Building a house is a big investment, so it’s important to know who you give your money to. Usually part of the prefab house price is paid in advance before each stage of making manufacturing drawings, manufacturing itself and delivery, therefore you must be sure who you entrust your money with before you see a tangible result on the construction site.
However you won’t find evidence of the most significant aspects that determine the quality of the house – energy efficiency and long term performance, in the quote.
Here the most important questions are:
Does the producer have a good reputation? Does the company give a good impression of its technical knowledge? How long has the company been in the market and how sure you are the company will exist in the future? Does the company buy materials from quality suppliers? What are the payment conditions?
There are plenty of opportunities to save costs on materials. The prefab house price depends on what quality timber is used, what corrosion class metal is used for finishing details, which producer’s tapes are used for connections, membrane for wind barrier etc. The materials used directly impact the longevity of the house, amount of maintenance and energy efficiency performance.
There are suppliers who give you the best offer first and through conversation with the client reach the optimal solution for the client’s possibilities. There are, on the other hand, those starting with a bare bones offer with the lowest prefab house price. Therefore the ability of the supplier’s representative to find the best solution together with you is paramount.
A house is built for a long life so you must be confident that you will get a quality home and will be able to address your questions to the supplier in the future.