Anyone who has ever built a new home knows that it can be an extremely costly and time-consuming exercise, especially for the uninitiated beginner. There can also be many “hidden” or additional expenses that few new home builders take into consideration when planning their new project. In the case of companies planning to build factory homes for employees, time, as well as cost, can be an important factor to take into consideration. No wonder then that these days, more private individuals as well as companies are looking for faster, easier, more cost-effective and eco-friendly methods of building a house. That is just one of the many reasons why building green modular homes has become a popular alternative for new home builders.
Building a prefabricated home offers many obvious advantages to new home builders as opposed to using traditional building methods. Just some of the advantages are the time, planning and considering effort saved. When using traditional building methods, a great deal of planning and organization must be invested in the project before building can even commence. An architect must be hired, materials ordered, a qualified contractor appointed, and a reliable project manager is needed to oversee the build to ensure that quality is maintained, and that the house is completed on schedule and on budget. Houses exceeding their initial budget, as well as not being completed on time, are just some of the problems experienced too often by new home builders. By opting for a prefabricated factory-built home, all of these problems can be easily sidestepped and a great deal of time and money saved.
Another factor new home builders may consider when choosing a prefabricated home over traditional building methods is that a great deal of money can and will be saved. New home builders prefabricated homes have been known to save as much as 15% of the cost of a traditional building project. That can be an extremely significant saving that can run into tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the size and cost of the building.
Expressing Individual Tastes
New home builders may also mistakenly assume that modular homes come in only 2 or 3 set designs, leaving little room for individual choice or expression. What few new builders may realize is that most companies offering prefabricated homes have several hundred plans and designs to choose from, allowing the new builder the absolute freedom of choice to perfectly meet their needs and reflect their chosen lifestyle.
By using this building method, shoddy workmanship can be avoided as the quality of these modular homes is absolutely secured (as opposed to using a contractor who may employ sub-standard builders and materials to cut costs). The pre-assembled home can almost be considered a turnkey solution as it is delivered to the site 80-90% complete, which leaves very little skilled work and time delays to complete the construction. In a world where everyone wants everything “yesterday”, the prefabricated home can almost be considered the perfect solution for all home building needs.