All You Need To Know About Kit Homes


Are you planning to build a new home? I’m sure you would be aware of the cost that is involved in it. Besides, getting a new home requires so much time. but if we tell you that there is a better alternative to this? Yes, we are talking about kit homes. These homes have become very popular in recent times. Ease of construction, versatility, and cost-effectiveness are a few of the benefits that add to kit homes’ popularity. In this blog, we will present the different aspects that you should know about kit homes before investing in one.  These aspects will help you in making a sound decision related to these homes.

Kit home overview:

You can compare a kit home with a prefabricated home where all the major parts of the house like the floor, roof framing, and walls are prefabricated, and they are assembled on the site. You must hire a professional builder for this task. Some builders especially work on kit homes construction. There are certain factors that you must take into account while hiring a builder for kit homes:


  1. Check their specialization- the builder must have expertise in constructing kit homes. It ensures that there are no loopholes while construction and houses are built as per high-quality standards.
  1. License is a must- Another factor that should not miss your eye is that the builder must have the license to operate. Don’t bid on the ones who don’t have a license; you may end up regretting later. Check all the necessary permits and approvals before hiring them.
  1. Check the reviews and ratings– Knowing about the reviews and ratings of the builder will help you make a concrete decision. Don’t miss to take references from your family or friends who have hired a builder for kit homes.

Standard inclusion of kit homes:

If this is your first-time investment into a kit home, you must know about this kit’s standard inclusion. While these inclusions may vary from one company to another, there are certain key components that remain the same, and these are highlighted below:

  • Foundation
  • Engineer’s certification
  • Plan for kit homes that will be submitted to the council
  • Diagram and insertion for kit homes
  • Necessary accessories for assembling the kit home like fixing, bracing, nuts, and bolts.
  • Prefabricated roof panels
  • Roofing material
  • Doors and windows
  • Insulation for roofs and walls
  • Gutter system
  • Garage doors
  • Cladding
  • Moisture-resistant lining
  • Kitchen, bathroom cabinets
  • Wardrobes
  • Hot water system
  • Cornices and skirtings
  • Architraves

Guttering system

  • Insulation for walls and roof
  • External cladding (what this is will depend on the manufacturer)
  • Garage doors
  • Wall and ceiling linings
  • Moisture resistant linings for wet areas
  • Cornices and skirtings
  • Bathroom and kitchen fittings
  • Laundry fittings

Things that won’t be a part of a kit home: 


You should also know what all will not be a part of the kit home. However, it depends on the manufacturer.

  • Transport charges
  • Site work fees
  • Labor charges
  • Council fees
  • Electrical and plumbing work
  • Tiling and paintings
  • Light fittings
  • Curtains and furnishings
  • Window coverings

Concluding note

As we have emphasized that you need to check the manufacturer who is supplying the kit home about the inductions and exclusions of the kit. One of the ways to simplify your task is to check on the internet. Here you will get umpteen information about the kit home manufacturers and suppliers. See what they are providing, and compare the cost before finalizing the best one.  Make sure to read their reviews, the guarantee and warranty they provide, and the time they will take to complete the project.


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