Prefabricated builds offer a raft of benefits when it comes to both sustainable construction and time and cost savings. There is a common misconception, however, that prefab construction results in boxy, uniform houses, but this is not the case. As home builders in New Zealand, we have used prefab components in a number of projects and want to share their benefits to both you and the environment! Keep reading to find out what these are and learn more about the prefab building process.
What is prefabrication in construction?
Prefabrication, usually shortened to “prefab”, refers to the process of manufacturing parts of a building off-site, usually in a factory. These are then delivered to the building site, either complete or ready to assemble.
Prefab homes may be gaining popularity now, but they have been used in New Zealand for many generations. Maori bundled raupō (bullrush) in advance for use in their whare (houses). Early European settlers shipped parts of prefabricated buildings from overseas.
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