Prefabricated Homes and Information

Prefabricated homes, or kit homes, have been on the homebuilding scene for a long time. But now there are green prefabs . Method Homes – White Rock The basic ideas behind using a kit are fairly simple: Reduce design cost Reduce materials cost Eliminate the amount of construction waste Shortened construction time Design simplification Fixed costs, reduced surprises Add green or sustainable considerations to this formula and the idea sounds great, especially when it comes to minimizing waste that’s destined for a landfill. The majority of the house has been built in sections at a factory, meaning, the materials are not sitting on the building sit for a long time, exposed to sun and weather. One of the early prefab or kit home sellers was Sears, Roebuck and Co., which sold more than 100,000 homes from 1908 to 1940. There was also the Aladdin Company, based in Michigan, which ...

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