Why Go Prefab?
Prefab construction is based on the principle where modules or sections of a home are built in a controlled factory environment. When completed, the home is transported to the site and then connected and placed onto a foundation.
Nowadays, architects are experimenting more often with prefabrication to deliver well-designed and mass-produced modern homes, featuring open floor plans, clean lines, strong forms as well as the use of natural materials and green building principles.
These prefabricated structures can be simple or highly complex, made of steel or wood, ranging from small prefab cabins and cottages, garages, offices, garden sheds and studios to modern prefab homes.
Advantages of Prefabrication
The first question that comes to mind is: what makes prefab a better option compared to standard construction techniques?
A much higher level of quality control is achieved in a factory assembly line setting as opposed to a crowded construction site setting.
More Cost Efficient
Efficient manufacturing reduces labor costs as well as on-site theft risks, less waste of materials and less travel to job site. The pre-set process allows for much greater transparency for everyone involved leading to fewer mistakes while staying within budget.
Quicker to Build
Prefabricated houses take significantly less time to build, allowing an earlier return of the capital invested while cutting on bridge financing and unnecessary delays due to bad weather.
At an urban lot or on the edge of wilderness, prefab home design can be adapted to any climate or environment. Due to quick assembly and minimal labor, a prefabricated house can be build where other types of homes would be impossible.
Higher Performance and Value
A prefab house follows federal green building and EPA standards as well as being energy star compliant. It is also frequently valued higher due to its quality, for both sales and financing purposes.
Prefabricated design and construction also makes it easier for you to create a healthy living environment while reducing your home environmental impact. By focusing on energy efficiency, reducing fresh water use and selecting materials that are healthy and sustainable while recycling waste back into the manufacturing process, today’s architects and builders can provide you with prefab homes featuring both modern technologies as well as green aspects.