These days, prefab modular homes have risen through the ranks and are starting to look modern and sustainable. Prefabricated houses boast trendy modules and a rich history that lead them to their present state. In fact, the first home to resemble a prefab house was built over a century ago.
In the year 1908, an American builder introduced a “kit home”, which they delivered throughout America via mail order. Then in 1913, Henry Ford introduced the assembly line manufacturing technique at Ford. This created a new housing trend in the form of factory built, prefab modular homes.
The 1950s saw even greater traction. Following the World War II, consumers started to perceive the factory built, pre manufactured homes as a haven. By the late 1950s, a reputed builder is believed to have assembled prefabricated houses that had stood the test of times, and even met the HUD standards.
Sustainable Prefab Modular Homes Today
From the 1970s on, the prefab housing industry endeavored to meet HUD standards, even in single and double wide dwellings. Thanks to Computer Aided Design, we have double wide prefab modular homes today that boast the looks and comfort of a conventional home.
In fact, the present concept is the designer built prefab modular home, which gets a nod from builders and home inspectors alike. Maybe the designer intervention explains why the modern prefab modular homes match the traditional stick-built homes.
Even three decades ago, home owners could hardly spot the differences between a 1976 stick-built home and a HUD prefab. There are plenty of sustainable SIP kit prefabs in America, which onlookers love to admire from a distance. In fact, you could drive through an American suburb and find prefabs that are indistinguishable from neighboring stick-built homes.
Modern day prefab home builders have more technology and innovations at their disposal than Henry Ford ever had. Yet, current prefab modular home builders still use the assembly line method and quality precautions to ensure the complete quality of their modules.
A prefab may not be a world heritage certified dwelling, and yet they have certified quality. The builders in prefab housing do the hard yards to make the prefab floor plan customized and testified. If you plan to buy one following World Environment Day, consult with an award winning green home builder that demos sustainable prefab modular homes.