Do I get a residential property rating at the end of the construction?
Absolutely! LSH Prefabs are fully-established residential properties both on paper and in reality. The only difference to other building technologies is that they do not require any special skills to build.
What is the life expectancy of an LSH Prefab?
According to the literature, the life expectancy of a classic prefab house is 70-90 years, which of course does not mean that the house will cease to exist exactly at the end of this period. If the owner carries out renovations every 10-20 years to repair any defects that may appear – e.g., the replacement of vertical support elements – this expected lifetime can be multiplied.
Can you work with my own designer?
Of course, we have our own design team but we are also happy to work with a designer you may wish to bring in.
Does the house comply with the rules of the Local and National Building Regulations (OTÉK and HÉSZ)?
Like all residential buildings, our buildings must comply with both regulations. OTÉK is a general national regulation, so all our buildings are 100% compliant with it, but HÉSZ is always a local regulation, so there may be specific local regulations that we have to check at the first consultation. Such regulations could be, for example, that you cannot build a flat-roofed house in your municipality because it is prohibited by the Local Planning Act, unfortunately there is nothing you can do in such cases. You may try to manipulate this to a certain extent and accept a fine, but if you build responsibly, you must always comply with the rules.
What are the partition walls made of?
Our partition walls are primarily made with dry construction (plasterboard walls), as these are the simplest form of partition wall construction. For individual requirements, partition walls can be built using other technologies.
Are mortgages or loans available for LSH prefab homes?
Yes, but each bank has its own specific conditions, so we can only provide you more information in person.
Can I apply for CSOK (government support) for LSH prefabs?
Yes, but we can only provide you more information about the amount and the exact procedure for applying in person.
How long is the guarantee on LSH prefabs?
We offer a 10-year guarantee on the house itself, the structure and the walls. Our partners guarantee the installed elements, but in all cases, we only allow the installation of quality, tested products.
Can we request that you carry out the assembly?
Of course, it is also possible to order a prefabricated home with assembly, for which we can provide more information by phone or in person.
Can I extend the home at a later date?
Our houses are designed so that they can be built in more stages.
Is it suitable as a weekend house, holiday home, storage, garage?
I wish to build under 100m3 and I wouldn’t like to register the building with the authorities. What should I do?
First of all, it is important to point out that no building under 100m3 can be officially classified as residential, even if it does not need a permit. We never recommend this route, but we do have a version with 250cm-high ceilings which still complies with OTÉK, so you can always convert it into a dwelling at a later date and build a house with a net floor area of 40m2.
What foundations do you recommend?
We recommend a concrete foundation with GV membrane in all cases, which our structural engineers can help you design with a foundation plan. It is also possible to use ground screws, but our experience has shown that installing ground screws, building on them and protecting the building is not cheaper overall than a concrete foundation, and indeed can have more disadvantages. Of course, we also have a solution for ground screw foundations.
I would like to extend my house built with another technology, is the LSH prefabricated house suitable for that?
Yes, of course, but please let us know when ordering as the connection of the two buildings may require more specialised solutions.
What type of roof can be ordered?
There are no restrictions, be it a flat roof or a more complex hip roof.
What heating is the LSH prefabricated house equipped with?
As standard, we sell our houses with NOBO electric heating panels. Modern electric heating panels are energy efficient and therefore also competitive in terms of heating costs compared to their gas fired competitors. At the same time, the cost of installing, running and maintaining the heating panels is much lower than that of competing products.
Can gas heating be installed in the building?
Of course, everything is possible, but this is not included in the price.
Do LSH prefabricated houses meet the new energy requirements?
I want a multi-storey house, is this possible?
Whether it is an attic (standard or raised with a knee wall) or a full second floor, both can be achieved without compromising on quality.
Are extra high ceilings feasible?
What timeframe should I expect for construction?
For a 50m2 dwelling the construction time is approximately 2 weeks, for a 100m2 it is about 3-4 weeks.
For a 50m2 house, the finished package construction takes about 4 weeks, for a 100m2 house about 6-8 weeks.
For a sauna house the complete construction takes about 1.5-5 weeks.
The above times are net times, we have not taken into account waiting times between the various tradesmen, waiting times due to weather, material deliveries, complexity of the building and other possible delays!
Does the 5% VAT apply to LSH Prefabricated Homes?
If the construction complies with the relevant legislation, yes.
What is the size and weight of a panel?
The panels measure 280 x 62 x 17.5 cm and weigh about 35kg.
What type of truck can we use to transport the prefabricated house?
The panels are 280 x 62 x 17.5 cm – except for window and final panels – and the lattice elements are between 0.6m – 6m, the maximum size of the other building elements is the size of a pallet. This means that the prefabricated house can even be transported by trucks or vans under 3.5 tonnes.
Our company can deliver with a 10-tonne crane truck on request.
What is the roof structure?
The shape of the roof (gable, half-gable, hip etc.), the structure (tiled, lattice, nail-plank, etc.) always depends on the design of the house, i.e., the customer’s idea. The roof structure – whether it is tiled / locally assembled or prefabricated with trusses – is designed with a roof design program and manufactured according to these plans, so in the case of self-build it is of paramount importance to constantly check the dimensions of the structure. In addition, some elements may need to be dimensionally corrected on site, some elements may need to be angled / resized on site.
I would like to start building an LSH Prefab, but I lack the confidence.
We run courses in small groups where we go through the processes and steps of building a complete LSH Prefab and where you have the opportunity to try out almost all the processes from the steelwork involved in building the foundations to the structural construction and plumbing. Of course, all trades will be covered only to the extent that they are used in LSH prefabricated houses. The course costs 99.990 Ft / session
How up to date are the prices on the website?
Our prices are of course always kept up to date, so prices are current. If you don’t have a finished plan yet, it is possible that the materials on the market may become more expensive and thus the final investment will also be more expensive at the time of ordering. Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to place an order with us now, but without a ready and approved plan, it may lead to unnecessary material hoarding, which will finally result in making the construction more expensive rather than the intended plan to make it cheaper.
If I want to order now, what lead time can I expect?
The architectural design usually takes 2-4 months once the designer has been contacted, followed by a 15-day rest period for the uploaded plans. If the client informs us early in the design process that they would like to work with us, we will be able to start work within 1-2 weeks at best, 3-4 weeks at worst, so the construction process is not interrupted. From the above it is important to see that if you are still in the process of buying the land / looking for a designer (which we can of course help with) the expected construction time is at best 6 months, and with more realistic calculations it could be 8-10 months.
Can the building structure be made of KVH beams?
If specifically requested, this is a possible option at an extra cost.