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Prefabricated Vs Traditional Homes

Before building a house, you should think about certain things like the house design, total time of construction process, durability, materials, and the energy efficiency of the house.

To make your decision easy we would like to give you a short comparison of traditional construction and Modular or Prefab construction

The image above is of a modular home. It looks very similar to a traditional house. One can hardly tell the difference by looking at this house, but the difference is the way this house is built compared to the traditionally built home. Following are certain facts that differentiate a modular home from a traditional one.

Construction time

Prefabs are partially or entirely constructed off-site buildings, which makes the first differentiation to traditional houses built on-site. Modular houses can be easily re-located, while traditional houses remain fixed in one location.

A traditional house usually takes several months to complete. This happens because of such steps you have to go through, building the cement and bricks for walls, pipes, and plumbing, and the other materials and processes that have to go step by step until it is fully finished.

Building houses through the prefabrication process reduces the time needed for any project. Among other things, weather plays a key role, in that traditional construction is faced with weather conditions such as rain, snow, thunderstorms, which can delay the process for months. On the other hand, a prefab building is mostly constructed indoors where the weather is not an issue a manufacturer will need to deal with.

Durability/ Long-life

Prefab or modular homes are built in a controlled facility – meaning strict quality control is often easier to ensure than when built on-site. Therefore, we can say that this is an advantage because every process is controlled and the house has to withstand the movements and the lifting by cranes onto the foundation. In addition, the builders must make sure that all the little details are intact and that there are no cracks during transportation, achieving this means it makes the house even more durable

Instabuilt builds long-life homes because we use renewable plantations and this significantly reduces the negative environmental effects that can arise during the construction and lifecycle of our buildings. The houses are also constructed to withstand any climate condition, including mountains, deserts, seaside’s, alpines, or any other locations.


Prefab modular homes are usually built from recyclable and renewable materials like timber, wood, and other eco-solutions, compared to traditional homes that are built from bricks, sand, polyester, and other harmful materials to the environment.

Instabuilt uses construction elements that are suited for a variety of projects. Well-known eco-green and biomaterials with internationally recognized certifications of performance like CE and ETA. We can build anything we can dream of, without making any damage to the environment.

When deciding whether to build a Prefab or a Tradition house keep in mind the future of the planet you will be living on, and the answer will be clear.

Energy Efficiency

Building a prefab home lowers the carbon footprint on the atmosphere. Energy efficiency is the key to sustainable building and a primary factor in making a home more environmentally friendly. By building traditional construction, using additional materials can often give rise to extra waste. Though prefabs are manufactured partly in a factory, any extra materials can be recycled in-house. Comparing this to a traditional house we can say that modular buildings reduce waste, energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and even lower your energy costs.

So, you should consider investing in prefabricated houses and get to enjoy all benefits for years to come! Here is a short video presentation of Parta’s house instantly built.

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