Prefabrication

the advantages of prefabrication

Prefabricated homes designed and built specifically for Thailand’s tropical climate and varying topography, from the coast to the mountains, provide a number of benefits for the new home or resort owner.

Cost savings
Prefabricated homes can be constructed for 50% less than similar-sized site-built homes. These homes are constructed in a more efficient way because they are built in a centralised, controlled indoor environment. They are not subject to weather delays and cost overruns dictated by having to build in the rain, snow, or wind.

 

Conversely, site-built homes are more subject to subcontractor delays, weather damage to building products, theft of materials, vandalism, and delivery problems.

Less waste

The costs of construction waste disposal are also greatly eliminated. With prefabricated homes, most of the waste is disposed of in the plant or recycled. City disposal rates can be particularly steep.

Less build time

Production cycles for prefabricated homes are shorter. A site-built home usually takes more than three months from start to finish. Site work, production, and set-up of a modular or manufactured home can take a month or less. Of course, this depends on the complexity of the multi-section units.

Quality control

Quality control of prefabricated homes is superior because they are produced in a climate-controlled setting by professionals who build houses on a daily basis. These employees are specialists; they repeat the same tasks daily, are subject to supervision by skilled tradespersons, and have continuing training.

Safety

The building materials in prefabricated homes are the same as those used in site-built homes. In addition, the prefab homes are engineered for wind safety and energy efficiency based on the geographic region in which they are sold.

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