If you want to move into an energy efficient home then why not consider flat pack homes? We are going to look at what they are and how they can be a green choice for home buyers and self-builders.

Flat pack home are built from sections made in factories and assembled on the construction site. They are not a new idea though? Pre-fab homes became very popular after the second world war due to the housing shortage.

In this day and age flat pack homes are very different for their post war beginnings. Made to the latest stylish designs they can come in a variety of different styles, colours and sizes. They can also be highly efficient in terms of energy.

The Advantages

Quicker to build and a new flat-pack home which can take as little as 8 weeks to assemble, rather than months.

Building a flat pack home can cost up to 25% less than a conventional home.

Many flat pack homes are built from renewable materials to high energy efficiency standards. They come ready insulated and with features such as triple glazing windows. So whether you build, buy or rent a flat-pack home, you could end up saving on bills.

Many councils in the UK are investing in flat pack homes and have benefited from the decrease in time it takes for individuals to be able to re-locate to a newer location.

How to build a flat pack home?

Find land for your flat pack home. You need to make sure the land you choose is not subject to any rules that prevent homes being built on it. Visit selfbuildportal to find plots of land readily available to build on.

Find a reputable flat pack supplier. There are big firms on the market who supply kit homes in materials from timber to brick. A good place to start looking for a supplier is by following this link selfbuildportal

Getting planning permission from your local authority is a must.

Mortgages are available but you will need to look for a specialist provider.