Modern Prefabricated Homes and Their Benefits

For discussion of structural innovations ranging from 3D Honeycomb to genomic and self-generating formal systems. All welcome.

Modern Prefabricated Homes and Their Benefits

Postby markhughes » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:47 am

While a traditional home is built by workmen on a site, a prefabricated house is built in a factory. In other words, sections of a prefab home are built in large pieces in a factory, transported to the owner’s land and then simply assembled and placed onto a pre-existing foundation. Modern prefab homes are also popularly known as modular homes as you can put together any number of rooms to create the kind of home you wish. Prefab homes are increasingly witnessing high demand due to a variety of reasons:

Better Equipped to Handle Natural Disasters
Environment- Friendly
Design the Way You Like
Money Saver

Eco friendly homes are less damaging to the environment as they are made from recycled, renewable materials, use less energy and don’t pollute. As people are becoming more conscious about environment, the demand for eco-friendly green prefab homes is growing.
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:27 am

Postby dauclair » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:18 pm

Modular homes and buildings are more environmentally friendly in general because there is reduced material waste since they are made in a factory. The process is very efficient, and most everything in our factory is recycled if we can.

One of the biggest reasons for prefab is the time savings. The site prep can be done at the same time as the mods are being built. :D
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:30 pm

Postby kari_sinkko » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:38 pm

That's so true Mark, the amount of queries and construction at our workplace has nearly tripled and we can't keep up with demand.

We ship them inside a container that goes sea bound, and all they need to do is do site prep, and up it goes, roof and all. :o
User avatar
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:28 pm
Location: Brisbane

Modular Building

Postby ConstructionSimplified » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:25 pm

So many people think of trailer-like structures when they hear "prefab" or "modular" but the truth is that modern modular buildings look identical to buildings that are site built. Hotels, apartment buildings, and student residences can all be built up to twelve stories using modular technology.
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:35 pm
Location: Berwick, PA

Return to New Structure Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

User Control Panel


Who is online

In this forum zone there are 3 users online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 3 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 593 on Sat May 26, 2018 5:18 pm

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests
DesignCommunity   ·   ArchitectureWeek   ·   Great Buildings   ·   Archiplanet   ·   Books   ·   Blogs   ·   Search
Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers Building Design UK, Building Design News UK, and Building Design Tenders UK.