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ROUTE 1: SHELL BUILD

Buying a materials and structural erection package from a single supplier will give you a neat, dry house shell that’s straightforward to finish inside and out

A shell-only build is the entry level for package homes. The basic idea is to put a major chunk of your project – namely the structural design and delivery of the main weathertight shell – in the hands of a single, specialist company. With this route, your supplier will assess the buildability of your architect’s design before value-engineering their kit to suit. They’ll usually also take care of the heavy lifting by erecting the superstructure on site as part of their package Shell build: what you need to know (either themselves or via a trusted partner). That leaves you with a dry house shell, ready for you or your contractor to move forward with the internal and external fit-out. So, it’s pretty easy to plan and manage the rest of your scheme.

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