Stiftung Warentest - what is respected in prefabricated houses

When buying a prefabricated house is usually advertised with fixed prices and well calculable costs. In this article, how you explain what the Stiftung Warentest or other consumer testers pay attention to in order to identify a reliable and fair prefabricated house company.

The fixed price guarantee - not always a guarantee

When a manufacturer advertises a fixed price, it is important to pay close attention to what it contains. Mostly it's the cost from the top of the cellar. A possible cellar and the land costs are usually added to this, as well as the development costs, possible outdoor facilities and construction costs.

In order to get a good rating from Stiftung Warentest, the prefabricated house supplier must present these costs transparently. He is not allowed to "talk nicely" expensive expenses or disguise, in order to give you as a client a useful cost overview.

Stiftung Warentest - what is respected in prefabricated houses: stiftung

This fixed price guarantee is subject to different deadlines for different manufacturers: Arrange this until acceptance, but at least 15 months. You should also specify any additional costs in order to avoid being flooded by horrendous bills later on. A good provider is characterized by the fact that he takes into account your individual circumstances and sometimes "turns a blind eye".

Visit of model houses

Important for the interested party of a prefabricated house is that he can visit an identical or similar house in advance. This helps to get a feeling for the space and possibly to see where something can be improved in one's own house. Since this "service" is part of a good customer service, it is also valued accordingly by Stiftung Warentest.

Dealing with individual wishes

Especially the handling of personal wishes at the later house is a decisive criterion for consumer testers like Stiftung Warentest. Will each item be charged at high mark-ups or is the charge design fair? Reductions in own services are also characteristic of a customer-friendly prefabricated house supplier. Can you paint or paper yourself? That will help you in this case.

As you can see: If a prefabricated house company is transparent with the costs, you can already have sample houses in advance for a visit and if your wishes are met, the Stiftung Warentest will also rate them well.

Tips & Tricks

Ask the Stiftung Warentest or the Verbraucherzentrale about more detailed criteria of a good prefabricated house provider.

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