Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Scandinavian Builder’s Video Stopped Modcoach in his Tracks

Scott Hedges, a Principal at Bygghouse sent me a video yesterday about a Scandinavian modular home being set. To be honest when I started watching it I wondered why he would thought I would be interested in a house being set the same way we do here.


Then the I watched the roof being set and suddenly I was mesmerized by what they were doing. Maybe some modular home factory in the US is already doing this but I haven’t heard of this method being used here.

Using this system would allow up to 10’ high ceilings on both the first and second floor of any house. How many of your customers have been asking for this?

The house was built by SmalandsVillan. Their website is particularly well done and designed to keep you on their site looking at their homes.

Enjoy the video of something I had not seen in a modular set before.

5 comments:

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William aka "Little Bill" said...

Yes, Coach, this type of "panelized" roof system had been done here in the great USA for years. The problem is that no one wants to pay for the extra parts carrier, crane time and the set fee for putting this roof together. The builders here in the USA want the boxes set and the crane and set crew out in one day.

Jay Carter said...

Coach I have to agree with William

Steven Chaski said...

Ya, we did that at Epoch Homes for years when our clients wanted a cathedral ceiling. And yes, I agree with the others that it was expensive so there were not a lot of them.

Anonymous said...

thats a good video...im just a drafter, but ive brought this idea up many years ago at a mod company i used to work for, and the answer was always this..... "we dont have time to do the engineering and there is going to be to much crane time involved, and the guys in the factory will never get it right....."

I'm like why not just try it?... but never would