The dream to build a house can be increasingly difficult now-a-days as
costs of real estate have accelerated. But with the advent of
technology, owning a house is still possible. Here a prefabricated
comes into play. A prefabricated home can be defined as a
fully-assembled dwelling, meaning that the interior is virtually
finished and constitutes elements of the buyer’s choice. The
material inside the house may or may not follow the same logic as the
exterior. Amenities like thermal insulation or flame protection can
be installed in a prefabricated home. But some construction details
like the height of doors, windows or walls cannot be modified at ease
as they tend to follow a fixed pattern. In case of wooden house,
the pre-cast option can be considered. A prefab house generally has a
finishing time of 3 months.
are the materials of needed for a prefabricated house?
a prefabricated house, you have a wide range of materials to select
from in contrast to the popular belief that options are limited. But
it also depends on the construction company that you choose - professionals with more experience in the field will spoil you with more
options. Most common materials for prefabricated homes are concrete
and wood molds, as it is the fastest way to construct a house
compared to old traditional methods of building. While constructing a
modular house, usually concrete slabs are produced and are evenly cut
to fit the size of the property. Then the steel beams are drilled and
stuck in the ground to ensuring strength and sustenance, and finally
the concrete building blocks are added like in a puzzle. Installing
the roof completes the process.
durable are prefabricated houses?
is the safest option while it comes to selecting materials as it can
withstand the test of time and is weather resistant. It is important
to take the location of the house into account as a rain or storm
infested area will require stronger structure that are free from
dilatations, movements, contraction or even twisting at its base.
much does a prefabricated house cost?
prefabricated house varies in prices across geographies but are
always way more cheaper that a brick and mortar establishment. As an
expert labour and skilled workforce are not really a requirement ,
prefabricated houses can have their costs as almost half of an
ordinary house. As an example a 1000 sq ft home can cost from Rupees
60 lakh in a Tier 2 city in India but a prefabricated house will cost
almost half of it. Also if size is to be considered, a brick and
mortar home needs to be at least 600 sq ft in size, but a
prefabricated house can start from sizes 450 sq ft.
does a prefabricated home look on the inside?
prefab home, being an assembled building, usually contains all the
owner’s elements of choice. The interior and exterior designs may
or may not be in harmony with each other. Prefab homes have the
option of thermal insulation, fire protection etc.
do I assemble my prefabricated home?
prefabricated home is constructed by one company but the assemble is
done by another. As the construction company is not responsible for
any damage to the transport or assembly of the house, it is worth
investigating the entire judicial situation of both chosen companies.
are the advantages a prefabricated wooden house?
you are looking for a wooden house, you should definitely consider
the prefabricated option. In addition to saving about 30% in
construction and finishing time (about 3 months), this type of home
is just perfect for the tropical climate.