Prefab Homes

Off-site construction

What are Prefab Homes?

Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes or simply prefabs, are specialist dwelling types of prefabricated building, which are manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled. Some current prefab home designs include architectural details inspired by postmodernism or futurist architecture.

“Prefabricated” may refer to buildings built in components (e.g. panels), modules (modular homes) or transportable sections (manufactured homes), and may also be used to refer to mobile homes, i.e., houses on wheels (Tiny house). Although similar, the methods and design of the three vary widely.

Prefabrication is an ‘umbrella’ term and it covers a range of different systems and processes. These will include structural, architectural and services elements.

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Why Prefab?

We should take advantage of 21st century construction technologies that are helping us transform the way we build.

Prefab production methods allow us to create high quality, innovative buildings. With increasing efficiency, precision and productivity we are able to build affordable homes. Taken into account that we can do that within decreasing time frames and reduced costs. Also important that we build in a sustainable way therefor reducing construction waste embracing new technologies.

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Are prefab homes more affordable than other types of housing?

Whether you choose a modular prefab home or a kit house, they can range in size and architectural styles. That 250-square-foot office shed in your neighbor’s yard? That’s a prefab. Same with a cute 1,000-square-foot cabin in the forest. But there are also modern, 3,000-square-foot prefab homes too.

A general rule of thumb is that prefab construction can be cheaper than traditional built homes by an average of 10 to 25 percent. 

Simply because mass-produced materials on an assembly line cut down costs and factories can buy supplies in bulk. Besides materials the cost of labor also decreases because you don’t have to send carpenters, plumbers, and electricians to a construction site. Since the process is automated for a huge part the build time is much faster and saves money too.

Check the listings and what is included in the pricing. Sometimes (but not always) pricing includes the home’s interior fixtures. You should pay attention to whether your prefab package includes appliances, windows, flooring, insulation, wiring for electrical, and doors.

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Prefab homes for sale

Our providers have established a reputation for building quality prefab and modular homes that can fit your specific lifestyle and budget. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, part of a growing family or an empty-nester who wants to downsize, our listed providers offer a wide range customisable solutions. Check and browse the portfolio on Roofspots and aim for an optimal way of living without breaking the bank.

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