What are prefabricated buildings?
Prefabricated buildings are ready-made structures that can be built quickly and efficiently on site. The components are manufactured at a factory or plant, and then transported and assembled into place on site.
These prefab units are designed to meet a wide range of specifications and depending on the project, they may be made with different materials like aluminium, steel, concrete, wood, glass, or even bamboo.
The size and style of the prefabricated building will also determine the various types of modules (pre-built sections) in order to make up all the desired space. For example, a 4-bedroom house will typically comprise around 6 modules like bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas etc.. whereas a hospital would need many specific types of modules like operating theatres, wards, laboratories etc.
The benefits of prefabricated construction
Construction developments and the increase in demand for more housing and office spaces makes prefabricated construction a modern, innovative method and offer a wide range of benefits for facilities managers. These include:
- Speed of Construction: prefabricated buildings can be erected much more quickly than traditional construction methods. Because the components are manufactured in a factory setting, they are subject to rigorous quality control measures. In the meantime, other activities can be done simultaneously on site.
- Cost Efficiency: prefabricated buildings often cost less due to the fact that prefabrication allows for greater standardization and economies of scale. In addition, the use of prefabricated components typically results in less waste and fewer delays due to weather conditions.
- Flexibility: prefabricated buildings can be relocated or refurbished for new use. Some are only temporary for remote working, research etc. and because they are easy to disassemble, construction teams are able to transport, expand and customise them to the client’s liking.
- Sustainability: prefabricated buildings use less energy and resources in their construction. Any extra materials can be recycled in-house instead of being disposed of in landfills and to make them more eco-friendly, tighter joints and better air filtration means better wall insulation too.
- Safety: prefabricated buildings are much safer thanks to the factory-controlled indoor environment. This reduces the risk of accidents and related liabilities for workers in comparison to traditional construction, which has disruptions and factors such as the weather and other environmental hazards workers must contend with.
As you can see, prefabricated buildings should be considered as a viable option for any construction project. Here at hebs Group, we strive to deliver the right result for each client, ensuring all key requirements are met through rigorous planning and consultation.
Call us now on 0151 2360707 for more information and a member of our team will be happy to help with your enquiry.