During the times of economic turmoils the construction industry worldwide suffers from a shortage of skilled labour, long gestation periods, increasing prices of raw materials and wastage. WESTINCOR clients can derive cost benefits from offsite construction technologies, through timely completion of their projects implementing Modular or Manufactured housing.
Modular housing involves the prefabrication of sections of housing that are then assembled on the site, thereby significantly reducing on-site labour costs.
The ultimate in prefabrication is Manufactured housing, which has been growing in popularity in Canada because of its affordability, especially in high growth areas in Western Canada. In addition to providing significant savings in time, prefabrication has been shown to be an environmentally friendly way of building. Recent studies conclude that the choice of factory construction resulting in time savings of 55 per cent, and a 43 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions, in comparison with on-site construction. Conventional construction would have taken 14.3 months and created 98.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions, while factory construction took only 6.3 months and resulted in 56.3 tonnes of CO2. All our buildings are environmentally friendly and LEED certified.
Advantages of Prefabricated Homes
Manufactured or prefabricated home is built offsite in a factory and then shipped to a building site in pieces to be assembled on the home lot.
It’s easier to calculete how much material is required for a prebuilt home since the same formula is followed for each model. This means that manufactured builds result in far less material waste than traditional builds. And since materials are stored in a factory instead of on-site, they’re less likely to be stolen, vandalized, or damaged.
Not every house could stand up to the long journey of being shipped to another site. Prefabricated homes require extra materials to reinforce the house frame for delivery, so they’re inherently much more durable than traditionally-built homes.
Short Construction Time
By the time a traditional site is prepared for the building process, a prefabricated home will already be built.
Lower Average Permit Value
From WESTINCOR experience in various countries we operate the modular homes are custom built on the owner’s lot and have much shorter timeline for receiving building permits and approval.
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