The home-builder kit makes many construction mistakes; some minor, some quite large. Kit houses are designed to be built by amateurs, but not all are straight as they seem. Project design, selection and management errors are numerous, but mistakes that often occur to building owners revolve around the basics of construction. Registered are 5 common builder owner home kit mistakes and tips for avoiding them.
Mistake 1: Starting the installation of amateur metal roofing, installing wall plates and dry wall plates.
Tip: These three tasks are usually carried out by experienced professionals. Don’t try them without prior experience or prior technology learning. Upgrade skills in this field first or take out your wallet.
Mistake 2: Forgot to stick to the floor covering.
Tip: Nailing and even screwing the tongue floor and grooves on the raised floor system will not stop the floor squeaking. Apply builder level glue under all sheets to all beams and tighten.
Mistake 3: Have all the concrete pier holes poured all at once.
Tip: A concrete truck will pour 21 pier holes with concrete in one hour. It’s okay if you have 5 helpers, but if not, have a third poured every day. New kit builders have to pay extra and not have a heart attack trying to get every dock set and leveled and concrete finished and vaulted.
Error 4: Failed to dive into a jammed door.
Tip: Interior prefabricated frames arrive pretty well, but when they are pushed up and nailed they can be fine, making the door hang as an experiment. And just because the king’s buttons are vertical, it doesn’t mean the trimmers and lintel trimmers are flat.
Mistake 5: Not enough protectors on the wall frame.
Tip: Solid supports ensure the wall frame stays upright during the roofing process. The weight of the roof truss will easily slide the top plate of the wall frame when it is moved into position and fastened. Use adequate exterior and internal props and don’t remove them until the roof is finished.
For new kit home makers, mistakes are guaranteed. Limiting the impact of lack of experience is the answer, so read and reread the manual, get advice, continue to improve your skills and use professionals with large tasks.