This is by no means an exhaustive list of what is available in the area of prefabricated homes and buildings. This article is to introduce you to the world prefab. If you are in this industry, you may be cringing about now at the word "prefab". But, the word is one that has become synonymous with homes and buildings that have been partially or fully assembled in the factory settings.
I am excited to see the latest versions of modern pre-engineered structural steel framing components emerging globally. They're well thought out, beautiful, and energy-efficient. And to anyone who has any doubts about the quality of today's prefab homes, I'd ask, would you rather buy a house whose parts have all been crafted outdoors exposed to the elements — by hand. Or, would you rather buy a house built in a factory setting to tight specs exceeding that of site-built homes?
For you, here is a brief description of the many categories of prefab homes available for exploring:
Single-family residential dwellings consist of one, two or more sectional units and constructed for the federal HUD code. Zoning regulations and ordinances of the local municipality or district may not allow the use of mobile homes and manufactured homes in all areas of their jurisdiction.
Modular refers to a method of building a home, rather than a type of home. A modular home can be built in a factory from a stock modular home plan or from a customized plan, to the state, local or regional codes where the home will be set up. Modular homes have not typically experienced the zoning restrictions and discriminative ordinances applicable to manufactured and mobile homes.