For those who do not know, modular homes are built out of several different cubes that are assembled together to form what is known as a modular box. These boxes are meant to be constructed on an off-site basis. Once the construction phase is done with, the modular sections are transported to the location where the building is to be constructed. As all the modules are transported, they are put together so that a finished home is constructed.
The good thing is that modular constructions can be used for the construction of both residential homes and even prefab buildings in South Africa to be used for commercial purposes. When it comes to the construction bit, these modules simply need to be stacked and manipulated on to each other for the formation of the building. What sets these apart is the fact that these buildings are not constructed on the site. Instead, these are built on dedicated facilities in factories. Once the construction is done with, the constructed modules are then transported to the location where the home needs to be constructed.
If you do a bit of a comparison between modular homes and traditional homes, you will find that the plumbing, framing, cabinetry, air conditioning, heating, interior finishing and electric wiring etc. are exactly as they are in conventional properties built on site. The only difference lies in the location of the construction. To clear things out, site built properties need to be built right on site. A major difference between both these forms of construction is that the materials used for on-site properties are regularly exposed to harsh weather conditions and other negative things. On the other hand, modular homes in South Africa are constructed at designated facilities under strict climate controlled conditions. This plays a significant role in protecting the materials against degradation.
Once the homes are complete in terms of their construction, they are transported to the site from the facility. This calls for modular companies to ensure that several different reinforcement measures are properly taken. This includes screwing and gluing the building materials to be sure that their sturdiness is not compromised in any way whatsoever during travel. Apart from that, the overhead costs involved in the construction of modular homes also happen to be significantly lesser than that of traditional on-site homes. This is because these call for the appointment of fewer contractors, which plays an important role in reducing the overhead costs.