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Kit Homes

Class 1 House Kits

More than sixty 'ready to go' kit homes to choose from.

Silver Package

The complete 'lock-up kit' with everything needed for the owner builder.

Inclusions:

  • Optional steel flooring with yellow tongue and decking.
  • Complete with steel frame with wall frames, trusses and battens.
  • All external cladding with a choice of a variety of cladding options.
  • External fixings such as gutters, barge, ridge capping and down pipes.
  • Optional Awnings*
  • Engineered certified plans with an energy efficiency rating



*most kits require at least a front or back awning to meet energy efficiency requirements - check with your local council.
 

Bronze Package

Being an owner builder has never been easier. Build at your own pace by starting with the Mecano Bronze Kit. We supply all the steel components to begin - including an optional steel floor.

Customers may choose to source their own windows, flooring, decking and optional prima plank from the sizes and quantities provided by Mecano.

By sourcing these items yourself there will be a considerable saving due to the extra delivery charges and margins on accessories that are not supplied by Mecano.

 

The Owner Builders Advantage

Building your dream home is a very rewarding experience. Not only is it the most cost effective solution, you will also have the opportunity to build the perfect home at your own pace, with the flexibility of paying for items as you need them rather than everything up front.

Why Choose a Mecano Kit Home?

  • Locally Manufactured
  • 100% Australian Owned and Operated
  • 28 Years of quality steel frame products
 

Mecano Steel Framing

Mecano use a high tensile steel framing system that is both affordable and easy to assemble. The automated wall and truss framing machines ensure that no cutting or drilling is necessary.

Wall panels and trusses can be easily assembled by one person with a tek screw gun, as all components are pre-punched, notched and dimpled from the computerized roll-forming machines. The steel frame can either be delivered to the customer in a portable 'flat-pack', or alternatively, wall panels can be pre-assembled.

Our Kit Homes are NOT Shed Homes

There are shed companies that provide class 10 dwellings by using shed portal frames with vertical battens fixed to the existing horizontal battens. Please note that a Mecano kit homes is not a 'shed home'.

A Mecano kit home is designed with proper stud wall frames (similar to timber stud frame frames) so that the external cladding and internal lining is ready to be fixed directly to the frames.

A steel frame kit home can be finished to look the same as a conventional timber frame home. Take a look at our kit home photo gallery to see more.


Cladding Options

Click here for more information about all the cladding available for our kit homes

Conventional Cladding


Primaplank


Blueboard
(for rendering)
(render kit optional)

Metal Cladding


Custom Orb
(Horizontal or Vertical)


Trimclad
(Horizontal or Vertical)


Important things you should know about building a Kit Home

Owner-building your kit home.

Wind Rating - You will need the necessary information regarding local councils building regarding what wind rating and category your home will be approved for.

Soil Test - Once the soil test is completed the footing/slab design can be quickly done. Most councils require a percolation test where no sewerage is available.

Energy Efficiency and Engineering - You may be aware that most councils will not approve your building permit if it is not designed with engineering that conforms to the correct wind rating, neither will approval be given if it does not meet with the energy efficiency rating relevant for your particular location. Once Mecano have the information regarding the wind speed and category, all kits are supplied with the proper engineered certified energy efficiency calculations. Note: Mecano from time to time offer bulk purchase kit homes that are supplied with a generic energy efficiency rating, providing your home is positioned true north, or true south, or true east, or true west. This is because the energy efficiency calculation is subject to the direction of the house as it relates to the sun, shade, glazing, insulation, etc.

Building Contractors - There are certain building requirements and regulations that will not allow an owner builder to perform any work: For example: Plumbing and electrical works are strictly regulated, therefore only qualified persons can be engaged to carry out those services. Because Mecano supply just the lock-up kit, you should be familiar with local plumbers/electricians that can assist with a plumbing plan and electricity to site. If you decide to go "owner builder" a plumber will have to submit a plumbing plan along with the engineered plans and elevations received from Mecano. Your local electrician may suggest a temporary building pole. All other work such as concrete work, structural framing, roofing, cladding, and internal fittings may be carried out by the owner-builder, or contracted out. At each stage of the building work, a building inspector (either a private certifier or a building inspector from the local building authority) will need to inspect.

