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Previously Asked Questions On Our Prefab Home

Dawn - Nottingham:

QUESTION: Hi, do you have a brochure with costs looking for an extension on side of house. Thanks

ANSWER: Yes we do, please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Chris and Sue - Llanbrynmair:

QUESTION: We would like to buid a new homes in Norfolk in the near future and think your system migh suit our needs. Are there any show homes or projects which we could view in north/west Norfolk?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Oliver - Essex:

QUESTION: 2 bed bungalow whats available and app cost finished.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Roy - London:

QUESTION: Can your buildings be clad in brick rather than wood and can a single room extension be built with your system rather than whole house?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Kevin - Cornwall:

QUESTION: Hello, I have sent an e-mail to your [email protected] address attaching an architect plan of the bungalow I am hoping to have built. Please can you supply a rough estimate of the cost, if you need more info please let me know. Thanks.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Imtiaz - Surrey:

QUESTION: to enquire in more detail about your pre fab home.i live in surrey ,wonder if you have any homes you may have in surrey region?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Gillian - Alton:

QUESTION: Please could you tell me the price of a two bed building. Also I need to know if foundations have to be dug or can it be fitted on a steel frame? thankyou.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Jane - Cornwall:

QUESTION: we need an extra room at our pre school, it can be stand alone but needs insulation and electricity.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


John - Essex:

QUESTION: 2 bed bungalow whats available and app cost finished?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Paul - Selhurst Park:

QUESTION: I need to fill a space measuring 10.5m x 33m with a prefabricated building to house a media centre and admin staff.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Duncan - Send:

QUESTION: Hi Do you have examples of your buildings available to view at your offices?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Jane - East Sussex:

QUESTION: I urgently want to build a pre fab house to sleep 2/3 bedroooms on farm land in uckfield. do you obtain the planning permission and we have a budget of 50K . We need to build it on rollers as then no planning permission? How long does this take? is it easy to obtain planning permission for you through wealsdon council?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Veneta - Romsey:

QUESTION: Hi, Do you also build the foundation? If yes, what would be the price? Many thanks.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Craig - Yorkshire:

QUESTION: Do you have any finished projects in Yorkshire I could take a look at?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


James - Selhurst Park:

QUESTION: I need to fill a space measuring 10.5m x 33m with a prefabricated building to house a media centre and admin staff.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Duncan - Send:

QUESTION: Do you have examples of your buildings available to view at your offices?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Jane - East Sussex:

QUESTION: I urgently want to build a pre fab house to sleep 2/3 bedroooms on farm land in uckfield. Do you obtain the planning permission? How long does this take? is it easy to obtain planning permission for you through wealsdon council?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Veneta - Romsey:

QUESTION: Hi, Do you also build the foundation? If yes, what would be the price? Many thanks

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Craig - Yorkshire:

QUESTION: Do you have any finished projects in Yorkshire I could take a look at?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Geeta - London:

QUESTION: Dear Brightbuild, I would like to find out more about the products on offer in order to determine whether they suit our needs. We are looking for low cost fast delivery homes for use as alternatives to temporary accommodation and are exploring all options. Key issues are footprint, flexibility/adaptability of product design, cost and life of units. Thanking you for your assistance.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Jenni:

QUESTION: Is it possible to build a prefab extension on the rear of a standard 1960's brick build semi? All I am looking for is an additional room with lighting and electricity.

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Prefab extensions


Jake from Dorset:

QUESTION: Do you deliver nationwide? , And what is the life expectancy?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Delivery


Grigor from London:

QUESTION: What is the size of one room?

ANSWER: It can be any size, specification and layout.

Filed under: Layout


Anouk from Dysart:

QUESTION: the price featured of 60kis for two bedroom? If so how much is the cost for a third. Can we install a multi fuel stove or chimney?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Not yet filed


Larry from West Midlands:

QUESTION: Hi my land as a big main drain running down the one side of it I have been told cannot be built on. Will I be able to put one of your homes on and how much foundations are needed?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Not yet filed


Sam from Bournemouth:

QUESTION: How are the floor, roof and walls insulated? And do you loose much NIA with using a decent insulation material?

ANSWER: Please call 01728 687 657 to discuss your requirements further

Filed under: Not yet filed


George from Suffolk asks:

QUESTION: I notice that costs don't include foundations. What type of foundations does the system require? Is this something you offer or would I have to contract a local builder?

