The fact that buying these homes allows you personal involvement in the construction is a rewarding and profitable experience you cannot pass up. You don’t need as much manpower or have to pay for as much labor as you would with traditional home-building and what’s more, you can even build them in half the time it would take a cookie-cutter home to be built. That’s less materials and labor wasted and less money spent.
Building a kit home means you can build your own home in three ways: as an owner-builder, which requires you get an owner-builder permit, as an owner-manager, which means you manage the project from start to finish, overseeing all aspects or stages of construction, including the hiring of licensed tradespeople and as contract-builder which entails hiring a reputable builder to help you erect your home with minimal fuss or trouble.
However you want to build your kit homes, remember first and foremost that there will always be risks involved and that you can avoid these risks by employing certain safety measures and exercising careful thought and consideration. Of course, in addition to making sure you have the budget for it as well as a specific design in mind, you also need to make sure you know exactly what comes with your kit. Among the things that should be included are the following: Council plans and specifications. An engineer’s certification covering all structural aspects of the building. An owner-builder construction manual. Product warranties.
Of course, you also need to make sure you are dealing with the best kit home suppliers. In addition to selecting a company with a good reputation, you should also consider suppliers that know your local council rules and regulations like the back of their hands, one that is able to provide you with contact numbers of previous clients as reference and a company that is a member of well-known housing associations.
You should also make sure your supplier puts down everything you agreed upon in writing, and ones that will not demand excessive deposit amounts even before the materials have arrived on-site. While they are regulated as far as the deposit amounts they ask for as concerned, you should still be wary and careful when it comes to these situations. Other details that you should be concerned about include fees, delivery time frames and supplying of materials.