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Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering how you can get a Harwyn prefabricated building? Keen to learn more about the prefabricated design? Explore this page to find out all the details of these modular rooms.

And if you still have questions, please contact us.

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After I pay a deposit, what’s next?

You will receive a personal Account Manager who will take care of you every step of the way.

How long from purchase to delivery?

Twelve weeks from the day of purchase, you will be set up in the comfort of your Harwyn prefabricated building wondering why you didn’t do it earlier.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary in relation to model and final finishes. Contact us for details.

Does my Harwyn come with a warranty?

Yes. Harwyn gives you a 3-year warranty in addition to the guarantees provided to purchasers under the Australian Consumer Law.

Can I claim it as a business expense?

Yes. Consult your accountant to make sure you have all the details correctly in place to enjoy the tax benefits of investing in a Harwyn for your business needs.

How long does it take to install a Harwyn?

Depending on the site, our prefabricated pods can be installed in as little as an hour.

How much space do I need?

There is a Harwyn to suit any space so contact us to discuss the options for your situation.

Can you install on a sloping site?

Yes. Harwyns can be installed on most sites.

How do you get it into a site – do you need access?

In most cases, your Harwyn is lifted into position by crane. There are very few locations that can not be accessed by crane. Feel free to contact us to go over the particulars of your site.

Do I need any permits to have a Harwyn?

We handle all necessary administration for you. Harwyn Designer Pods are designed to comply with all national and state regulations. Planning approval is often not required for a Harwyn.

Do you take care of the entire installation process?

Yes. You don’t have to worry about a single thing. You choose the colours and leave the rest with us, and we’ll hand you the keys when we’re done. If you have any questions in the meantime though, feel free to contact us.

Are there different models?

Yes. visit the models page to see some of the standard Harwyn models.

Is it energy efficient?

Yes. Every Harwyn is designed to exceed the rating of most domestic and commercial developments. The official energy rating for your Harwyn will depend on the orientation of the site.

Can I choose my own colour?

Yes, there is a large colour range to choose from. Visit the COLORBOND® steel page to choose the perfect colour for your Harwyn Professional Pod range.

Contact us for details about the colour choices for the Harwyn Elite range of pods.

Will the colour fade?

No. Our various cladding materials are guaranteed to keep their uniform look and dazzle for years to come.

Is it weatherproof?

Yes. Harwyns are constructed with a double-layer protective system. No water is coming into your Harwyn uninvited.

Is there heating and cooling?

Yes. Your Harwyn is a very well insulated space and the heating and cooling system will not be overworked keeping your space at temperature.

Are Harwyns soundproof?

See this video of the experience at St Michaels Grammar using a Harwyn as a drum room talk about the acoustic qualities of their Harwyn music studio.

Does a Harwyn meet Australian Building Regulations?

Yes. Harwyns are fully designed and built in Australia by professional architects and engineers. All of our designs exceed codes, regulations and energy rating requirements.

Will my Harwyn be long-lasting?

Your Harwyn is built to the exacting standards of any architectural commercial installation. All Harwyn to date look as good as they did the first day they were installed and they are expected to stand and be enjoyed for decades to come.

Do you offer custom designs?

In certain circumstances it is possible.  Contact us to discuss something you have in mind.

What about lighting and electrics?

All Harwyns come with all the electrics preinstalled including communications wiring as required for any particular installation.

What type of maintenance is necessary?

Harwyns are made from durable materials and are completely maintenance free. They do not require painting, varnishing or any insect treatments. However, we suggest that you give your Harwyn a sponge down from time to time to remove the soiling that will naturally occur in any environment. This will help keep your Harwyn looking like new.

What are some common uses for a Harwyn?

Music studios, offices, treatment rooms, classrooms, inclusive spaces, home office, backyard studio, art room, study space, meeting space, medical treatment rooms, STEM labs, maker spaces and more.

What happens if I need to relocate – can I take my Harwyn with me?

Absolutely. And what’s more, it’s easy too. All Harwyn Pods are fully built and finished in the Harwyn factory in Melbourne and delivered to the clients chosen location as a complete unit. The pods are designed and engineered to be fully transportable and relocatable. There is no limit to how many times a Harwyn pod can be relocated as the unit is built around heavy gauge structural steel. In most cases, a Harwyn pod can be removed from site in a matter of minutes and be on the truck for it to be transported to its new location.

Do I receive customer support?

Yes. When you purchase a Harwyn you will be given a Harwyn representative who will take care of you every step of the way.

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