Mention the words ‘house building’ and most people will immediately conjure an image of weatherbeaten brickies laboriously laying bricks and mortar by hand. After all, it’s the way that most homes have been built for centuries.
Did you know that there’s a revolutionary new construction method out there that does away with the outdated, labour intensive process of traditional brick and timber/steel builds? Panel homes are revolutionising the world of home construction, so if you’re thinking of building a new home soon then make sure you check out the following information.
What are they?
Panel homes are structures which deploy a prefabricated panel system as the primary method of construction.
At Future Home Living we use the ECOSTRUCT™ panel system to build our panel homes. A new structurally engineered insulated panel wall system that can be used in lieu of brick, timber or steel, this innovative new building technique uses efficient modern technology and cutting edge materials in the place of older, more labour intensive methods.
How Does It Work?
Building panel homes is actually a relatively straight forward process, which is why it’s a lot quicker and more cost effective than other types of construction.
The panels are built to suit your home design at a specialised offsite facility. They’re then transported to the site and fixed in place. It really is as simple as that.
Why Choose A Panel Home?
We understand that brick construction might seem like the safest bet when it comes to building your new home, but there are plenty of reasons why you should consider opting for panel construction instead.
A Better Building: panel homes actually outperform conventional brick houses in a number of key areas including improved fire resistance, complete termite resistance, no risk of rising damp, increased design life and greater structural integrity in the event of extreme weather.
Quicker & More Cost Effective: the pre-engineered and prefabricated nature of panel homes means that most of the hard, technical work has been done by the time that the materials arrive on site. This makes them far quicker and more cost effective to build and is why we can offer our clients a 15 week build time guarantee. It also means that the labour costs associated with construction are greatly reduced.
Better Insulation & Energy Efficiency: ECOSTRUCT™ panels are built with insulating material, which effectively means that your whole home is insulated (rather than just the roof). This is guaranteed to make your home more energy efficient and drastically lower your heating and cooling costs.
Less Waste: panel home worksites are much more tidy because of the offsite structural manufacturing. There’s no bricklaying, mixing mortar, cutting timber and so on. This means that there’s far less waste created, and this saves you in waste removal costs.
Thinking of taking advantage of this revolutionary new building process to build your next home? Want to learn more about how we can help you do it in 15 weeks or less? Get in touch with us today to find out more!