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Self-built and pre-fabricated houses in Poland


angel 14 | 86  
20 Jan 2008 /  #1
Do many polish people build their own house?
hello 22 | 891  
20 Jan 2008 /  #3
It used to be more but now it's usually better to have a builder do the job.
ukpolska  
21 Jan 2008 /  #4
I am English not Polish but I am in the process of building my own house here in Poland now and I will say that it is a dam site cheaper to build it yourself, I was quoted 95,000zl to build a 500,000zl house, so I decided to save the money and try myself, which worked out very well.

And I invested the money that I saved on building the house in obtaining some building plots, which I am sitting on as a future investment.

It takes a lot of time to plan, and my Polish not being the best was a hindrance, but its worth it in the end :O)
opts 10 | 260  
21 Jan 2008 /  #5
ukpolska,

Perhaps, you can share your know-how and your experience on how you built your house in Poland? Thanks.
OP angel 14 | 86  
21 Jan 2008 /  #6
so I decided to save the money and try myself, which worked out very well.

are you doing most of the work yourself? or contracting it out-to polish builders?what stage are you at with your build and how long will it take to complete?
ukpolska  
21 Jan 2008 /  #7
The most important thing I found is to keep very friendly with the local buildings inspector as he can cause so many problems for you. I have been lucky because when my building inspector came round he spoke a bit of English and loved to speak, and so we sat down and begun to talk and I bought out the vodka and he spent the whole afternoon there, just exercising his English.

It has been very valuable relationship as he has given me lots of advice, and when issues arise, there is plenty of flexibility in his decisions.

One of the biggest problems that I found was when you ordered something and it never arrived on time. I had to wait another two months for roof trusses because they had taken too many orders.

Make sure you pay when you order, and have them delivered as soon as possible, because if you don't and the prices go up they will try and pass on the price increase to you.

Always order and pay for your materials and have them delivered in the deep of winter as they are fighting for customers and will undercut the other supplier, as there is very little work going on in the winter due to the climate, you can make a saving of 10 to 15% on winter prices.

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are you doing most of the work yourself? or contracting it out-to polish builders?what stage are you at with your build and how long will it take to complete?

The main work I am doing myself, footings, walls, roofing, tiling, specialist work like electric, plumbing, gas, plastering, is all being done by contractors.
Work is slow at the moment as it is winter, and although it is mild, it is very wet, but I guess I am two to three months away from finishing.

I am completing the second fix of the carpentry, doors and such like at the moment.
Next will be the bathroom and kitchen, and finally the decoration, so its not far off. :O)
db1874 7 | 227  
21 Jan 2008 /  #8
The main work I am doing myself

Did you have any prior experience of building a house or did you just buy the book 'How to build a house' and are learning as you go along ?
ukpolska  
21 Jan 2008 /  #9
Did you have any prior experience of building a house

I had a bit of experience from building in the UK, helping friends at weekends and such like, but really its not that difficult.
opts 10 | 260  
21 Jan 2008 /  #10
ukpolska,

Do you know if it is possible to subcontract jobs, and just function as a general contractor?
marc321  
23 Jan 2008 /  #11
hi, i want to build a house near warsaw. Does anybody know a good general contractor in the area?
Brightblue1976 - | 1  
8 Aug 2009 /  #12
Merged: Prefabricated houses from Poland - companies?

I'm interested in buying a prefabricated house from Poland. I will build the house in southern Sweden.

Do you know any companies in Poland who produce prefabricated houses?

Any good websites?

Best regards
Anders Johansson
ryszardm - | 1  
8 Aug 2009 /  #13
Call this number and ask about wooden prefabricated houses from Poland.KRISTOFER TEL.004795195480
jrmax988 3 | 8  
16 Aug 2009 /  #14
I found Dobry-dom.pl to be quite good

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