Frequently Asked Questions
It is hard to provide a cost per square meter for a number of reasons. In reality two houses of the same surface covarage in interior areas will have different prices due to differences in balconies, teraces, architectural plans, construction materials ect. SteelHouse policy is to giva a client the precise cost of a structure based on specific architectural plans.
Indicatively and only so the range of cost per sq. m. for a normal house is 850 to 1.000 Euro/sq.m.
For the construction of this type of house a normal permit is required like in any other concrete or steel construction. The cost and papers necessary for the issue of the building permit are no different than anyother structure. The only difference in the cost is the amount paid for the IKA (worker insurance) which is about 50% of a 'classical' home.
Basements are ofcourse possible and will be done by reinforced concrete. In the case that no basement is needed a simple reinforced concrete slab with beams is all the structrure needs as foundation.
Certainly. You can provide us with your architectural plans by an architect or an engineer. STEELHOUSE will check and propose on the plan you provide in order to provide the best possible solution meeting the statical and constructional specifications for a steel framed construction.
At this point SCS is limited to one or two storey houses. In that limitation we do not include floors that are made out of heavyweight steel or concrete (e.g. basement).
STEELHOUSE provides the guarantees and certificates of all SCS material as well as the comitment to come and repair a personal fault. A more complete guarantee can be given on the basis of a home insurance contract either by STEELHOUSE or by the client himself.
A typical house of 100 - 120sq.m. can be completed in less than 3 months since the footings are complete.
This question is not solid and an answer to that question does not have any scientific basis. Earthquake magnitude is just a number that represents how strong was the movement at the epicenter. The real sesmic forces that will be imposed on the structure depent on the soil, the distance of the epicenter, the frequency content of the movement, the duration and the structure itself. All those factors can not be represented by a single magnitude number!
If not safer it is at least as safe as any other house that conforms to the European and Greek standards and regulations.
This can not happen because the seathing and finishing materials and the steel framing are designed and constructed in a way that they work as a unity. This does not only minimize micromovements but it also allows for the absorbtion of those movements from the seathing materials without any cracking.
Indeed the knocking sound is different and this is caused by the matials used in SCS. This by no means signifies a problem with the sound insulation since the noise that 'pollutes' the interior of a house is of airborn source.
STEELHOUSE home is completely friendly both to the environment and the humans living inside it. SCS provides for a 100% environmentally friendly structure that can be used to built a green house.
In the walls we can hung anything we want like drawers, paintings, airconditions ect. But to do so we will not use common nails. There are special gyspsum bolts that can be applied to the double gypsum boards of the SCS and can carry up to 70 kg per bolt.
No there are no limations.
No it won't. The exterior finishing of SCS is plaster and is feels and looks as any other typical Greek house. All the other exterior materilas (e.g.roman tiles for roofing) can be used with no problems.