Questions:

Can I customize a unit?


We are offering two configurations: 20' and 40'. The exterior shell cannot be customized since it is integral to the structural integrity of the space. The interior shell can be modified to meet your specific needs in many ways. 

At the heart of what we are creating is a prefabricated home. So yes, they are prefabricated to a certain spec. The base model includes one bathroom and a kitchen. From there the specs will be determined by the client. These “packages” will range from different utilities, solar panels, flooring, or color.

What are sizes?

20' unit: 400 SF
40' unit: 800 SF

Are units designed to be relocated?


Yes. The ease of relocation will be dependent on the intended use of the unit. If you require sewer, water, and utilities you will have to do site preparation before deployment and need to have a plumber and electrician connect the plumbing and power. The units are moved using standard container shipping methods.

Once the unit has been set in place one person can easily open it via the connected remote. The remote controls the opening and closing of the unit. When the unit has been opened the client simply has to place the contents stored in the unit in their respective place and they are all done. 

If you do not require plumbing and electric than you will be able to deploy the unit upon arrival to your location. Clients will be able to choose to have our "Off Grid" package which will allow this.

Will I need someone to set my unit up?

TenFold recommends the client have someone on site for the first unfolding of their new unit. The setup process is easy and can be done by one person so long as the site has been prepared in advance. 

Are they hurricane rated? 


Units are designed to be untethered when located within a wind zone one. Wind zone two and three will require an engineered connection to the ground. An example of such a connection would be to have sonotubes cast and placed. The legs would then be bolted to the sonotubes. This will secure the unit during a weather event. In anticipation of a severe weather event it is suggested that the unit is folded up to improve its performance during the weather event.

Is the unit complete when delivered?


We will provide finishes when you order the unit. They can be made to the specified needs of our client. This will be at the cost of the client but you will be able to have a ready made unit to your exact desire and need.

Can the structures be linked to form a larger structure?

The units will be able to be linked on the ground level and stacked up to 7 units high. At this time we are

What type of foundation is needed?


A cement pad or sonotubes will need to be in place prior to shipment. The thickness and size will have to be determined by an engineer based on the ground you plan to place the unit on.

Can they be linked to form larger structures?

You can stack two units ontop of eachother. We do not recommend any more than two due to the weight that would be placed on the base unit.

What materials are the units made out of?


The primary materials used in the construction of the units is steel and ACM (Aluminum Composite Material).

Can I customize a unit?


At the heart of what we are creating is a prefabricated structure. So yes, they are prefabricated to a certain spec. The base model includes one bathroom and a kitchen. From there the specs will be determined by the client and the package they choose. These packages will feature different appliances, solar panels, flooring, and interior buildouts. 

Solar panels?


Solar panels can be mounted on the roof of the unit. There is space below the transport mounting points. This will allow for the panels to be mounted permanently and not be damaged by the stacking of units.

Will the units be able to have floor to ceiling windows?


Floor to ceiling windows will be available in both the 20’ and 40’ models.

What is the cost?


The cost will be between $350-400 a square foot. If you would like a more detailed breakdown of costs please email us directly at info@tenfoldengineering.com. All information provided to TenFold Engineering will remain private.

*Prices are subject to change based on market conditions.*

Can I customize a unit or is it already prefabricated?

At the heart of what we are creating is a prefabricated home. So yes, they are prefabricated to a certain spec. The base model includes one bathroom and a kitchen. From there the specs will be determined by the client. These “packages” will range from different utilities, solar panels, flooring, or color. 

CIF Prices

The c.i.f. price (i.e. cost, insurance and freight price) is the price of a good delivered at the frontier of the importing country, including any insurance and freight charges incurred to that point, or the price of a service delivered to a resident, before the payment of any import duties or other taxes on imports or trade and transport margins within the country.

Is this applicable for low-income housing to combat homelessness?

For the time being they would not be applicable for low income housing. Until we have our production facility running at a larger scale the price is not suitable as a low income housing solution. The price of the TF-64 unit we will be producing will be about $240,000. This makes it comparable to building a mother-in-law apartment or a small second home like a beach house. The major benefit here is the ability to move the unit as you feel fit. The freedom to move the unit and still have at home amenities is a true specialty that I believe will be a major benefit for the client and homeowner.

