As it is: a real experience of life in the construction and modular homes
Dec 20, 2019
The actual experience of cooperation with the manufacturers and maintenance of modular homes from our members of the forum
Prefabricated modular homes are not the most common category among the participants of the portal, but some experience of cooperation with the manufacturers and accommodation still available. The reasons for choosing this particular technology, with minor variations, all about the same and are as follows.
Before buying, we evaluated the ability to build themselves or hire a company to the construction site. It turned out expensive and with unpredictable results. Two years later, the situation has changed a bit, and my brother is currently building in karkasnik Brigade. Watching the construction process, I can say that he has a great quality and at about the same price to get a house with a larger area and a large warming. But two years ago, these teams we did not know, and seeing the exhibition modular home, we were clearly the end result, time and what we get for this money. Not everyone wants to hammer head construction information, and so on. D.
On the example let a few, but real review will consider whether the owners are satisfied with their choice.
- When there is something to see - a stylish house in the viewport area
- Three years later - how to live in a modular frame-house
- How not to give up and succeed - through the thorns to the stars
When there is something to see - a stylish house in the viewport area
Long conversation with the producers eventually ordered a modular home, an area of 87 m², no hidden charges, the price of a basic one that is listed on the official website. Additional payment options as desired (veranda, terrace, fence, oven), plus shipping fee (to us up to 100 km), installation included in the price of the house. The house should be ready in a month, but I've heard that a lot of orders and place four months, we'll see.
By putting a modular home mostly lightweight foundations, while MrGluek also elevation in the area of about 5 m, piles proved the best option. The layout of the pile field producer granted home can fulfill any company, the main thing - the presence of channel bars for mounting blocks. Cost foundation is expensive, but the result was justified, especially given the complexity.
With regard to timing, really, as fast as you dreamed it is not always possible.
We have the order to the assembly turned three months, everything depends on the stage in the production. Installation finished in 21 days at the end, but still have questions, we immediately received him not.
Following the results of the house still took a number of observations, but decided to remove on their own, as it was time to settle down and celebrate the housewarming. On the whole, satisfied, the company claims to have MrGluek left, as that has not been corrected - compensated.
Three years later - how to live in a modular frame-house
Material a frame-modular house Mario_Br I came out three years ago, if briefly:
- Four modules, with a total area of 54 m².
- The frame of the board 150 × 50 mm, insulation - rockwool, 200 mm floor and ceiling, in walls 150 mm and 100 mm in the partitions (sound insulation).
- Flat roof, on the perimeter - terrace, which will bring together under one canopy and attached utility room and bath.
- Many windows, including panoramic and panoramic terrace on the same door.
The main idea of my new family estate - build the most simple one-story house with all amenities and easy heating, a large terrace with the possibility of easy expansion in the plane. It is due to an extension to the guest house terrace, saunas and the like, but the message between the buildings was carried out only in one plane (in any case, not up) - on the terrace.
According to the results of the first winter, the result satisfied - warm, comfortable, cost of operating in the normal range. For the next season announced by the house got extensions.
No unpleasant surprises presents, everything as planned.
House use a little more often than just for the weekend, but as long as there are cottages and mode. The house is warm all year round, regardless of races maintained at a temperature of 10 degrees when we arrive, 20-25 degrees. Day winter temperature rises to about 20 degrees due to the glazing. Humidity 30-40% throughout the year: in winter 30, summer 40%. In sunny weather, there are nuances - the large window (4x2 m) still looks to the south and if it is heated in the winter and 20 in, so in the summer you come in the night, and in the house so everything is 30-35! It is treated by a simple wind blowing in 5-10 minutes.
How not to give up and succeed - through the thorns to the stars
Its modular house 333 3 dmtr I chose not quite typical reasons.
333 3 dmtr
Why the choice fell on the frame and modular construction technology? The main reason is that I have a share in an apartment house. The share is not selected, and select it, for some reason, does not work. So to protect yourself from claims of other co-investors for this area of this technology has been selected. At the most extreme case it will be possible to transfer the house.
Why such a plan? Everything is simple: in the plans of BTI has already been part of the house with the specified dimensions. Planning was done on the principle of getting into the required size and location of windows is not a wall or on adjacent land. If not for the above factors, I probably would not have chosen this technology construction and a layout of the house.
The case was the performer.
