What is Prefabricated Buildings

To define a prefabricated building is a building that exists of many factory built units that are assembled on site to complete the unit. These prefabricated buildings have been manufactured in sections that can easily be transported to a home or building site for construction and installation. They are commonly delivered by a flat bed truck, and some a steel frame needs to be built for transport. When on sight, cranes and trucks are used to assemble them. You don’t need a skilled labour force or special equipment and the foundation requirements are minimal. Most can be erected on firm level bare ground .These prefabrications were built in multitude after the Second World War to replace homes that were destroyed by bombs, particularly in London.

prefabricatedThe UK government is beginning to nullify the existing ones from the second World War in order to comply with government Decent Home Standard. The UK also used prefab classrooms in their schools during the Baby Boom 1950s and 1960s. They are also using prefabricated methods to comply with the housing shortage. These homes and buildings are becoming very modern in design and can be customized by the customer. They can be tailor-made according to the consumers needs, location and climate. These homes are becoming very popular in the UK and cannot even compare to a mobile home. Since these homes are built in sections, consumers can easily have a modern style and easily add additional rooms, solar panels and use green materials.

Now they are even being built in multiple levels if that’s what you desire. These sections can be put together very quickly. McDonalds uses prefabricated structures for their fast food restaurants and set a record being able to open for business within 13 hours. In the UK, the supermarkets are even using the prefabricated units. The reasons for having a prefabricated building are astonishing. They can be put together quickly because the modular construction and the onsite work can be done concurrently. they can be put together indoors so the construction is unaffected by the weather. This avoids delays in building and the materials are not damaged. In the UK you would have constant delays in construction do to the weather and it would be nearly impossible to keep the materials from getting damaged, which cannot be used and needs to be replaced. But at who’s cost? The contractor, the builder or the buyer? If you were using a prefabricated structure the problem is completely eliminated, it would be put together indoors. This method is also environmentally friendly, you have limited waste. Some countries have very remote areas and building costs are exorbitantly high. Using prefabricated building method will make it possible for towns to grow and people to be able to afford homes. Some home buyers are trying to resist considering these even though they are equivalent in value, In The UK, prefabricated buildings have been quite accepted and building inspectors are on site to ensure all building codes are followed during assembly.

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Having served 16 years in the army Colin re-educated during the early 1990’s including two years at the Camborne School of Mines reading Mineral Surveying and Resource Management achieving a first class Diploma (Dip CSM). This allowed direct entry to the second year at The University of the West of England, Bristol reading Valuation and Estate Management. Training and experience was gained with Exeter City Council Estates Department and Sheperds Chartered Surveyors qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2003. Colin set-up the company in May 2009 and covers the complete range of services.

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