FAQ – Kit Homes

Flatpack is an industry term used in design or materials-handling to describe how a structure can be packaged to make it easier to store and transport to reduce costs.  The purchaser of a flat-pack kit home may choose to erect it yourself (owner-built), or employ a builder to do so, directly or through iBuild.

We deliver Australia wide.  In fact, our products are available for worldwide delivery.

Depending on the seasonality in demand and capacity, it normally takes approximately 8~12 weeks to arrive.

We can arrange delivery for you, which would cost approximately $750/100kms from your capital city to your location.

Kit homes are delivered to your site on a truck which can be fitted with cranes for easy off-loading.

The kit arrives on site in flat pack form. Structure components such as sub-floor, wall frames and roof trusses are prefabricated to each home design. Clients erect the house in accordance with instruction provided.  Internal lining, insulation, external cladding are installed onsite.  Client’s electrician can run the wiring along pre-punched holes within the wall studs. Same as plumbing lines.

We deliver Australia wide. In fact, our products are available for worldwide delivery. We will work with our partner logistics company to arrange the most cost effective way of delivery to your site. Quite often, your ordered product will be first shipped to your nearest major port (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle) or a regional port (Darwin, Townsville, Hobart). Then your ordered product will be freighted to your site via rail or truck.

iBuild kit homes standard inclusion covers BAL low. For an extra fee, we can offer our customers upgrade options of up to BAL FZ.



No. Our modular building structure is designed to be used as permanent building while it does have the flexibility to be relocated.

The iBuild modular building is designed in such a way that they can be ‘folded away’, or ‘slided in’ to be transported and re-opened as many moves as required.

You can obtain an owner builder permit and save money by constructing the house in accordance with instructions provided. Another option under owner builder is managing the construction process of each trade. Or if you don’t have the time or experience, you can employ a licensed builder to construct your home for you.

Lock up stage means the house is constructed externally, for example the floor system, frames, walls, roof, windows and doors are completed.

Toggle ContentMost kit homes are not designed for relocation.  Some small kit homes, if built on elevated floor, can be transportable.  iBUILD Modular and Transpack series are transportable.

Once satisfied with your house plan you will enter into a contract in which you pay 10% deposit for the release of plans, engineered drawings and energy certification for council submission. You then pay 40% of the contract value after obtaining planning permit. The balance of the contract is paid after obtaining building permit so that we can commence procurement and manufacturing.

No, due to our environmental and sustainability policy, we cannot post information material to you.

An average-size iBuild home, like the Avila, takes approximately 2-3 months to assemble. This period is dependent on the size of the kit home, weather conditions and the carpenters or tradesmen involved in the project.

Raised floors are on average cheaper. A concrete slab requires multiple different trades to implement, whereas an elevated floor can be accomplished by any owner builder. The cost is dependent on a range of factors; like the tradesmen completing the task and how much labour input you as the owner would like to contribute. Click here to learn more about raised floors vs concrete slabs

The set term is up to 7 years. Click here to get in touch with an iBuild Representative about Handy Pay today.

A rough rule of thumb is that the assembly will be equivalent to the cost of your kit home. Please note it can vary greatly depending on who the builder is and the extent of your input.

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