Homes pre-built or “prefabbed” have been around for many years. But only in the last decade and especially the last few years has the practice made its way into popular “high-end” housing. So what exactly goes on when homes are pre-built and what are the benefits and possibilities for you?
Homes Prebuilt vs Modular
In general there’s two types of homes prebuilt, modular and prefab. In a modular set up, your home is mass produced in a factory, and shipped out either totally or mostly assembled. The benefit of this is obviously that you can be in your home almost immediately. However, there are quite a few downsides to modular construction. For one, there is little to no customization allowed. What you see is what you get. Want it a little bigger or smaller? Too bad. Also, unless the site for your home is very easy to access, and you have a next-to-perfect place to put it, you are out of luck.
The better alternative to have your homes prebuilt is to go with a prefab option. In this case the possibilities for design are entirely up to you and your architect. Once you have plans for your ideal home, a prefab supplier can have your house literally “kitted” in a factory, and shipped out for on-site erection, which typically will take place over just a couple of weeks. Homes prebuilt in this manner allow for unlimited design aesthetics, can be built in much more remote locations, and still take advantage of the lower costs, speed of construction, and efficiencies of modular homes prebuilt.
Steel Homes Prebuilt
One of the most common types of prefab homes are custom steel. Don’t let the word steel throw you off though. Chances are you’ve seen some of these and had no idea that they were not only prefab, but that they were even made of steel! The benefits of these steel homes pre-built over lumber are enormous. Higher thermal efficiencies means opportunities for tax breaks and lower power bills. Fire resistant, insect-proof, and durability are making homes pre-built with steel an industry standard for low cost, fast, infinitely customizable and attractive prefab construction.
Custom Homes Prebuilt
EcoSteel, an industry leader in homes pre-built with steel components is offering a full-length guide to custom prefab steel homesand a free consultation and price quote for your project, whether you have plans or need them. I highly recommend checking them out!Click here to discuss your project with an EcoSteel representative.
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