With over 20,000 self-build homes a year, Britain is fast casting a continental eye over its custom constructions, with a growing preference for glass-fronted timber frames over traditional bricks and mortar. Ever since seeing the German custom-build house on Grand Designs, I've been fairly in love with this prefab self-build style of home. Huf Haus is one of several UK-based companies offering such constructions, with precision-cut kits of German extraction shipped for assembly right here to these shores.
Huf Haus offer architect or self-designed custom timber post-and-beam-style houses, prepared in Germany by experienced craftsmen and constructed on land purchased in the UK. Typified by the speed and expertise with which they are built, these tailor-made houses are quickly becoming a popular choice for a beautiful, custom-built home. Once a plot of land has been purchased, the company will oversee the entire project, from conception to construction, with the final product nothing short of a unique structure, beautiful both inside and out.
Huf Haus doesn't come cheap, though, at between £130-£150 per sq. ft., with a 3,400 sq. ft. house costing around £500,000. However, you do get the whole package, workforce included, and a complete build within four months.
Contact or visit Huf Haus online at www.huf-haus.com/gb for more information.