What is included in a one-story house kit?
The kit includes all of the materials required to create a weather-tight shell on your foundation: hardware, fasteners, framing, siding, flooring, roofing, drip edge and trim. Please note that doors and windows are not included in the base kit, but are available as options. All materials are hand selected, carefully cut to precise dimensions and labeled with a part number. An illustrated Construction Manual describes each step, from the construction of your foundation to the installation of the roof, all in simple, easy-to-understand language.
What kind of foundation is required?
Most kits can be built on piers, on a foundation or on a slab. The foundation plan for your kit will be sent well in advance of your kit delivery.
How long will it take to assemble?
Most one-story house kits can be assembled in 5-15 days. Two people can assemble a small cabin in about four days. No cranes, lifts or power tools are required. Please talk to us about your plans so we can provide a more accurate assembly time.
Does the house kits meet building codes?
Our kits will meet all applicable building codes, including the International Building Code, and state and local codes
We suggest that you talk with your local building officials about permit requirements. Most towns require building permits. The owner should ascertain this before construction begins.
What is the lead-time?
Call or e-mail us for current lead times. Generally, late spring and early summer are the most popular times to build. Because we produce kits one at a time, our production schedule for these dates is usually filled early.
How is the kit shipped? What about unloading?
The kit is shipped by truck. Generally, we use one of a few private carriers that we have worked with for many years. They guarantee competitive prices and the assurance of a safe, on-time delivery. A shipping quote can be given on request. When the truck arrives at your site, you are responsible for unloading it. Four adults should be ready to unload the kit. We recommend that you prepare the site well in advance of delivery, with materials upon which to stack the kit and tarps to protect it during assembly. With a little preparation and a willingness to work, most kits can be unloaded and stacked in about two hours. We also offer flatbed trailer deliveries, which can be unloaded with a forklift and experienced operator.
Can I buy just the Construction Manuals or plans?
No. Construction Manuals and plans are only available as part of the kit. They describe in detail the assembly of the individual parts that have been manufactured for your specific building.