Owner Builder Course - If you haven't yet applied for the owner builder's course, there are at least three ways you can apply. (a) TAFE College. If one is available within a reasonable distance . (b) Download over the internet at: www.ownerbuilding.com.au or (c) Phone the Building Services Authority (BSA) on 1300 272 272 and ask for the nearest place to collect an Owner Builder's application form.


What owner builders should keep in mind before buying a Kit Home.

Owner builders should be aware that most councils will not approve your building permit if it is not designed with engineering that conforms to the correct wind rating, nor will it be approved if it does not meet with the energy efficiency criteria for your particular home.

You should....

- Ask your local council's building department what wind rating and category your home will be approved for. (eg W41, Cyclonic etc.)

- Have a soil test done so that there is no delay with footing/slab design. Most councils require a percolation test where no sewerage is available.

Once Mecano have the information regarding the wind speed and category we can then supply the engineered certified energy efficiency calculations.
Note: Mecano from time to time offer bulk purchase kit homes that are supplied with a generic energy efficiency rating, providing your home is positioned true north, or true south, or true east, or true west. This is because the energy efficiency calculation is subject to the direction of the house as it relates to the sun, shade, glazing, insulation, etc.

Because Mecano supply just the lock-up kit, you should get familiar with local plumbers/electricians that can assist with a plumbing plan and electricity to site. although you have decided to go "owner builder" a plumber will have to submit a plumbing plan along with the engineered plans and elevations received from Mecano. Your local electrician may suggest a temporary building pole.

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If you haven't yet applied for the owner builder's course, there are at least three ways you may apply. 

  1. TAFE College - One is very likely to be available within a reasonable distance from you.

  2. Download an application form at www.ownerbuilding.com.au

  3. Phone the Building Services Authority (BSA) and ask for the nearest place to collect an Owner Builder's application form. Their Phone number is 1300 272 272 (1300 BSA BSA)




Kit Home Specials

Traditional Settler Special

On special for $ 31,300

3 Bedroom Lockup Kit suitable for concrete slab
Span 6300 mm
Length 12600 mm
Floor Area 79.38 m²
Verandah 119.50 sqm

  • N3 wind rated
  • 2400mm ceiling height
  • Zinc Gable Trimclad Roof, Colour Trim
  • 600mm Rear Eave
  • Colour Horizontal Custom Orb Wall Cladding or Primaplank Wall Cladding
  • 2500 wrap around veranda
  • Standard Colour Windows and doors as shown
  • Includes Internal steel walls and ceiling battens
  • Ex-Factory Gympie
  • Optional Steel Floor System, from $ 21,200

Free Delivery to Gympie local area.
For other areas, price on application



Beachside Villa 3

On special for $ 69,850

Two buildings separated by a breezeway - suitable for concrete slab.
Span 7200 mm x 2
Length 12160 mm x 2
Floor Area 175.1 m² (plus verandah and portico);

  • N3 wind rated
  • 2400mm ceiling height
  • Zinc Trimclad Roof, Colour Trim
  • 600mm Eaves
  • Colour Horizontal Custom Orb Wall Cladding

  • 3000 x 12160 curved Breezeway Awning
  • 2 x 4500 x 2400 Curved Awnings
  • 2600 x 12160 Flyover Awning
  • 600mm Front Eaves
  • Windows and Doors as per floorplan
  • Includes Internal steel walls and ceiling battens
  • Ex-Factory Gympie
  • Optional Steel Floor System, from $ 25,300


Free Delivery to Gympie local area.
For other areas, price on application



Settler

On special for:
$ 19,850 (N3)
$ 21,450 (C2)

  • 2 Bedroom Lockup Kit Home suitable for concrete slab
  • Span : 8100 mm
  • Length : 9600 mm
  • Internal Floor Area : 77.76 m²

  • Large Living Area
  • Office Nook
  • Laundry
  • Linen Closet

  • N3 wind rated
  • 2400mm ceiling height
  • Zinc Trimclad Gable Roof, Colour Trim
  • Colour Horizontal Custom Orb Wall Cladding or Primaplank
  • 2500mm x 9600mm Verandah
  • Windows and Sliding Glass Doors as per plan
  • includes Internal steel walls and ceiling battens
  • Thermal Break Wall Insulation included
  • Ex-Factory Gympie

