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The principles and concepts which underpin NewTecHomes' philosophy of high quality, sustainable efficiency also inform our construction process which is simple, intuitive and clean.
Our material comes pre-cut, numbered and wrapped in protective sheeting for transportation and on-site storage. This method allows us maximum transport efficiency; for example, a small modular home can be delivered on one lorry, while a larger family home requires between three and six, depending on size and design. The larger the home, the longer the build time, which is why the material is delivered to order, as and when required. This helps to maintain a good clean construction site at all times and ensures space for further deliveries throughout the construction process.
In order to begin the first phase of construction, the site and foundations are always prepared and ready before the first delivery arrives. This consists of the pre-cut package of machined and numbered wooden sections with necessary fixings, alongside materials and components to complete the home. Once the material has been unloaded, checked and organised, the logs are assembled to form the walls and main load-bearing structure. The whole process is surprisingly clean and somewhat faster than traditional builds, for example, the main log wall structure and intermediate floor for a large family home takes between one and two weeks to assemble.
The second stage of the process completes the external finish of the build. The point at which the roof is assembled depends on the structural log system and design, which also determines when the insulation and internal work can begin.
The third and final stage of the build is normally started as soon as the roof is weather tight. This phase sees the plumbing, electrics, kitchen, bathroom furnishings and second-fix components such as floors, doors and stairs integrated into the build. At this point windows, external doors, verandas and separate structures such as carports, garages or annexes can also be added. Completion for turn key finish takes between one and three months, depending on the size and design of the home.
The eco-philosophy which underpins our builds from start to finish means that wherever possible, we strive to employ local companies and tradespeople throughout.