Imagine a house that has unlimited rotations. Imagine if the view from your windows changed every day. This is the most innovative way to live today, and we’re going to show you how our rotating houses are built, from the manufacturing to assembly process.
Our manufacturing and assembly process is designed to create high-quality earthquake resistant structures and rotating houses at a very competitive price point. There’s a lot of interest in our rotating houses, we’ll talk a little about the manufacturing and assembly process. From design and prefabrication to site preparation and assembly, we work with our clients every step of the way.
DESIGN & PREFABRICATION
The concept for our rotating house, known as “Lighthouse”, originated in New Zealand and has been patented by Don Dunick. The structure and components are engineered in New Zealand by Lighthouse, utilising high technology structural steel fabrication. Each Lighthouse is custom crafted in New Zealand manufacturing facilities. All of the components and structural elements, including earthquake-resistant building materials, that fashion a Lighthouse are custom crafted. Manufacturing in a controlled environment ensures a consistently high level of quality.
While the client’s structure is being prefabricated, the foundation is prepared and poured based on client’s particular site characteristics. Due to the assembly process, site excavation and clearing is minimised. Smaller foundation footprints based on the pedestal enables the Lighthouse to be built on environmentally sensitive sites where traditional building types would be prohibitive or impossible. Trees can also be left closer to the perimeter of the house as their root systems are not disturbed by the foundation. The house structure will sit on a pedestal, that means that there is less land disturbed on the ground. This would allow for construction on sloped land areas.
The factory prefabricates the structural components, high quality windows, and all other components, which are then shipped by container to our client’s site, where an approved local contractor assisted by a skilled technician precisely assembles them. This ensures consistently high levels of build quality.
By rationalisation of the manufacturing process in New Zealand with shipping worldwide to a clients’ site for assembly, reductions in both cost and time are achieved in the construction process. Despite the highly sophisticated steel and glass structure (design as well as materials), Lighthouse is able to provide this type of structure at an affordable price.