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An Estonian civil engineering company is looking for partners to introduce their high quality reasonably priced prefabricated a-frame house kits.

Country of origin:
Country: 
ESTONIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOEE20171113001
Published
13/11/2017
Last update
18/11/2017
Expiration date
18/11/2018

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Building Materials, Components and Methods
Construction Equipment
Materials, components and systems for construction
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Household Goods & Appliances
Construction
Manufacture of pre-fabricated buildings and systems
Other Industrial Products (not elsewhere classified)
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings
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Summary

Summary: 
An Estonian engineering company is producing and shipping worldwide prefabricated a-frame home kits. A-frame houses are up to 30% cheaper to build and they are designed to last in extreme conditions. They are looking for agents and franchise opportunities and especially interested in South-America e.g. Argentina and Asian markets.

Description

Description: 

An Estonia company operates in construction of residential and non-residential buildings sector. They are producing A-frame prefabricated home kits, which are up to 30% cheaper to build than the traditional houses.

A-frame houses are designed to last in extreme conditions. For example it can stand earthquakes since the center of gravity is in the middle. The houses can stand very snowy conditions - because of the roof angle, the snow will fall off.
Through long product development process the company has created 11 house models. Product line contains campsites, garden cottages, smaller summer and dwelling houses, and large dwelling houses. All of them are optimized for low shipping/building cost and affordable utility and maintenance. The product line has a little cabins, summer homes and up to a big dwelling houses.
Why a-frames? A-frame houses are up to 30% cheaper to build. The saving comes mainly from the triangular shape and different engineering solutions. They are designed to last in extreme conditions like rain, humidity, snow, cold, warm, earthquakes etc. A-frame kits are very compact to transport worldwide.

The company was founded in 2016 and has already representatives in Japan, South Korea, Norway, Ireland, US. Currently they are negotiating with possible representatives in Bulgaria and Latvia.
They are looking for agents and franchise opportunities worldwide but they are especially interested in South-America markets f.e. Argentina and Asian markets.

Their mission is to make houses serve people not the other-way around. People are getting more reasonable and don’t want to pay huge amounts of interest payments to the bank. Instead of that they can do the things that they actually like if they choose to build a well designed a-frame building which is optimized in every step.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
These prefabricated a-frame houses are up to 30% cheaper to build than the traditional houses. They are meant to last in extreme conditions like rain, humidity, snow, cold, warm, earthquakes etc. The design stands out from the traditional houses. A-frame kits are very compact to transport worldwide. The saving comes mainly from the triangular shape and different engineering solutions, some examples: 1. You build roof, walls and structure at the same time (saves from labour and material costs); 2. In the inside there are less useless surfaces (less materials, labour); 3. A-frame houses are easy to maintain - when you want to refresh your house, then you will just need to service the cladding in the gable walls. They are offering off-grid solutions to these houses as well. You can pretty much build their prefabricated houses to anywhere (more plots to choose from), also add solar energy system, heating solution and make your own well. It is a 1 year old company, but has experience in the field for almost 20 years. The CEO has been in a log home business (internationally) and the chairman of the Estonian Woodhouse Association. The materials and design meets high EU standards.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
They are looking for agents, companies in construction sector and franchise opportunities with special interest in South-American and Asian markets. They provide partners all the support needed. They expect from their agent: ● Experience in selling (houses, real estate, construction services); ● A good knowledge about the local market and building laws; ● Competence to organize construction works and paperwork; ● Ability to translate web page and sales material from English to the local language; ● Enough English skills to communicate with them. They offer to agent: ● Innovative product; ● Decent sales commission; ● Continuous product development; ● Constant marketing and campaigns; ● Good quality sales leads to work with; ● Customer support to our representative. Franchise Agency Agreement is offered where agent has to process sales leads provided by company and offer local services such as foundations and assembly of kit homes. Commission is paid on each sale.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan