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The future of construction is prefabricated

Prefabrication Of homes has been widely used in much of Europe and is usually considered a more sustainable and socially beneficial way to build a home.

We are now halfway through 2020 and this year definitely hasn’t turned out like we all expected. New Zealand has been incredibly lucky to have eliminated community transmission of COVID-19 and have reopened our economy much sooner than expected. experts believe that the impact to our economy will be much less than initially expected however we’re being told to brace for a high unemployment rate and hard-hit hospitality and tourism sectors. So where does this leave the housing market?

The New Zealand government know that to keep the economy buoyant, the housing and construction sector must be supported. We’re already seeing government led initiatives to make it easier for first time homebuyers to get access the market and further incentives for building and construction companies to take on new projects. There has never been a better time for the building sector to develop safe, affordable and sustainable housing.

Across the Tasman, Australian building companies have already cottoned on to prefabrication, with the prefabricated sector’s market share within the construction industry expected to grow from 5 to 15% by 2025. In Australia this is expected to bring more than 20,000 new jobs and over 30 billion dollars of growth to the economy.

NZ is slowly starting to gear up for prefabricated construction and we’re starting to see a huge demand of the building industry for new techniques and innovation that will allow us to develop faster and cheaper homes. Prefabrication is a natural fit as not only does it reduce labor costs but it also reduced the cost of manufacturing with less wastage, less risk to workers, and faster overall construction time. Even better, because prefabricated homes are assembled in a controlled environment, the quality and standard of home is vastly improved from what’s typically been possible.

What’s previously put people off prefabricated homes has been the limitation of products that could be used which is led to issues with durability and reliability. Today, prefabricated homes are actually lighter and structurally stronger than traditional builds. Prefabrication also offers opportunities to have high performing thermal characteristics to the walls floors and ceilings Making them more energy efficient and more comfortable to live in all year round.

Framelink are leading the way in New Zealand prefabricated homes. Regardless if you’re a construction company looking to embrace prefabrication as part of your building process, or an individual wanting to get started on your own build project, come talk to the team at Framelink today to discuss how prefabrication can revolutionize your building process.