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Fastbuild with Great Living Homes

3rd November 2017

Great Living Homes specialise in building the highest quality two-storey homes. Throughout its 25 year history, this building company has worked with its fantastic engineering team to develop and improve its own unique method of constructing two-storey homes, including the specialised equipment required to carry out the method of construction fondly known amongst staff as the ‘Quantum Revolution’ of two-storey design and construction. The ‘Fastbuild’ process.

Through the implementation and use of the Quantum technology, Great Living Homes has been able to reduce the time taken to build a Quantum two-storey home by several weeks when compared to conventional building processes.

One of the most rewarding benefits of this reduced build time is the ability to save our clients a significant amount of money.

- Philip Jenner, Managing Director, Great Living Homes.

The Fastbuild process means the top floor is built first, with a concrete slab, and then lifted into place before completing the ground floor underneath. Great Living Homes are currently the only residential builder in Australia using this innovative technology, but this method is much quicker than the standard ground floor first process.

The Fastbuild method reduces the need for cranes, hoists or scaffolding for the construction of the home, and these things alone could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in savings for clients. It’s also a safety benefit for staff and subcontractors because they don’t have to work at heights, and the building sites are less cluttered and more accessible.

On ‘lift’ days there are often many neighbours or passers-by stopping to watch the process of lifting the top floor into place using the customised jacks. It is a truly unique experience and once the preparation is done the lift only takes a matter of minutes to complete, which is the most intriguing part.

We get requests from clients, and prospective clients, wanting to witness this feat in action because it is definitely not something you see every day.

- Philip Jenner, Managing Director, Great Living Homes.

If you’re looking to build a two-storey home of your own, Great Living Homes can save you time and money without compromising on the strength and quality of your new home. Get in touch with them today. Visit the Great Living Homes website.