Prefab research and extracts by Pamela Bell...
Pamela has provided HABODE a summary of her two-year Victoria University Master of Architecture thesis - "Kiwi Prefab" email@example.com
HABODE® Prefab. A better way
HABODE buildings challenge everything we know about functionality and building techniques. They embrace innovation in design and construction, by using a blueprint that consistently produces exacting, high quality buildings without sacrificing aesthetics and style.
Much like modern manufacturing techniques used in the automotive industry, the HABODE Prefab is constructed in a customised factory.
The principal advantage of prefabricated housing is that it potentially offers more for less:
- More quality for less time at site
- More tangible out comes and less risk
- More energy efficiency for less resource
Once completed in our factory and utilising the patented HABODE® "fold-out" system, your HABODE can be shipped and transported worldwide as in their shipping mode they are compliant with international shipping standards with respect to dimension and structural characteristics.
Once landed and trucked to your site this unit is positioned onto its foundations. This operation can be performed in eight hours provided weather is favourable. (Full completion within two days.)
All this ensures dramatic reductions in home building costs and waiting times without diminishing the quality of construction.
Technical benefits of prefab buildings =
- Quality Controls
- Factory Manufacture
- Joint Minimisation
- Tighter Tolerances
- Eliminate Defects
Social benefits of prefab buildings =
- Indoor Protection
- Material and Tool Security
- Worker Health and Safety
- Machinery and Training Investment
- Tighter Tolerances
- Employment Stability
Economic benefits of prefab buildings =
- Time Savings (30-60%)
- Cost Savings
- Reduced Dependance on Weather
- Coordinated Trades In-House
- Bulk ordering
- Reduced Transport to site
Sustainability benefits of prefab buildings =
- Reduced Material Waste
- Increased Energy Efficiency
- Less Disruption at Site