Prefab house / Discussions

How do you choose between a basement or slab on grade?

...house built into a north facing hill. The main floor is accessed from the north and west, while the entire south would be windows from the main level and the ba...

Posted by A. Delmas May 21, 2020, 8:59 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

...house is a prefab kit house seated on a solar air heated floor with a polished concrete slab . High-performance prefab homes tend to be more affordable than sit...

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...house specialized in prefab panels & they're based of the pemberton. Passive homes are a great base for becoming net zero ready so I'd probably recommmend looki...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

...house half way through the house, and a shallower slab along the northern side of the house? Would this 4 feet of TM suck too much thermal mass? I imagine our h...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

How much space is needed to build a single level 3 room 750 sq foot home?

...prefab hit home delivered, the actual footprint needed is no greater than a site built home, though if it is a prefab home delivered fully complete like the ref...

Posted by Gillian Batcher Sept. 18, 2021, 10:56 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...house we used a solar air heated floor from Legalett, they provide engineered slab on grade prefab kits with air heated radiant floors . We were really happy wi...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...prefab kit house is an option that may be worth exploring, have a look at this page– LEED Platinum prefab kit homes The model on that page is larger than yo...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab on grade foundation?

...house, if not I would look into a company that specializes in providing engineered slab on grade prefab kits where point loads are all considered and engineered...

Posted by Earl Williams Nov. 30, 2021, 12:25 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can I use a Legalett slab in Florida if I don't want floor heat?

...house evenly and did not need a lot of fill dirt. What is my best option for cost and energy savings? should I just use a stander slab, or do you have something...

Posted by Harry Dickinson March 25, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...house, the S1600 LEED Platinum Prefab kit house . As for how to mount exterior rigid insulation, there are ways that employ more expensive materials, but save...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Where do I find home building resources for owner-builders?

...prefab houses you're partnered with seemingly in limbo due to covid, I'm wondering if you could guide me towards any specific forums or resources to help with d...

Posted by Alex Angel Sept. 30, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?

...prefab slab on grade kits (Legalett) can easily provide that, see more here – Slab-on-Grade Raft Foundation Insulation Detail, Prefab ICF Form Kits There is...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

Should I use Tesla Solar Tiles instead of mounted solar panels?

...prefab kit house comes with a metal roof, as for changing that to a Tesla Solar Roof we couldn’t say for sure right now, that would need to be discussed with th...

Posted by Philip Benson March 10, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

Are there combination heat pumps that do water, heat, clothes dryer and HVAC?

...prefab kit house ; we weren’t thrilled with the performance, it’s a bit quicker than the heat pump dryer but it will still take hours. Another great concept, bu...

Posted by tony wolff Nov. 1, 2021, 11:44 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 2 Responses

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...house the S1600 prefab kit home has offset studs and 15 inch deep cavities. My concern with doing 4 foot spacing would be that it might be difficult to have a...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close Engineered lumber will usually make use of wood that may otherwise be wasted, so that is always a great idea. And further ...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

How many eco-home kits did you sell this year?

...House ready prefab kit houses here , but regrettably we do not have videos of them under construction. We have built and delivered many this year, but unfortuna...

Posted by Kirk Weigand Nov. 30, 2021, 2:03 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...house on a Legalett slab. Prefab hit houses may be something worth looking into , they've advanced so far that you can often get a better final product than sit...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses