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FAQ's

How long does it take to set up FORTS at the desired location?

FORTS can be leveled and folded-out in less than 10 minutes using three unskilled laborers, and a few simple hand-tools.

What applications can FORTS be used for?

FORTS can serve a variety of applications in the emergency, government, commercial, and residential sectors.

Are FORTS Products weatherproof?

All FORTS Products are weather resistant, and are designed to withstand wind loads of over 100 mph using our tie-down system (included), and live and seismic loads (snow etc.) of at least 40 lbs. per sq. ft.

How many people can sleep comfortably in FORTS?

FORTS standard size units are designed to sleep six to eight people with our open floor plans. However, interior partition walls can be added for privacy units, and custom sizes and configurations are available upon request.

Can you set FORTS up on any surface?

Yes, FORTS can easily be set-up on surfaces such as grass, asphalt, sand, dirt, or concrete floors. Our built-in leveling system allows FORTS to fold-out in some of the most extreme circumstances without compromising the structural integrity of our units.

In what ways can FORTS be shipped?

FORTS can be shipped by land, sea, or air. We can deliver our standard size units 6 at a time on flat-bed trailers or high cube shipping containers to any location in the world. They can also be shipped with our custom FORTS trailer, designed for any vehicle with towing capabilities, and FORTS can be fully opened on this trailer.

What are FORTS Products made from?

All FORTS Products are made from heavy duty, insulated aluminum panels and extrusions. Here at Elite we have specialized craftsman who have more than 30 years experience working with aluminum materials. Being made from aluminum, FORTS creates an aesthetic appeal that cannot be replicated with materials such as steel, wood etc.

Are FORTS pre-wired with electrical outlets?

Yes, FORTS are delivered with 5 electrical outlets, air-conditioning, and data connections. FORTS can be connected directly to live electric, or can be connected with shore power using a generator.

Can FORTS be adapted to international electrical standards?

Yes, whether your from Europe, Asia, Africa or the U.S, we can optimize FORTS electrical system based on your country’s standards.

Do you stock a large quantity of FORTS in your warehouse?

Elite Aluminum Corp. manufactures per order and does not carry a large stock of units. We cannot respond rapidly to a crisis situation, therefore our customers are the ones who carry a stock of units.

Are FORTS products available in any color?

Custom exterior and interior colors are available upon request at an additional cost, although our standard unit has a suggested neutral color designed for many applications.

Do I have to supply my own tools to install the unit?

No, all hand-tools are supplied in the toolbox, which is provided with the unit.

Does FORTS come with kitchen and bathroom units?

All FORTS products are installed with the necessary pipelines for a kitchen unit, which we supply and provide as an accessory. This portable kitchen unit comes with a refrigerator, sink, two stovetops, and a cabinet. We also supply a bathroom attachment, which ships as a separate unit, and connects to the side of FORTS. This bathroom unit comes complete with a toilet, shower, and sink.

What is the service life of Smart Housing Prefabricated Buildings ?

Prefabricated structures are in the long life building class and can be used safely about 50 years.Excessive wind, snow, rain, humidity and the way of usage are the factors that can affect the structure’s life.It is needed to make maintenance as the other type of buildings need.

Which materials are Prefabricated structures made of ? What are the characteristics?

Smart Housing prefabricated buildings are produced in modern facilities with seamless threaded system technology. Bolted joints are stronger and safer than welded system. Faulty workmanship is reduced at minimum. Metal sheet, EPS and cement board are the main materials that we use in our production. We also use %100 stainless products. Wall panels are made of 2 different types as Cement board- styrofoam – Cement board and Metal sheet-Styrofoam- metal sheet and have high insulation rate. Roof trusses are manufactured with bolt system and produced in automatic roll form machines according to the Project. Columns and cross joints of roof trusses are manufactured with static calculation by our engineers according to conditions of the place that will be constructed.For roof cladding , galvanized metal sheets are in use as a standard product. Materials such as OSB, membrane and shingle can be applied upon request. Windows and balcony doors glasses are PVC doubled glazed. For inner doors american panel doors are in use. All the materials that used for electrical and sanitary installations are according to TSE standards and they all have certificate and warranty documents.

Can prefabricated buildings dissamble and reassemble in a differen locations ?

Yes, that\'s possible. It only requires disassembly cost, re-installation cost, painting cost, and sanitary installation cost. It is possible to make amendment in buildings if required.

Are Smart Housing Prefabricated Buildings Resistant to Earthquakes Or Winds ?

