Avrame USA is one of the most popular house kit providers for DIYers. The company's unique approach and build process allow for fast, quick A-frame home construction that contractors or DIYers can construct.
Avrame's build process has a few main approaches that help streamline the build process. Company recommendations for your build are:
Research: Search for land, learn more about AvrameUSA and begin going into the pre-construction phase.
Pre-Construction: The pre-build plan includes personalizing your plan sets, permitting and having the kit built by Avrame.
Construction: The construction process can begin, which means the structural assembly, completion and move-in process.
During pre-construction, a lot happens. First, you'll go through traditional permitting, prep the ground and foundation, wait for the kit to be shipped and then wait with a forklift for the delivery.
Finally, you can move into the construction phase using the unique build approach from Avrame.
The build approach is one of the main reasons that DIY builders opt to use Avrame.
User-friendly and straightforward, Avrame designs all of their kits to be able to be constructed by an experienced DIYer. Of course, you don't need experience if you have the time and patience to go through the building process.
A few things are provided that can help.
Order of operations
Everything a person needs to know to construct their own prefab kit is provided. The skills that a DIYer will need to learn or have experience with are:
Squaring sill plates
Bolt down sill plats
Understanding of laying a subfloor
If you're not familiar with sill plates or any of the information above, you'll want to hire a contractor. Builders can help make the build easier.
Engineer-stamped plans are provided, optional building equipment can be provided, and even the truss system has been pre-cut and pre-drilled.
Avrame uses high-quality, sustainable materials to build its structures.
For EU kits, homes are built with:
Kiln-dried wood material
All wood is CE marked. Trusses are flat, allowing for more precise and easy installation while maximizing energy efficiency.
Roofs are metal and made by Ruukki, which uses sustainable and durable products to create their roofing products.
Windows are made from modern PVC, offering high-end energy efficiency and require far less maintenance than their wooden counterparts.
Sustainability comes from a significant reduction in product and material waste when compared to a traditional build. Additionally, all components are pre-drilled and ready to be assembled. You'll even receive a membrane to keep the home highly efficient.
Avrame's home kits are available in three series, with 15 different models in total. These series are: The Solo, The Duo and The Trio.
The only real difference between these series is the size of the trusses on the A-frame house. Therefore, the model numbers in each series refer to the length of the building.
For example, the 57 model is 5.7 meters long, or 19 feet.