333 3 dmtr
After talking with different manufacturers of modular homes, and learn about the problems of some of them in meeting their obligations, I chose what seemed more reliable. He had a portfolio of completed houses and adequate price tag - close to the cost of a conventional frame house, ordered from the well-known company.
However, there are no problems in the past, as it turns out, is not a guarantee of the same in the present.
first - specified in the contract period for the production of the modules, and 45 days. In fact, to the assembly in the shop is not started and a month later, pleading workload, and when all the process has gone through a half months, it appeared that collect on the sketch, hand-drawn by the dmtr 333 3. All anything, run-technology, that's only for the design, a full-time professional forces, took 10% of the value of the house, which, of course, no one has returned. Nevertheless, in spite of the delay and the lack of a full-fledged project, "collected quite bearable."
And for the fact that the assembly had at least some momentum, 333 3 dmtr "Thanks" to the needs of manufacturers in bank notes, which were paid to him at the end of certain stages.
Though so, the modules ordered in May, was almost ready for the end of November.
second - while under house prepared pile foundation, the factory had a regular force majeure and shipment of prefabricated modules spread out for a month, plus a "covered" pre-arranged assembly.
333 3 dmtr
As a result, after a few weeks in an attempt to agree on the date of export modules, I got a call later in the week at 23-00 and were told that an hour will bring up the first batch of units. In this case, the installation by the manufacturer will not be, but there will be supervision, for which I urgently need to find five workers. I spent half the night in search of workers and manipulator.
With the workers turned out well - invited have proved themselves responsible hard workers in their time digging trenches for sewers. Manipulator was found about two in the morning with a condition to start work at six in the morning, but it appeared on the site, "pleased" that section will not pass, took trawl modules, take payment and was gone. The other arm, already at one o'clock, and found, and proved to be a virtuoso, and that was the good news. And here is "responsible" manufacturer has thrown a new task.
- Installation supervision - is canceled.
- Blackmail - if not promptly signed acts of acceptance, there will be other modules.
Blackmail failed, acts 333 3 dmtr prior to acceptance and refused to sign the long-suffering modules still brought, though, and at seven o'clock, when the light December day was long over. During this time, just barely (not quite exactly) installed the first modules, and in the night shift, together with his father and two workers (three more were released, as there was no work), under the spotlights, gathered home.
333 3 dmtr
In general, for people who had never put such facilities, we managed quite well. And the gap between the module remains small and stopped modules relatively smoothly. Then I was very lucky with manipulyatorschikom (he was about modular homes of other firms) and workers, I sometimes felt that they have more enthusiasm, than me. I was squeezed due to hassle with the manufacturer of modules. On the last train working late, so I took them home. He himself did not return until three in the morning, but with a feeling of some satisfaction.
After another day of the same composition assembled truss system, due to lack of instructions made some mistakes, but not critical. But the profile of the roof in the kit are not reported, and ordered to wait two sheets had another three weeks, but there was a victory for us.
- Under the contract modules were diluted with the electrician and terminal boxes in the joints - in fact, there were no boxes, had to look for, select, buy and install yourself.
- Also you need to be beaten and machines, which is typical, and were at the reception, but delivered in modules they have already been there.
- For reliability modules usually pull together by pins - these modules slots under the fixture was not, just zapenili seams.
Manufacturer literally thrown to the installation, and it had to carry out on their own in an emergency mode, with no skills and opportunities to ask for advice or get help. Therefore - how it happened, it happened, and, unfortunately, in our reality, this case is no exception, but rather the practice. For more details - this topic "A modular house (annexe) for 1 million", It is possible to know for sure it is not necessary to communicate with any production.
In itself, modular housing construction is interesting because it is a standardized factory production of frame structures. But all of her dignity, and this compliance technologies, and pre-fabricated, and mobility, and the relative availability, can cross the low quality of performance. Mario_Br I took their modules in single-readiness as to finish was easier than to redo, to fix jambs. 333 3 dmtr I spent a lot of nerves, not to mention the money and time. In MrGluek and tightening the terms and deficiencies, but he made up for them at least. Nevertheless.
I know exactly what is completely ready modular homes - it's great and the absolute is somewhat cheaper construction and finishing in place a simple frame house. Yes, there is no room for imagination, and not a lot of standard designs, but I for modular homes!
If you think about it, the block of flats, too, to some extent modular, especially because of the RC block of rooms is collected and homes. A few shipping containers converted to capital house for permanent residence. In the video - about the interior of a small modular house.
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