May 19, 2011 10:05 am
Hi Guys and Gals,
Edit: I should have mentioned I was asking about TIMBER framed houses, not steel frame or double brick.
My wife visited our site yesterday to find a bit of progress happening, but to her surprise she fond they were making the frame of our house on site from scratch.
It doesn't really bother us but we did think it was odd to find that the builder isn't using a pre fabricated frame as it would be quicker and hopefully a little more accurate to have them built off site and trucked in.
Do you have pre fab frames or were they made on site?
As a side note our builder is not a volume builder. He does around 30-40 homes per year.
Re: POLL-House frames: pre fab or on site?2
May 19, 2011 10:29 am
More accurate... yes and no. When they build on site they can adjust to any deviations in the slab, overhang etc.
Six of one, half a dozen of the other really.
We built with PD and ours was on site.... of the houses built around us, Met'con and DFH have built on site. Simonds and GJ Gardner have been prefab.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
Re: POLL-House frames: pre fab or on site?7
May 20, 2011 9:15 am
If your house is a custom house then Stick build is much better. If you are a volume builder and build many houses of the same design then prefab will be better.
In terms of quality there is more pride in a stick build.