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A complete buying guide:How to choose the best prefab house

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Many people do not opt for typical, traditional homes, but instead choose prefabricated homes. They are houses built in one location and then shipped to another location. The great thing about them is that they can be moved, so you literally can move your home wherever you want.

In addition, they can be customized to fit your style and are completely self-sufficient. If you decide to move to the beach or live on top of a mountain, you can take your home with you.

There are many other factors to consider before making your final decision -but reading on should give you some good general guidelines so that you know what kind of home to look out for when choosing your new prefab house.

If you've got a large family and need many bedrooms, a ranch house is the best prefab option. If you want to be close to work but still have plenty of room for family and friends, a log cabin may be the best choice. And if you want to save money while living in your own home, a modular unit is the way to go.

Types of Prefab Houses

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Prefab housing is a relatively new concept, and while it has its fair share of quirks and kinks to workout, there are many good reasons to consider moving into a pre-built home instead of building one from scratch. Here are several types of prefab houses you'll love.

Manufactured homes

Today, beyond stick-built homes, the most popular style of housing is the manufactured home. The homes are constructed to more exacting standards than mobile homes and it is difficult to distinguish between modern and traditional homes. Balconies, garages and basements are all options for this style.

Modular homes

Modular homes are built from multiple panels that can easily connect to form whatever type of home you desire. They are relatively expensive to build and are only built when demand for a particular type of home is very high, such as when people want higher quality, custom-designed homes. Because of their popularity as prefab homes, modular homes are often used for vacation rentals, hotels, and even commercial units.

Panelized homes

Panelized homes are a little more advanced than modular and require the homeowner to design their layout and panels to fit their unique needs. Panelized homes are made using prefab homes that have been stripped of all the cabinetry and plumbing, leaving only the framing, walls, and roofing intact.

These homes utilize pre-existing homes as the panels and are the most common type of manufactured home used as a prefab housing option. Because of their visual appeal and flexibility,many panelized homes are rented out as vacation rentals.

Container homes

These homes are similar to modular homes but are made with containers. Because they are made to be modular units and are not considered permanent constructs.

They can be easily disassembled and moved from one location to another with little to no maintenance.They are usually made with cheap labor and are sometimes built with asbestos. The houses are usually very basic with no air conditioning or other modern features.

Tiny homes

These homes are perhaps even more portable than modular homes and appear almost exactly like a mobile homes. Because of their small size, these are often more affordable than their larger

counterparts and are perfect for families looking to downsize. They are usually built with cheap labor and are sometimes built with asbestos.The homes usually have no air conditioning or other modern features.

Guidelines on buying the best prefab house

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Find Your Land

The first step in buying a prefab house is finding the right location. ldeally, you'll choose a location with room for your car and a reasonable amount of open space around it.

The ideal location will have some level of privacy, be easily accessible to everything you need, and allow you to easily create what is essentially a second home. Choose a location near a city if you'll be commuting daily, as this will help improve the flow of your day and make it easier to make time for your new house.

Choose a Manufacturer

After choosing a location, you'll need to choose a manufacturer. Most prefab homes come with a manufacturer's brochure, which can provide you with plenty of information about that particular manufacturer.

You should aim to choose a manufacturer that offers at least some prefab options. Ideally, you'll choose a manufacturer that offers various models, so you have some flexibility when deciding what works for you. These options will allow you to tailor your new house to your specific preferences. PTH, a leading manufacturer of prefab houses, is a ideal choice for you.

The Home Must Be in Good Condition

Another thing to consider when buying a prefab house is the condition of the unit itself. Ideally, you'll buy a prefab house that's a few years old and in great condition.

This will ensure that the house isn't falling apart from disrepair; it should still be structurally sound, and if there are any issues, they should be relatively easy to repair. Ideally, the house should be good enough to warrant minimal cosmetic repair, such as re-painting or replacing light fixtures.

Easy Access

Finally, your new house should have easy access to everything you need. Ideally, you'll choose a location that offers easy-to-reach hallways, doors, stairs, and parking spots. Ideally, these will be located in the right-side-of-the-house or the back of the house,so they're not too obvious and will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the house.

Where to Find the Best Prefab Houses for sale?

PTH has been dedicating itself to one-stop solution of low-rise prefabricated houses. The service ranges from architectural design, production, storage and transportation to installation instructions and after-sales service etc. Back up with advanced BIM system and leading structural design and R&D capability, PTH has evolved the products from heavy steel structure building to many different types of prefabricated buildings and integrated buildings.

PTH has been granted over 50 patents, including 10 patents for invention, and it keeps developing more than 10 new products every year. All the products are in line with ISO9001 standard and have passed the certifications like CE, CNAS, BV and etc.

PTH has set up affiliated office in Canada and factory in Brazil, and has exported its products to over 100 countries and regions, with more than 1000 projects. If you are interested in prefab houses, you can check out more of our cases and projects.

Rutang ZHANG

I am Rutang Zhang, a seasoned expert in the field of integrated housing with a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years. I have had the privilege of contributing to the success of numerous projects in more than 120 countries and regions. My expertise lies in navigating the intricacies of the integrated housing industry, and I am proud to have played a significant role in delivering successful outcomes across diverse global contexts. From conceptualization to execution, my commitment to excellence has been a driving force in achieving results that meet the unique requirements of each project.
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