Prefabricated houses are set to become a major trend in the construction sector. Also known as prefab or modular homes, these are houses that are manufactured offsite in parts and then assembled on location. Here are some reasons why this innovative construction method represents the future:
Prefab homes can be up to 20% cheaper compared to traditional construction methods because of bulk material purchases and assembly line efficiency. This makes quality homes affordable to more buyers.
As parts are built simultaneously in a factory, prefab homes can be installed and ready within weeks or months versus months or years through conventional building.
Components fabricated in a controlled factory environment result in reliable construction free from weather-related defects and variability issues seen in onsite construction.
Homeowners can personalize prefab homes by selecting different modular components, layouts, exterior finishes, and design elements.
Prefab production generates far less construction waste. Components can be pre-designed for optimal energy efficiency.
As populations grow and environmental concerns increase, prefabricated housing offers the advantages of affordability, speed, quality and sustainability. With cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing also beginning to integrate into prefab production, it certainly seems to be the future. The modular, offsite techniques of prefab represent the next generation of home building.