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Posted July 12, 2019 on 09:00 AM


Even though it's increasingly mushrooming, in fact, there are still many people who don't understand modular homes.

Modular homes, are prefabricated houses consisting of several parts called modules. Modular is a construction method that involves making structural components, delivering these components to the place where we want to build a residence, then placing and merging the final module to make a house. And as we said earlier that modular homes are becoming increasingly popular choices for home construction, due to a number of beneficial factors, such as the manufacturing process, labor, costs, and energy consumption. This is a versatile and interesting new trend, which also requires us to pay attention to many things or details, if we want our modular home project to succeed.

And if you've ever wondered about modular homes - what their advantages and disadvantages are - then this article will guide you to find the answer.

  1. Prepare a Modular House

    Modules of prefabricated houses, can be placed in various ways: from side to side, end to end, or just stacked. This allows for adjustments in both the configuration and style, as in the modular house design above.
    Many consider that modular homes are homes that are one-size-fits-all. But in reality, this model house has no design limitations - all kinds of forms of your dream home can be realized in this way. And with smart planning, you can stay in a modular house in a matter of weeks. But even though this house can be built quickly, it is important to pay attention to the selection and use of quality materials, because accuracy of small details will make a significant difference.

  2. Modular Home Benefits

    Modular homes have better quality control than conventional homes. Prefabricated houses, designed and built in an environment that maintains climatic conditions, which means protecting the entire structure during the process. That said, bad weather never touched the inside of this model house.
    They also go through more inspection or checking processes when built than conventional homes, to ensure the best results. Besides that labor and energy can also be saved, available in many designs, and at an affordable price.

  3. Lack of Modular Houses

    Despite having an extraordinary level of flexibility with its design and construction choices, modular homes are overshadowed by problems with limited shipping. Although there are many solutions to each problem, a design that combines very large modules is often still a problem.
    In addition, sometimes modular homes carry 'impermanent' stigma, which means that regardless of the quality of their construction, the value of modular homes is considered lower than other types of property. Our advice, do research and select top-class modular home manufacturers, to ensure you get better quality.

  4. Duration and Duration

    For prefabricated houses that are well built and maintained, on average they can be used for up to 60 years. For the record, materials used in prefabricated houses must meet or exceed the rules set by each administrative body with an interest in and competence in this matter. And variables such as regional climatology or the quality of the materials used, are further constraints on the durability of any modular construction.

  5. Varied designs

    We cannot create a category for the design of prefabricated houses, because all depends on various factors, such as the materials used - steel, concrete, stone, wood, containers and others -, energy characteristics - self-contained houses, water recycling systems and so on -, terrain or land, and also the architectural design style of the designers. That is why we can find this house in various styles; minimalist, modern, rustic or classic. The catalog is thick and varied, so you have many choices.

  6. Costs

    Are houses made with modular structures cheaper than those built with traditional systems?
    This question is so often raised, and not so easily answered. A modular house can be cheaper from 15 to 40% than other traditional house constructions that have the same level of isolation. But the most important thing is that in a very short time we can have a house that is sturdy, perfectly isolated, and has a better and superior surface than traditional house construction.

  7. Ventilation and Isolation

    Insulation and ventilation are two basic aspects that must be considered when choosing other modular systems or housing. In this sense, the passive-house method offers the possibility of building construction that has great thermal insulation, tight infiltration or permeation control, and maximum interior air quality, besides being able to utilize solar energy for better air conditioning - which in this case means reducing consumption in conventional construction by around 70 %.

  8. Delivery and Location

    One of the special services of modular homes, is the delivery of houses with guaranteed total success, without damage during distribution. This is possible thanks to a modular construction system that can be dismantled and delivered to each destination module in a short time and with secure security.

Depending on the distance from the point of manufacture to the final location, shipments can be made by road or sea using cargo containers. Once at the installation location - depending on the selected modular structure - the house can be cemented or not on a concrete base, and use the crane for final placement.

Those are some of the advantages of Modular Houses. So don't hesitate to buy a modular GRC board house because the benefits provided are far more and of course the quality has been guaranteed because it has been SNI and has obtained ISO.