Factory built, modular, hurricane resistant homes for delivery worldwide
A particularly attractive 'Caribbean Colonial' cottage design offering open plan living accommodation, two bedrooms both with an en suite bath/shower room, a comfortable kitchen/dining area and a covered front terrace. This home can be supplied with a mezzanine ‘room in the roof’ accessed from the open plan living area creating a second bedroom, office or den. Other options are available to create alternative 3 and 4 bedroom layouts.
Two bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | 142m2 / 1524ft2 A modular home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area and a spacious covered terrace area. The first floor offers a galleried 'loft' which can serve as a third bedroom, a study or a den room
Three bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | 142m2 / 1524ft2 Two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor and a third bedroom and bathroom on the galleried mezzanine floor, open to the living area with a vaulted ceiling throughout the building. The first floor bathroom may be enclosed with a wall.
Four bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | 156m2 / 1680ft2 A modular two storey home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The first floor bathroom has a dormer window and both bedrooms have a vaulted ceiling feature.
Each version of The Palm Cottage share the same ground floor layout. The first floor can be provided as an open galleried loft room or as an enclosed floor with two seperate bedrooms making the building a four bedroom home. A further bathroom can be added on the first floor as an option.
A complete building supplied in kit format together with a wide range of interior decor and finishes that you can choose.
Bauhu homes are manufactured and pre-assembled at factory level to ensure an engineered finished product and an accurate component supply. All parts of the building envelope and interior decoration items are assembled together as a ‘kit’ to provide a complete building package ready for assembly on site.
This home is supplied as a prefabricated kit complete with all of the structural elements, components and equipment required to assemble the building to a fully water and airtight condition and a full selection of decor and finishing materials.
Things that need to be prepared before delivery of a home
Light steel frame homes are designed to be erected on a concrete slab. Foundations, footings and a concrete slab should be prepared before the building arrives. We provide detailed site preparation instructions and concrete slab plans to enable local engineers to design a foundation suitable for local ground conditions.
Sub slab services (water, power, waste and rainwater drainage) should be integrated into the ground works. Site preparation work should be completed by local contractors prior to the arrival of the building.
This video shows a Palm Cottage being assembled in the factory
The unique, patented, interlocking insulated steel frame panel system is incredibly easy to assemble allowing this building to be erected in less than one week.
Our team can install the building or it can be assembled by local contractors with the help of full installation drawings, which are supplied, under the supervision of our experienced technicians.
Assembly of Bauhu buildings is uncomplicated and does not require any specialist equipment or particular skills. The use of local labour under the supervision of our staff is likely to provide the most cost effective method of assembly.
This building fits inside two 40'HC standard shipping containers and can be shipped anywhere in the world by sea or by road. We would be pleased to provided shipping services but prices are unpredictable and difficult to estimate without a fixed delivery date. However, we do not seek to profit from transport services so please be assured that we will obtain the most cost effective service at the time of delivery on your behalf.
The building is packaged at the factory and loaded into suitable transport for delivery direct to the work site.
The building arrives on site with all of the components required for the complete installation.
Preparing for your new home and understanding the purchasing process
Bauhu modular homes are supported by local representatives in several locations worldwide who can assist and advise on purchasing, planning, contractor works and the assembly of Bauhu modular home.
Bauhu modular construction systems are supported by local representatives in several locations worldwide who can assist and advise on purchasing, planning, contractor works and the assembly of Bauhu modular home. Please contact us for local assistance.
Bahamas Building Code
The modular construction system designed for this home has been approved by the Bahamas Ministry of Public Works and the property is constructed in full compliance with The Bahamas Building code ASCE7-16, designed for 180MPH wind loadings in coastal terrain category D.
Our complete range of homes are designed to be built in hurricane prone locations. They are made with a robust steel frame structure which is engineered according to the building code that applies in the build location.