Prefabricated buildings are resistant to 7.5 magnitude and 80 km/ h wind speed. Considering the weather and climate conditions of the place that the houses will build, we are able to deliver our prefabricated products to any place in the world.

Do Prefabricated Buildings required maintenance ?

As it is required for any type of building, prefabricated buildings are required to maintenance. Prefabricated buildings are formed from a combination of different types of materials.All these materials have different degrees of expansion co-efficiency.The cracks between the panels may occur for these kind of reasons.These crack would be repaired by mastic material and paint.

How are the heat and sound insulation of prefabricated buildings ?

Smart Housing prefabricated buildings exteriors walls are 10 cm thick with panel system. They have more heat and sound insulation than conventional concrete building. Glass wool and Rock wool that are used in wall and roof panels are provide high rate of insulation.

Is it possible to apply any Project i wish on prefabricated buildings ?

You can come to us with your own design and drawings and we can together customize a building project within our production constraints, e.g. dimensional constraints due to our standard panelized system. Our representatives will assist you to create a prefabricated building design that best suits your needs.

What is the production and installation of prefabricated structures time?

Production time is for standart building is one week under normal conditions. Depending on weather conditions, our assembling team is capable of build 20-25 m2 for single storey houses and 15-20 m2 for two storey houses a day. After the installation completes , painting process can be completed 1-3 days.With a good planning, in a short time like within a month you can settle into the building.

Is it possible to make modifications in the prefabricated building?

Our prefabricated houses are build according to the static structure based on weather and climate conditions of the place that they build. On condition that keeping the static structure of the building you are able to make modification. We recommend to contact with our after-sales department for your modification plan.

What type of ground is it necesarry to build the prefabricated buildings ?

The ground should be 30 cm wider for each side of the house.The height of ground should be 25-30 cm. A heavy concrete foundation ,as it is used for concrete buildings, is not necessary. During the contract signing phase, we give the concrete plan to the customer. Our customers should prepare the concrete floor according to that plan before the construction.

What are the warranty terms and period of the prefabricated buildings ?

Our warranty period is 1 year against manufacturing and assembly faults if it is used according with our general terms in our contract. Smart Housing is the leader and the pioneer company in the sector for after selling service. Our after sales service is always with you.

Which material is used for the roof in prefabricated structures ?

For roof cladding , natural trapezoidal sheet roof, painted trapezoidal sheet, tile patterned sheet metal can be applied on metal purlins. Also can be applied on OSB material.In addition ,sandwich panels and shingles are also available.

Can it be apply ceramic and tile in wet areas of prefabricated buildings ?

For wet areas, in order to tile the walls , moisture-proof green colored gypsum board is applied.Ceramic can also applied with plaster and net.Before applying the ceramic to the ground , waterproofing should be done with cement finish.

Are you able to assemble prefabricated houses everywhere?

Smart Housing currently exports nearly 90 countries globally. Our production team takes care of weather conditions, snow and wind load of the location where the building will done and the the production / assembly will be done accordingly.

Do I need to get a building permit for prefabricated buildings ?

It is under discretion of the Municipality where the building to be constructed. For obtaining permit, Architectural plan, Electrical plan, Mechanical plan, and ground survey should be met by the customer. If required, we can only provide statistical calculations of the building. Permits and legal allowances need to be taken by the customer itself. If the location where the building to be constructed within a municipal area, then a permit is required.

How many stories can a prefabricated building have ?

We can construct as 2 story houses with prefabricated technology and 3 story buildings with light steel technology.

What are the customer’s responsabilities when buying prefabricated buildings ?

-For ground concrete, wire mesh with iron rod 30 cm basement -Excavation and landscaping works -Floor and wall covering (screed, ceramic , tile and laminate parquet) -External connections (electricity, sewage and clean water) -Permits and licences from Provincial or from Municipalities. -Heating and cooling system ( Heating,air conditioning etc.) -Accommodation, food and transportation costs of the assembling crew.

Is it possible to build a prefabricated house as a extra flat on a concrete building ?

It is possible to build on single storey concrete building.The bottom building must have a solid and flat floor.Also bottom building can not have a chimney.It is not safe to install a chimney for fire risk and waterproofing system.

How do I do heating and cooling in my prefabricated buildings ?

You can easily get warm with stove, air-conditioner, natural gas or electrical heater in winter, and you can cool your room with air-conditioner in summer.

How do you transport prefabricated buildings ?

Transportation of prefabricated buildings are operated by trucks, trailers,ships, trains and cargo planes.

What are advantages of the prefabricated buildings?

