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UK - London
Date Rated:
Valuation (Pre Money):
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: UK - London
Platform: Crowdcube
£495,000 Seed
Valuation: £4,994,955
Date Rated: 25/07/17



Tax Status: SEIS & EIS

Business Summary

nHouse has designed a modular pre-fabricated home that could be mass produced and shipped for rapid assembly. These funds will be used to build the demonstration home, which will be used to secure initial sales.

Financial Overview

Date (y/e) Dec-17 Dec-18 Dec-19 Dec-20
Sales Dec-17- Dec-18£20,125,000 Dec-19£41,639,800 Dec-20£54,054,600
Gross Profit Dec-17-£265,000 Dec-18£4,663,000 Dec-19£9,503,470 Dec-20£12,591,590
GP as % sales Dec-170% Dec-1823% Dec-1923% Dec-2023%
Overheads Dec-17£187,101 Dec-18£730,114 Dec-19£979,672 Dec-20£1,064,772
Operating Profit Dec-17-£452,101 Dec-18£3,932,886 Dec-19£8,523,798 Dec-20£11,526,818
OP as % sales Dec-170% Dec-1820% Dec-1920% Dec-2021%
Closing Cash Dec-17£97,909 Dec-18£3,947,782 Dec-19£11,660,002 Dec-20-

Note: This financial information has been sourced from the company on 24/07/2017 or from public sources. Financial data is NOT verified by Wheatfromchaff Ltd.
The nHouse team covers all the key roles and the team members have a track record of building and growing companies.
The team is very experienced and benefits from a very valuable technical advisor with many years of experience in the pre-fab construction sector.
Post funding the management team will all become full time, and the Founders have invested considerable funds already. We are curious as to why the FD isn't a board member.
The UK housing market has a large and growing amount of unmet demand that pre-fab houses could help fill, but they are not yet a popular solution and there is some stigma to overcome.
The company has designed the nHouse and the soft launch has generated strong interest from industry commentators and potential partners. However the prototype has yet to be built.
Prefab solutions already exist at all strata in the market. nHouse compares well to similarly priced traditional homes in research, but faces more direct competition from other prefabs.
The financial projections provided demonstrate a good awareness of the cost structure and the revenue mix. Annual growth targets are reasonable, though from a high initial base.
Significant working capital will be required, but with upfront payment this shouldn't be an issue. A number of financing options will be available to support delivery if necessary.
If the sales targets can be met then investors should stand a good chance of seeing high returns. Those investing above the £25,000 mark could lose any S/EIS benefits if they use their discount.


nHouse has an experienced team that has put together a high quality business proposal. Without a demo unit and confirmed sales there is a significant degree of execution and commercial risk, and the entry valuation is high. That said if the product meets expectations, potential demand for modern, green, hi-tech and low running cost homes is strong and investment returns could be substantial.

It is also worth remembering that the £195,000 cost of each house excludes certain further costs, most notably the cost of the plot of land on which the house would be assembled. Therefore the 'all in' cost of building an nHouse would be significantly higher than £195,000, and nHouse units resold by developers would need to be sold for ~£300k to meet their own margin requirements. This in effect leaves nHouse pricing on the premium side of 'average'.

We have some concern that a 5 month lead time on fabrication may be uncompetitive versus other modular housing providers, but in time and with investment in manufacturing partners and procurement chains this could be reduced.

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