I like to watch the prefab world closely, but there’s one company that I haven’t mentioned yet. That company, Deltec Homes, pops up in the news every other week or so. Indeed, I noticed these homes are selling well in Canada, according to the National Post, and folks in Florida like that the round homes hold up in powerful hurricane weather, according to Wink News.
The North Carolina-based company offers a panelized shell that’s put together by a local contractor. Sizes range from about 328 square feet to 5,000 square feet and pricing can be anywhere from under $100,000 to over $500,000.
In terms of construction, Deltec Homes has experience with green building. Its manufacturing facility is powered by 273 photovoltaic solar panels and the company has a goal to build homes with 100% renewable energy.
Deltec Homes put together a LEED Platinum home for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which is pretty impressive.
The company uses FSC-certified wood where possible and uses a 2’x6′ wall assembly with 1″ of exterior rigid foam to reduce thermal bridging. In the end, however, the eco-friendly level of Deltec prefab will very much depend on the purchaser.
Credits: Deltec Homes.