Have you been wondering what makes prefab homebuilding such a quick project? Many homebuyers view the short timeframe with skepticism, but prefabricated homes come with a long list of advantages that contribute to their faster build times.
Take a look at the following reasons why building a prefab home is so quick.
4 Reasons Prefab Homebuilding is Faster
1. The foundation and the home can be built at the same time.
Consider a prefabricated home alongside a traditional, stick-built home. If the design time and the approval time are about the same, then the time difference must fall within the building time.
The key though is that with stick-built homes, the contractors must lay the foundation before beginning the home itself. In contrast, workers assemble a prefabricated home off-site while the foundation is being laid on-site.
This small difference heavily affects the outcome of both scenarios. Traditional, stick-built homes take far longer to complete thanks to the delay of laying a foundation.
2. Less worry about weather delays.
Another advantage of factory building is the freedom to work without fear of nature. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail can cause countless delays for a home being built out in the open. Indoor facilities ensure that the weather will not affect building time for the biggest part of the job, the prefab sections of your home. Of course, there is still the possibility of weather delays with any things constructed on site, such as the foundation, garage, porch, exterior decks, and the like, but the overall effect of bad weather is much reduced.
3. Familiar floor plans make for faster building.
Modular home floor plans are highly customizable and can be as complex as you want to make them. However, it is also possible to choose from an already existing set of floor plans. This speeds up the process considerably, as your contractors are already familiar with the home’s layout and can reproduce it very quickly. A 100% custom home will not produce itself quite as fast.
4. Assembly is quick and simple.
With few delays to hold up the process, in-factory assembly goes very quickly, and the location transfer goes even faster. Your builders will typically have your prefab home standing in a matter of days once it leaves the factory.
Additional hookups and appliances, such as electricity and plumbing, will take a little more time. These setups will typically require a few weeks of work to ensure everything is running smoothly and properly.
How Long Does it Take to Build a Prefab Home?
As with most large projects, several variables can influence the time it takes to build a prefab home. Size, complexity, and level of customization all directly influence the speed of the prefab home build.
Most prefabricated homes can be built within 3 or 4 months, while traditional homes typically take close to a year. Once the prefab/modular home is assembled off-site, it takes about a week to attach everything together on location.
Overall, building prefab versus traditional can save you months of waiting. A speedy assembly is just one of the many benefits of building a modular home.
If you have any further questions or you would like to begin the homebuilding process, call Next Modular today. We are dedicated to helping homebuilders succeed in finding their forever home.