Deltec Homes - anyone built one?

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Looking to connect with anyone who's bought and built a Deltec Homes prefab house. If you are in Maryland or Northern Virginia - even better. If you've built another company's prefab, would love to hear about your experience as well. This is the company I'm looking at:

http://www.deltechomes.com

I haven't, but I have a friend who was working on one earlier this year.  I went to look at it and it looks really nice.

Good luck with whatever you do!  :-)

Originally posted by @Jody Schnurrenberger :

I haven't, but I have a friend who was working on one earlier this year.  I went to look at it and it looks really nice.

Good luck with whatever you do!  :-)

 Thank you!

@Leonid Sapronov

We have been the GC and builder of 1 Deltec home for a customer.  In regards to dealing with the company I would say they were easy to work with.  We put the home together with our own crew and I personally worked on the kit as well.  I would reccomend finding a crew that specializes in putting the shells together, Deltec has a number of set crews they can help you finding.  While the build was not difficult, there is a learning curve that I believe after the fact would have been more economical to pay for a seasoned set crew.  Be prepared for extra expenses on the interior part of the home because of the non conforming shape of the building that creates alot of customization for trim, drywall corners, cabinets, built in's, etc.  On a personal note, while the home has a cool factor to it, the interior flow of these homes can be a little disjointed  due to the shape and I would spend a lot of time on the design to minimize these issues if possible.  Hope this helps.

Originally posted by @Kyle H. :

@Leonid Sapronov

We have been the GC and builder of 1 Deltec home for a customer.  In regards to dealing with the company I would say they were easy to work with.  We put the home together with our own crew and I personally worked on the kit as well.  I would reccomend finding a crew that specializes in putting the shells together, Deltec has a number of set crews they can help you finding.  While the build was not difficult, there is a learning curve that I believe after the fact would have been more economical to pay for a seasoned set crew.  Be prepared for extra expenses on the interior part of the home because of the non conforming shape of the building that creates alot of customization for trim, drywall corners, cabinets, built in's, etc.  On a personal note, while the home has a cool factor to it, the interior flow of these homes can be a little disjointed  due to the shape and I would spend a lot of time on the design to minimize these issues if possible.  Hope this helps.

 Thanks @Kyle H.!

@Leonid Sapronov
I just built my own prefab home in Alexandria, VA. I kept a daily blog on my website . I used Excel Homes and they were great! Very long story short I called over 25 prefab places, gave 3 of them deposit and finally settled with Excel. If you want the full story send me a PM.

I agree with @Kyle H. that the design has to be clearly thought out. I designed my own house and it took me awhile to understand what can be done using cost saving design strategies. You can do a lot with prefab but it might get expensive if not designed properly. If you hire an Architect be sure they understand how to design from the beginning with prefab in mind. A lot of the stock plans have horrible layouts and don't take into consideration your site conditions.

I definitely recommend building prefab. I suggest it to all my clients to at least look at it as an option. Even if it cost the same you will save a lot of time.

Good luck.

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