Prefabricated buildings are manufactured for all kind of uses and purposes.They are practical and rapid for installation by modules.With a flexible structure feature , they are resistant to earthquakes and subsidence of ground.Prefabricated buildings are manufactured according to all climatic conditions.They have superior features to the other structures about heat and sound insulation.It can be built within a short time without harming the environment and without pollution.Manufactured in accordance with modern and historical texture.They are resistant to fire.Optionally, prefabricated buildings can be demounted and be installed in other place.

What are the solutions in prefabricated buildings in cold regions ?

Exterior wall panels and roof can be modificate according to weather and climate conditions with TS 825 norms.

Points to consider when buying prefabricated buildings?

The reliability of the company is very important. • The workmanship, after sales support, cooperation and the quality of the people whom work with of the company is very important. • The quality of materials and the quality certifications are very important. • Have an interview with the company.Make sure that they are expert • Review the contract details. • Make sure that the company have a professional team in the manufacture , installation and after sales service In case of having problem after the installation , make sure that the company could solve the problem quickly and answer your inquiries.

How to determine the prices of prefabricated buildings?

The quality and thickness of the steel structure, thickness and quality of the materials that used in wall panels, roof insulation, quality of Windows.Additionally extra materials for insulation in walls and in roof can affect the price.

What are the area of usage of prefabricated buildings ?

Houses, villas, offices,social housing, social facilities,construction sites, cafeteria and dormitories, prefabricated factory and hangars

How is the heating and cooling of the Container provided?

Our containers enjoy high level of thermal insulation. The inside temperature can be easily regulated by AC any other electrical device

What are the specifications of the Container and what is it made of?

The main structure is made of galvanized steel profiles connected to each other by bolts and nuts system covered with insulated sandwich panels. All the metal part are painted with enamled pain. Smart Housing is the only company is Turkey that uses 125mm roof panel system. In comparison to its competitors Smart Housing products provide energy efficiency up to 60% with its 50mm thick wall and PVC windows. The floor is covered with cement board and PVC. Internal doors are made of MDF. Thanks to reduced carbon emulsion in its products Smart Housing container is an environment friendly product.

Is container wind resistant?

It can withstand the wind up to 80 kv/h if properly fixed to the ground. As for our bonded containers, our engineers are making all the necessary static calculations for the possible extreme weather condition of the region and take it into consideration before the production .

Does Container require a special care?

If followed the basic conditions of use no special care is required.

How is the thermal and sound insulation achieved?

High level of thermal and sound insulation is provided thanks to Smart Housing sandwich wall panels and 125mm roof panels. In comparison to other products of the same category Smart Housing new generation containers are 60% more energy-saving. Smart Housing new generation Containers are always winning.

Are these containers produced only in standard sizes?

Our containers are produced in the best way to meet customers needs taking into consideration also the international shipping standarts in order to ease the transportation. In addition to standart 230x595 cm Container Smarthousing is the first to produce 300x700 cm demountable Container. Other Container sizes are also produced based on customers requirements.

What type of ground is needed for assembling a Container?

The ground should be smooth or 10 cm thick concrete ground should be prepared. Preferably enough space should be left in the corners for the cabin to be anchored to the ground. It should not be placed on unstable and intangible surface such as wooden planks and etc.

What is the guarantee period and conditions for the Container?

Its essential that the product is used according to the users manual and conditions stated in the offer. In case if these conditions are taken into consideration the guarantee period is 1 year since the day of production.

What are the best ways to ship these containers?

Depending on the size containers can be shipped both on trucks and sea high cube containers. Smarthousing was the first company in Turkey implying flatpack system for both 2.30 x 5.95 m and 3.00 x 7.00 m containers. As an example twelve 3.00 x 7.00 m sized flat pack containers can fit in one truck.

What are the technical features of the cabin and what is it made of?

Smart Housing is producing cabins in 4 different types. CTP cabin; is made of polyester and polyurethane panels fixed together with fiber glass in between them covered with gel coat from the outside surface. Thanks to full density usage of raw materials an excellent sound and thermo insulation is provided. ABS cabins; Smart Housing is the first company in Turkey to produce ABS cabins with combinations of double poliurethane Wall. Panel cabin; is made of combinations of Steel sheet+EPS+PVC layered panels. City cabin; is made of steel carcassed structure with EPS as an isolation material in between the interior and exterior walls made of cement boards.

Are our Cabins wind resistant?

Our cabins can resist to wind speed up to 80 km/h in case if attached properly to the ground.

Do the cabins require special attention?

