The booming housing construction sector has triggered a spike in the costs of construction materials and labour. The cost of bricks, for instance, has risen by a third in just two years, according to Turner & Townsend’s International Construction Market Survey 2017. While standard bricks were available at $590/1000 in 2015, the cost is now $785/1000 – indicating a leap of 33.1 per cent.
Traditional masonry work has become expensive, encouraging many homeowners to explore more affordable options that deliver similar design outcomes for durability and aesthetics. The Modular Walls range offers many advantages over traditional brick walls including affordability, long-term durability, easier and faster installation, and no requirement for strip footings or cumbersome construction technology.
The rising costs of traditional masonry in terms of materials and labour have seen a corresponding rise in the use of alternative building solutions such as Modular Walls. This trend is expected to continue to rise in the coming years.
Modular Walls’ products offer the premium style and structural strength of rendered brick walls at a more economical price. The post and panel systems accommodate a variety of premium finishes, complementing any architectural design. The finished aesthetic replicates the look of a rendered brick wall without the accompanying cost or installation time issues.
Modular Walls offers a range of residential systems such as SlimWall, VogueWall and EstateWall, each system designed to fit a specific application.
Recommended for fencing applications, SlimWall offers a modern, sleek design of 50mm thickness and heights up to 2.1m. As Australia’s fastest growing fencing product, SlimWall can transform garden spaces into a stylish oasis. At $131 per lineal metre (1.8m high), SlimWall is the most affordable premium fencing solution in the Modular Walls range.
Designed to closely mirror the dimensions of a single brick wall with piers, VogueWall offers a wall thickness of 75mm and can rise up to 3.0m high. VogueWall combines its decorative abilities with versatility, making it the most popular wall in the Modular Walls range.
Replicating the grand appearance of a double brick wall with large piers, EstateWall measures 100mm in thickness and can be built up to 3.0m high. This modular wall is an excellent choice for statement walls, sound barriers or security perimeters.
All three wall systems offer acoustic benefits while retaining capabilities can be integrated to achieve a dual-purpose wall in one seamless design. Designed for fast and easy installation, these modular walls allow easy integration of lighting and gates into the structure, enabling customisation during the installation process.
With a background of 30 years of composite panel manufacturing experience, Modular Walls is the leading producer of cost-effective acoustic boundary walls and fences.