Limitations for Prefab Custom Homes

7 limitations of prefab custom homes

We all know that prefabricated homes are a convenience for the house owner as well as the builder or a turnkey solution provider company. There are plenty of advantages that a prefab home has, and these advantages make life pretty easier for homebuyers.

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Before we move on to the limitations of precast homes, let us take a few moments to analyze the positive aspects. Pre-fabricated homes are –

  • Easy to build
  • Fast to construct
  • Environment friendly with less material wastage
  • Made of high quality material matching to engineering specifications
  • Involved with simple on-site logistics
  • Less prone to damages due to weather changes and theft
  • Cheaper on long-term basis
  • Usable for short-term or long-term constructions

However, this solution comes at a cost of some disadvantages. Here they are  –

  1. Difficulty in getting the loans sanctioned

Like every other building material, prefabrication also has its own share of drawbacks; the major one is with the approval of immediate loans for this kind of construction as it is still not considered by the banks as a traditional construction method. Sometimes, the people in the neighborhood also disapprove of such buildings as they are unaware of such technologies.

  1. Budgeting woes

Budgeting is another concern. If done right, it would be cheaper in the long term. But, doing it wrong can benefit your builder and jeopardize your finances. Due to the high-end technology they cost a bit more than traditional means and usually are affordable for high income groups. Gradually, due to increase in popularity, mass production would happen thereby reducing costs in the years to come. As of now, the costs of prefabricated structures are not flexible for the market.

  1. Less flexible shapes to reduce cost

It is always suggested to opt for linear structures while going with prefab. If not, the cost may pile up hugely on you. You won’t be able to change the design at later stages, if you choose prefabricated structures as they are pre-made and shipped to the site only during the installation phase.

  1. No fixed cost

The difficult part of building a prefabricated home is that the builder would not be able to tell you what exactly it would cost to build the entire structure, unless they see the plot. It is only after seeing the site that they can determine the tentative cost of construction or installation.

  1. Highly skilled labor adds up the cost

Pre-fabricated custom homes require the top notch skilled labor for construction activities and hence the building cost tends to become higher, although the time taken for constructing the building is lesser.

  1. Waste reduction or increase

Although widely accepted that prefab homes reduce the onsite wastage of material, what if a mass produced design is not up to the mark or is faulty? If so, the entire batch has to be demolished and it would add up to the wastage.

  1. Customizing – means doing it from scratch

In your haste to have a customized prefab home, you might end up spending too much and it might end up becoming more expensive than the house built using traditional means. The purpose of prefabricated house was to reduce the building time and you end up stretching it too far.

Although quite rare and uncommon, pre-fabricated structures are prone to decay due to certain aspects of harsh weather, like molds and storms or drastic changes the temperature. They are thin structures compared to traditional homes and may not stand the wear and tear of weather in worst case scenarios.

BuildMyGhar..

BuildMyGhar.com launches new website

Sourabh Bansal, Managing Director of Magicrete Building Solutions Private Limited, a leading manufacturer of AAC (Autoclave Aerated Concrete) blocks, has announced the relaunch of the website of BuildMyGhar, a sister concern of Magicrete. The online portal got launched after getting refurbished with more features and a fresh look.
The online portal of BuildMyGhar has several 3D home plans that meet individual needs of home owners. There are designs starting from bachelor pads to villas and bungalows that have more than five to six bedrooms and as many bathrooms. Their customers and clients can choose from a varied range of sizes for the house as well as the price range. These 3D plans allow home buyers to have a look at the existing plans or they can even login to buildmyghar and upload their pre-approved designs. They can then get a suggestion or second opinion while getting the house built by BuildMyGhar. The professional architects and designers associated with the company would assist in such situations.
The portal also features construction-ready plots across Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi-NCR. These plots have all the vital details such as size and location, so that a buyer can browse through the desired plot/land and purchase it online. Now, physically land hunting is a thing of the past, when there is an option for online purchase. Sellers can also upload the pictures and details about a site and sell it online. BuildMyGhar has a strong foothold in the said locations and is rigorously moving ahead to create a nationwide presence.
BuildMyGhar has an interesting feature, which enables the home owners to view the work in progress and comment, like or share online. Like they say ‘home building goes social’.
BuildMyGhar has entered the real estate market with a fresh air, as there were hardly any companies offering online home-building solutions in India. This turnkey solution provider has taken home building to another level. The idea emanated out of the need to bridge the gap between the real estate industry and the demand for raw materials such as bricks. With a huge demand for bricks alone, Sourabh Bansal did his share of research and came up with the best feasible solution i.e. manufacturing Autoclave Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks.
A glance to the roots
The parent company Magicrete manufactures AAC blocks, precast products and drymix products at their two plants located in Navsari, Gujarat and Jhajjhar, Haryana. This company is an integral part of a group of companies dealing with chemicals, textiles and real estate sector, which has an aggregate turnover of over INR 5 billion. In the fiscal year 2014-15, the revenue generated by Magicrete was INR 135 crore.
Magicrete was established in 2008, which was funded by angel investors and later in March 2013 brokerage house, Motilal PE, invested INR 35 crore in this venture.
Magicrete has revolutionized the AAC blocks market, making these blocks a mass-market product from being a niche market product. Sourabh bagged the contracts for low-cost housing projects in Gujarat, through the Gujarat Housing Board along with the contract for military quarters all over India.
How BuildMyGhar came up?
Once the company had a strong foothold in the AAC block market, they came up with this unique idea of making home building easy and stress free for the Indian homeowners. This brought about the idea for the formation of BuildMyGhar, one of the pioneers in online home building in India.
A time when the real estate companies were rigorously adapting to modern technologies in construction and civil engineering, only few among them had ventured to explore this arena in house construction. BuildMyGhar has set a new benchmark bringing architects, home designs, plots and everything that is required to deliver a ready to move-in home. BuildMyGhar focuses on building prefabricated houses within 150 days, including furnishing.
The pool of professionals at BuildMyGhar includes:
1. Interior designers
2. Project coordinator
3. Architect
4. Landscape designer
The interiors designers at BuildMyGhar rigorously follow the current market trends and bring the best feasible designs for the customers. Project coordinators and architects work all along to efficiently build the homes, without crossing the budget or timeline promised to the home buyers. Once the house construction is complete, landscape designers ensure that the landscape is organized perfectly in synch with the house.

BuilMyGhar has been operating in the industry since a year, but the kind of work they are delivering is rapidly reaching new heights. Their prefabricated home building solutions are meant for individual home owners and gaining popularity, as the modern home owners are getting educated about online home building.
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