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Preparation

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The House Port PopUP House Kit Package includes the following:

  • Prefabricated House Port
  • Prefabricated exterior/interior insulated wall/roof panels for Cubes
  • Architectural and engineering drawings
  • Construction manual with step–by–step building instructions with diagrams, photographs
  • DVD demonstrating the process
  • All Integrity Energy Star double-paned exterior sliding doors
  • All Ikea kitchen cabinets (only)
  • PopUP Design style of your choice

An owner/builder or general contractor can erect a PopUP House. Its prefabricated components are easy to use and quick to assemble following proper site preparation.

For all the information you need to begin the process, view the following downloadable PDF: STEPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR PopUP HOUSE and LINE-BY-LINE WORKSHEETS

Earning LEED or Green Points allows for mortgage loan advantages and tax rebates. In 2005, the United States Energy Policy Act was passed. This legislation gives financial incentives to residential contractors who build energy efficient homes. By using energy efficient building materials, such as SIPs, builders and contractors can qualify for a $2,000 tax credit on residential homes. To receive the tax credit, the builder must follow the guidelines set out in IRS Notice 2006-27 at www.irs.gov. To do so, the home must undergo an inspection from an energy rater certified through the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). To find a RESNET energy rater in your area visit www.resnet.us.

To get more information on Green Building Incentives and Rebates, visit www.dsireusa.org. Available environmental tax credits and deductions vary by region.

 



SPECIFICATIONS for the House Port Kit Package

STANDARD DIMENSIONS
The House Port Kit Package consists of of the Estate PopUP House , the Ranch PopUP House , the Bungalow PopUP House , or the Mini PopUP House.
 
Estate PopUP Cube size:
Three 32' x 32' x 9' Cubes
House Port: 60' wide x 140' long x 14' high

Ranch PopUP Cube size:
Two 32' x 32' x 9' Cubes
House Port: 60' wide x 90' long x 14' high

Bungalow PopUP Cube size:
One 32' x 32' x 9' Cube
House Port: 60' wide x 60' long x 14' high

Mini PopUP Cube size:
One 28' x 28' x 9' Cube
House Port: 54' square

DESIGN LIVE LOADS
Engineered to meet USC (Uniform Building Code) and IRC (International Residential Code)

STANDARD UBC & CBC
Snowload (psf): 25
Windload (mph): 100

STANDARD IRC
Snowload (psf): 25
Windload (mph): 100

Seismic Zone: D

CUBE WALL & ROOF SYSTEMS (included in the House Port Kit Package)
The Structural Insulated Wall Panels (SIPs) define both the exterior and interior walls of the Cubes. They consist of two 4' x 9' sheets of OSB with rigid foam insulation sandwiched in between. Pre–cut electrical chases have been built into every panel. The panels do not have predrilled holes for plumbing. All are prefabricated in non-toxic, green building materials and delivered flat packed from local venders when possible, depending on the location of the construction site. The 4' wide x 9' high x 6 1/2" thick wall system is many times stronger than conventional stick framed walls, with rigid pre–insulation to R–26 (R–38 equivalent). Drywall and sidings can go right on top.

Each wall system for Cubes consists of:
SIPS Panels
Wood penetration screws
MasticSpray foam
Super splines
I-Beam spline (I-Joist)
Vaporguard Sip Tape
Isulbeam (headers)
Treated plywood
OSB for scabbing as needed
 
The following items have not been included in the House Port Kit Package:
All dimensional lumber
LVL/Microlam beams
Freight
Floor framing or other “framing by building” shown on shop drawings
Freight unloading
Fork-lift or crane rental and scheduling
Installation and erection of panels
Reload to job-site if not accessible by initial truck

Note: If you wish to have ceiling lighting, electric channels will be necessary in the roof panels at an additional cost, see ADD–ONs.

HOUSE PORT ROOF SYSTEM (included in the House Port Kit Package)
The House Port Roof System consists of galvanized metal panels, eight 14'–high steel beams, raked trim and includes:
All shed roof (PBR Galvalume roof sheets)
Purlin
All tapping screws
Building specifications
Step-by-step instruction manual
Rake trim
House Port stamped engineered drawings for permit and construction (three sets)
Drawings can be upgraded for load and code requirements

NOTE: The House Port does not include engineered drawings for the footings, so a local contractor or permit department must be consulted.