Cleaning of Smarthousing cabin surface is very easy, both from inside and outside. The interior can be cleaned up with wet towels without causing any deformation. The exterior parts can be cleaned with brush. Silicon should be renewd In case if it starts coming off as a result of exterior factors . Stains can be easily cleaned with traditional cleaning materials.

Are the cabins thermal and sound proof?

Our cabins can withstand any deformations between -30 C and +60 C . Heater or Air conditioner can be used to regulate the temperature inside. The isolation is achieved via injection of 35mm (40 kg/m³) poliurethane foam between the wall panels.

Can cabins be produced in different sizes?

Cabins are produced by mold system with fixed sizes. Cabin sizes may change according to customer requirements. The CTP and City cabin size may reach up to 50 m² .

How many people can fit in a standard cabin?

Our cabins are considered for 2 m²per person. Our specialist sales team will help you to pick the right cabin if you inform them the purpose and number of personnel intended to use it.

What type of ground is required for the cabins?

The ground should be smooth or 10 cm thick concrete ground should be prepared. Preferably enough space should be left in the corners for the cabin to be anchored to the ground.

What are the guarantee conditions and offered period ?

Its essential that the product is used according to the users manual and conditiones stated in the offer. In case if these conditions are taken into consideration the quarantee period is 1 year since the day of assembly.

How’s the heating and cooling is provided?

Our cabins enjoy high level of thermal insulation. Inside temperature can be easily regulated by AC or any other electrical device.

Hows is the shipment done?

Shipment can be carried out in different types of vehicles. Cabins bigger than 270 x 750 cm are shipped as demounted and assembled on site by Smart Housing specialist teams.

What is the service life of Smart Housing Prefabricated houses?

Prefabricated houses are in the long life building class and can be used safely about 50 years.Excessive wind, snow, rain, humidity and the way of usage are the factors that can affect the structure’s life.It is needed to make maintenance as the other type of buildings need.

Which materials are Prefabricated homes made of ? What are the characteristics?

Smart Housing prefabricated homes are produced in modern facilities with seamless threaded system technology.Bolted joints are stronger and safer than welded system.Faulty workmanship is reduced at minimum.Metal sheet,EPS and cement board are the main materials that we use in our production.We also use %100 stainless products.Wall panels are made of 2 different types as Cement board- styro foam – Cement board and Metal sheet-Styrofoam- metal sheet and have high insulation rate.Roof trusses are manufactured with bolt system and produced in automatic roll form machines according to the Project.Columns and cross joints of roof trusses are manufactured with static calculation by our engineers according to conditions of the place that will be constructed.For roof cladding , galvanized metal sheets are in use as a standard product. Materials such as OSB, membrane and shingle can be applied upon request.Windows and balcony doors glasses are PVC doubled glazed.For inner doors american panel doors are in use. All the materials that used for electrical and sanitary installations are according to TSE standards and they all have certificate and warranty documents.

Can prefabricated houses dissamble and reassemble in a different locations ?

Yes, that\'s possible. It only requires disassembly cost, re-installation cost, painting cost, and sanitary installation cost. It is possible to make amendment in buildings if required.

Are Smart Housing Prefabricated Houses Resistant to Earthquakes Or Winds ?

Prefabricated buildings are resistant to 7.5 magnitude and 80 km/ h wind speed. Considering the weather and climate conditions of the place that the houses will build, we are able to deliver our prefabricated products to any place in the world.

Do Prefabricated houses required maintenance ?

As it is required for any type of building ,prefabricated houses are required to maintenance. Prefabricated houses are formed from a combination of different types of materials.All these materials have diferent degrees of expansion coefficiency.The cracks between the panels may occur for these kind of reasons.These crack would be repaired by mastic material and paint.

How are the heat and sound insulation of prefabricated houses ?

Smart Housing prefabricated buildings exteriors walls are 10 cm thick with strafor panel system. They have more heat and sound insulation than conventional concrete building. Glass wool and Rock wool that are used in wall and roof panels are provide high rate of insulation.

Is it possible to apply any Project i wish on prefabricated houses ?

You can come to us with your own design and drawings and we can together customize a building project within our production constraints, e.g. dimensional constraints due to our standard panelized system. Our representatives will assist you to create a prefabricated building design that best suits your needs.

What is the production and installation of prefabricated houses time?

Production time is for standard building is one week under normal conditions. Depending on weather conditions, our assembling team is capable of build 20-25 m2 for single storey houses and 15-20 m2 for two storey houses a day. After the installation completes , painting process can be completed 1-3 days.With a good planning, in a short time like within a month you can settle into the building.

Is it possible to make modifications in the prefabricated houses?

