What is a prefabricated house

Prefabricated house in solid construction - what is it?

Prefabricated house, solid construction

The classic prefabricated house impresses with many advantages. So it is built very quickly at first and can even be erected in the cold winter months, while construction work on the solid house construction comes to a standstill. In addition, the prefabricated house has a reputation for being more cost-effective, as it is not designed by the architect, but a number of different prefabricated house types are available. But are the boundaries between prefabricated and solid houses really that clear? (For a direct comparison solid house vs. prefabricated house)

 

Price question

With regard to the price, there are no longer necessarily differences between solid and prefabricated houses. Because even solid houses can be selected according to certain, prefabricated types. (What do prefabricated houses cost?)

 

Architect planning

A prefabricated house can also be planned by the architect or the solid house can be built according to an existing construction plan.

 

Construction

Even in the construction method there are not necessarily differences, because the first providers on the market have already specialized in a solid construction method for the prefabricated house. A helpful overview of various prefabricated house providers and solid house providers can be viewed at Immoblienscout24.de.

 

Prefabrication

The only difference that actually still exists is the prefabrication. The solid house is characterized by the fact that the individual building materials are delivered to the construction site and processed there by the specialist companies. In the prefabricated house, the walls or other components are prefabricated in the hall, so they can be built in the winter months, protected from wind and weather. These finished components are delivered to the construction site and assembled there.

 

So what is the solid construction prefabricated house made of?

The prefabricated house in solid construction is characterized by the fact that the individual components (walls, roofs, etc.) are prefabricated. The production can be made of lightweight concrete or bricks, for example, so that a solid construction is achieved. The massive building materials that are more commonly used are

 

  • Concrete,
  • Stone,
  • Aerated concrete blocks or
  • Sand-lime bricks.

 

For the stairs and roof structures (which roof shapes are there?) Solid wood is also used in the prefabricated house in solid construction. In order to underline the massive construction even further, the individual components are later poured with concrete. This means that the components are delivered to the construction site prefabricated, but are made of solid building materials. The components only have to be put together.

 

What are the advantages of the prefabricated house in solid construction?

The prefabricated house in solid construction offers several advantages. A high quality can be assumed here, but this is also due to the fact that modern building materials have been further developed over time. The stability of the prefabricated house in solid construction is higher than that of the conventional prefabricated house and the service life is also increased compared to the prefabricated house with a wooden structure. As a result, the value of the house remains stable for a long time and the resale value can be increased.

In addition, insulation materials can be incorporated directly in the manufacturing plant during the manufacturing process of the components. This can result in a slimmer construction overall. Thus, the walls are not that thick and additional space is created in the interior. This offers an enormous advantage over the classic solid house, in which the walls are often very solid. Compared to the classic prefabricated house, however, the walls of the prefabricated house in solid construction are thicker.

 

 

Solid building materials that are used for a prefabricated house in solid construction are characterized by a high heat storage capacity. In this way, the thermal insulation properties of these houses can be increased compared to the classic prefabricated house, without having to carry out further insulation measures.

The construction time for the prefabricated house in solid construction hardly differs from that for a conventional prefabricated house (how long is the construction time of a prefabricated house?). The time advantage when building compared to the stone-on-stone solid house should therefore also be mentioned here. In addition, the acquisition costs are only slightly higher than for a prefabricated house, but lower than for a stone-on-stone solid house.

Summary advantages:

  1. + long service life
  2. + more space in the interior thanks to thinner walls
  3. + high heat storage capacity
  4. + short construction time

 

 

Damage is in short supply for the prefabricated house in solid construction

Many owners of a prefabricated house are annoyed by uneven heat in the different seasons or even struggle with mold growth if the work was not carried out properly. Anyone who opts for a reputable provider of the prefabricated house in solid construction does not have to fear these problems. The building materials are breathable, so that moisture occurring in the living space does not condense in the masonry, but can be transported to the outside. In particular, mold damage can be avoided in this way.

