Kit homes are a type of prefabricated housing that became popular in the 1900's. There are many popular types of kit homes such as; log cabin kit homes, steel kit homes, a frame kit homes, and post and beam kit homes. Even though kit homes are not built using conventional construction methods, kit homes can be constructed as to look the same as regular homes.
Kit homes are popular because they are a very cost and a time efficient way to build a house. Every piece of material is that goes into a kit home is cut and delivered in a "kit" for easy and fast construction. With some of the smaller kit homes models, a handy person may be able to construct the entire kit home within a few weeks. Historically, kit homes have been able to reduce construction costs by up to fifty percent compared to traditional home building. There are a few similarities with kit homes and traditional home construction, one being that a masonry foundation is also necessary for a kit home. The foundation is what the home will be sitting on. In some cases, the kit homes foundation does not have to be as strong. Any custom alterations are easily made to a kit home in the same way alterations are made to a regularly constructed house. When making additions to kit homes, remember that the additional construction costs will be the same as traditional construction costs. Most additions made to kit homes are not done in the factory, but the construction is done on site.
When building a kit home it is important to start with a strong footing. A kit homes footing and foundation should be constructed the same way a conventional homes is built. The concrete footing is typically twelve inches thick by two feet wide. Twelve inch block are then used to construct the kit homes foundation. Twelve inch concrete block are used until the outside grade level is reached, then most foundation builders will then switch or step in to eight inch block. The kit home is later assembled on top of the eight inch block at the top of the kit home foundation.
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