How will servicing the units work?


Each unit will come with a 10 year warranty. This will cover the structure, enclosure, and mechanicals. The customer will be responsible for the interior. The appliances will be covered by their respective manufacturers. Customers will provide cleaning and all other general maintenance. The units utilize hydraulics that are universal in most of the world making them easy to repair and maintain.

How long will a unit last?


TenFold Engineering units to be multigenerational investments. The units are constructed to comply with both the IBC (International Building Code) and HUD Code (Housing and Urban Development Code) making them exceptionally robust. Function and longevity are core principles that our units have been designed around. We believe our units will exceed the average life span of a prefab home (30-100 years).

What needs to be done before arrival?


Prior to your unit arriving you would need to install water, septic, and electric. If the unit is going to be semi permanent you would need to pour a cement pad. Once the unit has been deployed you would hook up the utilities.

What do I do about permitting?


Permitting will be based on your local regulations. We recommend speaking with your local planning commission or zoning commissioner to see what regulations your town has. We will work with your town to make this process easy for you!

Will I need someone to set it up, or is it easy to handle?

Ten Fold recommends the client have someone on site for the first unfolding of their new unit. The setup process is easy and can be done by one person so long as the site has been prepared in advance. 

What materials are used in construction of these units?

Steel

CIF Prices

The c.i.f. price (i.e. cost, insurance and freight price) is the price of a good delivered at the frontier of the importing country, including any insurance and freight charges incurred to that point, or the price of a service delivered to a resident, before the payment of any import duties or other taxes on imports or trade and transport margins within the country.

Are these homes hurricane rated for florida? 

Our units are rated for zone 1 as of now. If you live in a zone 3 area we do not recommend our units be used as hurricane shelters or for a shelter in place area. For people residing in a zone three area we recommend that sonotubes are sunk and that the legs are bolted to that structure. This will secure the Ten Fold unit in place when a weather event occurs. The unit must be closed when this takes place to ensure it’s structural integrity.

Do you deliver the units to Dubai or Europe?

Yes, we will start delivering units globally starting in the spring of 2022. 

How are the units shipped?


The units will be shipped using standard ISO shipping methods.

What makes the TenFold unit unique is that they will self deploy off the truck, not requiring specialty equipment on site. This means no crane or forklift will be needed for the unloading and deployment. This is a major money savings for our clients since you don't have to pay for riggers or specialty transportation. You are buying this structure so you can move it in the future. 

Have you ever exported units to other countries?


We have exported units to other countries. Part of our redesign is based around the idea of global shipping. The new 20’ and 40’ configurations have been developed so they will comply with international shipping regulations and infrastructure. More details surrounding shipping will be provided on a case by case basis since different countries will have different shipping regulations.

Are they designed to be relocated easily?


The units are moved using ISO compliant trucks and trailers. This is a seismic shift from traditional prefab structures that are moved using specialized trucks and riggers.

When the unit arrives at its destination the unit is set in place using the connected remote. The remote controls the opening and closing.

How do I get it off the truck?


What makes the TenFold Engineering units unique is that they will self deploy off the truck, not requiring specialty equipment on site. Once the unit is at its destination the sides will deploy. Once the sides have deployed the legs lower to the ground and raise the unit off the transport trailer. From here the transport trailer drives out from under the unit. Next the legs lower the unit to the ground and level the unit.

This means no crane or forklift will be needed for the unloading and deployment. This is a major logistical hurdle that our clients won't have to deal with.

Are these homes hurricane rated for Florida? 

Our units are rated for zone 1 as of now. If you live in a zone 3 area we do not recommend our units be used as hurricane shelters or for a shelter in place area. For people residing in a zone three area we recommend that sonotubes are sunk and that the legs are bolted to that structure. This will secure the Ten Fold unit in place when a weather event occurs. The unit must be closed when this takes place to ensure it’s structural integrity.

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