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    • PREFAB  ECONOMY     !
    • Prefab  homes  have  been  around  for  decades  and  have  revolu2onized  func2onal,   affordable  housing.  For  its  2me,  it  has  been  incredibly  cost  efficient  compared  to  the  on-­‐ site  building  processes  of  today,  which  can  exhaust  more  than  30%  of  building  materials.   Prefab  housing  construc2on  saves  2me  because  these  homes  are  largely  constructed   off-­‐site,  the  deconstruc2on  of  previous  buildings  and  laying  of  the  founda2on  can   happen  at  the  same  2me  as  much  of  the  construc2on.  This  efficiency  means  that  homes   can  be  built  in  as  few  as  three  months.  It  would  be  rare  to  find  a  contractor  able  to  put   up  a  s2ck-­‐built  home  in  that  2me.     Some  claim  that  prefab  homes  are  cheaper  than  conven2onal  homes  and  some  don’t.    In   any  event,  prefab  homes  have  shorter  construc2on  2mes,  reduced  labor  costs,  less   waste  and  poten2al  savings  from  volume  discounts  that  can  pass  on  savings  to  the  home   buyer.    They  are  also  cheaper  to  build  in  remote  areas  and  in  areas  with  high  labor  costs.    
    • The  variable  price  of  labor  has  a  lot  to  do  with  fluctua2ng  home  building  costs.  In  a   boom  economy,  labor  costs  go  up,  which  means  that  prefab’s  benefit  of  cheaper   labor  results  in  greater  savings  than  in  a  poor  economy,  when  contractors  are   willing  to  work  for  less.     It  is  important  to  note,  however,  the  more  complex  the  design  and  specs,  the  more   money  your  home  will  cost  you.  Other  factors  to  consider  such  as  electricity,   plumbing,  duct-­‐work  are  oLen  not  factored  into  the  ini2al  pricing,  so  your  final  cost   may  be  20%  more  than  what  the  builder  is  quo2ng  you.  You  may  need  to  install  a   sep2c  system,  install  natural  gas  or  a  basement,  these  too  will  add  to  your  boPom   line.     Rather  than  overload  our  landfills,  however,  contemporary  architectural  firms  and   design  companies  are  rethinking  what  prefab  means  for  today's  waste-­‐conscious   and  energy-­‐savvy  homebuyers.  Many  are  combining  tradi2onal  modular  concepts   with  a  customized  approach,  allowing  clients  to  select  a  basic  design  and  alter  it   according  to  their  tastes.