Construction & Building

What is a Kit home?

Kit homes are much more sophisticated than that of other homes. They were popular in United States, Canada or other countries during the first half of 20th century. They can be constructing anywhere. They augment the quality of life by adding simplicity and style. They not only reduce our footprint but also set a bench mark for enlightened homes. They can be build anywhere according to new or existing designs or can be shifted anywhere according to demand. They are building to reduce the waste of time and money and they are highly affordable. 

How they actually made? 

Kit homes in Tasmania are basically a safe mean to have a ready to use home with more efficiency and less labour. They can be ready-cut house, pre-cut house or can be mill house. They are mostly bungalow a house having one storey or it can be multi colonial having many stories. These homes are mostly made of wood or lumber that is used in bulk. It is quite convenient to build these homes than that of others like modular homes. In modular home one has to take the lumber to the place where home is need to build, this result in loss of wood, energy, money and time. But if we have a look on the ready cut houses or pre cut houses, the wood is cut in a factory according to the size of the windows or doors of the house and then fix at their place, this will not only reduce wood waste but also reduce the expenses over building traditional house by 30-40 percent. Nowadays special machinery and tools are available for cutting wood for rafters and staircases etc. Building a home that is kit based include the expense of all the windows, doors, finished flooring, roof, walls, framework, railing, nails, rafters manufacturing and  two coats of exterior paint. Electricity, heating system, plumbing, flower boxes, porches, curtains, built-in cabinets needs extra charges. The exterior of the house is sometimes made of brick but the internal framework is basically made of wood that can be easily shifted or placed anywhere according to need or desire to design a home.  

Beneficial or not: 

In past the kit sold at a very expensive rate and are not readily available. People use to buy a piece of catalogue of kit that is mostly delivered by the train. But nowadays these catalogue kits are not available now different type of other kits available like mill kit, cut kit, ready to use kit etc. There shipping is now got more sophisticated and can be done locally or internationally. They are now more beautiful and are designed in multi dimensions. They are manufactured by professionals and experts that cut the wood carefully in the factories and then assemble them at the place of building a home. The kit is more flexible than that of other homes. The kit is build by loading too much lumber, cut in defined and asked shaped and size from the company’s mill and is unloaded besides or near the piece of land to build a house. Now the customer will arrange any carpenter or any contractors to assemble the pieces of wood rightly to build his house. It often cost less as it requires less number of labors to perform the task, minimum 2 workers require and within less than 2 weeks the house got assemble and ready to live. Many companies are available that can provide you all the material required in the desired shape according to your demand. 

Effects of having them: 

Kit houses are like some puzzle in which all the parts are perfectly measured, cut and designed so that they can assemble efficiently on their right spot. Advantages of having this type of house are that you need to invest less time and money. Less number of people is required to build it. Moreover as all the lumber is cut in the company’s mill so it will definitely be of high quality. If we have a look on the disadvantages then we may find trouble in exchanging any part of the house once it is formed it will permanent, you cannot replace it. These homes are cheaper but the cost of shipping is not. They can be less durable and have no guarantee for the quality and performance of the home.