Buckminster Fuller

"The best way to predict the future is to design it”

Initially we would recommend a visit to our prototype show home in order to understand the flexibility of the HIVEHAUS® concept to fully appreciate the quality of light and the space achieved with our unique modular living space system and to discuss your individual requirements. Then choose one of our standard configurations blow or design your own 'Hive' with the help of our free intuitive app ‘MyHivehaus’ which is availiable as a free download for ipad and android tablets Consider any optional extras and additions, and complete our client quotation request form. We will then supply you with an initial estimated quotation based on your specific requirements.

Order Process

Initially we would recommend a visit to our prototype show home in order to understand the flexibility of the HIVEHAUS® concept to fully appreciate the quality of light and the space achieved with our unique modular living space system and to discuss your individual requirements. Then choose one of our standard configurations blow or design your own 'Hive' with the help of our free intuitive app ‘MyHivehaus’ which is availiable as a free download for ipad and android tablets Consider any optional extras and additions, and complete our client quotation request form. We will then supply you with an initial estimated quotation based on your specific requirements.

Standard options

Hive 1

1 x Hivehaus Hexagonal module
1 x double glazed french doors 
2 x 600 x 2120 double glazed opening windows
2 x 600 x 2120 double glazed fixed pane windows
windows and wall panels configured to customer requirements
Shell £13,775

Hive 2

2 x Hivehaus Hexagonal modules
2 x double glazed french doors 
2 x 600 x 2120 double glazed opening windows
4 x 600 x 2120 double glazed fixed pane windows
windows and wall panels configured to customer requirements
Shell £24,967

Hive 2+

2 x Hivehaus Hexagonal modules
1 x Hivehaus Diamond module
2 x double glazed french doors 
2 x 600 x 2120 double glazed opening windows
4 x 600 x 2120 double glazed fixed pane windows
1 x 1800 x 700 double glazed fixed pane slot window
windows and wall panels configured to customer requirements
Shell £27,715

Hive 3

3 x Hivehaus Hexagonal modules
2 x double glazed french doors 
2 x 600 x 2120 double glazed opening windows
6 x 600 x 2120 double glazed fixed pane windows
1 x 1800 x 700 double glazed fixed pane slot window
windows and wall panels configured to customer requirements
Shell £37,122

Hive 3+

3 x Hivehaus Hexagonal modules
1 x Hivehaus Diamond module
2 x double glazed french doors 
2 x 600 x 2120 double glazed opening windows
6 x 600 x 2120 double glazed fixed pane windows
1 x 1800 x 700 double glazed fixed pane slot window
windows and wall panels configured to customer requirements
Shell £39,643

Design your own 'Hive'

Try our free ‘MyHivehaus’ app which is available as a free download for ipad and android tablets. MyHivehaus allows you to enter your plot size and then design and configure your own Hivehaus whilst giving an indication of the cost involved in each configuration. This simple and intuitive tool helps customers to realise the flexibility of the HIVEHAUS® modular living space system, and also provides a starting point to base a detailed quotation on.

MyHivehaus app video tutorial
Site survey

If you are happy with the supplied quotation we will then determine the suitability of the proposed site, either by available photographs, site plans, online Google Earth visualisations or via an optional site visit*. This will determine the size and ground conditions of the site, connection to available services and any accessibility issues that may cause problems for the installation team. We will then confirm the estimated quote of the project, which will include a detailed breakdown of costs covering installation and delivery charges and an estimated schedule of works.

* If a site visit is required, there will be a charge of £175/half-day plus travel costs.

Planning permission

You will also need to check if your proposed HIVEHAUS® requires planning permission. This will very much depend on the specific location of the proposed site and your local authority’s planning policy.

If you intend to use HIVEHAUS® for any purpose that is ancillary to the main dwelling then it could fall under ‘permitted development‘ which means they will not require a Full Planning Application. A useful guide on the need for planning permission can be found on the government’s planning portal website HERE.

 If you intend to use any building as a permanent home, you will most likely need planning permission. In this situation we would always advise that you talk to your local planning authority or an independent planning professional.

Off site fabrication

Once you are happy with the specification and details of your quotation and wish to make an order, we will require you to sign a contract of works and we will also require a 50% deposit before we can start manufacturing your HIVEHAUS® modules. We will then order all the materials and components from our manufacturers and start to fabricate your HIVEHAUS®. This normally takes a total of 8-10 weeks, we aim to build and install your HIVEHAUS® within 10 to 12 but please note this timescale may be shorter or longer depnding on the exact number of modules ordered.

Delivery to site

We will liaise closely with you to arrange suitable delivery and installation dates. HIVEHAUS® will arrive on site via lorry in flat pack form. We do try to keep delivery miles to an absolute minimum. However the size and number of vehicles required will depend on the number of modules in your design or any access issues which may prevent us using the correct size vehicle. A standard 44 tonne articulated lorry will carry 3.5 HIVEHAUS® modules. At this stage we will require the next payment installment of 30% before installation can commence.

On site installation

Our installation team will be on site ready to prepare the site for installation and take delivery of your modules. A typical team will consist of three people but more may be required depending on the size of your design. The time it takes to install your HIVEHAUS® will also depend on the number of modules in your design. On average we allow one day per module. Connection to local services eg. electricity/water/gas is not normally undertaken by our installation team unless this has been pre-arranged.

Completion

Once the building is complete, we will carry out a final inspection to ensure it is finished to the correct standard and that everything is working properly. We will then hand over the keys, warranty certificate and a service manual which details standard maintenance procedure. At this point we will require the remaining 20% of the purchase price before we hand over the product.You can now sit back relax and enjoy your HIVEHAUS® happy in the knowledge that it can be easily adjusted to meet your future requirements.

 

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