Monday, 23 January 2017

How To Build A Prefabricated House

The most overlooked advantage of prefab building is how quickly a home can be open for the client to live in. Usually, it takes about 6 weeks to complete a full- fledged prefabricated home. However, it completely depends upon the infrastructure of the modular home- how big, complicated it is and so on. 

This doesn't mean that your home will be open for you to live in within 6 weeks. Here's a list of tasks you need to fulfill before actually beginning with the construction of the house. 

Phase 1 – Planning – takes about 1-2 months

Getting financing- There are a lot of things you need to do with-in this one task. Things like getting a prequalified estimate, comparing rates, applying for loans, etc., getting approval, setting up a disbursement schedule, closing your loan and so on come into the picture. You need to do a great amount of research as to how much can you spend or how much will your loan approximately come down to, the interest rates of each bank for a home loan, which one to choose, which one not to, etc. Also, once all that is decided upon, closing the loan comes into the picture. It's a complex matter to think about. However, it's the most simple way to put it across to you. Just be clear about the funds!

Also Read: Why FEMA Says Prefabricated Homes Are Safer

Finding land- Next on, comes finding the right location. Think carefully, ask yourself and your family several questions like where they would like to live, the facilities around, locality, availability of schools, other individuals and so on. Also, try not picking up a location which is too far from your workplace or school- it's going to create major transportation issues and fuel issues, if you have a car. Try looking out for a safe locality with kids around- it brings in charm and chirpiness, keeping your life very lively and interactive. 

Getting building permits- Another major and technical task- you need to be very careful, if you miss out on even one permit, your house will not be permitted to be set- up. These permits have a very simple yet, important aim- to help you live safe and legal. Every country has it's own building permits so, do enough research or, choose the right builder who helps you out with the official bit. 

Picking a general contractor- As I mentioned earlier, the greater the contractor, the better and easier it gets to build you your home. The 'before prefab homes construction' bit is a lot more complicated for you than the latter. It's fun once it's done because of the designing, customization, etc.

Due diligence on your land-Remember, some diligence on the property is a must! Or else, get ready for some nasty surprises popping up. The kind of soil you're building your home, partial ownership rights and so on need to be looked into before going any further.

Designing your home- The fun part- design your dream home with your designer and come up with the most unique prefab home, your very own dream home, ever!

Phase 2 – Manufacture and Site Preparation – Up to 6 weeks

Manufacturing of your home- The least worrying bit for you is the manufacturing process. Most of the work is done off- site. The houses are built in factories with the help of professionals so, it's all going to be crisp!
Preparing your land for construction- This is the part where you must focus upon the energy put on your land- this helps you prep the site so that your house can be delivered at it's destination on time! 
Pouring the foundation- This is the foundation on which your house is going to get laid out on. You need to be about which material it is. 

Phase 3 – Construction – Another 6 weeks

Delivery and set of the modules- The home is finally delivered at it's destination. However, there's some more to do- the setting up of the home, unloading of the parts and so on. The time taken varies from the size of the prefabricated house.
Buttoning up- Finally, the manufacturer's job is over. Tasks, like repairing the shipping damages interior finishing, connecting the modules and finishing the unfinished area, comes into the picture!
Inspections- Here, your house needs to go through multiple quality checks just to make sure that you live a safe life!

There are several prefabricated homes builders and architects and so on who work hand in hand just to help you build you your dream home. All you need to do is plan out your bit and do enough research over it!


Champion Prefabs,
Phone: 08049034555

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Why FEMA Says Prefabricated Homes Are Safer

Till date, no manufacturer has dared to say or prove that their homes are extremely durable- durable to a level where they would label their homes as 'hurricane- proof' except prefabricated homes. Time and again prefabricated houses have proven their point of being capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions way better than site- built homes do. 

FEMA has constantly praised prefabricated construction for the soundest workmanship, dating back to a report in the year 1993. 

Quality Workmanship:

What if airplanes were not built with the standard parts in the factories by professionals? Would you trust it to a level where you would be able to fly in a plane? Prefabricated manufacturing also holds a similar case- would you want to live in a home which possibly may be unsafe? 

The beauty of modern prefabricated homes is that it's rigorous quality control with regard to the house, the materials used and so on is amazing. Most of the work is done off- site i.e. in factories so, there's no worry with regard to it being subpar! The seals on the roof of your home is done by a professional who is great at it's job- to build roofs, all day long. He has all the accessibility with regard to the best tools, training, experience and so on which would help him do his job a lot more than perfectly each time! This, in fact, is true for each step while building modular homes.

A report cited that due to inadequate design, misapplication of several building materials and substandard workmanship has led to damaging of many residential structures.

All thanks to off- site construction, there shall never be an issue for one to contribute in building your home in a very durable manner irrespective of his knowledge, design or skills.


Here's a fact- prefabricated houses are inspected at each step of it's construction process. The local and state inspectors also do their job but the builders know and care for you! Site- built homes are taken for granted and not inspected as often as modular homes- maybe that's why they're falling off each time an earthquake occurs!

Site- built homes have just one inspection when the home is completed! Several states do not even care about this very essential task and let go off the inspection step. Also, this one and only step is in- charge of checking each part of the house from the roof, to the basement, to the plumbing and so on. With prefabricated cabins, a specialized inspection occurs at each step of the construction process. They ain't mandatory by the government however, the manufacturers out there truly care about their client and make sure they do everything they can in their power to help the client live safe. In the end, just the way site- built homes have an inspection, prefab homes India or any other country will have a final inspection.

The building design:

Here's a FEMA report for you- it has been stated that minimal constructional damage has been noted in prefabricated housing developments. The modular style of construction provides an “inherently rigid system!” In spite of the 131- 155 mph winds of a category 4 storm, FEMA has reported that modular houses have performed greatly in comparison to the conventional homes.  

Bottom line being, it's the style of construction that has made prefabricated housing a class apart.


Champion Prefabs,
Phone: 08049034555