Off-Site Construction is Faster and Cheaper* Building a House, Hotel, Resort, Village, Capsule Hotel or Pet Hotel?

Skilled Services and Products On-Demand “Skilled Services” and a Growing Range Products offered by Members around the Globe.

Styles, Designs and Range are Limited Only by your Imagination

No Commission for Members to Sell Products

Podular Modular Prefab Design Services

WHAT WE PROMOTE Projects, Products, Skilled Services, Joint Ventures, and Finance Solutions

OPPORTUNITIES

Investment Projects and Joint ventures

TRADE SERVICES

Find Tradesmen and Builders

FINANCE

Get up to 75% trade finance

SKILLED SERVICES

A vast array of customized, professional services at fixed prices

SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Source and supply worldwide

BUILDING PRODUCTS

Niche home, garden and building products
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Who is Podular?

Podular SEQ Pty Ltd is registered Australian Company since 2011 with Australian Business Number (ABN) 12 107 920 169 and Australian Company Number (ABN) 107 920 169. We operate a Joint Venture subsidiary in Asia, using the Podular brand together with the esteemed Top Value Inc Group Philippines. “Podular” is a registered trademark.

What Business do Podular Operate?

Podular closed its Australian factory in 2015. Today we continue to focus on property development projects that are primarily conducive with Modular and Prefab products or shipping containers. From Cities to Regions in Australasia and South East Asia, our reach is wide. Residential, Commercial, Accommodation Villages, Hotels, Capsule Hotels, Pet Hotels ect.

What Marketplaces do Podular Operate?

Podular is an Australian Corporation with a focus on the off-site construction. We are so passionate about our space that we created three online Marketplaces where members can Sell, Promote and Hire an array of related products. Recently, we launched our most exciting marketplace, where members offer professional services. 

  1. Podular Hire is a public online marketplace for users to hire/rent product from members worldwide who wish to hire their product
  2. Podular Services is a public online marketplace for users to hire professional members from worldwide locations. Podular also offer their services on this site
  3. Podular Store is a public online marketplace for users to buy from our members in worldwide locations. Products include shipping containers, modular, and ancillary products such as building materials (Coming Soon)

General FAQs

Modular Vs. Prefab: What's the Difference?

Although the terms ‘modular’ and ‘prefab’ are sometimes used interchangeably, it’s helpful to draw a distinction between them. Any component of a building that is manufactured in a factory before arrival and installation at the building site is prefabricated — or ‘prefab’ for short. Modular construction is a specific type of prefab construction. A building could be made entirely of prefabricated components, such as:

  • Roof trusses
  • Wall panels
  • Floor trusses
  • Pre-cast concrete foundation walls and slabs
  • Staircases, elevators, etc.
  • Bathroom or kitchen modules
  • Structural modules

Prefab components can be made of different materials, including wood, steel, and concrete. Some of these components can be more or less finished before being transported to the site and installed. For example, wall panels could be ‘open’ — arriving on-site without insulation, vapor control layers, or external cladding. Or they could arrive at the building site complete with insulation, vapor control, windows, doors, electrical wiring, ducting, and cladding.

Modules are a specific kind of prefab component that enclose space — such as an entire room. This contrasts with ‘flat’ prefab components like wall panels and roof trusses that don’t enclose space. Because they enclose space, modules are also referred to as 3D or volumetric. Entire modules are built in a factory and then delivered to the site for installation.

What Are the Advantages of Buying, Selling Hiring on The Podular Marketplace?

  1. On our all our Marketplaces, where commissions are payable to Podular, Podular hold the commission in Escrow, meaning the seller has a vested interest in making sure what is promised is what is delivered. In the event the seller does not perform according to the scope, Podular gladly refund the commission to the Buyer
  2. On our Services Marketplace, Podular hold 50% deposit in escrow. Provided the works are in accordance with the scope, the deposit is released to the Professional
  3. The star rating and comments consumers can see and contribute, provide tremendous certainty, transparency and confidence
  4. On our Store Marketplace, consumers are permitted to buy direct from suppliers using traditional methods
  5. Transparency and confidence for our consumers is paramount. One of the benefits of using Podular Marketplace is the star rating and comments you’ll be able to see and contribute
  6. Performance Guarantee. Refer to warranty information on each product

Do I need an account to place an order?

