Being renowned for its outstanding and spectacular landscapes, Western Australia commonly referred to as WA is the largest state in Australia. Having occupied almost a third of the entire continent, WA is a home for breathtaking beaches, especially in Perth, which is its capital city.
How is living in Western Australia look like? One may ask. Well, it is one of the best states to live in due to its rich cultural diversity. But something is outstanding about WA that many do not know.
WA is known for its transportable homes. Can you imagine your house being transported just the way it is to another state or city that is your new residence? It is perhaps one of the most exciting sights.
Most of the Australians prefer having their homes being transported rather than demolishing and rebuilding. Of course, this saves them a lot of money. Bringing down a house, transporting the materials, and setting up the house again can be very costly.
This could be the reason why transportable homes are increasingly becoming popular in Western Australia. However, the whole process seems like a mountain to many people hence the need to go through some frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Of course, many people are not used to this model of the building that is why it is only peculiar in Western Australia, although it is spreading to some other areas. Could it be because of the wide roads and generally large size of the state that makes relocatable homes a common practice? Maybe it could be a contributing factor. Even so, here are some common FAQs:
1. Is there a need for getting any building permits for the relocatable home?
No. A transportable is usually classified among the class of temporary building, and no temporary building requires a permit to be built. Generally, relocatable homes are made in one place and transported to the client’s site using a large truck. They may be transported as a whole or in parts. Nevertheless, they need no further fitting or construction.
2. How much do you pay for relocating the home?
Cost is a major concern for many transportable homeowners. To be honest, it can be very costly depending on the size of the house, distance to the relocation area, and the heaviness of the house. Many companies in WA deal with these activities and they should be able to give you an accurate cost.
3. Is relocating a home worth it?
Well, this will depend on individuals and the meaning of the home to them. For a homeowner who views the home as a historic structure for his family, they can easily relocate, and it will be worth it. However, for some WA residents, it is not a worthwhile investment.
4. Is it safe?
Yes, it is. All you need to do is to hire a transportable home service provider who is qualified and expert in this field. You will have your home safe and secure in the new location.
It is good to note that these transportable homes cannot be relocated to any place. Besides having a good place where it will be placed, you need to have a wide road for the truck to pass through. That’s why there is a need to let the transporter company or the building companies in WA visit the relocation area before commencing the transportation process.