The construction of a prefabricated house is becoming more and more popular with builders and offers a real alternative to traditional house construction. Particularly interesting are almost fixed prices, short construction times, and sometimes even the opportunity to visit a prefabricated house on site. As with classic house construction, you can also do with the prefabricated house opt for a wooden house or a solid house. As a special feature, the wooden or solid house can usually also be planned as a do-it-yourself or kit house. From an energetic point of view, all houses are comparable with one another. The Energy Saving Ordinance stipulates minimum energy standards. Better standards (KfW Efficiency House70 or better) are always possible with a surcharge. Implementing highly efficient standards in prefabricated houses often turns out to be even “easier” and at the same time significantly cheaper.
Advantages: Wooden Prefabricated House
The wooden prefabricated house is still the most common form of prefabricated house. This has been around since the 1970s and is currently mostly offered in 3 designs:
- Panel or frame construction
- Skeleton or wooden stand construction
- Block construction
The prefabricated house is usually offered as a turnkey solution or in various stages of expansion. If the client plans a cellar, this is usually to be included in the calculation as a separate service.
One can build a prefabricated house, and many benefits can bring. In the following video, you can see as an example how comfortable viewing and selecting the various options for building a prefabricated house can be.
Advantages: Solid Prefabricated House
The solid prefabricated house is an interesting alternative to the classic wooden prefabricated house. This means that a turnkey home remodel is built that is not a classic prefabricated wooden house but does not require an architect despite its architecture. Solid means that the false ceilings are usually made of precast concrete slabs, and the outer walls are made of solid stone. In some cases, the outer walls are also built using panel construction, such as aerated concrete wall elements.
Special Feature: The Prefabricated House As A Kit
In the case of a kit house or do-it-yourself house, the materials are delivered in the agreed form, and the builder can build his house himself. In some cases, technical support from a regional site manager is possible.
For example, there are also solid houses where the bricks are inserted into each other – similar to a Lego house for children. In these cases, the stone bond does not necessarily have to be mortared.
A prefabricated house as a do-it-yourself house saves a lot of money since the work performed represents a very high proportion of the total costs. However, the builder should have a lot of time for his own work and a lot of manual skills. It is also beneficial if you can gain active support from friends and acquaintances from the relevant trades.