Yes

Are the Suppliers and Professional Service Providers Pre-Qualified?

As part of our meticulous onboarding process, we check that our suppliers have a registered entity, and present them according to their prior sales volumes. Further, suppliers and professionals pay an annual membership fee meaning they have made a substantial commitment to be on the Podular marketplace

Why are Suppliers and Professional from Global Locations?

Whilst we agree doing business locally has its merits, there are external factors that can affect our buying decisions. For example, currency exchange rates, labour costs, shipping costs and a wider choice of design, materials and product options.

Seller FAQs

Do Commission Apply?

Not for large ticket items such as Shipping Containers and Modular/ Prefab Products: Professional Services: and software/Online Tools: attract 17.5% *Plus 2.7% bank fees

Who Can be a Seller?

Almost anyone provided both Service and Product offers are conducive with the niche markets we operate.

How do I Sell on Podular?

Open an account, upload product and await approval. Alternatively, send your products to us in word format together with high quality images and we’ll do it for a small fee

Are there Listing Fees?

Yep. See sign up page

Investor Opportunities

Can I Invest in Projects?

Yes you can, simply let us know how much you wish to invest and more about your expected ROI and we’ll match a project

How much return will I get?

This all depends on the deal structure and time. We like to see our investors receive at least 12% per annum but you may also reach 50% per annum.

Can I Invest in the Podular?

Not at this time. Our shares are fully subscribed however should you wish to leave an expression of interest for future capital raisings please do so.

Order & Returns

How do I place an Order?

Some of our products can be bought using ecommerce. Other larger ticket items are often ordered via LC or Bank to Bank methods, where funds are released as agreed milestones are met

Finance

How Much Finance Can I Get?

Podular are a trade partner to Australian Financial Services Provider –  Platinum Wealth. However other financial service providers are anticipated to soon be on our site. Our buyers may avail of up to 75% of the total cost, including shipping and customs fees. You must however, be willing to pay the supplier (not Podular or Platinum Wealth) the difference. Generally, no application fees apply, and funds provided are 100% unsecured.

What Products Can be Financed?

All large ticket items seen on our site. Even products we don’t carry

Can I Fund a Development Project?

Yes. Essentially any project or product, provided its meets the lenders criteria. This can include professional services and ancillary products, even if they are not advertised or found on the Podular marketplaces.

When financing or leasing your purchase, the financiers use a form of securitization that provides both the seller and buyer with certainty, transparency, and confidence

Is JV Investor Finance Available?

Yes. We have investors on our database who may be interested. Preference is for hotels, affordable housing and worker accommodation developments. Be sure to submit a detailed proposal to attract genuine attention. Should you need help we can provide.

Can I Buy Direct from the Supplier or Professional?

Yes. Once you subscribe to a Consumer Membership, the sellers details are revealed and you can buy direct using the traditional methods

Are there any Investment Opportunities Available using Modular?

Yes, some of our registered developers offer direct investment into their worker accommodation, housing estates and capsule hotels. Subscribe to find out more or contact us directly

What’s the Registration Process?

Simply choose to be a Supplier or Consumer under the subscription options. In order to pre-qualify buyers and sellers, the registration is manually approved usually immediately, however may take up to 24 hours

Payment

What Payment Methods is available?

We have an array of online and offline payment methods including cards, Paypal, Stripe and MC, Bux, ETC.

Is Buying On-Line Safe?

Our site is SSL encrypted and our Sellers are Prequalified. As part of our meticulous onboarding process, we check that our suppliers have a registered entity, and present them according to their prior sales volumes. Further, suppliers and professionals pay an annual membership fee meaning they’ve made a substantial commitment to be on the Podular marketplace

Shipping

Is Shipping Included?

Whilst some of our suppliers offer free shipping, most sell Ex-Factory or FOB (Freight on Board) or CIF (Cost Insurance Freight), meaning products will be delivered to your chosen local port and you will need to take care of any local taxes, customs duties and custom broking fees.

Whats the Shipping Time?

Each product is different see listing/offer

Can My Order be Tracked?

Yes. If you have selected shipping option, your order can be tracked in the portal

How Long Does My Order Take?

Each supplier has different shipping estimates noted on their offering

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