0405 950 053 08 7225 6514 Office Suite 2A, Wellington Business Centre, 2 Portrush Rd, Payneham, SA 5070
0405 950 053 08 7225 6514 Office Suite 2A, Wellington Business Centre, 2 Portrush Rd, Payneham, SA 5070

TRAILER MOUNTED HOME

Project Information

Deniz Subasi contacted Solution for Construction, seeking structural design experts for his trailer-mounted home project. He had purchased a mobile home on a trailer from the United States.

This meant, his new ‘home’ was produced and designed to American standards. It was our Structural Engineers’ job to modify it to comply with Australian regulations… while also making it as lightweight and cost-effective as possible.

Project Analysis

Our role included structural design, drafting, quantity estimation, project management support and cost control. However, our key purpose was providing structural advice.

The entire project included the following structural engineering analysis:

  • Wind Load Analysis
  • Payload Analysis
  • Dead Load Analysis
  • Load Combination Analysis
  • Design of Steel & Timber Framework to bear the load actions.
  • Ensuring the design complies with transport regulations for trailers
  • Ensuring the design uses light weight material & structurally adequate.
  • Answering RFIs related to design
  • Modification of design to make fabrication cost effective.

The Structural Work

Solution for Construction implemented a combination of steel and timber framework. As a result, Deniz now has a compact two-person home on wheels – comprising a bedroom, kitchen, living area, laundry and toilet.

This project is a great example of a client who purchased a mobile home design he loved, then having a team of engineers adjust it according to local rules and regulations.

The build value for this project was $25,000.