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Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Hi all,

I'm looking for someone who's gone through the whole process of buying land, buying a prefab house (key finish, so all wiring/internal plumbing/heating/flooring etc finished) and can remember all of the extra costs - foundations, connection to services, running cable, internet, pipes and so on.

Assume that we can buy erschlossen land, as we've already got our eyes on some within our price range.

Also how much had to be added onto the cost of the advertised prefab house - changing from gas to better heating, for example.

I've searched but while people have mentioned thinking about doing it, no one has actually posted final numbers and how much over the initial advertised price the prefab houses go once everything has been finished.

Looking forward to hearing experiences!
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

I can't help you directly, but

http://www.haus-forum.ch

is usually pretty helpful with these kinds of questions.

The "extra"-costs depend a lot on the location, even the geology of the place (and the size of the plot, probably).
I think I've seen 50k quoted for a full foundation.

Hm.
Found this link, while looking:
http://www.exact-kostenplanung.ch/index.php?page=3100
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

If you can, you might want to visit this site.

http://www.homeexpo.ch/

18 houses to view from different building companies and there are staff on site who can answer your questions.
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Hi There,
Just wondering if you actually went ahead and took the plunge! I'm trying to source some Polish companies which may be able to produce and ship a house too, the prices are very attractive.....
Look forward to hearing from you :-)
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Hi There,
Just wondering if anybody has actually gone ahead with this and if so where you sourced your builder. There are some very attractively priced Polish builders, although I suspect they may not know much about the swiss system....
Thanks :-)
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I'm trying to source some Polish companies which may be able to produce and ship a house too, the prices are very attractive.....
And that would work?? How do they plan to import the house/materials?
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

That was a quick reply! I have no idea, I can imagine immigration and local authorities being totally vetoing it! However even homegate.ch mention Polish companies building Prefab homes here......I'm assuming there are companies which will at least deliver and construct it, its just a matter of finding them....!
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That was a quick reply! I have no idea, I can imagine immigration and local authorities being totally vetoing it! However even homegate.ch mention Polish companies building Prefab homes here......I'm assuming there are companies which will at least deliver and construct it, its just a matter of finding them....!
Not necessarily. Quite a bit of stuff for building is sourced outside of Switzerland (Structural steel, kitchen cabinets, windows).

As long as the structure/component meets the code, and the import duties are paid you're good to go. You'd be wise to engage a Swiss architect/builder to ensure that the materials and construction are up to spec, and have him/her handle the baueingabe.

You may find individual resistance from the sanitär or electrical inspectors if materials not known in the Swiss market are used. We had a German firm (My ex's cousin) come and do some work on our water system, the sanitär inspector didn't like the idea and tried to kick up a stink about the press on connectors that they used not being to Swiss norm. A quick check on the internet revealed that the connectors and press were in fact the same as what GF sold locally, and that was all.
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

The same way any house building company in Germany would do it of course. There are ways to build a house here using a foreign building company. Workers would be sent over using the short term notification registration system for example. Schwoerer is a Germany company who does house building in Switzerland for example.

https://translate.google.ch/translat...h/&prev=search

They also have a show house at the Home Expo in Suhr where several house building companies have permanent exhibits.

https://www.home-expo.ch/
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The same way any house building company in Germany would do it of course. There are ways to build a house here using a foreign building company. Workers would be sent over using the short term notification registration system for example. Schwoerer is a Germany company who does house building in Switzerland for example.

https://translate.google.ch/translat...h/&prev=search

They also have a show house at the Home Expo in Suhr where several house building companies have permanent exhibits.

https://www.home-expo.ch/
Schwoerer also sells prefab homes under their Flying Spaces series.
Have never visited one of these homes personally.
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Thank you, I'll have a look at Schwoerer :-) We were at the home expo yesterday, certainly lots to think about there. It's quite difficult to find prices though as its all on an individual basis, would be helpful to know the starting prices too and work from there!!
It's tempting to use a foreign company aslong as they have an insight to the foreign system.
The adventure continues....
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Here is the contact information for the Flying Space houses from Schwoerer in Switzerland.


http://www.kleinhaus.ch/kontakt

We did look into them but decided against them.

Melehowe, do you have building land? Many companies won't take you seriously unless you already have land to build on.
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Hi There! Thank you very much for the link, I'll have a good look at the website!! Sounds like it could be good, we don't need all the bells and whistles! Potentially we have some land in mind which we are going to visit on Tuesday :-)
Have a lovely evening.
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

We are also looking into prefabs as an option. We've most recently been looking here:

http://www.designprefabs.ch/
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Brilliant thank you, I'll have a browse. Exciting project although daunting too! Good luck :-)
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

If you want I can dig out the names of the companies I looked at when we were considering self-build. They may not all be pre-fabs, but that would be easy enough for you to check.
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

We bought our home via http://www.pewihaus.ch/.

I say via, because they worked through a local architect. The land we bought separately. The architects took care of most of the admin, but we paid:

Grundbuch
Drainage connection
Measurement and boundary markers
15% more than the list price for the house as we made changes and upgraded fittings

We are 100% satisfied with the results and are now in our 10th year here with no complaints...
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Re: Prefab House in Switzerland - actual numbers?

Also interesting to know, irrespective of where the various sub contractors are based, is whether your contract partner, the main contractor, is a Swiss or a foreign firm. If there are disputes etc., it is clearly easier if the firm is based here.
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We bought our home via http://www.pewihaus.ch/.


I say via, because they worked through a local architect. The land we bought separately. The architects took care of most of the admin, but we paid:

Grundbuch
Drainage connection
Measurement and boundary markers
15% more than the list price for the house as we made changes and upgraded fittings

We are 100% satisfied with the results and are now in our 10th year here with no complaints...
Great to hear that you managed to buy a land and got a prefabricated house built there. Can you share the key numbers and some more details about procedures?

Thanks in advance. Oskar
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