Our prefabricated houses are build according to the static structure based on weather and climate conditions of the place that they build. On condition that keeping the static structure of the building you are able to make modification. We recommend to contact with our after-sales department for your modification plan.

What type of ground is it neccesarry to build the prefabricated house ?

The ground should be 30 cm wider for each side of the house.The height of ground should be 25-30 cm. A heavy concrete foundation ,as it is used for concrete buildings, is not necesary. During the contract signing phase,we give the concrete plan to the customer. Our customers should prepare the concrete floor according to that plan before the construction.

What are the warranty terms and period of the prefabricated houses ?

Our warranty period is 1 year against manufacturing and assembly faults if it is used according with our general terms in our contract. Smart Housing is the leader and the pioneer company in the sector for after selling service.Our after sales service is always with you.

Which material is using for the roof in prefabricated houses ?

For roof cladding , natural trapezoidal sheet roof, painted trapezoidal sheet, tile patterned sheet metal can be applied on metal purlins. Also can be applied on OSB material.In addition ,sandwich panels and shingles are also available.

Can it be apply ceramic and tile in wet areas of prefabricated houses ?

For wet areas, in order to tile the walls , moisture-proof green coloured gypsum board is applied.Ceramic can also applied with plaster and net.Before applying the ceramic to the ground , waterproofing should be done with cement finish.

Are you able to assemble prefabricated buildings everywhere?

Smart Housing currently exports nearly 90 countries globally. Our production team takes care of weather conditions, snow and wind load of the location where the building will done and the the production / assembly will be done accordingly.

Do I need to get a building permit for prefabricated houses?

It is under discretion of the Municipality where the building to be constructed. For obtaining permit, Architectural plan, Electrical plan, Mechanical plan, and ground survey should be met by the customer. If required, we can only provide statistical calculations of the building. Permits and legal allowances need to be taken by the customer itself. If the location where the building to be constructed within a municipal area, then a permit is required.

How many stories can a prefabricated houses have ?

We can construct as 2 story houses with prefabricated technology and 3 story houses with light steel technology.

What are the customer’s responsibilities when buying prefabricated houses ?

For ground concrete, wire mesh with iron rod 30 cm basement -Excavation and landscaping works -Floor and wall covering (screed, ceramic , tile and laminant parquet) -External connections (electrcity, sewage and clean water) -Permits and licences from Provincial or from Municipalities. -Heating and cooling system ( Heating,air conditioning etc.) -Accommodation, food and transportation costs of the assembling crew.

Is it possible to build a prefabricated structure as a extra flat on a concrete houses ?

It is possible to build on single storey concrete building.The bottom building must have a solid and flat floor.Also bottom building can not have a chimney.It is not safe to install a chimney for fire risk and waterproofing system.

How do I do heating and cooling in my prefabricated house ?

You can easily get warm with stove, air-conditioner, natural gas or electrical heater in winter, and you can cool your room with air-conditioner in summer.

How do you transport prefabricated houses ?

Transportation of prefabricated buildings are operated by trucks, trailers,ships, trains and cargo planes.

What are advantages of the prefabricated houses ?

Prefabricated houses are manufactured for all kind of uses and purposes.They are practical and rapid for installation by modules.With a flexible structure feature , they are resistant to earthquakes and subsidence of ground.Prefabricated houses are manufactured according to all climatic conditions.They have superior features to the other structures about heat and sound insulation.It can be built within a short time without harming the environment and without pollution.Manufactured in accordance with modern and historical texture.They are resistant to fire.Optionally, prefabricated houses can be demounted and be installed in other place.

What are the solutions in prefabricated houses in cold regions ?

Exterior wall panels and roof can be modificate according to weather and climate conditions with TS 825 norms.

Points to consider when buying prefabricated houses ?

The reliability of the company is very important. • The workmanship, after sales support, corporateness and the quality of the people whom work with of the company is very important. • The quality of materials and the quality certifications are very important. • Have an interview with the company.Make sure that they are expert • Review the contract details. • Make sure that the company have a profesional team in the manufacture , installation and after sales service In case of having problem after the installation , make sure that the company could solve the problem quickly and answer your inquiries.

How to determine the prices of prefabricated houses ?

The quality and thickness of the steel structure, thickness and quality of the materials that used in wall panels, roof insulation, quality of Windows.Additionally extra materials for insulation in walls and in roof can affect the price.

What are the area of usage of prefabricated houses ?

Houses, villas, offices,social housing, social facilities,construction sites, cafeteria and dormitories, prefabricated factory and hangars