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5 reasons to choose offsite construction

Rebecca Foster takes a look at the advantages of a premanufactured route to your new bespoke home
This stunning split-level home was developed by WeberHaus. When the closed-panel timber frame was delivered to site, windows, insulation and plumbing fittings had already been installed
Fully finished structural components, manufactured by Baufritz, arrive on site shrink-wrapped for secure transportation. The panels are assembled by a team of specialist installers using a small mobile crane

Offering swift construction speeds, impressive energy performance and cost certainty, offsite manufacture has become a popular option amongst self-builders. Essentially, the term can be used to describe any method where the structural components are created in a controlled environment to allow for assembly, rather than construction, on site. It therefore takes in a variety of systems: closed panel timber frame, structural insulated panels (SIPs) and even some oak builds can all fall broadly into this bracket.

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Build It is the UK's most practical magazine for self builders and renovators looking to create their dream home. Here's a sneak peak at what's inside this issue: - Vote for Britain's best home of 2018 - Energy saving windows - How to build your own home for under £200k - Getting the most from your builder - Smart kitchen tech - Front door cost guide ... and more!