Pre-fab and flat-pack homes have become increasingly sophisticated and design-led. Take a look at what they can deliver for self-builders…

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Pre-fab homes have come a very, very long way. What was once a byword for drab and temporary architecture has transformed into design-based modern homes of the highest quality. Working with experts in the field, you can have the house you want, constructed off-site and delivered to your prime spot.

Discover the difference

The cheap materials and one-size-fits-all approach of pre-fab and flat-pack houses are a thing of distant memory. Companies like Baufritz have pioneered an approach that combines natural materials, design knowledge and impeccable service to help you realise your ideal home. While you can choose to buy an ‘off-the-peg’ pre-fab home, Baufritz specialise in working with you to make your aspirations come alive. The first step? A meeting with specialists at the UK headquarters near Cambridge.

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Making plans

There, you’ll discuss what you want and Baufritz will help you to visualise it with 3D plans. Its expert house designers have worked on projects both grand and modest and can help you to overcome potential issues before they even arise and offer solutions you didn’t know you needed. One major issue for self-builders is planning permission, so Baufritz will work up the plans and then submit the planning application for you as part of an end-to-end service approach.

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The finished product

If you like, you can accept Baufritz’s invitation to the stunning design centre in Germany to add the tweaks you want to the final plans. By that stage, they’ll have assembled drawings and a construction plan, and you can help add the finishing touches.

If ecological considerations are key for you, Baufritz offers peace of mind and numerous options for energy efficiency. These include solar heat stores, self-sufficient houses and the very popular passive houses. A major priority when it comes to materials is sustainability, which is why Baufritz has previously been selected as the ‘most sustainable company in Germany'.

Health is at the forefront of Baufritz's thinking too – with care taken in using natural materials, organic insulation, promoting great air quality and constructing in an allergy-compliant way. Your dream house will then be delivered to site, assembled by a specialised team and fitted out by craftsmen. All you have to do then is enjoy living in it…

Discover more on the Baufritz website. 

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