Shipping Container Homes in Perth/Australia by Gran Designs WA








About Gran Designs WA


2 x 40 ft Shipping Container Homes






Specs
Interiors
Floor Plans

Based on two prefab units or 40 ft shipping containers, joined together to provide a large open living area, this container home can be used either as a normal home or a granny flat, offering very comfortable and functional  living areas. The shipping container home features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, full kitchen with island bench, living and meals areas. It’s perfect for two individuals who want their own privacy.




Specs





Elevated ceilings throughout
Quality LED lights and feature light fittings
Designer kitchen and bathroom fixtures
Stone benchtops and 2-pac finish to kitchen cabinets
Frameless shower screens and floor to ceiling porcelain tiles to wet areas
Double glazed windows and sliding doors with 5mm toughened glass

Structure

• 2.4m wide pods – Heavy duty external steel framing with corrugated high strength steel seam-welded panels to external walls and roof panels and steel framed internal walls.
• 3.4m wide pods – heavy duty external steel framing with steel framed internal walls.
• Heavy gauge steel floor joists & bearers.
• Heavy gauge steel corner posts for bracing and loading capacity.
• Pressed steel seam welded roofing panels.

Insulation

• 2.4m wide pods – R4.0 spray on expanding polyurethane insulation to ceiling and sprayed on polyurethane to external walls providing a rating of R3.1.
• 3.4m wide pods – R4.0 spray on expanding polyurethane insulation to ceiling and sprayed on polyurethane to external walls providing a rating of R3.1.
• R1.5 Rockwool batts to all internal walls.
• 8mm 3-in-1 underfloor insulation with thermal break.

External Cladding

• 2.4m wide pods – Long life weatherproof paint over corrugated high strength steel wall and ceiling panels.  External cladding not included.
• 3.4m wide pods – Sisalation plus 9mm Dekopanel decorative fibre cement cladding screw fixed to external steel framing, including decorative expressed joints where necessary.

Windows/External Entrance Doors

• Double glazed tempered glass (5mm) to aluminium framed windows and glass sliding doors. Keyed locks to all external doors.
• Fibreglass insect screens to all window and external door openings.

Internal Fit-Out

• Compressed FC flooring, glued and screw fixed to steel floor joists: 2.4m pods – 20mm sheets; 3.4m pods – 24mm sheets.
• Floating timber floor, veneer on plywood, 15mm, with expansion joints and foam underlay throughout (excluding wet areas): pre-laid in single pod homes and supplied flat-packed for multi-pod homes (for laying by purchaser after home installation).
• 12mm plaster lined walls throughout excluding wet areas.
• Fibre cement lined walls to bathrooms.
• 12mm plasterboard fixed to ceiling battens, installed throughout, including shadow line for architectural merit (excludes Bathroom ceilings).
• European Beech 68mm x 12mm architraves and skirting throughout (excludes wet areas) and to jamb-sets for door openings where applicable.
• Flush panel timber veneer internal doors, painted.
• Architectural Lever Series internal door furniture.
• Aluminium framed feature glass sliding doors to robes (except walk-through robes) and linen cupboards where applicable.
• Custom robe fit-out including a bank of shelves, top shelf with hanging rails.
• Built-in overhead and side cupboards in nominated bedrooms as per plan.
• Custom built 2-pac combination robe, desk & overhead cupboards with LED lighting where applicable to design.
• Ceiling fans as per plan.
• 3 coat premium paint system to internal walls.

Kitchen

• Square edged reconstituted quartz stone benchtops.
• Gloss 2-pac finish to kitchen cupboard fronts, including metal cabinetry handles (where applicable).
• Four drawer cutlery unit including Blum soft closing drawer slides.
• Feature toughened glass kitchen sink, 1.5 bowl to applicable designs.
• Ceramic tiled kitchen splashback, 600mm high, to applicable designs.
• Provision for dishwasher including cold water connection and electrical.
• Feature light fitting over kitchen island bench.

Bathroom/Laundry

• Toughened glass shower screen with pivot or sliding door as appropriate, 1.8m high.
• Rectified tiles to ceiling in shower recess and 1.2m to remainder in ensuites and bathrooms, as appropriate.
• Mirrored shaving cabinet with light in bathrooms.
• Glass mosaic feature wall or feature strip to main bath shower recess where applicable.
• Wall mounted 2-pac single bowl vanity installed as per plan and reconstituted quartz stone top; vitreous china basin with chrome pop-up waste.
• Deluxe 3 star WELS rated “Wall Faced” vitreous china toilet suite with soft closing seat & lid.
• Premium Series bathroom accessories including one towel rail per bathroom, one face mounted toilet roll holder per WC, wall mounted soap holders to shower recess and bath (where applicable).
• Laundry cabinet with stainless steel underslung sink; reconstituted quartz stone benchtop (depending upon design).

