Wyllie Group backs modular home business

Claire TyrrellThe West Australian
Wyllie Group backs modular home business
Camera IconWyllie Group backs modular home business Credit: The West Australian

Financial powerhouse Wyllie Group is backing a new modular home construction business aimed at servicing regional WA’s retirement and farming sectors.

Wyllie Group executive chairman and former McGrath Homes chief Wayne McGrath launched Modular WA last month.

The construction business operates from Wangara, where it has started building three new display homes.

Mr McGrath said he saw an opportunity to service the regional housing market and meet a rising demand for retirement homes.

“Our target market is regional housing, the resource industry and retirement village market,” he said.

“We had a good reputation and relationship with farming communities through McGrath Homes and we saw an opportunity to service that better.”

Errol Davies and Jason Sjoland, formerly of McGrath Homes, are partners of Modular WA.

Mr McGrath said country WA would welcome the fast construction turnaround of its modular homes.

“The beauty of modular is we can build houses within 10 to 12 weeks while we are waiting for shire approvals because we are building off site,” he said.

Mr McGrath said the firm had positioned itself for renewed growth in the resource sector in the next two years.

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