ANSWER: The system requires minimal foundations. The modules are steel, rigid and robust, they need to be level. We have a pre-cast modular plinth foundation which works for most ground conditions. We would need to see your site conditions. I suggest that we would manage the site work with our own people. Always bearing in mind cost.

Filed under: Prefab foundationsPrefab exterior


QUESTION: I am assuming I don't need planning permission because I am looking to extend at the side of the house (albeit close to the front) and I am not in a conservation zone. As such, how long would it take to turn around the project?

ANSWER: Please see planning advice attached http://www.planningportal.gov from our local planning authority which should help. I don't think you do need planning permission. Please allow 16 weeks from signed order to delivery, though we may be able to deliver sooner.

Filed under: Planning permissionPrefab extensions


Bob from Wakefield asks:

QUESTION: Plot size 3000 mm x 5000 mm. three floors.  Would it be possible to build a "compact house" based on this?

ANSWER: Yes we can build a house to any size.  The best start point is to send us a sketch of your ideas.

Filed under:  Plot size


James from London asks:

QUESTION: I think this is a fantastic idea. Can I ask though if you would need planning permission? Can they also be custom built to specification?

ANSWER: Yes they will usually need planning permission unless used as a house extension, granny annexe that sort of use.  Good idea to check with your planners first.  They are designed to be built to your specification. Please send us your sketch layout.

Filed under: Planning permissionPrefab extensions


Rik from Co. Armagh:

QUESTION: Just wondering if these units would be transportable to Northern Ireland?

ANSWER: Yes, our buildings are pure pre-fab (ie built to completion off site) and we deliver by lorry and ferry if needed.  We have been considering enquiries from South West France and Portugal for holiday homes

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: What is the structure?

ANSWER: Robust steel frame with profiled steel wall panels.

Filed under: Prefab Structure


QUESTION: Why steel not timber?

ANSWER: Steel gives maximum rigidity and therefore transportability for minimum loss of living space compared to timber.  

Filed under: Prefab Structure


QUESTION: What is a prefab modular building?

ANSWER: Our building is made from individual building blocks or modules, each completed off site ready for occupation which is then separated into its component modules, delivered to site and put back together again as a complete house.

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: How long does it take to put modules together on site?

ANSWER: A few hours for first link, then a few days to finish off.

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: What about lines of builders vans in the road for months?

ANSWER: Thing of the past.

Filed under: Exterior


QUESTION: What is cladding shown?

ANSWER: We have chosen Canadian Red Cedar boards and white timber panels as examples of cladding materials.

Filed under: Exterior


QUESTION: Does outside have to be cedar and white panels?

ANSWER: No, cladding materials could be other types of timber, glass, ceramic, tiles, plaster etc. 

Filed under: Exterior


QUESTION: Is canopy included in cost?

ANSWER: The canopy is excluded, we have added it as a feature.

Filed under: Cladding + Roof


QUESTION: It looks like a flat roof...?

ANSWER: It is a flat roof.  It has a fall over 6m designed into the top frame and uses a reinforced polymeric membrane.

Filed under: Cladding + Roof


QUESTION: Can it have a pitched roof?

ANSWER: Yes, if you want to pay for it.

Filed under: Cladding + Roof


QUESTION: Is it mortgage able?

ANSWER: Yes. For details of Barclays Bank mortgages please ring Peter Robinson on 01728 406 411. For details of Ipswich Building Society mortgages please call advisor team on 0845 230 8686.

Filed under: Mortgage ability


QUESTION: What are interior walls?

ANSWER: Plaster dry lining.

Filed under: Prefab Interiors


QUESTION: What is lighting method?

ANSWER: We have used LED lights which use a total of 65 watts of power to light the whole interior.

Filed under: Prefab Interiors


QUESTION: Can I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house?

ANSWER: Yes.  We can deliver prefab homes with as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you like.  

Filed under: Prefab Layout Plans


QUESTION: Our land is down a track, can you deliver?

ANSWER: There are all terrain vehicles and cranes suitable for off road tracks if needed.

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: Our land is liable to flooding, can you help?

ANSWER: The house could be delivered and placed onto piles which would eliminate risk of flood damage.

Filed under: Planning permission, Building Regulation


QUESTION: Is it a standard building?

ANSWER: It can be any size, specification and layout.

Filed under: Layout


QUESTION: Could it be classified as a caravan for planning purposes?

ANSWER: Answer: Please ring to discuss planning applications. We may be able to help you with yours.

Filed under: Planning permissionBuilding Regulation


QUESTION: Is there a show home?

ANSWER: Yes, in Suffolk. See address details here.


