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Process

What is the process for order my A-FOLD house  ?

When you have decided to order your A-FOLD house we will put you in touch with our local distributor with whom you can define the purchase and arrange an on-site consultation.

On-site consultation

What happens at a site consultation?

The local installation team is there to help ensure your site is ready for your A-FOLD house; but there are a few things you could consider in advance. First, consider how accessible your site is, as the delivery will be made by an extremely large truck. If access to the property is limited, we may be able to deliver in ins, but additional coast could be incurred for local storage.

your site should also have access to 3kW of electric power. However, if not we can supply a generator at an additional cost. Finally, unless you’re intending to be off grid, you should consider how the building connects to your sewer network, water supply and electric grid.

Do I need building permits for a A-FOLD house construction?

 

A-FOLD house can be compared to a movable property as it has been designed to be folded for removing. Because of this, it’s not always subject to the usual building permits. However, taking the complexity of building regulations into account, we recommend that you get an informed opinion from a competent local authority. 

 

Manufacturing

 

Where will my A-FOLD house be made?

 

A-FOLD house is designed in Italy, manufactured by your closest global A-FOLD’s factory, and installed by one of our local installation partners.

Are the structures safe?

A-FOLD house is made using traditional building methods and materials, and are calculated to be resistant to earthquake and strong wind.

How are the internal spaces organised in a A-FOLD house?

A-FOLD house is available with one, two, three or four bedrooms. Please refer to our detailed floor plan for more information. If you need more space we realize your project on request. 

Foundation

Do I need concrete base?

No, it’s not necessary to have a concrete base as A-FOLD house structures can be positioned directly onto levelled ground. For longer periods, however, we recommend anchoring the structure with a screw pile foundation. The best approach to foundations for your intended use can be discussed when our team visits you on site.

Shipping

Where does A-FOLD house ship to?

A-FOLD house can be delivered worldwide. There may be rare occasions where locations are too remote for us to get to you.

How long will it take to receive my A-FOLD house?

It will take approximately 20 weeks from on-site consultation to delivery of your A-FOLD house.

How much can i expect to pay for delivery and installation?

Standard * delivery and installation coasts, are on average, 30% of the cost of the home. An exact estimate will be provided at your onsite consultation. 

* A ‘standard’ delivery and installation is considered to be those meeting the following criteria: 

Site Access:

Unobstructed vehicular access (in / out) of the building site.

Access for machinery to be positioned within 3 meters (9.84 feet) of the foundation site and for tradespeople to enter / exit unrestricted. 

No site works required to prepare the foundation site.

Unencumbered, stable and level foundation site ie little or no slope in the land identified as the installation footprint (A Madihome footprint includes an additional 2 meters (6.56 feet) perimeter).

No clearing to be undertaken, ie trees or rocks to be removed.

Use of a screw pile foundation

Utility access:

Utility access points (water, sewer & electricity) within the 2 meter (6.56 feet) of the perimeter.

Access to power and water available during the installation period.

Connection to utilities does not require local council involvement (Your A-FOLD house has a main connection point to make a connecting power / water / sewerage simple and easy, however due to local regulations and liability this may need to be completed by local council and is therefore not included as part of the standard installation.

Transport & Shipping:

Standard clearance at port of unloading.

Site within 100 kilometers (62.14 miles) of port of unloading.

No warehousing required ie where a A-FOLD house arrives before a site is ready for installation.

As part of the on-site consultation we will be able to confirm if your site meets criteria for a standard installation or whether some additional activity will be required. Your A-FOLD house on-site consultant will be able to provide an estimate for any additional work required.

Who delivers my A-FOLD house?

We do! A-FOLD house takes the hassle out of building your new home.

Once you order a A-FOLD house we’ll send a local site consultant to discuss the best way to install your new home. We then co-ordinate foundations, delivery and installation.

Installation

Who installs my A-FOLD house?

We do! A-FOLD house takes the hassle out of building your new home.
Once you order a A-FOLD house home we’ll send a local site consultant to discuss the best way to install your new home. We then co-ordinate foundations, delivery and installation.

What is included when I buy my A-FOLD house?

A-FOLD house will manufacture, deliver and install your home, with the following included as standard:

PVC windows with high thermal efficiency and wooden frame doors

All electrical wiring, including lights, light switches, power points, stove connection outlet and mains power input connection point.

All plumbing, including mains water input & output connection point.

Bathroom including toilet, shower, tapware and hot water system.

Split system air-conditioning with master unit behind the A-FOLD house and air conditioning units located on ground floor and first floor.

Wooden Staircase

For further details please request our tecnical sheet

 

Do A-FOLD house come furnished?

Actually no, A-FOLD house do not come furnished but we are working to offer you this possibility to make your A-FOLD house even more exclusive with Italian design furniture.

Will I have to insulate my A-FOLD house?

Your A-FOLD house will comply with the best insulation standards of the destination country.

 

Do I need building permits for a A-FOLD house construction?

A-FOLD house can be compared to a movable property as it has been designed to be folded to be folded for removing.. Because of this, it’s not always subject to the usual building permits. However, taking the complexity of building regulations into account, we recommend that you get an informed opinion from a competent local authority.

 

What is considered a ‘standard’ delivery and installation?

Standard delivery and installation is considered one which has:

Site Access:

Unobstructed vehicular access (in/out) of the building site.

Access for machinery to be positioned within 3 meters (9.84 feet) of the foundation site and for tradespeople to enter/ exit unrestricted.

No site works required to prepare the foundation site.

Unencumbered, stable and level foundation site i.e. little or no slope in the land identified as the installation footprint (An A-FOLD house footprint includes an additional 2 meters (6.56 feet) perimeter).

No clearing to be undertaken, i.e. trees or rocks to be removed.

Use of a screw pile foundation

 

Utility access:

Utility access points (water, sewer & electricity) within the 2 meter (6.56 feet) of the perimeter.

Access to power and water available during the installation period.

Connection to utilities does not require local council involvement (Your A-FOLD house has a main connection point to make a connecting power/water/sewerage simple and easy, however due to local regulations and liability this may need to be completed by local council and is therefore not included as part of the standard installation.

 

Transport & Shipping:

Standard clearance at port of unloading.

Site within 100 kilometres (62.14 miles) of port of unloading.

No warehousing required i.e. where a A-FOLD house arrives before a site is ready for installation.

As part of the on-site consultation we will be able to confirm if your site meets criteria for a standard installation or whether some additional activity will be required. Your A-FOLD house on-site consultant will be able to provide an estimate for any additional work required.

Finance

Do you offer finance options to stagger the payments for my A-FOLD house?

We are working on ways to offer financial assistance with the purchase of your A-FOLD house, please sign up to our mailing list to be one of the first to hear when this is complete.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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