The most common causes of building envelope failure in hurricane and tropical storm winds are water intrusion and impact from windborne debris. This range of buildings have impact resistant glass in all windows and a special hurricane resistant outer cladding from STo which protects not only against impact but also is fire resistant up to two hours. All of Sto’s Hurricane Systems meet the stringent Miami-Dade County, Florida NOA criteria for impact resistance, air and water infiltration, and wind load resistance.
Structural failure is rare in modern buildings providing that they are correctly tied to a ground slab or foundation and that adequate roof to wall top connections are used. An engineered steel frame system uses high tensile bolts to make these connections ensuring the integrity of the building from the foundation right up to the roof structure.
Bauhu homes are engineered to respond to diverse climatic conditions and harsh environments. Our steel frame system ensures a stable structure which will not move or rot in humid conditions, is not effected by termites and is proven to be the most resilient construction method for seismic or cyclonic regions.
Bauhu Homes are manufactured entirely from 100% recyclable materials and are designed to preserve the environment by providing exceptional thermal insulation performance minimising running costs and reducing power consumption.
All BAUHU homes can be equipped with roof mounted solar PV panel systems designed to meet the power requirements of the building. Working with leading PV manufacturers, we can offer solar power generating equipment and a selection of complete off grid solar power kits.
Water is a basic vital essential that is often taken for granted. Many island locations do not benefit from a mains water supply or the cost of a permanent supply is prohibitive. BAUHU homes can be equipped with a rainwater harvesting system collects water from the building roof system. Downpipes feed a tank which can also be filled or topped up from a local water supply or mains water if it is available. The collected water is pumped through a filtration and disinfection process before use as domestic potable water.
Our strict factory based quality control ensures that completed buildings are thoroughly inspected prior to delivery but nevertheless our buildings a fully guaranteed for two years in the case of manufacturing defects. Third party suppliers component failure varies from two to thirty years. Detailed limited warranty terms are available on request.
Some of the worlds most desirable locations are also the hardest to get to. Factory manufactured homes are a perfect solution for locations where mainstream construction supplies are not available or very expensive to obtain. Our international network of logistics experts are on hand to work out the transport.
House and Land Packages
We have access to many suitable building plots in a wide variety of locations so please
contact us with your preferred home location and we will try to assist.
If you already own a building lot but don't want the hassle of overseeing a new home build project our experienced project management team can undertake the complete project from start to finish.
“We currently have one Bauhu home ordered for the Virgin Islands, with a few more in progress. The product is a very well thought-out kit, and fills a much needed niche between expensive concrete construction and non-engineered wood shanty or container houses. ”
— Palm Plus home, Virgin Islands
“You and your team are nothing shy of amazing, and we so appreciate all that you are doing to bring our dream to fruition. With gratitude.”
— Custom Design Home, The Bahamas
“We've always been interested in prefab solutions for our island, and we've investigated many over the years, but they all have had an Achilles heel somewhere - either pricing, incorrect materials, or structural flaws – These are excellent. ”
— Caribbean Cottage Range, USVI
“Bauhu's kits are one of only two that we can recommend that we've been impressed with, the other is an all-wood kit - beautiful finishes and woodwork, but a much slower and more expensive process. ”
— Palmetto Cottage Range, Antigua
“They spent time with local engineers to get the structure designed well, all the materials have been selected with resiliency in mind, and the pricing undercuts all the conventional construction methods on island. ”
— Palmetto Cottage Range, Barbados
“The goal is to substantially undercut any conventional site-built construction methods, while providing a much better, fully-engineered product. Bauhu has been great to work with, and extremely responsive in modifications to their stock floor plans... knowing that every site has different needs. ”
— Palmetto Cottage Range, US Virgin Islands
“Thank you very much for taking the time out to facilitate my factory inspection of our Pre-Fab building. I am very happy with the quality of the building panels and accompanying components and accessories. It is also great that you have maintained the time frame which you committed to for the production of the building ”
— Custom Hotel design, The Maldives
“We appreciate you more than you know and rave about Bauhu and what you are doing for us to everyone who will listen. Thank you, and thanks to your wonderful team for being so dedicated. We appreciate all you do! ”