One of the most impressive advancements in modern architecture is modular homes. These types of homes do not need to be built on site. Although assembled on site, the actual design and construction of modular homes take place elsewhere. In addition, modular homes also offer several advantages to over site-built homes.
To start with, prefabricated homes consist of repeated sections of detachable sections. The modular construction method involves constructing sections of the house away from the building site. You can then have the prefabricated sections delivered and installed on site. Moreover, it is possible for you to achieve various configurations and styles. You can achieve this through the placement of the prefabricated sections. For example, you can place the modules end-to-end, side-by-side, or stacked. Next, you can then join the prefabricated modules in place using inter-module connections.
Advantages of modular homes
1. Reduced construction time
Firstly, precision-built homes enable the simultaneous building and competition of the site work. In addition, a prefabricated home significantly reduces the turnaround time. In some instances, the all-inclusive program has been short end by as much as 50%. Another added bonus of modular construction is the ability to carry out various construction stages simultaneous. This means that floors, walls, as well as roofs can be built at the same time.
2. Decreased costs
Secondly, modular homes also decrease financing, supervision, as well as labor costs. Moreover, the production phase of prefabricated homes also includes the design and engineering processes. Subsequently, this reduces associated costs and helps save time and money.
3. Improved work efficiency
Unfavorable weather conditions do not hamper the construction of modular homes. This means that due to construction taking place indoor, there is no dependence on the weather. In addition to reducing construction time, this also improves construction efficiency.
4. Low waste
Prefabricated construction is undertaken under strict and heavily regulated conditions. Hence the chances of wastage are greatly reduced. This is not usually the case with site-built homes.
Disadvantages of modular homes
Modular home construction is undertaken using a variety of materials, just as with traditional homes. The life span and durability of the prefabricated home will depend on the materials that are used. Concrete modular homes will on average last for a great length of time. However, prefabricated homes made using timber will not last as long as concrete modular homes.
Because of transport and at times producing limitations, module size can be constrained, influencing room sizes.
3. Limited finance options
In addition, a lot of financial, as well as lending institutions are generally reluctant to consider prefabricated homes. Moreover, most potential home buyers do not feel prefabricated home are equal in value to site-built homes.