HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE IN 90+ DAYS ( WITH INFOGRAPHIC )
Contrary to a prevailing notion that building homes can take years before you can fully dwell in it, some customized lodging advancements and knowledgeable advisors have pitched in to completely revolutionize the entire process within 90 days or so.
In fact, prefabricated homes, the current apple of the eye of most homeowners and property enthusiasts, have set the market for a new wave of housing trends that are sure to continue for years to come because of its efficiency and rapidity.
Fabrication of homes prioritizes personalized pre-crafted designs and structures to suit both your needs and interests as a homeowner. Apart from the customization, prefabricated homes are honed with modern technological industries, resulting in superior outcomes, reduced costs and build time, and feasible sustainability.
With the right design, building team, and a flexible floorplan, prefab homes are your best pick when it comes to putting your dream house together.
If you’ve been considering giving prefab homes a shot, here are the necessary procedures and details to follow and understand (infographic below):
Step 1. Research, selection, and contract agreement
The process of home prefabrication begins with your intensive design and model research, together with a contract that all parties (you, your builder, and your prefab manufacturer) must mutually agree with.
Other prefab manufacturers like Revolution Precrafted Properties Ltd., already have a lineup of available designs on which the client can choose from.
Afterward, comes the fun part of choosing your prefab structure model for reference, as well as deciding on the best contractor that will ensure a smooth and a fast process to make your every cost worth it. The prefab manufacturer will then present necessary structural details such as size and dimension, minimum lot area, and other technical details that will aid you in the assessment.
Step 2. Fabrication at the production plant and site preparation by client (90 days)
Once all the permits, required documents, and site inspections are done, the countdown begins. During the 90 days, three phases of production are to be observed for the fabrication process.
a. SMEP engineering assessment, mobilization, and assembly.
The structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (SMEP) engineer will be in charge of developing SMEP routine policies, maintenance, standards, inspection procedures, and evaluation tools to put the pieces installation in exact order. The SMEP process adheres to the following standard of installation sequencing: structural elements, plumbing waste, mechanical, plumbing supply, and then electrical.
After identifying the zones, construction sites, bill of materials, and weights, the subcontractors will first set out the SMEP lighting and plumbing systems before operating it for verification purposes.
After multiple tests and installation of SMEP systems in the module pieces, wiring pathways can be affixed should the need for future technology installments will occur such as solar panels, but it will still depend based on your wants or the prefab home design.
b. Punchlisting and final touchups
Punchlisting is the process where the architect and MEP engineers do one last run through the project contracts and workflow checklist to see any discrepancies before shipping. It includes achieved drawing specifications and complete field reports.
After checking of the contracts and construction documents, the engineers will also reexamine each MEP alignment on the walls and ceilings to ensure that hanging cords and wires won’t cause any danger.
Step 3. Pre-assessment before shipping and delivery
Before shipping and delivering to the designated site, the housing pieces will undergo three stages of pre-assessment.
a. Pre-packaging monitoring phase – Checking of the included pieces for the shipment of prefab homes such as architectural components (blueprints), structural engineering (MEP), state building permit, and flooring structures.
b. Post-packaging verification – The prefab manufacturer will give you a heads up on the completion of the fabrication process and an estimated time of arrival of your fabricated house.
c. Processing of necessary state permits – This includes conforming to the local housing requirements before shipment of pieces and reviewing of house shipping documents to assess if specifications match your order.
Step 4. Shipping and delivery stage
Shipping and delivery can take 30-45 days—depending on your site location. To have your fabricated house installed in no time, you have to comply with these prerequisites—boring tests, soil tests, and substructure groundwork. These technical tests will be conducted by your local contractor.
Step 5. Installation (1-2 weeks)
After the delivery of your fabricated home’s pieces, you are now only a step away from residing in your new home.
Proper installation and verification of the structural components will be carried out by you and your contractor.
Step 6. Turnover (acceptance of the fabricated structure)
After 90 days or so, the long wait is now over! Another contract will be signed that discusses the turnover of the prefabricated house pieces to your entitlement.
The process of housing architecture has always been a marvel to uphold. It incorporates art into various forms of disciplines coming together to enact the grander scheme of living standards for decades.
The process of home fabrication is a step ahead from the conventional means of on-site construction. As a developing innovation, the practice of providing modular home pieces, crafted with ease and precision, will provide endless property possibilities for homeowners and enthusiasts like you.
The long search for your ideal home ends now.
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