Tapware

• Premium Series basin mixers where applicable.
• Premium Series wall mixer to shower recess where applicable.
• Premium Series kitchen mixer.
• Premium Series laundry mixer.
• Premium Series ¼ turn washing machine cocks.
• Premium Series ¼ turn cistern cocks to WC’s.
• Premium Series shower rose on rail combo.

Electrical

• Light fittings, GPO’s, phone, data and TV points as per electrical plan.
• Internal switchboard.
• Pre-wiring for air conditioners.

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Rating

• Compliance with BAL-LOW. BAL-19 to 40 is an optional upgrade.

Interiors














2 x 40 ft Sipping Container Homes Plans






20 ft Shipping Container Homes in Australia






Specs
Floor plan

The Santa Fe is a studio granny flat where the living area quickly converts to sleeping space – ideal for singles.  Maximum use is made of available space through efficient design.  It comes with high quality features including modern kitchen with 2-pac finish to cabinetry and reconstituted quartz stone bench tops; dining and living areas; tiled bathroom and provision for a fold-out sofa bed.  When not in use, the bed space becomes part of the living area.

The Santa Fe shipping container studio granny flat price: $35,500 + installation








Specs





All Gran Designs WA modular homes are finished to a high standard and are fully fitted out internally, with quality fixtures and fittings throughout.

All shipping container homes have the following inclusions:


  • Elevated ceilings throughout
  • Quality LED lights and feature light fittings
  • Designer kitchen and bathroom fixtures
  • Stone benchtops and 2-pac finish to kitchen cabinets
  • Frameless shower screens and floor to ceiling porcelain tiles to wet areas
  • Double glazed windows and sliding doors with 5mm toughened glass


Structure

• 2.4m wide pods – Heavy duty external steel framing with corrugated high strength steel seam-welded panels to external walls and roof panels and steel framed internal walls.
• 3.4m wide pods – heavy duty external steel framing with steel framed internal walls.
• Heavy gauge steel floor joists & bearers.
• Heavy gauge steel corner posts for bracing and loading capacity.
• Pressed steel seam welded roofing panels.

Insulation

• 2.4m wide pods – R4.0 spray on expanding polyurethane insulation to ceiling and sprayed on polyurethane to external walls providing a rating of R3.1.
• 3.4m wide pods – R4.0 spray on expanding polyurethane insulation to ceiling and sprayed on polyurethane to external walls providing a rating of R3.1.
• R1.5 Rockwool batts to all internal walls.
• 8mm 3-in-1 underfloor insulation with thermal break.

External Cladding

• 2.4m wide pods – Long life weatherproof paint over corrugated high strength steel wall and ceiling panels.  External cladding not included.
• 3.4m wide pods – Sisalation plus 9mm Dekopanel decorative fibre cement cladding screw fixed to external steel framing, including decorative expressed joints where necessary.

Windows/External Entrance Doors

• Double glazed tempered glass (5mm) to aluminium framed windows and glass sliding doors. Keyed locks to all external doors.
• Fibreglass insect screens to all window and external door openings.

Internal Fit-Out

• Compressed FC flooring, glued and screw fixed to steel floor joists: 2.4m pods – 20mm sheets; 3.4m pods – 24mm sheets.
• Floating timber floor, veneer on plywood, 15mm, with expansion joints and foam underlay throughout (excluding wet areas): pre-laid in single pod homes and supplied flat-packed for multi-pod homes (for laying by purchaser after home installation).
• 12mm plaster lined walls throughout excluding wet areas.
• Fibre cement lined walls to bathrooms.
• 12mm plasterboard fixed to ceiling battens, installed throughout, including shadow line for architectural merit (excludes Bathroom ceilings).
• European Beech 68mm x 12mm architraves and skirting throughout (excludes wet areas) and to jamb-sets for door openings where applicable.
• Flush panel timber veneer internal doors, painted.
• Architectural Lever Series internal door furniture.
• Aluminium framed feature glass sliding doors to robes (except walk-through robes) and linen cupboards where applicable.
• Custom robe fit-out including a bank of shelves, top shelf with hanging rails.
• Built-in overhead and side cupboards in nominated bedrooms as per plan.
• Custom built 2-pac combination robe, desk & overhead cupboards with LED lighting where applicable to design.
• Ceiling fans as per plan.
• 3 coat premium paint system to internal walls.

Kitchen

• Square edged reconstituted quartz stone benchtops.
• Gloss 2-pac finish to kitchen cupboard fronts, including metal cabinetry handles (where applicable).
• Four drawer cutlery unit including Blum soft closing drawer slides.
• Feature toughened glass kitchen sink, 1.5 bowl to applicable designs.
• Ceramic tiled kitchen splashback, 600mm high, to applicable designs.
• Provision for dishwasher including cold water connection and electrical.
• Feature light fitting over kitchen island bench.