QUESTION: Does it need planning permission?

ANSWER: In most cases, yes. We can offer planning permission application service for a cost. Building regulation submission, we also offer this service at a cost.

Filed under: Planning permission


QUESTION: What is the structure?

ANSWER: Robust steel frame with profiled steel wall panels.

Filed under: Prefab Structure


QUESTION: Why steel not timber?

ANSWER: Steel gives maximum rigidity and therefore transportability for minimum loss of living space compared to timber.  

Filed under: Prefab Structure


QUESTION: What is a prefab modular building?

ANSWER: Our building is made from individual building blocks or modules, each completed off site ready for occupation which is then separated into its component modules, delivered to site and put back together again as a complete house.

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: How long does it take to put modules together on site?

ANSWER: A few hours for first link, then a few days to finish off.

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: What about lines of builders vans in the road for months?

ANSWER: Thing of the past.

Filed under: Exterior


QUESTION: What is cladding shown?

ANSWER: We have chosen Canadian Red Cedar boards and white timber panels as examples of cladding materials.

Filed under: Exterior


QUESTION: Does outside have to be cedar and white panels?

ANSWER: No, cladding materials could be other types of timber, glass, ceramic, tiles, plaster etc. 

Filed under: Exterior


QUESTION: Is canopy included in cost?

ANSWER: The canopy is excluded, we have added it as a feature.

Filed under: Cladding + Roof


QUESTION: It looks like a flat roof...?

ANSWER: It is a flat roof.  It has a fall over 6m designed into the top frame and uses a reinforced polymeric membrane.

Filed under: Cladding + Roof


QUESTION: Can it have a pitched roof?

ANSWER: Yes, if you want to pay for it.

Filed under: Cladding + Roof


QUESTION: Is it mortgage able?

ANSWER: Yes. For details of Barclays Bank mortgages please ring Peter Robinson on 01728 406 411. For details of Ipswich Building Society mortgages please call advisor team on 0845 230 8686.

Filed under: Mortgage ability


QUESTION: What are interior walls?

ANSWER: Plaster dry lining.

Filed under: Prefab Interiors


QUESTION: What is lighting method?

ANSWER: We have used LED lights which use a total of 65 watts of power to light the whole interior.

Filed under: Prefab Interiors


QUESTION: Can I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house?

ANSWER: Yes.  We can deliver a house with as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you like.  

Filed under: Prefab Layout Plans


QUESTION: Our land is down a track, can you deliver?

ANSWER: There are all terrain vehicles and cranes suitable for off road tracks if needed.

Filed under: Delivery


QUESTION: Our land is liable to flooding, can you help?

ANSWER: The house could be delivered and placed onto piles which would eliminate risk of flood damage.

Filed under: Planning permission, Building Regulation


QUESTION: Is it a standard building?

ANSWER: It can be any size, specification and layout.

Filed under: Layout


QUESTION: Could it be classified as a caravan for planning purposes?

ANSWER: Yes. Believe it or not it could be a caravan if it will help you with your planning permission. We have unwittingly met the criteria which are that it must consist of no more than two modules according to Caravan Act 1960/ 68 with 2006 amendment. For more information please ask us or contact The National Caravan Council Tel 01252 318 251 who are very helpful. 2006 amendment increases maximum overall dimensions for the building to L 20m, W 6.8m and H 3.05m.

Filed under: Planning permissionBuilding Regulation


QUESTION: Is there a show home?

ANSWER: Yes, in Suffolk. See address details here.


QUESTION: Does it need planning permission?

ANSWER: In most cases, yes. We can offer planning permission application service for a cost. Building regulation submission, we also offer this service at a cost.

Filed under: Planning permission


Aaron asks:

QUESTION: Is it possible to put the prefabs on stilts of approx size of 6'6 high to allow for a brick motorcycle garage underneath?

ANSWER: Yes. The modules are steel framed and steel panelled and structurally like a beam. They need to be supported on four corners, or can be cantilevered.

Filed under: Not yet filed


Andy asks:

QUESTION: Could you build a prefab extension to sit on top of a conventional (brick) ground floor(with flat roof) extension ? Footings have been tested, and capable of taking a second floor. Dimensions are 4m 30cm X 6m, split into 3 rooms. If so, what would the rough price be ?

ANSWER: Yes we could build a prefab extension, however, each module must be transportable by road so we would need to consider best way of building this. 4m is close to the maximum width allowed on roads without an escort. I will ring to discuss prices.

Filed under: Not yet filed