Modal Living.

From permits and site surveying to construction and shipment, Modal is there to make sure that every single step of the process is thoroughly planned, prepared and completed.

In terms of the prefabricated units they produce, Modal focuses on modern design and quality construction, while reducing waste and remaining environmentally responsible.

And, as it builds its units offsite and delivers them direct to site, Modal also offers a super quick turnaround, with installation carried out in a single day.

What makes Modal a better choice? In short, Modal was created to make a difference.

Dedicated to providing a new mode of living, it builds small but smart. By doing more with less, it is able to create homes that are sustainable and adaptable, modern yet affordable. Homes that are better for its buyers and better for our planet.

And because it uses a prefabricated concept that creates units to a factory design, it can build those homes without compromising on quality or functionality.

In terms of environmental responsibility, Modal’s homes are thoughtfully prepared, built and installed with the environment in mind.

With every step of the process designed to waste fewer materials and save more time, Modal can ensure its primary focus remains on reducing its carbon footprint and improving its buyers’ way of life.

Here’s how the numbers stack up.

Modal Prefab vs. Conventional Build

• 90% waste reduction

• 43% less carbon emissions created

• 50% faster than onsite construction

The Advantages of going Prefabricated

Modal’s units are built using a technique called volumetric modular construction. This basically means the entire unit is constructed offsite, so when it arrives onsite, it is complete. The only thing that’s done onsite is the utility connections and the foundation.

After being transported on a flatbed truck, the completed unit is picked up by a crane set up in the street, then lowered into place onto the foundation.

For anyone who’s built a home, or even renovated, they will understand the upheaval, mess and stress that goes into the build process. To have all of that done offsite makes the whole process cleaner, easier and a whole lot less stressful.

Opting for a prefabricated concept – and keeping all the units standardised – also allows Modal to gain more efficiency in the factory. Its factory is able to streamline its process around a particular design, while ensuring there is less room for error.

Think of it like building a car. When you buy a car, you don’t have all the separate parts delivered to your home so you can have the car built there. The factory brings in everything it needs to build a number of cars using a streamlined process, allowing each car to be built quickly, efficiently and at a lower cost.

This is the model Modal runs to. Building homes in a quicker, more efficient way, at a lower cost, with less waste.




What Modal offers

Currently Modal offers three units.

• The Modal 00 is a 31.4sqm. studio

• The Modal 01 is a 40sqm. one bedroom unit

• The Modal 02 is a 52.6sqm. two bedroom unit

Each space is designed to be versatile. Depending on the buyer’s needs, a unit could be used as a rental property or AirBnB, a granny flat or workshop, an art studio or yoga space.

As such, the units are all adaptable, with many options and upgrades to choose from.

Modal units also come fully furnished with complete cabinetry and new appliances, including a fridge, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, as well as a full-size bathroom.


Modal is there to take the stress out of building. They do all the hard work, so the buyer doesn’t have to.


Here’s a timeline.


Over a period of 3-4 months, Modal carries out an onsite survey to determine where and how the unit will best fit. During this time, Modal does its due diligence, taking care of all the permits, paperwork, and procedures necessary to build.

Over a period of 5 days, Modal gets to work. Once everything is approved, Modal installs the foundation, water, power, and sewer for the unit.

Over a period of 2 months, Modal builds the required unit offsite, to then deliver it and install it, with its team assisting every step of the way.


Estimated start to finish: 6 months.


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