Since we were in Koblenz for the weekend to go to the Rhein-in-Flammen fireworks display, we spend a lovely warm sunny afternoon sitting outside with our iPad looking at all (more than 50) of the different house types that Viebrockhaus offers.
Viebrockhaus seems to be one of the larger house builders in Germany, and builds with blocks on site, rather than building with prefabricated frames.
We also did some research into what other people have to say about the company – generally, the reviews seem very positive. As with absolutely everything, you can find some critical comments.
We also found some comments that deviations from the standard house layouts are possible, but the prices for such changes are apparently very high.
It sounds like they would rather build completely standard, but are happy to change anything the customer wants, as long as the customer is happy to pay for it.
That seems understandable and fair – the way I look at it is that as long as the overall price is OK (with any changes you want to be included), no need to complain about it.
The choices of house styles, layouts, shapes and sizes are somewhat overwhelming at first, but we quickly came to a shortlist of around 5 different houses which we liked and would fit on the building plot nicely. Eventually, somehow, we came down to just one favourite.
Once we are home, I will make a 3D model in Sketchup and see how the house looks, and how it fits onto the plot.