3- or 4-bedroom double-storey home, the key differentiator being the modular design, which allows manufacture and installation in a fraction of the time.

Ausco Modular’s full turnkey project scope for the modular houses included design, engineering, building approvals, manufacturing, transport, installation, site services, carports, sheds, water tanks and driveways.

Image: 20 double storey homes delivered in 5 months, 1,000km from Brisbane