Re: Re: Pre-fabricated ‘Kit’ Houses

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Griffner coillte had problems with damp and also general quality problems:

Post and beam houses from Huf and Davinci and kd-haus use an exposed laminated spruce frame with extensive glazing and stainless steel fittings. They seem to be a tried and tested design but work best in the countryside for the views. The local planner will likely approve as everyone seems to have seen the grand designs program. There are at least 50 such houses in Ireland.

These houses were price at about 200/sq ft and only seemed affordable during the boom. In Germany they are for the rich.

One big risk with kit houses is that the builder will make a balls of erecting it, so if at all possible you want someone from the kit company on site.

It’s a big pity that during our construction boom, we didn’t manage to create a kit house product to export to other countries.

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