Unlike a number of other Indonesian wooden prefab house producers, BALI PREFABWORLD (INTERNATIONAL) is not an agent nor a liason. BALI PREFABWORLD (INTERNATIONAL) is a fully legalized company with an official Act of Association in place. BALI PREFABWORLD (INTERNATIONAL) only promotes and advertises, but does not produce and/or build. This is the task of the parent company P.T. Bali Woodworld (© since 2001), which is the aminstrative body and prepares the designs, engineers them and executes and realizes the projects.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our office is hidden in the beautiful hinterland of Bali far from the crowded roads, 20 kms South of Ubud. If you wish to visit us we strongly advise you to check our location and inform your driver (some taxi drivers have difficulties to find us). You may download the route description with the GPS coordinates here < our location >.
Our experience in timber prefabrication dates back to 1986 when our senior staff member started the design of long span wooden bridges and complicated space frame structures. In the year 2000 he joined our company bringing with him all his world-wide experience and became our senior technical advisor. We have proudly been announced the foremost wooden prefab house company in Indonesia, based on over 100 wooden prefab models designed and engineered by us to choose from including our vast technical experience and world wide know-how.
3. STAFF & CREW
Along with our senior (Dutch) University graduated technical advisor (degrees in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and coastal engineering), our architectural staff, and a staff of first class carpenters working for the company for over 15 years, we apply the latest state-of-the-art computer aided design and drafting applications, accustomed with designing houses for the world's cyclone areas based on the IBC codes or Eurocodes and requirements. We expiernce an ever increasing sales portfolio and are able to design and build any home, bar, restaurant, hotel or over water units in any part of the world. Refer to the article link on our home page.
4. MADE TO PERFECTION
20% of our wooden house components are still handmade by very skilled senior Balinese carpenters with a long history in woodworking. This is the reason that our product stands out and cannot be bought from the shelf, to the contrary, it needs time to be fabricated to perfection.
It is common practice in Indonesia that building companies (read: timber prefab companies) often hand out their projects to teams of workers roaming around seeking for work. These groups of workers only accept work on a lump sum basis. The company takes the profit and the workers do the job based on their knowledge, experience and workmanship, or is it? It would not be a surprise that such projects will be completed in the shortest time possible and be rushed so that the group of workers earn the most from the lump sum. It is thus obvious to understand that due to lack of proper quality control (workers rarely accept modifications demanded by the company as this will cost personal income), the quality is often at stake and many times at least "questionable". Structural integrity is likely to be compromised based on material savings. Our company, on the other hand pays its workers on a daily basis. The set back is that the South East Asian work mentality sets in whereas the production will take much longer than expected. The workers "take their time", after all they get paid on a daily basis so why should they hurry? The good thing, however, to this system is that our quality controller has very few comments to the quality and can stear and correct when necessary. All things being equal, in the event that a client has ample time for the completion of his project with a guaranteed high quality we may be the right company to work with, or as we say; "There is no substitute for excellence and reliability".
5. OUR WORKING AREA
We are architects, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers (*). We are not consultants, which implies that we will not respond to questions such as "How many units can I put on my property", or "Do you have any recommendation to our exsisting site plans", or "Will there be an environmental impact when we build these houses" or "How to deal with pollution", or "We want to build this, this and this., Do you have any advice to improve our ideas", "Can you help us with the set up of a budget", etc, etc. We will also not take off materials from your design as to prepare a quotation. Your architect needs to submit a full material list. However, we are well able and have the capacity to advice on, and design master plans and designs to your wishes. This will be done against a certain (refundable) design fee.
(*) Except wooden houses and exterior flooring for decks and terraces we do not supply single or separate items such as doors, windows, thatch, glass, paint, fixing materials, etc.
6. SOLE ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES
In the event that you do not have the intention to order a wooden prefab house from us but only need architectural or engineering services we will be well able and capable to help, support and advise whether this is for civil, structural, geotechnical (foundations) or over water building technique.
BALI PREFABWORLD (INTERNATIONAL) provides services and support for all phases of a project – from study, planning and design to preparation of plans and specifications, construction observation and contract administration. We make an on-going effort to maintain awareness and understanding of the latest technological trends and concepts so that each client’s needs can be given competent and professional consideration.
The BALI PREFABWORLD (INTERNATIONAL) Iarchitectural and engineering team is a multidisciplinary team of experts (from Universities and Schools of advanced technology), ready to take on turnkey projects of any size, but thriving on the challenges brought by large-scale projects and programs. After more than 20 years in business and many projects delivered, BALI PREFABWORLD (INTERNATIONAL) has built a solid track record as a trustworthy architectural and engineering services provider to many clients.
We are the only wooden prefab house company in Indonesia issuing a Warranty Certificate on its products.
8. AND FINALLY.......OUR SENIOR ENGINEER AND ADVISOR
We are proud to have our senior engineer in our mids. He is a graduated university engineer with a cum laude degree in civil engineering. After his graduation he passed a number of post doctoral exams and graduated in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering (foundations) and coastal engineering. He is an expert in dealing with structural issues pertaining to cyclones and with his 40 years of international experience under his belt he is a highly skilled person. Between 1987 and 1998 he attended a number colloquiums and was regularly invited as a speaker at Universities and congresses. He also published a number of articles in Port and Harbour Authorities about his design of Bontang LNG/LPG in Indonesia. He developed a new formula for energy dissipation of the largest LNG vessels in the world when docking, a formula which is now adapted word-wide. He is a specialist in designing structures over water. In addition he advised the American Wood Council of a severe error in one of their formnulae in the NDS codes and advised the same institute on a special calculation method developed by him as to save a lot of time for a structural engineer analyzing wood connections. The formula was modified and his advice was adapted by the AWC. Feel free to e-mail him (at the bottom of this page) should you have any pertinent question pertaining to his field of competence. For a quick look at some pictures of the LNG/LPG jetty at Bontang which he desgned click <here>
9. CONSULT OUR SENIOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER IN PERSON AT YOUR END
You may also hire our senior engineer and advisor as your consultant at your end. You need to allocate USD. 150 per hour + first class traveling if he would be coming to your place. There are no refunds or guarantees. All consulting fees, travel,- and board and lodging costs shall be paid upfront.
10. SPECIAL AREAS
For customers wanting to build their house in Hawaii, many may require the services of registered architect and structural engineer. These professionals can assist owners in meeting the requirements of the city or county building department having jurisdiction over the project site. Their services may include review of our drawings, structural calculation reviews, foundation design reviews, lateral load resistant design assessment and preparation of plans for building permit approval. In such cases we have a solid working relationship with 2 professors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa for backing-up services. We would be happy to offer a referral to customers seeking such services.
In December 2013 our company received word from the county of Maui that our "Celeng Bali" model (522 m2 or 5,620 sqft) had been approved and a building license issued to our client. Working on the largest model from our web site for over a year complying to the USA codes and regulations was a true challenge. This is what Professor Robertson from the University of Hawaii at Manoa had to say (Professor Robertson scrutinized our structrual calculations). Click <here>.
Structures erected in Australia require a structural certificate. Regardless whether it is designed by an architect or home owner a structural certificate must be obtained from a registered structural engineer. This forms part of the Building Permit application. Our company's professional structural engineering is deemed to comply with the Australian building regulations.
We recommend however prior to purchase one of our units to consult building certifiers in your local area to address specific requirements of the proposed building site and local building regulations.
Feel free to contact our director should you have any question or should you require some clarifications and/or explanations. You may also contact our senior engineer in the event that you have a special technical question. He would be happy to respond. Use our contact form and state your question in the message box.
Contact our senior design engineer
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