A prefabricated structure refers to a building that is manufactured and constructed in parts by using prefabrication. Generally, it consists of factory made components or units which are transported and then are assembled on the location to form the complete building and this process does not take much time in getting constructed because they are manufactured in parts and then they are assembled at a particular location.
Prefabricated structures are easy to handle and they are reliable as well. This method of construction is a far quicker process than more traditional methods of construction. There are three types of prefabrication methods which include modular, panelized and hybrid prefabrication methods. These methods are easy and convenient and it also saves huge time. Prefabrication methods of construction are programme saving because of the ability to progress work as a parallel operation in the factory and on a construction site.
The factory tolerances and workmanship are high in quality and consistent to that achieved on site and the wastage is also reduced. When it comes to the costing, the cost of prefabricated structures are typically cheaper than stick built homes by an average of 10%-20% and they get constructed faster than traditional construction.
Usually, it takes one to four months longer to build a traditional home than to construct a prefabricated structure. They are available in flexible sizes and also it looks aesthetic when finished.