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Prefab Home Construction in Bangalore- Also know its Advantages and Disadvantages

Jan 26 2021

Anwesha Nandy

In Bangalore construction is getting expensive day by day. Stop worrying about investment in resources.

Thankfully a lot of people are drawn towards building prefab houses. There is a huge demand for prefabricated homes in Bangalore. 

But remember you need to own the land where you want to set up a prefab house.

After owning the land, you should be able to get water and electric connection for your prefabricated home. So, stop worrying about investment in resources.

Once you have made your mind that you want to have a home the two options that you have are:

  • To build a stick-built home or
  • To assemble a prefabricated home

Stick-built houses are twice as expensive compared to prefab houses.

Why prefab houses

Prefabricated homes use modern technology to build structures that look beautiful and strong. 

  • It can be designed according to the style of your choice and is suitable for your needs.
  • Prefabricated homes are very quickly built.
  • Prefab houses are good for home expansions and have several advantages compared to the conventional method of construction.
  • Building Prefab houses are also the cleanest method of construction as it requires no cement or blocks.

Benefits of having prefab houses

  • Cost-effective
  • Time-saving
  • Environmentally friendly
  • It's durable

Prefabricated homes are beneficial in many aspects since it protects from thermal variation, earthquakes, and fire.

Prefabricated homes can be made under budget and can be completed on time. 

The general rule of thumb is that prefab houses are cheaper than stick-built homes by an average of 10 to 25 percent.

Mass-produced materials cut down costs because factories buy supplies in bulk.

Prefabricated homes are easy to set up and maintain but still, it is not so popular as people still consider it to be a temporary construction and cannot be used for generations.

In a city like Bangalore, eco-friendly housing is very important.

Most of the work is done off-site and a lot of money is saved on raw materials, time, etc. Prefabricated homes can save you money because it requires very fewer construction laborers. Transporting different parts can be a little expensive.

There are many Prefabricated home builders in Bengaluru, you can choose the best one according to your need.

The prefabricated home construction builders would offer the best budget to construct your home.

Companies build prefabricated buildings depending on their requirements.

Prefabricated home panels last longer and have a low maintenance cost compared to conventional means of construction.

Also, for your information Prefabricated homes are very popular in hilly regions especially where construction materials are expensive and not easily available.

The beauty of prefab houses is that it doesn’t waste time or pollute the environment or cause traffic due to house construction.

With proper maintenance, a prefabricated home can last longer and can last for decades.

Modular or prefabricated homes are constructed by assembling the modular components that are manufactured off-site. They can be based on the concept of either modular, paneled or mobile homes.

Advantages –


The components required to build prefabricated homes can easily be manufactured and transported to the site without problems.


The prefabrication makes the finishing of the homes extremely fine and composed. There are rarely any defects found in the factory-made component.

Speed up construction time

Due to easy manufacture and transportation, most of the work is done off-site. The components can be easily assembled on-site with minimum requirements of skill and labor, which speeds up the construction process.

Fewer delays

The manufacturing and assembling are not affected by weather conditions so the time delays are less as compared to RCC and timber construction.

Energy efficient

The use of recycled materials led lights and solar panels to help to make these pre-fabricated homes energy efficient.

Zero waste production

As the components to be assembled are factory-made, there is no waste being produced on-site. All the modules and pieces to be installed arrive on-site completely in stacks which just have to be assembled like solving a puzzle.

Disadvantages –

Limited design options

Due to certain conditions and availability of materials, there are limited design options available for now. Moreover, these constraints also vary from company to company that builds modular homes.

Mortgage problems

Early finance is required before ordering for the manufacturing of components. Financial problems usually arise due to an extra advance payment being necessary.

Management of utilities

The assembling of modular components requires proper management of land and other resources in the surrounding as per the considerations. Mostly, the company making the fabricated home take care of all the requirements. But in case they do not then various problems arise on site.

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Pre-cast concrete or prefabrication of concrete is highly used in the economical construction of affordable housing construction. The cost is low in the case of mass production and may increase due to transportation costs.

Precast concrete or pre-fabricated concrete involves the casting of concrete in certain sizes in a factory instead of preparing in-situ concrete on site. The concrete is cast in a reusable mold off-site and is then cured in a controlled environment. Later it is transported to the construction site and assembled into place. Pre-cast concrete is considered highly economical as it produces no waste on-site and no problems take place in the concrete as it is already cured in controlled situations. But, even after these advantages, the pre-fabricated concrete doesn’t seem to be that economical and there are various reasons for the same.

High initial investment

However, prefabricated concrete is thought to be economical, but the initial cost of investment for manufacturing is very high. The molds used for casting are costly and thus prove to be economical only when mass production of concrete is required.

Transportation cost

The cost of transportation of the concrete slabs may be high depending on the location of the site. Moreover, various other situations such as bad weather conditions and unavailability can cause the transportation cost to increase too.

Limited size problematic for transport

The size of the prefabricated slabs of concrete is fixed. If the size of these is larger, then it causes difficulty in transporting them to the site. In such cases, transport cost drastically goes up.

Damages caused during transportation

When the cast concrete is cured in the factories and then transported, the possibility of members breaking during transportation is high. Such damages add to the overall increase in the cost.

Problems with joinery

Connections while assembling the concrete slabs prepared in the factories need to be perfectly made. Any deviation or irregularity in the placement would cause problems which in turn need extra efforts to be fixed and increase the cost.

High cost for repair work

Once the cast concrete is assembled on-site, it becomes pretty inconvenient to repair any damages made. So, to repair these damages after fixation additional amount is needed.

Expensive in case of different sizes

Usually, pre-cast concrete slabs of the same size are produced in large numbers and turn out to be economical. But, when the buildings are not modular, then the manufacturing of different sizes of concrete slabs is required, which is encumbering and leads to an immense increase in the production cost.



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