Why Build using the Prefab Method?
Off-site constructed builds have been a very big hit in the construction industry for the past couple of years. The real estate cycle has pushed prefabricated builds to prominence. Prefabricated – also known as off-site constructed or modular, is essentially a home you can buy that comes in parts, and is then put together on site. So why is this method now highly sought after?
- Decrease on lead construction time.
Because the parts of the building are pre-made, all you have to do is assemble them and hook them up to the needed utilities. The prefab goes together much more smoothly and efficiently because all of the design bugs have been dealt with at the very beginning, and it arrives partially constructed. With this, the number of labourers needed is substantially decreased and the construction time is cut down to a quarter, compared to the stick-built method.
- Energy Efficiency.
With the ability to finely tune the tight seams of the design construction ahead of time, heat or AC have no small holes to escape from of which reduces your energy bills in the process. Prefab builds come in pieces so that everything fits together seamlessly – this method has earned a reputation for being able to withstand natural disasters. A lot of people think the prefab means mobile, but that’s not true at all. Prefabricated homes go into a foundation like any other home. They can be high-quality, modern and elegant houses perfect for those who want a lower carbon footprint than the typical American Suburban home.
Building a prefab home is generally less expensive than building a comparable stick-built home. A portion of the savings has to do with labour. The amount of labourers working over the course of fewer days to make the prefab move-in ready is reduced significantly. As for design and construction – it’s a lot easier to sort out potential problems that will cost you money at the very beginning.