The pros and cons of prefabricated house

The pros and cons of prefabricated house

14 October, 2022 amdmodular

What is a prefabricated house?

This phrase is probably not too strange to Europeans or North Americans since 1950s, but in Vietnam, there are still quite a few people who are unfamiliar with it.

A prefab house is a house in which some or all parts of the house are pre-manufactured in a factory and transported to the building site for assembly. A few present-day designs moreover take plan signals from postmodernism or futurist engineering. Others have advanced the utilization of these residences. 

The pros of prefabricated house

  1. Reduces Construction Time

Quick construction is one of the huge advantages of prefab houses. Since the parts of a prefab house come prepared, all you have to do is gather them and hook up the house to utilities. Hence the name “modular.” The prefab goes up much faster because it arrives partially constructed. That means fewer days with laborers on site and less vulnerability to weather delays and illnesses that can extend the construction process by days and weeks. 

The same family would be able to build their home using modular home structures and sections in 6 to 18 weeks. The entire construction timeline would be reduced to 6 weeks or less if they purchase manufactured or mobile homes and place them on the already-existing land area. Of course, the length of time would still depend on design preferences, availability of the prefabricated materials or structures, and shipment considerations.

  • Cost optimization

Prefabricated house will optimize costs for human resources, assembling process, materials, supervisors,… and other problems that might come along the way as everything is mass manufactured at the factory. 


As a matter of fact, possessing a well-designed and practical house has never been easier with prefab houses which minimizing complications in designs, materials, and the building process is what we strive for after all. 

  1. Quality of Materials 

Prefab structures and components from trustworthy manufacturers are screened for quality control. In addition, because they are manufactured indoors and within controlled facilities, materials are free from weather-induced environmental damages compared to on-site construction. 

In addition, prefab houses use eco-friendly materials, which are not made from ecological materials, but rather a house which tries not to harm the environment. This means that it will not pollute, and it will take as little exhaustible energy from the environment as possible. 

  1. Return on Investment 

Similar to the cost advantage mentioned above, developers or construction companies can benefit from using prefabs because of reduced human resource and supervision requirements, as well as a reduction in construction time, which ultimately translates to lower financial implications.

The cons of prefabricated house

  1. Limitation in designs

Ready-to-sell prefabs are manufactured in consideration of uniformity. These include similarities in sizes or dimensions, as well as placements of details such as window and door slots. The pre-built nature of modular structures and full-sized manufactured units might not appeal to some individuals and architects because of design limitations.

Of course, there are prefab manufacturers that offer customized or bespoke designs following the preferences of their customers. However, these arrangements can run counterproductive to the cost advantage of ready-to-sell prefabs. It is important to note that customization does not readily follow established mass production processes.

  1. Construction price

Even though there are numerous improvements in efficiency and cost control associated with prefabrication, the construction price of a prefabricated home will not necessarily be cheaper than traditional construction. After all, you get what you pay for so if you intend to build a solid, quality prefabricated house, determine that the cost of building a prefabricated house will not be cheaper.

The increase of using prefabricated house in Vietnam

Unlike the others type of prefabricated houses, modular houses’ feature much more personalization,  which let you customize your wanted design. With the desire of improving people’s shelter and living quality, AMD Modular first wants to expand module houses model across Vietnam.

We want to change stereotypes in Vietnam about a shack and cheap prefab house. Instead, AMD’s module house has better performance, design, and application of many new technologies that will not disappoint you. 

Let us know whether you consider buy a modular houses.

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