WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS OF A MODULAR HOUSE LIKE?
Regardless of the chosen house construction technology (modular, traditional or timber-frame), the formal and legal approval process is the same. Before signing the contract to build the house, it is important that the formal requirements for the land are met. The production process for the modules with equipment usually takes about 2.5 months, the assembly itself 1 day and the remaining works on the construction site about 2 weeks. The perfect synchronisation of the works makes it possible to meet the 3-month deadline.
Obtaining the Planning Permission
First of all, it is necessary to check whether the Local Spatial Development Plan (LSDP) has been adopted for the area in question. If so, ask for an extract. If not – apply for the planning permission. The application for the planning permission must be accompanied by a copy of the base map – to be obtained from the local surveying department. Obtaining the planning permission or an extract from the Local Spatial Development Plan is necessary to determine what kind of house can be built on the plot.
Applying for utility connections to the building
The next step is to apply for the provision of connections to the network administrators (e.g. electricity, water, gas, sewerage) and the Road Authority to determine the exit from the road.
Choosing the modular house and its finishing option
After confirming the formal issues related to the plot, all that remains is to meet with our consultant, select the house model and its finishing standard. After making decision about the details with our consultant, we prepare and sign a contract. This will be the green light to start the prefabrication of the modular house.
Drawing up a map for design purposes
Contact your surveyor who will survey the plot and prepare a map for design purposes.
Obtaining the building permit
After signing the contract, we provide the project documentation necessary for the architect to prepare the project adaptation to the local conditions of the plot and LSDP (Local Spatial Development Plan) / DC (Development Conditions) and to apply for the building permit. Remember that the waiting time for a permit is 65 days + 14 days for validation.
Preparing foundations and network connections
Earthworks, foundations and connections need to be made. Find the right team to carry out the work on the plot – prepare the foundations and connect the utilities according to the adapted building project and our guidelines. Remember that thanks to the modular system and the self-supporting floor, there is no need for a foundation slab. The suggested method for foundations is spot footings, which are by far the cheaper and quicker solution.
House transport and assembly
The next stage is the transport of the modules and their assembly on the plot. The assembly of the modules takes one day and the remaining construction works on the site takes two weeks.