At Idealcombi we are involved in a number of prefab projects around the country as well as back in Denmark, and they have all shown improvements in build quality and build speed.
Even though the prefabricated houses are built on an assembly line, in a factory, it does not mean customers are left with a standardised products. There are varying levels of customisation and many suppliers offer modular solutions with a range of options to customise the home after your needs or dreams.
The factory manufacturing has a great impact on the build quality – and especially the consistency of the build quality. When it comes to installation of windows there are a number of benefits; you are not affected by weather, the fitter will be expert in fitting the window correctly by the manufacturers instructions, windows will be handled with care in the factory and will not be exposed to building dust or rain.
Below is a few example of prefab house builders that Idealcombi are proud to be working with.
CITU: The Climate Innovation District
With The Climate Innovation District the first new homes are being built in Leeds city centre in 90 years. The homes are designed from a sustainability standpoint and CITU believe “if a project is not sustainable, it’s not worth doing” .
We are proud to be supplying the windows for The Climate Innovation District – our Futura+ windows are fitted to SIPs – Structural Insulated Panels – before taken to site for erection. With state of the art timber frame housing solutions CITU is able to create carbon negative homes. “Each Citu Home removes 23 tonnes of CO2 atmosphere and stores it in its timber frame”.
CITU does not only focus on the hard numbers, they are working hard to provide homes that are healthier to live in and creates greater wellbeing and quality of life.
At Idealcombi we believe CITU is on to something and we share the same mindset when it comes to sustainability, wellbeing and quality of life. Those are the same values that drive Idealcombi in the innovation of window solutions.
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HOLM HUSE (Holm Houses): Danish top quality prefab homes since 1965
The Danish 2020 building regulations are significantly stricter than those in the UK. A rating system for house builders is used to guide consumer – just like you know it from buying a fridge or a washing machine. Holm Huse build to meet the A2020 rating without use of solar panels or ground source heating.
Thin walls, low u-values
In many energy efficient houses the walls are relatively thick, minimising the usable area of the house. The walls of Holm Huse’s houses are both energy efficient and thin, while maintaining the same low u-values as thicker walls, which means you get a larger living area on the same footprint. Precisely 17.33 extra m² of living space in a 146 m² footprint house – that’s equal to an extra large bedroom.
Watertight in a day!
At Holm Huse they produce finished elements in their factory facility. The elements are complete with doors, windows, electrics, plumbing and all other required parts and accessories. While the wall elements are manufactured in the factory ground work commences on site ready for delivery. Once the process is started it will take just 7-8 weeks to key handover. It is also at key handover that the customer pay for the house.
Dedicated to quality
Holm Huse are determined to deliver the best possible quality homes to their customers. That’s is why Idealcombi are proud to have been chosen a sole supplier of windows and doors for these cutting edge homes of the future.
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