STEEL CHASSIS BUILT
A robust steel chassis, constructed using specified universal beams and cross members to exacting size upon which the home is constructed. This facilitates the movement of the home through the factory and ensures the unit’s structural integrity is maintained during transportation and installation.
All chassis are treated with rust-retardant chassis paint. All exposed metal (i.e. undercarriage of patio floors) is galvanised.
Structural grade plywood sheet flooring is affixed to the chassis house area. Hardwood timber shotedge is affixed to all patio and verandah floors.
Steel or LOSP treated timber options are available. The frames are erected and braced to the steel chassis to W41 design rating as standard. This allows the buildings to withstand the rigours of transportation to site and provides a far more robust building than with traditional site construction.
PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL
Relevant plumbing and electrical work is performed concurrently with the fabrication of the walls and roof. Qualified electricians and plumbers are employed fulltime by Glendale.
All roof trusses are manufactured to Engineer specifications, and the frame is inspected at the factory by Engineers.
Exterior sheeting is performed to Engineer specifications and wind loading requirements.
Colorbond custom orb roof sheeting is the standard, with roof sheeting affixed by Glendale installers.
WATERPROOFING AND TILING
All Glendale Homes’ wet areas have professionally applied waterproofing membrane and tiling to meet the Building Code requirements.
VERANDAH AND TIMBER WORK
All verandahs are manufactured by Glendale Homes. A unique hinged verandah roof and sectional flooring system has been developed to allow for the efficient transportation of large verandahs required on many rural homes and cabins. This system avoids additional transport costs and permits the efficient installation on site.
PLASTER AND PAINT
Painting and plaster work is performed at the Glendale factory.
FINAL FINISHING AND PACKAGING
Homes are transported complete with floor coverings, curtains, light fittings, fly screens etc. Items such as hot water systems, stoves and other options such as air-conditioners are also sent in the units, fastened to floors for transportation. Centre internal doors are removed for transport and all interior kitchen doors, vanity doors and exterior doors are secured.
Prior to a unit’s dispatch from the factory, Glendale’s Dispatch and Quality Control Officer performs a final inspection to ensure that there are no finishing defects. Additional to the final inspection, quality control checks are made at each stage of construction to ensure a top-quality outcome for our clients.
TRANSPORTATION AND INSTALLATION
Once a unit is ready for dispatch from the factory, trained and experienced transporters load the home onto suitably designed trailers for transportation. Once the unit arrives on site, it is positioned and installed on adjustable steel column footings according to Engineer specifications.