Kit homes commonly take the form of timber frame structures or systems
of closed timber panels, like Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). With insulation added during the assembly process.
How the actual build takes place will depend on the level of involvement you want as a self-builder. You may like to do a lot of the work yourself, or use a contractor to have the shell of your new home assembled. If you prefer to be more hands-off then you could be interested in a ‘turnkey’ service. They will manage the project from beginning to end, presenting you with a finished product, ready to move in.
The process will involve several meetings with your house designer or architect. If you use a service through your kit provider, visiting their show centre will help give a better idea of what the home might look like when completed. At Potton, for instance, we have five fully finished show-homes for you to explore.