Bathroom/Laundry

• Toughened glass shower screen with pivot or sliding door as appropriate, 1.8m high.
• Rectified tiles to ceiling in shower recess and 1.2m to remainder in ensuites and bathrooms, as appropriate.
• Mirrored shaving cabinet with light in bathrooms.
• Glass mosaic feature wall or feature strip to main bath shower recess where applicable.
• Wall mounted 2-pac single bowl vanity installed as per plan and reconstituted quartz stone top; vitreous china basin with chrome pop-up waste.
• Deluxe 3 star WELS rated “Wall Faced” vitreous china toilet suite with soft closing seat & lid.
• Premium Series bathroom accessories including one towel rail per bathroom, one face mounted toilet roll holder per WC, wall mounted soap holders to shower recess and bath (where applicable).
• Laundry cabinet with stainless steel underslung sink; reconstituted quartz stone benchtop (depending upon design).

Tapware

• Premium Series basin mixers where applicable.
• Premium Series wall mixer to shower recess where applicable.
• Premium Series kitchen mixer.
• Premium Series laundry mixer.
• Premium Series ¼ turn washing machine cocks.
• Premium Series ¼ turn cistern cocks to WC’s.
• Premium Series shower rose on rail combo.

Electrical

• Light fittings, GPO’s, phone, data and TV points as per electrical plan.
• Internal switchboard.
• Pre-wiring for air conditioners.

Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Rating

• Compliance with BAL-LOW. BAL-19 to 40 is an optional upgrade.

NOT SUPPLIED

• Kitchen appliances and hot water system.
• External electricity meter box.
• External light fittings.
• Sink and basin traps.

OPTIONS

• Aluminium glass bi-fold doors in lieu of sliding doors.
• Additional items to qualify for BAL-40 rating.

NOTE:  

• Gran Designs WA reserves the right to vary these inclusions without notice.
• All materials and components used are in full compliance with the relevant Australian and New Zealand Standards.

20 ft Shipping Container Home Floor Plan







Questions and Answers about Shipping Container Homes in Perth and Australia





Why are shipping container homes so inexpensive?


We build our shipping container homes in a controlled factory environment. This allows for a much shorter construction time, more efficient use of resources and less wastage, so we can bring you superior quality housing at a much lower cost.

We are also able to accurately predict our costs and manufacturing timescales, so we don’t have to build in the allowances and on-site costs you usually pay with standard construction methods.

If something is broken in transit or doesn’t work upon delivery, how can I have it repaired?


When the house is delivered to site it is advisable to inspect the building for any damage that may have incurred during shipping, transportation and craning. Our shipping container homes are strengthened for shipping, transportation and port handling. However, it is possible that minor defects may occur (such as cracks in tiles and cornice joints) during transit which we will ensure are remedied before completing installation. Internal fixtures also have a 12 months warranty.

Where in Western Australia can we install shipping container homes?


Virtually anywhere, although costs for transportation, craning and installation will vary across the state. We are located in Perth so pricing for areas outside of Perth will vary.

What is prefabricated transportable shipping container modular housing?


Traditionally, homes are constructed almost totally on-site. Prefabricated shipping container homes are built, either partly or wholly, off-site in a factory then transported to site for positioning or assembly, depending upon the degree of prefabrication.

Transportable means the homes are capable of being freighted by ship and/or truck while in assembled form. Large modular shipping container homes are built in units then joined together on site.

Do the shipping container homes comply with Australian and New Zealand Standards and Building Codes?


All components of shipping container homes fully comply with Australian and New Zealand Standards.

What statutory approvals are required for the shipping container homes within Australia?


This may vary according to location in Western Australia and the R code applicable to your site. We offer a service to obtain statutory approvals for you or you can make your own enquiries with the relevant local authority.

How are the shipping container homes freighted and transported to my land?


The shipping container homes are shipped to the nearest major port in Western Australia and then transported by truck to site. We will make prior arrangements for a crane to be on hand when the home arrives to offload and position the shipping container home on the pre-prepared foundations.

How soon can I have the shipping container homes delivered to my land?


Production will commence following the completion of the contractual obligations and payment of the deposit. Subject to the production scheduling constraints at the time, production time is about 8-10 weeks.

Overall, from date of ordering to date of delivery, it should be around 12-14 weeks, depending on production schedules at the time and the delivery location. An indication of commencement and delivery dates will be provided prior to an order being placed.

Where can I see one of the shipping container homes?


Our display is located at 181a Stirling Hwy in North Fremantle and is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays.

While the display model may not be the one that you are interested in, it will show what fixtures and fittings are provided as well as the quality of finishes.

What flexibility do I have in the shipping container home design?


