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Answers To The Question: What Are Prefab Homes?

Prefab – in this article we will learn about prefab or prefabricated homes.

Prefabricated homes or more popularly know as prefab, are a type of building constructed off site in advance. But they don’t construct the building in its entirety.

Prefab homes are built piece by piece kind of like a puzzle. Afterwards, those pieces are shipped to the construction sites.

Prefab - What Are Prefabricated Homes? (Answers)
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There, these pieces would be put together. Because of these prefab homes are also often called modular homes.

Prefab structures can be built in various forms. They could be commercial kiosks, toilets, homes, wooden houses, containers, garden homes and more.

The initial concept of prefabricated homes were invented back in 16th century in India. This was done by Emperor Akbar The Great.

According to wikipedia these structures were reported by Arif Qandahari in 1579. It could also be proven that the prefabricated buildings were first mentioned in 1160 to 1170 by Wace.

In North america, prefab homes were also popular. Back then, wooden home were popular due to the abundance of timber.

In the United states, several companies which included Sears Catalog Homes, started to offer mail-order kit homes. These went on from 1902 to 1910.

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom , there were over 156,000 prefabricated homes built. These were accounted for between 1945 and 1948.

After World War II up until 1948, prefabricated homes were also utilized. Sell-Fertighaus erected over 5,000 prefabricated homes in Germany for the US occupying forces.

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