Everything You Need to Know About Prefab Homes

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The answers to all your prefab homes questions

Prefab homes are hot commodities these days. But despite their growing popularity, there are still droves of people who don’t know exactly what these modular housing options are all about. Today’s prefab homes will not only provide home buyers with a custom, energy-efficient building solution, but they are also typically more affordable than traditionally built housing. If you are curious about prefabricated construction, we are here to put the record straight about prefab homes. 


What are prefab homes and how are they built?

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Prefabricated homes consist of one or more modules that are built in a factory. Afterward, the completed products are transported to the new location for assembly by a builder. The modules often come with full interior fittings, including plumbing, electrical, doors, closets, and stairs. So, when they are assembled, little finishing needs to be done.

What are the benefits of a prefab home?

There is a long list of benefits that go along with prefabricated housing ownership. Whether you are planning to move into your first home or looking to relocate from your current location, here are just some of the great advantages to consider when it comes to prefabricated construction.

  • Faster construction: Unlike a traditional home that takes six to twelve weeks to build, it normally takes only a few weeks to construct a prefab home. And since both on-site and off-site construction can be completed quickly, you won’t have to wait long to move in. Also, you won’t have to put up with a year or more of continuous construction work.
  • Predictability: With an estimated cost and completion date from the beginning, you will be able to schedule and manage everything else around the building process. Traditional home construction deadlines, on the other hand, are rarely met, which increases costs.
  • Less stress: Prefab homes are built off-site, meaning fewer headaches and hassles for you. As a result, there will be much less stress and worry involved with the build. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about delays caused by bad weather when your construction is off-site.prefab homes
  • Custom Design: Prefabricated homes aren’t all alike. The custom design for each project will make your home stand apart from the rest. Our team is experienced in creating custom homes all over British Columbia. Build your custom dream home anywhere.

How much are prefab homes?

Did you know that a prefab home is cheaper to build than a traditional home? In fact, the average cost of modular construction is 10 to 25 percent less than the standard home. How come? By buying supplies in bulk and mass producing materials, factories cut costs. Moreover, you save money on labour costs because you don’t need to send different crews to each job site. Faster construction also saves both time and money.

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An average modular home can cost between $150 and $400 per square foot. Sometimes the interior fixtures are also included in the price. When buying a prefab home, check to see if the package includes appliances, windows, flooring, insulation, and wiring for electricity.

The bottom line? The prefabricated construction process offers greater flexibility, shorter deadlines, and fixed costs. It is also significantly more environmentally friendly than traditionally built homes. Investing in a modern prefab home is the perfect option if you are looking for a durable, adaptable, and affordable home.  

Looking for a prefab studio or shed? Modco Pacific Homes can create a new outdoor space for your office, gym, tool shed, or another space for guests. Contact us to discuss the project you have in mind.