Rudi2008 wrote:Can I ask what people's opinions are on pre-fabricated kit houses. These houses are very much the rage in continental Europe, but have yet to really catch on here. The German company Hanse house (http://www.hanse-haus.ie) is operating here, but to what degree of success I'm not sure.
Are they a good investment in terms of durability and ability to stand the test of time? basically, what is the expected life-span of such timber-frame houses?
How do they rate in terms of energy efficiency?
Are they cheaper to build than normal concrete block houses?
Just wondering what view the architectural/building profession has of these structures.
Any comments/experiences would be welcome.
Angela wrote:Interesting reading on kit houses, a very good friend of mien has build a post & beam house in Ireland, and paid â‚¬300/sq ft or more, yes she could have had one for â‚¬250 per sq ft but â€œat a much lower qualityâ€ the German company told her, It is fascinating how these house go up and are worked on, there is no doubt in my mind turn key is the way to go with these kit houses, having researched the market for quite some time now and taking into consideration that 2011 will be passive house standard, I want to take the root of passiv haus, but who?? I have looked at quite a few options i.e. Hanser, Griffner, Scandinavian, but who stands out as having the best offer with quality, specification, and costs. I spoke already to such guys and they seem to be very nice - http://www.passive.ie has someone experience with them or know other companiesâ€¦. interested to hear from you!
parka wrote:Just reads like the sales brochure I got in todays post
missarchi wrote:why don't you contact them they must have some arrangement?