Why Choose Prefab Building and its advantages
A prefabricated building, or a prefab, is a building that is constructed using prefabrication.
Such buildings are manufactured in a factory, generally transported to the site, and assembled on-site. They come in different sizes and can be made from wood or metal. Due to the ease and convenience of their construction, they are widely used for commercial or industrial purposes. They are also considered a great way to build an apartment or a house.
Prefabricated buildings are usually better than their traditionally made counterparts. They are also less expensive to construct and can be built quickly with little hassle. That’s why these buildings are an appealing option for contractors and consumers.
How is a Prefab building constructed?
The construction steps of a prefab build can be divided into four main stages:
- Engineering and design work– The first step is to determine the building’s required height, for which calculations and plans need to be made.
- Prefabrication– The factory spends months building the individual modules and then integrating them into large pre-assembled structural frames.
- Site preparation– In this stage, the site is prepared for the installation of structures.
- Installation– After the building is constructed in the factory, it is then delivered to the construction site for installation. The installation is then carried out by assembling individual elements using special fasteners.
What are the advantages of using a Prefab building?
Faster On-site Construction
Manufacturing off-site is much faster, safer, and more efficient than on-site building because processes occur in an enclosed and controlled factory. In addition, prefabricated buildings are made of components that can be easily assembled and taken apart, which means less time is required for construction. The process also eliminates the need for extensive construction planning and design.
Prefabrication allows builders to work in a controlled environment, utilising standardised processes. It also allows us to set up standardised checks through the assembly, allowing us to build better, higher-quality buildings. In addition, prefabricated construction reduces a building’s carbon footprint by using sustainable modules. They make better materials and do not create as much wastage compared to traditional construction.
Prefab buildings are recognized for their high durability as compared to traditional buildings because their component modules are designed to set standards in an indoor setting where every part of the build is tightly controlled. For instance, any deformities which develop in one part of the structure will not be carried to the next part because they are separate entities.
Most prefab buildings can last as long as traditional ones and often beyond. With proper installation, a prefab building can easily last for decades.
More energy efficient
One other significant advantage of prefab houses is that they are highly energy efficient. Their tight seams and state-of-the-art windows keep heat in and reduce the energy bills in the process. As a reward, modular homes’ tight construction has earned them a reputation for withstand natural disasters.
Faster on-site construction, reduced risks, and consistent quality ultimately result in savings. But aside from these, prefabricated buildings are cheaper because of the efficient utilisation of raw materials and bulk production. Therefore, a prefab structure reduces construction cost, manpower cost, material cost, water consumption, and labour cost significantly. This is much cheaper than building the same structure on-site, which can be difficult due to climate conditions or other natural factors.
At Vivaan Prefab, we construct prefab buildings in various styles and configurations, including everything from single-family homes to multi-unit apartment complexes. The prefab buildings that we design are durable and resistant to natural disasters. In addition, they are sustainable and feature a variety of energy-efficient characteristics. To know more, contact us today!