The New Zealand building industry is traditionally quite slow and resistant to change. Kiwi builders don’t like learning new processes, and councils are hesitant to introduce new systems and technologies. It’s for this reason that innovation in New Zealand’s building sector moves at a glacial pace. However, as the cost of homes continues to rise and with a wave of new materials being introduced to market, we’re on the cusp with finally on the cusp of some exciting changes. Here are three reasons why your next time should be prefabricated and why prefabrication of homes is the way of the future.
One of the benefits of a prefabricated home is the fact that the majority of production is done in a quality-controlled environment. Prefabrication allows the opportunity for more quality checks and reviews to be done throughout the construction process.
Additionally, unlike a typical project site where the whole home is assembled in a single geographic location, prefabrication also allows an optimized workflow meaning components can be assembled across multiple locations, then shipped and quickly assembled at their final location. One of the benefits of this method is a much cleaner, clutter-free worksite which also reduces the chance of accidents.
Less labor required
The prefabrication production process also allows you to optimize your labor force. This means workers can undertake multiple projects at the same time where-as traditionally your building crew are tied up at a single location until that project has been completed. Prefabricated homes usually require less labor than a traditional build.
What we also find on prefabricated homes is that there are fewer mistakes made during the construction process and if mistakes do occur, they can be easily identified and rectified as part of the prefabrication process.
Faster construction, lower costs.
One of the fantastic parts of a prefabricated build is the fact that you can easily control the project costs which makes it far easier to keep the build on budget. For an experienced team, prefabrication is much more efficient than traditional building and homes are built much faster than what’s been typically possible in New Zealand. There is less wastage which leads to lower construction costs and these savings make a big difference to the homeowner.