Steel Frames WA

Benefits of Prefabrication Solutions For Rural and Remote Area Construction

Many Australians opt to move into rural and remote areas to enjoy the space and escape from the rigours of city life. However, some do not consider the challenges of rural life, especially where to live.

There are numerous hoops to jump through, even if you find an ideal piece of land. Preliminary reports, permits, and ratings aside, there is the matter of finding builders and tradies who will come to your location. The obstacles to building your home add to the cost and time of your build. This is one of the many reasons prefabricated or modular buildings are in great demand outside of the city limits.

Some of the top benefits of choosing prefabricated solutions for rural buildings include:


1. Simplifies Coordination Efforts

Some rural areas are challenging to access. Tiny roads, dirt roads, and natural barriers all give conventional builders reasons to avoid taking on these projects.

When you are building a modular home, all the materials, along with workers and necessary machinery, can arrive at the same time with much less effort.


2. No Weather Delays

Building the traditional way means your project can be held up for days or even weeks because of poor weather conditions. It is surprisingly common for parts of the project to sustain damage during severe weather conditions, even if precautions are in place to protect the completed sections.

Around 90 per cent of modular building components are constructed off-site. Upon arrival, there are a smaller number of pieces to assemble. This means workers will experience fewer weather delays since the team needs a smaller window of building time.


3. Quality Control

The pieces of modular homes are inherently sturdy because the pieces must hold up while making the trip from the manufacturer to the building site.

Manufacturers understand the potentially terrible weather conditions the home may endure, so they use materials and techniques to enhance the quality of the modular home’s pieces. Also, being assembled indoors by professionals eliminates any weather-related issues, making the prefabrication closer to flawless.


4. Reduced Site Impact

You may be familiar with the horrendous muddy messes many new homeowners are left to figure out when the build is complete. This is generally unavoidable when using conventional construction methods because 100 per cent of the work happens on-site. Months of heavy equipment and the teams’ transportation can degrade a building site.

Since a modular build is 90 per cent complete when the components arrive at the building site, months of traffic and equipment are eliminated. This has a significant impact on the condition of the site, leaving less for the owners to restore.


5. Friendly to the Environment

Prefabricated homes use insulation and other energy-rated elements like windows to help reduce fuel consumption. Sustainable upgrades like solar panels are easy to add to a modular structure. Additionally, there is a limited amount of waste left after a modular building is complete.

The materials that are not used can be recycled and used in future projects. The majority of the building can be recycled if necessary. For example, if a school has outgrown old modular buildings, they can be broken down and recycled to make room for new buildings.


6. Customisable

Modular buildings are easy to customise, making them ideal for nearly any situation. Once you choose your design, you can work with professionals to modify the space to fit your needs.

Whether it is more storage or a larger common area, most requests are achievable. You will have a great deal of say in how the structure looks from a décor standpoint. Floors, walls, cabinet trim and other details are customisable. Imagine moving right in with no changes to make.


7. No Cost Over-runs

Almost everyone knows a few people with nightmare scenarios about wild cost overruns during construction. Of course, once the building is complete, there is little recourse except to pay.

When you choose a prefabricated building, whether it is a home, office, or school, you will decide what you want and how much you are willing to pay. If you choose to modify the design, you will know right away if your changes to the design impact the cost.


8. Speed of the Build

When you choose a modular building, you can expect a rapid build. A modular building is typically ready to go in as little as 12-16 weeks. A conventional build will take a significant amount of time to complete.


Building homes is a precision art form under the best conditions. Mix in high winds, heavy rain, or extreme heat, and you have a true challenge on your hands. To get the best structure for your money, you should rely on professionals with years of experience in the prefabricated construction industry. Rely on the team from Steel Frames, WA. Boasting over 50 years of experience in the industry, Steel Frames WA provides solutions for numerous construction projects. Contact us and free yourself from the stress of building in rural areas.

Jeremy O’Donoghue

Managing Director at Steel Frames WA

Home-building expert Jeremy O’Donoghue has worked productively in the industry for 15 years, at both ABN and BGC groups. Jeremy is experienced in delivering quality steel frame products that precisely meet client needs.