A: The steel frame includes pre-cut holes for plumbing and electrical to feed through. The home does need to go on a foundation. You can place it on a concrete slab.
A: Thanks for your question. It isn't considered as either one of those. These are small home kits. Once built, you'll have a real home.
A: Great question, CatX. No, the staircase isn't included. When we designed this we determined that it is more affordable for the customer to purchase a stair kit from the Home Depot. They have beautiful options.
A: There's a kitchen along the wall on the lower portion.
A: Wherever you want. "This Getaway Pad home kit by PLUS 1 Homes includes ONLY the steel structure and the necessary components to assemble them."
A: It's on top of the main structure. You'd have to use the exterior stairs to get to the kitchen.
A: I?ma licensed GC and the build costs would at minimum need to include foundation, framing, electrical, and plumbing?and I would assume drywall, painting, flooring, and other subs. Easily could run $50K-$75K to build
A: Hello Dburgh, The entire build cost can be determined in a summary report based on your location. Please schedule a call and we'll get started on that for you. http://plus1homekits.com/contact-us
A: Hi cstevens! I'm happy to help you. Yes, we can handle the snow load.
A: Yes, without seeing the plans for verification, I?m fairly certain it?s designed to handle zones with the heaviest snow loads, and building code requires energy efficiency, so walls and roof must have framing space for insulation.
A: I?m a licensed GC and yes, permits would be required to build this dwelling. In most (if not all states) code would require the owner to apply for general construction, electrical, and plumbing permits at minimum.
A: Hello Haren, Yes, as the friendly GC mentioned in the comments, you'll need a permit.
A: Hi Alex, yes it certainly can. Our team can get the plans engineered for just that!
A: I?ma licensed general contractor and the quick answer is ?yes,? this pre-dabbed building could be married to another structure. However, it won?t be easy?you?ll need a structural engineer to design plans and then get approved
A: It says you need a concrete slab for the shell to sit on.
A: See my answer above. You would need to hire contractors to assemble/build this structure. If you?re incredibly proficient in DIY projects, you may be able to handle the steel framing and some tasks, but it?s not advisable to tackle plumbing and electrica.
A: Hello Benabe, Our frame kits are designed to be erected by the customer and a few handy friends. The rest of your build will depend on how skilled you are at home improvements. You'll need to hire a licensed plumber and electrician plus get permits.