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Old Jan 8th 2012, 6:00 am
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Old Jan 8th 2012, 6:17 am
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I wonder how long the planning and logistics of the whole operation and manufacturing of the prefab components took?

They don't appear to be encasing their custom steel columns in concrete so it would be interesting to compare the durability and ability to withstand forces of this building to a similar one made with rebar and concrete.
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Old Jan 8th 2012, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
I wonder how long the planning and logistics of the whole operation and manufacturing of the prefab components took?

They don't appear to be encasing their custom steel columns in concrete so it would be interesting to compare the durability and ability to withstand forces of this building to a similar one made with rebar and concrete.
Its all about shifting the design and coordination upstream, so site activities are optimised, everything fits as planned, no surprises. Nothing revolutionary about prefab, this is just the logical conclusion of applying it to the whole building, as opposed to just the MEP or bathrooms as they do on some projects in the UK.

The steel fabrication is clearly the key to the success of this process, and they are claiming it is earthquake resistant, so I guess it should be fairly robust.
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Huf Haus from Germany installs kit houses in the UK - also in a short time (fortnight). I think I saw it on BBC's Grand Designs by Kevin McLeod a few years back.
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Huf Haus from Germany installs kit houses in the UK - also in a short time (fortnight). I think I saw it on BBC's Grand Designs by Kevin McLeod a few years back.
four weeks. Four weeks to build something rather lovely. I have coveted one ever since watching that very show.

Seriously, looking at Huf Hauses is my secret porn...
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four weeks. Four weeks to build something rather lovely. I have coveted one ever since watching that very show.

Seriously, looking at Huf Hauses is my secret porn...
They do look sexy in the nighttime...especially for peeping toms

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I used to work for the company that writes the software Huf Haus use for designing their buildings, very clever stuff, links directly into the CNC machines that cut the timbers, almost a fully automated process, but not on the same scale as the Chinese in the video...

I'd love to build and live in one, gorgeous houses, but you need the right location.
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I used to work for the company that writes the software Huf Haus use for designing their buildings, very clever stuff, links directly into the CNC machines that cut the timbers, almost a fully automated process, but not on the same scale as the Chinese in the video...

I'd love to build and live in one, gorgeous houses, but you need the right location.
So I take it Lewisham's out? Blast...
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Big Huf Haus fan but have you seen how effing expensive they are?
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Big Huf Haus fan but have you seen how effing expensive they are?
Yes.

I'm never going to have one. I hate that.
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Originally Posted by saudiflares View Post
Big Huf Haus fan but have you seen how effing expensive they are?
Wouldn't a Huf Haus be cheaper than a traditional built house of similar square footage and design as the former is all prefab?
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Originally Posted by saudiflares View Post
Big Huf Haus fan but have you seen how effing expensive they are?
There are companies in Norway offering similar designs of prefab timer houses for half the price. You can have one shipped to the UK for less than 100K.
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There are companies in Norway offering similar designs of prefab timer houses for half the price. You can have one shipped to the UK for less than 100K.
Tescos used to sell a timber house online for 10,000 quid
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Tescos used to sell a timber house online for 10,000 quid
What a thoroughly depressing prospect...



Up to the same standard as their 2.1% value lager?
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What a thoroughly depressing prospect...

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...b38c4e6537.jpg

Up to the same standard as their 2.1% value lager?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rd-points.html

It probably makes the ideal place to drink that Tesco Value Pisswater...
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