Kitset buildings and structures provide homeowners a cheaper alternative when constructing their own home.
Similar to scale model kits, kitset homes come prepackaged with all of the parts needed to build their own dwelling.
Parts are prefabricated to standard sizes, with drawings and blueprints on how they are connected. These include framing, roofing, a variety of finishes, joining methods, doors and windows. Kitsets buildings also include smaller parts such as screws, nails, adhesives and more.
Kitset Buildings and Kitset Homes Explained
Kitset buildings and kitset homes come in one of three types to suit the homeowner’s time and budget. The most basic is known as the shell type. Also referred to as the lockup type, the package only includes materials to build the exterior or façade, as well as the blueprints or building drawings.
With the full kitset, the package includes the materials for the interior in addition to those included with the shell type. The full build includes the labor and all materials necessary for the build.
There are many advantages to opting for kitset buildings or kitset homes. Compared to designing and building from scratch, kitsets are cheaper. Kitset buildings and kitset homes are also different from do-it-yourself projects as homeowners get to choose a reliable contractor or builder who can do the construction process.
Homeowners have the benefit of choosing when to have their home completed, depending on their budget and preferences. In some cases, a home can be completed within three months. Further, they may also choose to have their plans modified according to their preferences.
As the parts are prefabricated, kitsets are assured to fit well with each other. The designs and materials are also more energy efficient, saving homeowners money in the long run.
Just remember, constructing a home is still a major investment in terms of time, effort and money. You may need help in financing of your kitset building. Check with your local bank ft or their requirements regarding the home construction.
For further information on kitset homes or other kitset buildings, drop us a line at Ahead Kitsets today. We’d be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.