The idea of prefabricated buildings refers simply to building structures that are prepared offsite, within factory environment, and then transported to desired destination. The great demand to build new homes in short time was the main reason behind thinking of new ways of construction. However despite its wide spread in some countries and being accepted as an alternative way of construction in America and Britain since early 1840’s, still it is considered new in the Middle East and African countries. The urgent need of rapid, affordable and reliable method of construction, and the adoption of this system by many developed countries, is making the modular construction more and more acceptable by people and governments around the world. Nowadays modular construction is widely recognized in many sectors and you can find prefabricated structures starting from small kiosks and cabins up to large scale pre-engineered industrial hangars and high rise buildings. Prefabex was among the first companies to spot the need to modular construction in the MENA region and succeeded in introducing the system to many countries. Below are some of the most asked questions about modular construction with their answers:
Prefabricated home, also referred to as modular house or prefab home is a production completely produced in factory including all its parts such as doors, windows, electric network, plumbing, insulation, cladding, paint…etc, under strict quality control. The prefab product is then packed and loaded inside truck or shipping container and transported to the site.
Prefabex has a wide range of products that are produced following different systems. The main two systems to produce a prefabricated building are:
In terms of appearance, steel frame homes look exactly like conventional homes. The appearance is also enhanced through using aesthetic cladding materials that are not used normally in conventional construction. Steel homes are different in that they are environment-friendly, economic and fast to be constructed.
When designing our prefabricated houses or buildings we take into consideration the codes and insulation requirements in each country. However it is the responsibility of the customer to make available all this information and any other special design requirements when asking for price offer.
Prefabex offers assembling services in any country. If assembling is required by our customer, depending on the size of the Project we discuss how many technicians are required, their specialities and if a site manager is required from Prefabex.
Prefabex teams are ready to help you assembling your house or building. You will need to prepare the site prior to containers or trucks carrying your product arrive. Then the product should be unloaded following the instructions provided by Prefabex. Our technicians with help of local workers can then start assembling the structure, apply external cladding, insulation, electric and plumbing first fix, internal cladding, ceiling insulation and cladding, floor tiling, painting, doors, Windows, electric and plumbing second fix.
If shipping containers or trucks can arrive to your site, then we can ship our products to you.
Our Professional team of engineers are ready to work with you to build up your customozed house, villa or building. You can choose from our standard plans available on Prefabex website. Alternatively you can send us the plan you like and we will quote based on it.
Foundation design depends on the plan, number of floors and soil test report.
Our professional team can help you achieve the optimal foundation solution provided that you give all required information related to soil test report and local building authority requirements.
Being modular in nature, prefabricated houses can be unassembled and relocated to a new location. However once assembled again they will require repainting, sealing. If any damage happened to some parts, they can be replaced easily thanks to the modular nature of the structure.