Building your own house is certainly the best way to make the home of your dreams a reality. But unlike buying a home where you get to just pick one and move in, building one requires you to be part of every step of the process. If the idea of building a house from the ground up feels daunting, you can consider modular construction as the fastest and least stressful way to make your dreams come true. Modular, or also called, prebuilt homes are built in a factory before being shipped to the site and assembled. This innovative construction process offers a number of benefits for the homeowner, like for instance.
Shorter Construction Time
If you need to move into your home as fast as possible, modular construction is the way to do it. Compared to traditional construction, prebuilt homes take up to 60-70% less time to be completed. Or in other words, in many cases, you can expect to move into your new home in 3-4 months from selecting it. Although it may sound unbelievable, it totally makes sense considering how prebuilt homes are constructed in a climate-controlled environment. This eliminates any delays due to bad weather or other outside factors. What’s more, the house can be constructed in-factory at the same time that the foundations are being laid on-site, which significantly speeds up the whole process.
Being built in a factory and with the help of automated machines, means that modular homes are precision engineered. They are also subjected to a lot more inspections from authorities than homes built on site. What’s more, since the materials are kept in a closed-off environment, there’s less risk that they become damaged from outside factors such as humidity, rain, or UV rays. As a result, the home has better structural integrity and is less likely to face problems with mould.
Although you’d think that a shorter building time and greater quality will also mean that prebuilt homes are more expensive, that’s often not the case. Building a modular home can carry significant savings due to the reduced labour and transportation costs. When you build your home on-site, you need to pay for the labour and the transportation of materials for an extended period of time. The only transportation costs involved are when the time comes to assemble the modules on your desired location, which usually takes only a day or two. And since transportation costs go up the less accessible the site is, a modular home is often the most affordable alternative for remote locations.