Optional Steel Floor System from $11,200



Free Delivery to Gympie local area.
For other areas, prices are ex-factory (delivery not in price)



Seaview Alfresco Special

On special for $ 52,900

5 Bedroom Lockup Kit suitable for concrete slab
Office - Bathroom - Ensuite - Walk-in Robe - Pantry - Laundry - Alfresco Area
Span 9000 mm
Length 24000 mm
Floor Area 216 m²
Verandah 59.7 sqm

  • N3 wind rated
  • 2400mm ceiling height
  • Zinc Gable Trimclad Roof, Colour Trim
  • 600mm Rear Eave
  • Colour Horizontal Custom Orb Wall Cladding
  • 3000 x 17500 Skillion Awning
  • 3000 x 2400 Portico over front entrance
  • Standard Colour Windows and doors as shown
  • Includes Internal steel walls and ceiling battens
  • Ex-Factory Gympie
  • Optional Steel Floor System, from $ 25,400

Free Delivery to Gympie local area.
For other areas, price on application
*Main Entrance Doors to be chosen by customer and priced accordingly



Seaview Alfresco 3 Special

On special for $ 39,900

3 Bedroom Lockup Kit suitable for concrete slab
Office - Bathroom - Ensuite - Walk-in Robe - Pantry - Laundry - Alfresco Area
Span 9000 mm
Length 18300 mm
Floor Area 164.7 sqm²
Verandah 62.1 sqm

  • N3 wind rated
  • 2400mm ceiling height
  • Zinc Gable Trimclad Roof, Colour Trim
  • Colour Horizontal Custom Orb Wall Cladding
  • 3000 x 18300 Skillion Awning
  • 3000 x 2400 Portico over front entrance
  • 600mm Front Eave
  • Standard Colour Windows and doors as shown
  • Includes Internal steel walls and ceiling battens
  • Ex-Factory Gympie
  • Optional Steel Floor System, from $ 20,990

Free Delivery to Gympie local area.
For other areas, price on application
*Main Entrance Doors to be chosen by customer and priced accordingly



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Kit Home Plans


Acacia

8.1m span x 10.8m length
Bedrooms : 4


Acadia

8.1m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 3


Atlantic

9m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 5+ensuite


Bayview

8.1m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 4+ensuite


Bayvista

9m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 4


Cascade 1

7.2m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 3+media


Cascade 2

7.2m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 3+media


Cascade 3

7.2m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 3+media


Chalet

6.3m span x 5.4m length
Bedrooms : 1


Cottage 1

6.3m span x 7.2m length
Bedrooms : 1


Cottage 2

6.3m span x 9m length
Bedrooms : 1


Cottage 4

7.2m span x 15.6m length
Bedrooms : 4


Everest

9m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 5+ensuite+office


Hillview 1

6.3m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Hillview 2

6.3m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Hillview 3

6.3m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Hinkler 1

6.3m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Hinkler 2

6.3m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Hinkler 3

6.3m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Lakeview

6.3m span x 15m length
Bedrooms : 4


Oceania

9m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 4


Oceanview 1

6.3m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 4+ensuite+office


Oceanview 2

6.3m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 4+ensuite+office


Pacific 1

9m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+media+ensuite+office


Pacific 2

9m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+media+ensuite+office


Pacific 3

9m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+media+ensuite


Panama

8.1m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 4+ensuite+office


Panorama

8.1m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 4+ensuite


Quinta

9.7m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 3


Riverview 1

7.2m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Riverview 2

7.2m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Riverview 3

7.2m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Seascape 1

7.2m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 3+ensuite+office+media


Seascape 2

7.2m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 3+ensuite+office+media


Seaview

9m span x 18m length
Bedrooms : 5


Seaview Alfresco

9m span x 24m length
Bedrooms : 5


Settler 1

8.1m span x 9.6m length
Bedrooms : 2


Valley Retreat 1

7.2m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Valley Retreat 2

7.2m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Valley Retreat 3

7.2m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Valley Retreat 4

7.2m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Valley Retreat 5

7.2m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Valley Retreat 6

7.2m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office


Wattle

8.1m span x 10m length
Bedrooms : 4


Weekender

8.1m span x 12.6m length
Bedrooms : 3+office+ensuite

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