The following items have not been included in the House Port Kit Package:
Freight
Gutters
 

FOUNDATION SYSTEM (not included in House Port Kit Package)
The PopUP House must be built on a permanent foundation. The three types of foundations are slab on grade, crawl space and basement. The PopUP House Cubes have been engineered to accommodate all three types.

 

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM

FLOOR FRAMING (if applicable—not included in the House Port Kit Package)
Prototype used slab floor.

EXTERIOR FINISHES (not included in the House Port Kit Package)
See Customer Picks.

DOORS (Included in the House Port Kit Package)
See Customer Picks.
Prototype used energy-saving Integrity sliding doors.

CABINETS (Included in the House Port Kit Package)
See Customer Picks.
Prototype used Ikea kitchen cabinets.

INTERIOR FINISHES (not included in the House Port Kit Package)
See Customer Picks.
Prototype used drywall and paint.


ELECTRICAL/ PLUMBING/ MECHANICAL (not included in the House Port Kit Package)
Per local code, building department and contractor.

ELECTRICAL: See Customer Picks.
The prototype used energy-saving florescent tube lighting with dimmer switch.

PLUMBING: See Customer Picks.
The standard drawings have the kitchen and bathrooms set up for prefabricated units or custom. The bathrooms have skylights for extra ventilation.

MECHANICAL: See Customer Picks.
The prototype has baseboard heating, which is compatible with solar installation. This system works well as a sustainable alternative to gas and oil, and can reduce fuel costs.


INCLUDED IN THE PopUP HOUSE PACKAGE
The House Port Kit Package is pre–fabricated and shipped flat packed. It includes:
PopUP Cube(s)
House Port
Architectural plans for both systems (permit ready)
Engineering plans for both systems (permit ready) except House Port footings
Building instructions: step–by–step manual and DVD
All Integrity exterior sliding doors
All Ikea kitchen cabinets
The PopUP Design Kit style of your choice

Once the initial payment is made, the buyer will receive Architectural and Engineering plans and Building instructions. Following final payment, the buyer will receive the PopUP Cube(s) and House Port systems. For further details see below.


PLANS AND INSTRUCTIONS
PLANS: Included is a complete set of architectural plans and engineering drawings, which can be used to obtain a building permit, construction bids and as construction documents. The drawings include:
Title sheet
General notes
Construction plan
Electrical plan
Plumbing plan
Finished CK plan
Cube architectural wall and roof plans
Cube engineering wall and roof drawings
Cube layout and panel-cut drawings with structural design calculations
House Port architectural plans
House Port stamped engineered drawings for permit and construction(three sets)
Exterior elevations
Door schedule
Details for kitchen cabinets, appliances and bathroom fixtures
Complete set of permit and construction-ready stamped building data for Cube and House Port systems

CONSTRUCTION MANUAL: The manual contains instructions needed for you and/or your contractor to build the PopUP House. It includes visual as well as written step–by–step instructions for both the prefabricated exterior/interior insulated wall/roof systems for the PopUP Cubes and for the House Port. Also included is a DVD showing the building of the prototype model. There is a materials list for parts included in the PopUP Cube and House Port systems, as well as illustrations that show when and where to use specific parts. Product data includes specifications of technical information for the prefabricated components and includes installation instructions, diagrams and product maintenance.


COMPONENTS
House Port systems, SIPs wall/roof Cube systems, all Integrity exterior sliding doors, all Ikea kitchen cabinets, and the PopUP Design Kit style of your choice.

CUBE & WALL ROOF PANELS: The Structural Insulated Wall Panels (SIPs) define both the exterior and interior walls of the Cubes. They consist of two 4' x 9' sheets of OSB with rigid foam insulation sandwiched in between. Pre-cut electrical chases have been built into every panel. The panels do not have pre-drilled holes for plumbing.

HOUSE PORT SYSTEM: The House Port is a 60' wide, 90' long and 14'* high red iron I–Beam constructed Clear Span structure with Rigid Frame endwalls. Our standard beams are tapered, but can be upgraded to straight. Our standard girt types are bypass for the sidewalls and flush for the endwalls. Our roof system comes standard with a Galvalume finish (gray in color) and a 1:12 pitch. An upgrade is also available for the roof pitch (up to 4:12) and the color (there are 13 attractive colors available. See ADD–ONs.)
*Size varies according to House Port Kit Package purchased.