Whilst standardisation is important in order to achieve economies of scale we also understand that each client and shipping container home site has its unique set of issues and requirements. As such, in most cases, we can make adjustments to our standard floor plans.

Please discuss any changes you might require to our standard floor plans with one of our building and design consultants. Any additional work we do to your shipping container home like decking and roofing can of course be bespoke based on how you would like your new shipping container home to be finished.

What site preparation is required before delivery of the shipping container home?


The extent of site preparation, including foundations, will depend upon site conditions. A site survey, soil test and engineered footing design will be required in each case. It is also important that suitable access be available for a truck and crane.

Can I install a shipping container homes home on a sloping block?


Absolutely! In fact this is a major benefit of our steel framed shipping container homes. They can be positioned on steel posts providing a level platform for the home.

Obviously the foundations and tie-downs will need to be engineer designed to suit the site as well as geographical and geotechnical conditions in accordance with local authority requirements. Also adequate access and work space will be required for the haulage vehicle and crane.

What is the difference between shipping container homes and kit homes?


Shipping container homes are supplied complete with all internal fixtures and fittings, wall lining, ceiling, windows, doors, etc. already installed. Typically, kit homes are supplied flat packed for the purchaser to fully assemble on site.

Can I choose the finishes for the shipping container home?


Initially, there will be no choices as far as internal finishes and colours are concerned. For external treatments, purchasers may choose to buy only the basic pod then add external treatments themselves or simply incorporate the pod into an existing home. There will be a choice of colour schemes for external finishes.

Can I have solar panels on shipping container home?


Sure. We can introduce you to our supplier of choice or you can use your own supplier should you wish. The solar panels will need to be retrofitted after delivery of the shipping container home.

What about roofing, decking, water tanks and grey and black water treatment?


All of this will need to be done after the installation of your shipping container home. We will happily introduce you to our partner companies that specialise in these areas or you can do it yourself.

But please note that where any value added works materially alter the product, the warranty applicable to that part of the product may be voided.

What warranties apply to the shipping container home?


A 10 year structural guarantee applies to the frame while internal fixtures have a 12 months warranty. Your new shipping container home or granny flat is also covered by home indemnity insurance.

If something is broken in transit or doesn’t work upon delivery, how can I get it repaired?


When the shipping container home is delivered to site it is recommended to inspect the building for any damage that may have incurred during shipping, transportation and craning. Our shipping container homes are strengthened for shipping, transportation and port handling. However, it is possible that minor defects may occur (such as cracks in tiles and cornice joints) during transit which we will ensure are remedied before completing installation. Internal fixtures also have a 12 months warranty.

What are the purchasing and payments processes?


Once you have chosen the shipping container home that is right for you and wish to go ahead and purchase one, we will present you with a Western Australian Pre-fabricated Homes Contract that will include the Scope of Works and our obligations as a builder and yours as a buyer.

Once signed and the 6.5% deposit is paid we will order your new modular shipping container home. There will then be a progress payment once the footings are installed and a final payment on Practical Completion. Payment methods can either be by Cash, Cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

How can I finance the purchase of my shipping container home?


If you have sufficient equity in your property or a significant deposit, your financier may advance funds to cover the cost of the shipping container home purchase, perhaps as a personal loan. When the shipping container home is installed, the loan would be converted to a normal home loan. Financing options are being explored by us aimed at simplifying the process to the point where bank finance can be obtained.

What additional costs am I up for?


All the costs for your new shipping container home will be shown in your Western Australian Pre-fabricated Homes Contract. Any variations to this contract will be priced separately and added as an addendum to the contract. For a guideline on installation costs, please refer to Indicative Installation Costs.

Will the shipping container home be covered by Home Indemnity Insurance?


Absolutely. By law we are required to provide you with Home Indemnity Insurance

Can I build a shipping container home on my land?


Just contact your local council planning department and ask them. So long as your site has the relevant zoning it should not be a problem.

Are the shipping container homes termite resistant?


As the shipping container homes are steel framed, elevated on steel piers and without any structural timber in the construction, the shipping container homes are termite resistant. The exposed steel posts that supports the shipping container home also provide a means of visual inspection to check for any bridging by termites.

About Gran Designs WA





Gran Designs WA was borne out of desire to provide affordable, alternate and sustainable housing solutions to families and communities in Perth and Western Australia.

We market an exciting range of stylish, contemporary Prefabricated Modular Homes, Shipping Container Homes and Granny Flats in Perth and Western Australia.

Prefab Modular Homes in Perth/Australia by Gran Designs WA

Address3/10 Hines Road, O'Connor 6163, Perth, Australia
Postal AddressPO Box 1283, Fremantle 6959
Phone 1+61 439 093 001
Phone 2+61 449 225 117
Email info@grandesignswa.com.au
Website http://grandesignswa.com.au



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Shipping Container Homes in Perth/Australia by Gran Designs WA