Let us answer your questions before you even need to ask them. When people and businesses approach us, we are often asked many of the same questions. So, in an effort to address as many questions as we can about the Buildonix® system and how it can be used in your projects – we have put together some fairly common questions and answers.
The Buildonix® system has both residential and commercial applications, so some of these answers may not be what you are looking for. However, if you have a question that we haven’t answered below, please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.
Traditional construction relies on skilled on-site fabrication and construction – from framing through to internal and external lining and finishes. For traditional buildings, it is essential that a builder can access the necessary skilled tradesman to complete their work. This is often a problem though, with many builders having difficulty securing the necessary tradespeople and contractors to finish works within schedule.
How are we different? Our difference lies in the components, or material, that we use to build. Like traditional construction processes, we assemble our buildings at your property. However, our components are unique. All Buildonix building components are pre-manufactured and completed units. This means that structures are simply assembled on-site quickly and easily, without mess or noise issues. The best part is that we can assemble your project twice as fast if not faster than traditional buildings.
Think Meccano, but for a building!
No, we are not a container builder, and we are not a prefab builder. Buildonix® has adopted the key benefits of methods like prefabricated constructions, including assembly speed, material and time benefits provided through manufacturing efficiencies and the inherent sustainability available to precision manufacturing works, and designed these benefits into the Buildonix® system.
What this means is that we offer all of the benefits of prefab building without the shortfalls. We can offer completely customised designs and finishes – building to both conventional building designs and architectural designs – with no design restrictions or inflexibility, which often characterise prefabricated buildings.
The Buildonix® technology means that you can have the best of both worlds. You get the speed, efficiency, and quality inherent to prefabricated products while keeping your design freedom.
There are so many benefits offered by Buildonix® – it really depends on what your project priorities are. We have included some of our key benefits below so you can pick and choose;
1. Speed, Speed, Speed!
Assembling your project is fast. The assembly process of our buildings is simple, streamlined, and fun. Components are designed to simply lock together, from start through to handover. Project times when compared against traditional projects are half, often a quarter of the time taken. Once the necessary plans and approvals have been met (don’t worry, we have gone into that below for you), your building could be done in a matter of days.
2. Environmental Sustainability
Our environmental sustainability is a point of pride for us. The Buildonix® technology has been under development for over 10 years, and an overriding priority of it’s development has always been the ingrained and inherent environmental sustainability offered by the technology.
The Buildonix® system recently received an Environmental Product Declaration based on a life cycle analysis of our structural system. This was a certification process which took almost 2 years to achieve and represents our efforts to substantially reduce the landfill waste crisis that is generated by traditional waste to landfill construction methods.
3. Complete Building Adaptability
This is a big one for us. The Buildonix® system is adaptable. What does this mean? It’s very common for a client to have design freedom in the pre-construction process. However, we take it one step further. A Buildonix® building design is flexible both before and after an assembly is finished!
This means that any Buildonix® building can be completely re-designed and assembled in any new design layout you might need or want at the time. This capability offers unique approaches to cost-effective developments.
One of the biggest costs involved in building is design inflexibility. Essentially, many people are forced to design, pay for, and build a project based on anticipated needs into the future rather than building a structure that they need now. You can read more about this in our previous article. This way of thinking has been necessary in the past because building has never offered the design flexibility of a Buildonix® structure. Our building adaptability means that you can approach your project in a far more cost-effective way. You can design a project that will grow if needed – something that will enable you to get a cost-effective solution on your site quickly while still allowing for the growth and design flexibility needed to meet the future requirements of the structure.
Get in touch with us if you are interested and see how we are applying this capability to one of our own internal projects.
5. Efficiency and Energy Saving
A fundamental principle of our design has always been the energy efficiency and performance comfort of our buildings. All Buildonix® buildings, whether bathrooms, offices or our residential range, have the same energy performance and comfort qualities. Utilising passive house design principles, we have created an efficient and insulated envelope that is thermally efficient and comfortable. The result of our efficient designs is that with an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, our structures are able to retain their peak functional temperate for longer in all seasons.
While striving to deliver a product that is comfortable for its users year-round, we have also developed a structure that operates with peak efficiency and is fully capable of adopting energy generation technologies like solar – ensuring that your structure doesn’t keep costing you money as a result of poor design.
Absolutely! The Buildonix® system allows you to put any material, colour, or aesthetic finish you want on the structure! It’s one of the points we are most proud of. The internal and external walls can be whatever you want them to be. And if you are having trouble picking, we can help you there as well. Our buildings have completed design and finish flexibility, so we can help you to design and assemble exactly what you want – and you never know, you may want to change it up in the future. All you have to do is let us know.
As the Buildonix system utilises pre-constructed components and a unique inter-locking system, we can build a residential solution on site in less than 4 weeks if no council approval is required. In most cases, we might only take a few days to actually erect the building on site. Plus, there is a also little waste and mess from a Buildonix project, saving you time and money in the clean up.
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