Prefabricated units, 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.
Target
It is commonly assumed that prefab is for emergencies, cheap on-site offices or even extravagant architecture folies. Prefab technology goes beyond these uses. It just means that it is factory made, just like as a luxury sports car.

1. It’s true that prefab can look like a container with some windows, but there are also wonderful examples of container construction. However, the looks of prefab are almost unlimited: from boxy buildings to traditional architecture, everything is possible. That’s the reason why it is so important to include a decent architecture firm when developing such a project.

2.Depending on the construction details and materials, prefab buildings can last from 2 years up to 50 years with minimum maintenance. Of course, with proper service the lifespan can be extended greatly.

3.Prefab construction is suitable for affordable but also for premium construction and its uses include housing, commercial or even industrial. It is suitable as long as there is a large number of similar units to be built. The design is fully customized.
Factory quality
Most of the construction is done at the factory. It’s an industrial process, meaning it benefits from the perks of mass production, as opposed to traditional craft production which is prone to mistakes.

1.Before going into final production one or more sample units are built in order to check for potential errors and define the quality control. Once it’s done the result is surprise less. Everything will be done according to these first units: perfect.

2.Factory quality control is simply more efficient than in-situ quality control.

3.Building time is shorter. It takes much less time to build a single unit, and once the process starts several units leave the factory every week. Once the container arrives to the final location it takes a limited non skilled crew to erect a building less than a week

Cost
One of the huge benefits of prefab technology is the cost. The larger the number of units the cheaper it becomes.

1.Once the sample unit is built there won’t be more surprises. Factory cost is set, shipping cost is set, customs costs are set.

2.Unlike traditional construction quality control is done at the factory. That means that potential mistakes are cheaper to sort out and solve.

3.Construction and erection are faster and require less workers. Also, construction crew don’t need to be that diverse (plumbers, etc). Less time and less worker means cheaper developing costs, but also less problems.

Sustainability
Factory construction is very efficient compared to traditional architecture, therefore materials are used in a more effective way. There’s less wasting and materials work to their full potential.

Factory construction is very efficient compared to traditional architecture, therefore materials are used in a more effective way. There’s less wasting and materials work to their full potential.

Prefab buildings are easy to relocate, disassemble, reuse or recycle.

The erection of each unit is less aggressive towards the environment. Material surplus is reutilized or recycled within the factory. Siteworks for prefab buildings are generally much tidier, with a minimised impact on the site.
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