Prefab Homes – Best Eco-friendly Alternative !
When one thinks of construction, the vision is usually one of putting bricks and cement together. However, this is not the only way to build your dream home. Prefab construction has increasingly become a more popular way for people to build their dream homes. Simply put, prefab construction involves making the different components of a building in a factory, transporting these components to the construction site and then simple assembling them together. Using prefab components to build your home has a number of benefits. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Shorter turnaround time is one of the biggest advantages of prefab construction. In many cases, the construction time may even be halved. There are many reasons for this- planning is usually more thought through, the effect of variables like weather on construction is eliminated, several pieces can be constructed simultaneously etc. For example, staircases are typically an element that requires a lot of time and precision. However, putting up Magicrete precast staircases takes no longer than putting up walls. They are also ready to be used almost as soon as they are installed and hence give builders access to all floor areas.
It is a myth that prefab homes are more expensive as compared to traditional construction. In reality, prefab components can be made to suit varying budgets and are quite affordable. Choosing to work with prefab components can in fact, lead to financial savings. Two of the main reasons for this are the reduced dependence on construction labor and shorter construction time. Similarly, Magicrete’s Load Bearing Panels eliminate the need for structural framing and help reduce costs.
If you’re building a house the traditional way, it is unreal to expect a uniform quality over everything. After all, there will be more than one person building the house. Things as simple as the amount of cement used to join two bricks will differ. On the other hand, prefab components are all manufactured in a factory environment. Here, an experienced team who must follow certain factory standards builds each unit. The components also undergo quality control tests at various stages. Thus, you are assured that all the components have a consistent quality.
Though a number of safety measures are put in place at construction sites, there are a number of accidents that can take place here because of bad weather, human error, changing ground conditions etc. This risk of accidents is considerably reduced when working with prefab components as the amount of work done at the construction site is reduced. Instead, the elements are manufactured in a factory where the environment can be better controlled. Prefab is also considered a safer alternative to bricks and cement, for the people who will eventually live in the houses. One of the reasons for this is because components like Magicrete’s Light Weight Panels used to build inner walls are fire resistant.
Minimal Site Disruption
When it comes to traditional construction, there are a number of different raw materials required- bricks, cement, sand, water etc. All of this is transported to the site by individual trucks. These elements must then be mixed together before they can be finally put together to form walls and ceilings. On the other hand, prefab components are put together in a factory and then sent to the construction site. Thus, the disruption caused by truck traffic, waste, noise, pollution etc. is drastically reduced.
For example, if you were to build columns the traditional way, you would need a concrete mixer on site to mix the concrete and then put it in the molds. Precast columns and beams from Magicrete offer the same structural stability as these traditional columns. However, installing them is a lot simpler.
Energy Efficient Homes
Prefab homes are eco-friendly and energy efficient from the time of construction to when people live in them. At the time of construction, working with prefab components reduces wastes and keeps construction sustainable. When these components such as prefab Double Tees are put together to build the roof or floor of a home, the seams are usually tighter. This keeps the home insulated and reduces the amount of energy required to cool or heat the house. This reduces normal running costs such as electricity and air conditioning.
So, if you’re getting ready to build your dream home, take a closer look at prefab construction and see your dream home come to life faster and at a lower cost than you initially anticipated.