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Modular Wins Aussie Award

September 26th, 2013 Comments off

The Engineering Excellence Awards in Sydney, Australia in Products, Manufacturing Facilities and Processes was conferred on TEKTUM Space2.0, for its design of a full-size modular house that is transported on a flatbed trailer which unfolds at the site with all services and finishes in place. According to engineersaustralia.org.au, the final layout of the home is based on shipping the right mix of elements which will generate economies of scale through materials procurement, manufacturing efficiency and controlled quality. As MHProNews has learned, this will enable TEKTUM to continuously improve the process and product as it attempts to achieve a higher quality modular home at a lower cost.

(Image credit: engineersaustralia.org.au–TEKTUM20 modular house)

Aussie Firm Expands Manufactured Home Reach

September 4th, 2013 Comments off

Ingenia Communities (ASX ticker:INA) of Sydney, Australia has acquired two manufactured home communities in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia for $11.2 million. The Mudgee Valley Tourist Park had a price tag of $4 million, according to proactiveinvestors.com.au, while the Mudgee Tourist and Van Resort sold for $7.2 million. Ingenia specializes in senior housing communities, owning 44 properties with 3,200 units, including 1,105 manufactured homes. MHProNews has learned Mudgee is in southeast Australia near Sydney.

(Photo credit: Darren–Brisbane, Australia manufactured homes)

Australian Manufactured Home Community Changes Hands

June 26th, 2013 Comments off

Investment firm Alceon has acquired the Oaklands Village Manufactured Home Estate in Wollongong, New South Wales, on the southeast coast of Australia, for $13.4 million. Sold by the Oaklands Village Trust, the community has 258 home sites and is located just south of Sydney, Australia, according to theaustralian.com. As MHProNews has learned independently, in some Australian communities site-built and manufactured homes are sited next to each other.

(Photo credit: mobilehomeliving.org–Australian manufactured home)

Kahlbetzer Adds Modular to Holdings

March 11th, 2013 Comments off

According to theaustralian, the Twynam Group of Sydney, Australia has acquired modular home manufacturer Quicksmart Homes and intends to produce 2,000 new homes per year in the next five years. Part of Kahlbetzer Investments, which has extensive agricultural and livestock holdings across Australia, as MHProNews has discovered, Twynam’s real estate division, Jemalong Property Group has experience in the hospitality and educational modular production fields and will now add Quicksmart.

(Image credit: architectureanddesign–Australia Inverloch modular house)

Down Under Modular First to Rise Up

July 30th, 2012 Comments off

Daily Mercury reports from Sydney, Australia a modular house called HOUSE2.0 unfolds out of a box and can be set up within a week ready for the furniture to be brought in. Tektum managing director Nicolas Perren says a developer in Mackay in New South Wales (NSW) has expressed interest in siting 39 of the houses. MHProNews has learned the two package home is 80% complete when it leaves the factory in Gosford, and it’s the first of its kind erected in Australia.

(Photo credit: Daily Mercury/Lee Constable–co-managing director David Hartigan)

MH Development Proposed near Sydney, Australia

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

LakesMail from Australia tells MHProNews a proposal to site 251 manufactured homes in Halekulani in New South Wales, southeastern Australia, will be determined by Wyong Shire councillors. The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, which owns the two sites proposed for the development on Lake Munmorah north of Sydney, says the project will offer affordable housing as well as tourist accommodations. The northern portion will include 67 home sites, 12 of which will be caravan short-term sites; the southern part will be 184 long-term home sites. The development is bordered on the north and south by manufactured home communities. The exhibition period has been extend to Aug. 27, 2012, for nearby residents to express their concerns.

(Image credit: whereis)

Australia Looking Closely at Modular Housing

October 14th, 2011 Comments off

dailytelegraph tells us from Sydney, Australia, the U.S. is not the only country where the gap between income and real estate prices is widening. Sydney’s home prices are expected to rise 19 percent in the next three years, to a median of $770,000. “The big problem with affordability is housing supply,” according to Nicolas Perren, director of Tektum. There is a demand for 150,000 dwellings a year in Australia – but only 120,000 are being built.” Next week at the Sydney Architecture Festival, modular homes will be a featured presentation as a possible solution to the housing crisis. Leading industry figures will be observing these single-story homes that range in size from 45 square meters with two bedrooms, to 170 square meters with six bedrooms. These modular houses can be assembled in three days and cost between $100,000 and 250,000. CEO Douglas Driscoll of Starr Partners thinks this could work particularly well with public housing.

(Photo credit: dailytelegraph)