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Amazing seven-bed flat-pack mansion that took four days to build on sale for £4.5million

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Amazing seven-bed flat-pack mansion that took four days to build on sale for £4.5million


AN impressive seven-bed flat-pack mansion has gone on sale for £4.5million – and it took just four days to build.

The house, called The Lookout, was featured on Channel 4’s Flat Pack Mansion after it was shipped over in boxes from Germany.

The flat-pack mansion featured on Channel 4's Flat Pack Mansion

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The flat-pack mansion featured on Channel 4’s Flat Pack MansionCredit: Bournemouth News

Richard and Nikki Cooper, built the home back in 2016 after buying a large plot of land in the village of Uplyme, near Lyme Regis in Dorset.

They’ve lived there for four years with their two children, Teddie and Stanley, who were 12 and 10 when they moved in.

They had originally budgeted £700,000 for the project but ended up spending £1.2million on it.

Since then, the value of the house has almost quadrupled giving them a profit of around £3.3million in four years.

Nikki and Richard Cooper, with their children Stanley and Teddie

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Nikki and Richard Cooper, with their children Stanley and TeddieCredit: Channel 4
The flat-pack pieces for the home were made in and shipped over from Germany

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The flat-pack pieces for the home were made in and shipped over from GermanyCredit: Bournemouth News
All of the fittings were made in the same factory, right down to the light switches

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All of the fittings were made in the same factory, right down to the light switchesCredit: Bournemouth News
The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units and has views out onto the garden

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The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units and has views out onto the gardenCredit: Bournemouth News

It’s made from eco-friendly timber frames, has two driveways, its own outdoor heated swimming pool and a hot tub.

There’s even a pizza oven out the back and a cinema inside.

Underneath the pool is a gym and yoga studio, with a sauna, shower, toilet and changing room.

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The house is set in 58 acres of land, surrounded by woodland with views over picturesque views of the Dorset countryside.

The couple designed the building themselves and opted for a “closed panel system” which meant that the majority of it could be built in a factory in Bavaria.

This included the doors, windows and all of the fittings, such as light switches.

The second living room has views over looking Lyme Bay

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The second living room has views over looking Lyme Bay Credit: Bournemouth News
The couple bought the plot of land a year before building their home

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The couple bought the plot of land a year before building their home Credit: Bournemouth News
The house has three bedrooms on the ground floor

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The house has three bedrooms on the ground floor Credit: Bournemouth News
There's a pizza oven fitted in the garden perfect for entertaining guests

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There’s a pizza oven fitted in the garden perfect for entertaining guestsCredit: Bournemouth News
The living room opens up onto the wrap around terrace

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The living room opens up onto the wrap around terrace Credit: Bournemouth News

Self-build projects can typically take around two years to complete, from the research stage to the finally moving it.

But the Cooper’s home took just a fraction of the time and was built in under a week.

The first floor was built in a day, while the second storey was completed on day two. By day three, the roof was added.

A timber-frame, flat packed house can cost 10 to 25 per cent less to build than a conventional home.

Underneath the heated swimming pool there's a gym and sauna

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Underneath the heated swimming pool there’s a gym and saunaCredit: Bournemouth News
The house is situated in 58 acres of woodland and picturesque views

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The house is situated in 58 acres of woodland and picturesque views Credit: Bournemouth News
Even the staircase was made at the factory in Germany

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Even the staircase was made at the factory in Germany Credit: Bournemouth News
The views from the master bedroom looks out onto the Dorset bay

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The views from the master bedroom looks out onto the Dorset bayCredit: Bournemouth News
The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units including a breakfast bar

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The kitchen is fitted with bespoke units including a breakfast barCredit: Bournemouth News

Offsite construction can save around 15 per cent in building costs and it has environmental benefits too – with less waste, more recycling and material transportation reduced by as much as 40 per cent.

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At the time, Richard said: “[building prefab is] not necessarily the cheapest way, but it is certainly an interesting way.

“But I think, like any build, the house cost much more than anticipated.”

Some experts feel that flat pack homes are the future of housing due to the cost and time it takes to construct them.

Renato Vidal, from Italy, has created an affordable flat pack folding home which could be yours for just £45,000 and it takes just six hours to install once on site.

And a British engineer has developed an incredible £100,000 flat-packed house that can be unfolded in only ten minutes.

Flat pack home which costs £24.8k and takes just six hours to build

 

 

 





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