When they were first introduced, prefabricated homes were known mainly for being manufactured off-site, typically in easy-to-ship-and-assemble sections.
That’s still true today, but a new breed of home builders has been thinking outside the prefab box. Using branded architects, the latest homes favor sophisticated, modernist styles with clean and often daring lines, light-infused spaces and lofty ceilings.
“But it’s actually possible to do very high-quality work in the controlled environment of a factory. And it’s far faster and more reliable than doing the work on site.”
These upmarket prefab homes take less time to build than site-constructed property and are ready to occupy within four to eight months after ordering. Expedient factory assembly cuts costs 20% to 40%, as compared with similar site-built homes, manufacturers said.