 

In general, the massive construction is considered robust and insensitive. Care and maintenance can be implemented with little effort and low costs. Even the weather and vermin cannot damage the massive building materials so quickly. As a rule, building materials made of natural materials are used for prefabricated houses in solid construction. Chemical additives are largely avoided, so that an overall healthy living environment is created. While lightweight construction materials, such as those used in classic prefabricated houses, can be damaged by extreme heat and cold and lead to deformation of the structure, this risk does not exist with prefabricated houses in solid construction. Even fire safety and soundproofing can be increased by using massive building materials.

 

 

The prefabricated house in solid construction is also insensitive to moisture. No sheeting is used to prevent the construction from drying out properly. You will also look in vain for the very absorbent insulation materials that tend to soak themselves up with water in the event of moisture damage. Of course, moisture can also get into the masonry of a prefabricated house in solid construction, but it is released again to the outside. As a rule, the manufacturers do not use any allergenic building materials in the production, so that the prefabricated house in solid construction is suitable for allergy sufferers.

 

Are there actually also disadvantages to the prefabricated house in solid construction?

However, there are also some disadvantages to consider when it comes to prefabricated houses in solid construction. These must not be concealed here. In the first place, the price should be mentioned, which is made up of two important factors:

The solid building materials are naturally somewhat more expensive, so that the entire prefabricated construction is associated with somewhat higher costs. In addition, solidly built components with a correspondingly high weight can only be transported with increased effort. This increased transport effort naturally also leads to higher costs.

In addition, there are so far only a few prefabricated house providers who offer a prefabricated house in solid construction. This is mainly due to the question of cost, but also to the difficult transport. That is why numerous providers of the prefabricated house in solid construction only deliver in the vicinity of the production halls.

 

How did the prefabricated house in solid construction come about?

But why was the prefabricated house built in solid construction at all when it causes such a great deal of effort in terms of transport and additional costs? A perfectly legitimate question, but one that can be answered very easily. In Germany in particular, solid houses are still considered to be the non-plus-ultra on the home market. The Germans do not have as much confidence in the classic prefabricated house as they do in brick-on-brick construction with solid building materials.

Insufficient sound insulation, too high susceptibility to the weather and other influences, too little intrinsic value and service life - these are the most common reasons why people decide against the prefabricated house. The providers have meanwhile made significant improvements to the prefabricated house. In particular, legal standards apply to the insulation properties - and the prefabricated house must also comply with them. Nevertheless, for a long time there were great doubts about the prefabricated construction, so that the providers wanted to offer customers an alternative.

 

Is the prefabricated house in solid construction offered turnkey?

Yes, of course you can order the turnkey prefabricated house in solid construction. There is also this form of prefabricated house as an extension or even as a do-it-yourself house. This saves high costs, but you should only opt for these variants if you are actually willing to put a lot of work and personal contribution into your house.

In the case of an extension house, for example, the painting work or the laying of the tiles is carried out by the client. The builders can also install the insulation on the roof structure themselves, lay the electrics or even install the heating system. Nevertheless, you should only take on the work that you can actually do yourself.

With the do-it-yourself house, on the other hand, you have to do a lot more in-house work. Only the shell is set up by the prefabricated house provider and the tools and materials for finishing the house are made available. All other work is done by the client. However, this variant can hardly be implemented, especially with working builders, because the time required is enormous and there is only time to work on the house after work, on the weekends or on vacation.

 

What are the costs for a prefabricated house in solid construction?

Due to the few providers on the market who offer the prefabricated house in solid construction, the numerous types that are still available and the dependence of the prices on the location, the costs for the prefabricated house in solid construction are difficult to quantify. In addition, many providers do not announce their prices until a specific request is made.

In general, however, it can be said that the costs for the prefabricated house in solid construction are only slightly higher than those for the simple prefabricated house. On the other hand, there are higher mortgage lending values ​​on the part of the banks and a longer intrinsic value. The lifespan of 60 to 100 years is also longer and the resale value in the worst-case scenario is set correspondingly higher. All in all, the investment can be worthwhile, even if the costs are slightly higher at the beginning. By dispensing with additional insulation measures and the like, the costs can also be reduced somewhat, as well if more in-house work is carried out. The ongoing advantages of the prefabricated house in solid construction, such as a more pleasant living environment and greater allergy-friendliness, cannot be outweighed with money anyway.

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