Fluctuations of property prices and economic conditions often make it necessary to consider other options when building or buying a home. The daunting prospect that construction costs will spiral upwards is enough to deter first-time buyers. Prefabricated housing is an affordable way to build your home instead of buying one.
Prefabricated construction is buildings that have been manufactured off-site before a build. Sometimes they are a complete building but are often made in modules or sections that can be easily shipped and assembled. Prefab housing can be made in both traditional and ultra-modern designs, so buyers will always find what they need.
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Prefabricated buildings can be built following guidelines, but they aren't as rigid or as long-winded as traditional construction. A buyer can purchase a piece of land and build a home in just weeks. This is a fraction of what it takes to get the initial paperwork approved for conventional buildings.
These buildings were traditionally made of wood. A factory would take in freshly felled trees and produce complete prefab houses, often in sections or as a whole. These homes are often the most affordable and their use can be traced back to the 17th century.
Prefab buildings have made it possible to use steel and concrete as easily as timber due to their transport and production techniques. Mixing the two can often be used to build a portion of a traditional home in as little as 10% of what is required.