- January 21, 2016
In Nigeria, houses are popularly built with blocks which makes it fixed and permanent but in the western world houses are not just built by blocks only, they build with other materials such as wood, steel etc
Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes, are specialist dwelling types which are manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled. Some current prefab home designs include architectural details inspired by futurist architecture.
Prefabricated may refer to buildings built in components e.g. panels, modules (modular homes) or transportable sections (manufactured homes), and may also be used to refer to houses on wheels (mobile homes).
Although similar, the methods and design of the three vary wildly.
Modular homes are created in sections, and then transported to the home site for construction and installation, they are usually the most expensive of the three. Although the sections of the house are prefabricated and put together at the construction much like a typical home.
Manufactured homes are built onto steel beams, and are transported in complete sections to the home site, where they are assembled.
Mobile homes are built on wheels that can be moved.
The original focus of this form of housing is its ability to relocate easily. Hopefully one day these kind of houses can become applicable in this part of the world.
Do have a nice day.