Today, prefabricated houses hardly differ from conventionally built homes. The design and quality of the prefabricated houses have long been able to keep up. Prefabricated houses can be erected in a very short period of time. Nowhere is the path from planning to moving in as short as with a prefabricated house. The right prefabricated house can be found via model houses and brochures, and further individual agreements with the company are then possible. A prefabricated house can also be customized.
There are now many suppliers of prefabricated houses on the market. This gives the customer the opportunity to compare the individual providers with one another and to offer different offers. There is more transparency and opportunities for negotiations.
The design options for a prefabricated house are also becoming larger and more varied. The personal needs and wishes of customers can be addressed more, such as barrier-free living. Gone are the days when a prefabricated house was simply selected and then built exactly that way. The customer now has many options for customizing the prefabricated house.
The construction of a prefabricated house
In the past, prefabricated houses had to struggle with many prejudices, which were certainly justified in some cases: lightweight construction and inferior quality. Nowadays, however, that has not been the case for a long time.
In the meantime, even prefabricated houses have long been built using solid construction. The time required for a prefabricated house is still much less than for a conventionally built house.
Anyone who opts for a prefabricated house is by no means opting for poor quality. On the contrary, the advantages of a stable construction are combined with the rapid construction of the house. In a relatively short time, a house is built with a prefabricated house, which in its quality and construction can keep up with houses that take much longer to build.
The individual wishes of the customers
Prefabricated houses used to be selected from the catalog. The house was already “finished” and the customer hardly has any options for individual design. Colors could be selected or materials for the interior design. However, there were no more design options. So it could well happen that there are several houses on one street, all of which look very similar.
Today, however, it looks completely different with the individual design of prefabricated houses. First, you can choose between different types of construction. Thus, not all prefabricated houses look the same. Individual adjustments can also be made. If a certain type of house is desired that is not available on offer, it is often worth asking. Nowadays, even with prefabricated houses, there is the possibility of taking individual wishes into account. And asking doesn’t cost anything.
In the case of prefabricated houses, only the basic concept usually remains the same, everything else can be adapted. Due to the fixed basic concept, however, there is the possibility of saving the architect.
There is also an extensive selection of the models that can be selected. There is something here for most customers.
If individual components are manufactured individually, the time required naturally increases. However, nowadays most ideas can also be implemented on the basis of a design by the architect or on the basis of your own design. However, parts that have already been finished can then no longer be used, which is why there is only the option of individual production. Of course, that takes time and delays the whole project. Even with prefabricated construction, individual adjustments simply cost time.
However, if you consider this and plan well, you can also get an individual prefabricated house. Of course, the individual adjustments also cost more than a construction based on the existing model. Nevertheless, it is now possible to customize the prefabricated house.
The advantages of a prefabricated house
A prefabricated house has long offered the same quality as a classically built house. The use of high quality materials is also guaranteed.
First of all, the prefabricated house construction is similar to the conventional construction method – a floor slab is first poured. This represents the base of the house. In the conventional construction method, a shell is then bricked up brick by brick. This pulls walls, which then have to dry and harden. This is not the case with prefabricated construction. The walls are already finished here and are delivered ready for construction. This eliminates the hardening step and building can be continued immediately after the walls have been erected.
The basic structure of the house can be set up in just one day. The customer can also choose the materials for the prefabricated walls himself.
Another advantage of prefabricated construction is the saving of construction workers. Usually, many craftsmen from different areas are busy pulling up the walls. In the prefabricated house, however, the walls are already finished and no personnel costs have to be paid, only the price for the finished walls (which of course also includes personnel costs). This construction method makes the total price cheaper.
With the prefabricated construction method, the shell is finished significantly faster than with the conventional construction method. This means that the house is ready to move in much faster.
The interior work can begin immediately after the shell has been set up quickly. It doesn’t have to dry or harden. In addition to starting the interior work, you can also work directly on the facade and garden planning can begin. All work can be done at the same time and not one after the other. This also results in a clear time advantage with the prefabricated house construction.
The time saved with a prefabricated house
It usually takes about nine months to build a conventional single-family house with a size of 150 square meters. However, it only takes three months to build a similar prefabricated house.
In addition, there are time delays with a construction period of nine months. A longer construction period can also lead to problems due to external influences such as the weather. In nine months of construction there will certainly be frost and cold and it will also rain very often. External work is then not possible and the entire building process is delayed. In winter it can even happen that you cannot work at all for several weeks.
The prefabricated house, on the other hand, only takes three months. These can be perfectly placed in the summer months. Of course it can also rain during this time, but frost and cold are rather unlikely. With a little luck, the weather will stay stable most of the time and you can work through it.
The shorter construction time also relieves the wallet – because many builders still have to pay rent for the previous accommodation on the side. The sooner the house is ready to move in, the more this will be the case.
Planning the budget
Before building a house, it is important to plan the budget properly.
Prefabricated houses can have a very different price range because they can be customized. There are countless options, for example in terms of size or materials.
The price for a prefabricated house starts around € 80,000.00. In addition to the costs for the house, however, the costs for a suitable plot of land must also be taken into account. Due to the relatively low cost of the prefabricated house, even low-income earners have the opportunity to fulfill their dream of owning a home. Even those who have problems getting a loan may have the chance to build a house with their own savings or an inheritance. There is then no lifelong obligation to repay a loan, but the house is paid off immediately and there is no longer any rent to be paid.
Package deals are also available for saving. With these, a complete package is offered, which consists of property and house with interior fittings. However, there is not much possibility of individual design here. However, it is possible to save up to 25% and the package deals are often located in sought-after residential areas.
Owning a home also has benefits for retirement planning. There is no equivalent value for rent payments. On the other hand, when it comes to the payments for the home, the home is the equivalent. Loan installments are often lower than the monthly rent, so the monthly costs also decrease.