Posts Tagged ‘green prefab home kits’

Prefab Green Housing Options

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Prefab green housing is one of the most affordable ways to go about constructing an environmentally-sound home. These homes arrive with the framing elements–walls, floor joists and so forth–already assembled. This means that it’s possible to have them transported anywhere a truck can go, on or off the grid, and to get your home set up in minimal time. The framing portion of the construction goes by very fast, enabling the remainder to be done within a sheltered environment.

The shelter advantage stretches to the facility where the houses are constructed, as well. Prefab green housing is put together in a controlled environment. This means that no materials are wasted due to weather damage. It also means that, because the plans are well-established and their method of construction is a procedure, there is no waste from having materials ordered in too great a quantity. Some of the firms who design and build these houses also use wood from sustainable crops, rather than using exotic or old-growth wood and all of the environmental damage those materials entail. For those who care about the environment, this has obvious advantages.

Prefab green housing also has one more distinct advantage: efficiency. Because the designs that these homes are built from are established ones that have proven workable over and over again, they’re also constantly improved and fit together in the most important ways. The tight fit of all the walls and windows mean that very little heat is lost to gaps and spaces. These homes come with passages for ductwork and other important home systems included, which eliminates another potential source of inefficient design and construction. All of this together makes these very green choices all around, as well as increasingly popular choices with homeowners.

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Options to Build Your Own House

Friday, July 9th, 2010

If you are like many people, the dream of living in a home that you designed and built yourself is very appealing.  As more and more people become dissatisfied with the “cookie-cutter” housing industry, more and more are seeking the means to build their own home.  If you want to build your own house, you have any number of options out there today.

First, you can certainly contact a contractor who will help you build your home.  These professionals will listen to your desires and will then design a home based on those desires.  However, this can take a considerable amount of time.  Stick-built homes are not easy to construct onsite, particularly if you have a home site picked out that is out of the way and difficult to access.  A better option might be to check out your options for prefabricated home kits.

How can you build your own house with a prefab kit?  Simply put, you will be able to find a company that offers several different types of kits, from cottages to cabins and even full “standard” homes.  These kits come partially assembled, with wall sections already put together, as well as other major structural components put together.  Once the sections arrive on your lot, all that has to be done is to put them together.  This can be done with the help of a contractor and his or her team, but it can also be done by the average homeowner with a little bit of help.

You can build your own home and gain the custom design that you want with a manufacturer of prefabricated home kits that listens to you.  It’s a simple process to design a custom kit to your satisfaction, and even simpler to get it erected.

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