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FAQ

  • What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?
    Pacd homes are ADUs. An ADU is a living unit or self-contained dwelling located on the same property as a primary residential unit. ADUs can provide additional housing options, increase property value, and contribute to addressing housing shortages or accommodating multigenerational living arrangements.
  • What makes Pacd different from traditional construction?
    We've completely reimagined construction to come up with innovative solutions to deep-rooted industry problems. Pacd's materials and building system are what make us unique. Our homes are made up of lightweight components that can be rapidly assembled by hand without heavy machinery and skilled trades. This greatly reduces the long build time, high costs, and excessive waste associated with traditional construction. One of the core materials of our design is expanded polypropylene (EPP). New to the construction industry, EPP is lightweight, super strong, mould-resistant, flame-retardant, and highly insulating. We've also optimised the role of steel in our structures to improve several factors, such as eliminating drywall.
  • Is Pacd an eco-friendly housing option?
    Each step and component of our build process is carefully thought out to minimise material waste. We also produce far less GHGs than traditional construction: there’s no shipment of heavy materials and no requirement for large diesel equipment. Pacd interiors include eco-friendly features, such as low-flow water fixtures, energy-efficient appliances, and electric air-source heat pumps for heating and cooling. Our homes are designed with quickly changing climate conditions and sustainability in mind. For example, our walls are engineered to reduce cooling needs and can withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • How are Pacd homes so affordable?
    A few factors help make pacd homes an affordable choice: Rapid assembly time and low waste building system Durable materials for components and finishes minimises repair costs ADUs require no land development and are less costly to build than traditional homes Installation costs are much lower without the need for heavy machinery Features such as LED lighting, ADU-specific HVAC heat pump, airtight construction, and effective thermal insulation are included in the homes to ensure low operating costs
  • I pick Pacd! How do I get started?
    Check out our Getting Started page to learn about starting your build.
  • Does Pacd have financing options?
    Yes. Please contact us for more information.

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