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What is a Manufactured Home? Modular? Prefab?

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What is a Prefab House, Exactly?


California factory manufacturing homes in 2005.
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images News Collection/Getty Images

The word prefab (also spelled pre-fab) is often used to describe any type of home that is made from easy-to-assemble building parts that were manufactured off-site. Prefab is an abbreviation for prefabricated and may be stamped on plans as PREFAB. Many people consider manufactured homes and modular homes as types of prefab housing. The ornate facades of 19th century cast iron architecture was prefabricated, cast in molds offsite and transported to the building site to be hung onto a frame.

Definition of Prefabrication

“The manufacture of whole buildings or components in a factory or casting yard for transportation to the site.”— The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, 1980, p. 253

Other Names Used for Prefab Houses

  • factory-built
  • factory-made
  • pre-cut
  • panelized
  • manufactured
  • modular
  • mobile home
  • industrialized building

Historic prefab structures include

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GBI Avis Modular Homes, Garages, Additions

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Manufacturing, Constructing, Delivering Homes, Garages, & Additions

GBI-Avis has been manufacturing and delivering customized modular homes, garages, and additions for over 35 years.

The philosophy of providing a superior product with exceptional customer service has been building our exceptional reputation for decades. From building customized modular homes and panels in our manufacturing facility to employing a staff of skilled trades people and utilizing our own equipment we control every aspect of the construction process to insure our customers receive the highest quality product on time. But there is more to building a home, garage or addition than putting up the structure. Necessary pre-construction tasks can be daunting. That is why we offer complete site packages that will handle everything. Be sure to view our extensive services available.

GBI Avis is a family owned and operated local business. The employees are highly skilled craftsmen, a number of whom measure their tenure

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Modular Homes & PreFab Homes In Niagara Falls, New York

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Energy Efficient By Design

Today’s homebuyer expects energy efficiency. Impresa Modular prides itself in producing the most energy efficient home possible. Currently an Energy Star partner, Impresa Modular offers many features as standard that meets or exceeds current Energy Star, LEED, and Green Building Standards.  Impresa Modular allows you, the customer, the choice to enhance any of our modular homes to meet the requirements for the program of your choosing. If it’s an optional Energy Star Certified home you require, Impresa Modular will engage a third party Energy Star rater to guarantee your new home meets or exceeds the present requirements mandated by Energy Star.

Modern modular construction means less homeowner headaches. Indoor construction in a controlled environment means exterior finishes are completed last, instead of first. We can build your new home from the inside out, the opposite of conventional outdoor construction. What this means to you is that

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Modular Homes & PreFab Homes In Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

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Modular Construction Brings You Custom Homes By Design

As you begin to plan building a new custom home you need to be sure that your new home will be healthy for you and your family and support your lifestyle. You should begin with a house plan that enhances your lifestyle. You require a custom home to be just that, custom. You want to make changes to materials, elevations, and floorplans. We leverage the design flexibility of modular construction to build your custom home with our plans, or you have the alternative of bringing us your custom plan and letting us convert it for modular construction and build it.

When we build a custom home we take great satisfaction in bringing our customer’s dreams to life. We work hard to take each and every home plan and design the custom home that our customer dreams about. We are experts at analyzing

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Modular Homes & PreFab Homes In Springfield, Colorado

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As a seasoned leader in custom modular homes, at Impresa Modular we pride ourselves in the ability to design, engineer and build a truly custom crafted home. Our team of expert consultants achieves this while maintaining our core beliefs of quality, customer satisfaction, service and value. We offer hundreds of standard plans, but they are used as a mere starting point to be changed by customers to meet specific lifestyle and housing needs. More often we are exploiting our modern modular construction techniques to provide truly custom homes for our happy customers.

Our modular homes combine the best practices of traditional, site-built construction with the technological, economic and environmental advantages of creating your custom home in a controlled environment. The component parts in any home (for example, a light or a floor truss) are manufactured in a controlled factory environment according to precise specifications and tested to ensure that they

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Modular Homes & PreFab Homes In Sylvester, Texas

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At Impresa Modular, we offer standard designs from 500 to over 3,500 square feet in hundreds of flexible floorplans. Ranch, Cape Cod, Two-Story, and Chalet floorplans are just some of the many styles we offer to suit any building site and, with room configurations to fit virtually any lifestyle. Do you want to build a truly custom home? Let our expert modular home consultants assist you in designing the home of your dreams. Our team can help you take full advantage of the design capabilities that modern modular construction has to offer. As the nationwide leader in custom modular homes, we present a virtually unlimited ability to customize your new home.

Choosing how to construct your new home will be one of the most important decisions you can make. The outdated, traditional way of building outdoors just doesn’t provide the clean and healthy living environment that modern modular homes can

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SEATTLE MODULAR HOMES

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HEALTHY SUSTAINABLE MODULAR AND SITE-BUILT HOMES

Woman-owned GreenPod Development, LLC creates green-jobs by building new modular and sitebuilt homes with healthy interiors and furnishings. GreenPod assures basic human needs: clean water, clean air, natural light, temperature-controlled, efficiently-designed homes in a beautiful environment. GreenPod Intelligent Environments selects only sustainable, socially responsible and traceable sourced material for interior and exterior construction. We provide architectural design and construction services, specializing in making custom sustainable homes and products.

 

 


 

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ENERGY EFFICIENT AND LOW MAINTENANCE HOMES

Our WaterHaus designs are the first homes to offer sustainable healthy interiors. Designer Ann Raab utilizes movable walls, natural and cost-efficient lighting and interior glass to visually enlarge living spaces, while reducing the home’s environmental footprint to only 450-square-feet that contains everything you need. Our smallest Seattle modular homes design complies

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Manufactured and Modular Homes, Park Models and Cabins

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As a family of home builders and home service companies, Cavco Industries is a leading builder of Manufactured Homes, Modular Homes, Park Model RVs, Commercial Buildings and Vacation Cabins in the United States. We build and sell the most widely recognized brand names in the industry including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Nationwide Homes, Fairmont Homes, Friendship Homes, Chariot Eagle and Destiny Homes.

Our manufactured homes, modular homes, cabins and park model RVs are precision built in controlled indoor environments at an attractive value and within shorter completion times than on-site construction methods. Our homes are available to the public through independent local dealers and company-owned retail model centers across the country. We customize styles and specifications for the exclusive use of land/lease communities, subdivision developers, resort properties and workforce housing.

Our insurance group, Standard Casualty, offers a wide range of insurance products for manufactured home owners, and

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Prefab Modular Homes Builder on the West Coast: Method Homes

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Top 10 Modular Kitchen Brands for Your Home in India

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The Best of Modular Kitchen You Can Get in India

The advancement of the modular kitchen has prospered in bringing about a drastic evolution in the way an outstanding kitchen appears. These elegant and contemporary kitchen designs are switched from conventional kitchens. The requirement for more space or imperfect space in homes and flats has backed by the emergence of such modern kitchens. With the combination of stylish and modular designs that include the kitchen cabinets, storage conveniences and other accessories, the traditional kitchens are instantly fading from the modular lifestyle. The Modular Kitchen in India is known to bring ease and comfort to homemakers in several ways.

This modular kitchen are be grounded upon a couple of design standards. The essential design components of contemporary kitchen innovation will be very organized, orderly space, modern art devices, loads of lights, striking colours, and many alike. Here is a look at

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