This type of building is the most popular way of private housing in Western Europe and Scandinavia, – regions that are close to Latvia by the climate, natural conditions and customer taste. Prefabricated houses have increased in popularity due to economical and ecological reasons as well as their practical characteristics.
Construction speed and quality
Prefabricated houses – both standard and individual projects – are produced industrially, within workshop conditions. This ensures the quality of the selected timber structures and individual parts are constructed rapidly.
An important advantage of prefabricated buildings – the building can be placed on a wide range of foundations ranging from both home projects and plot geotechnical conditions. There can be used corner element foundations, screw pile foundations, slab foundation, concrete foundations, etc. The modern technology has the ability to provide maximum thermal efficiency of the building and build them much faster than conventional houses, it also eliminates the need to wait for the foundation to set (harden) as it’s in the traditional method. Moreover, the assembling on building particular site does not require extra time and the use of heavy construction machinery. This significantly reduces the total project cost, which is important to the customer and it protects the environment. Experience shows that a comfortable house for a reasonable price can be constructed, from design to finish, during one summer season.
Practicality, Safety and Ecological thinking
Prefabricated houses are comparatively cheaper than other types of buildings in their construction and operation. It is characterized by excellent thermal insulation and lower cost of the heating season regardless of the type of heating. These buildings are designed and constructed with all of the EU requirements and safety standards. They are fireproof, and are not jeopardized by an aggressive environment factors (humidity, different termites, rot, etc.). It is important that the prefabricated houses provides the inhabitants with a comfortable microclimate. Buildings naturally “breathe” during the summer it has a pleasant coolness, while in winter it is easy to keep the heat in. Natural building and thermal insulation materials that are used gives the indoor wood a natural aroma, as well as provides the house owners with a natural non allergic environment. Finally – prefabricated buildings do not necessarily require a capital foundation. This is the only type of buildings that is legal in different areas of conservation, where the current state law prohibits capital construction.
Diverse architectural and design options
Prefabricated building technology allows for a wide range of customer request fulfillment in appearance of the building and the creation of planning and interior furnishing. It is not difficult, if necessary; to add new elements of construction to the existing building – various extensions, such as terraces, roofs, verandas, etc.