Offsite prefabrication solutions, where structures are built at a different location to that of their use, have been around for thousands of years. Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids and the Great Wall of China, just to name a few, were all produced offsite.
Off-site construction involves individual modules of a building being constructed in a factory then transported to the site. These buildings meet all applicable building regulations and are indistinguishable from traditional site-built construction. The off-site process reduces project construction time, improves quality and reduces waste.
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Manufacturing efficiencies and greater accuracies are gained by most of the work being performed in the factory. Improved accuracies result in reduced thermal loss and higher sustainability levels when the elements are assembled on site.
Rural locations and sites with limited open space are well suited to off-site construction. This process has also been used successfully in suburban areas.