5 Typical Myths About Prefabricated Buildings

Prefabrication technology has been around for decades, and misconceptions have been around for just as long. All myths, cliches, misconceptions, or stereotypes have one thing in common: they are all false, untrue, baseless allegations by people opposed to innovation. It often involves outdated information, a lack of knowledge, or a simple misrepresentation, presented without any sense of authenticity. Despite contrary evidence, these beliefs are widely accepted as fact.

Technology, innovation, and rapid growth are hallmarks of our time. Buildings built with prefabricated materials are becoming more common around the world. This is due to several factors, including their flexibility, faster construction, cost-effectiveness and so on but since it still is a relatively new technology, there are still a lot of myths about it.

In this article, we’ll explore five popular myths about modular construction that are simply not true.


1) You can’t build a prefabricated structure from scratch by yourself.

False! It is possible to build your own modular building from scratch with the help from professionals. The process may take longer than if you use prefabricated parts, but you will get exactly what you want without any compromises or compromises in quality or size. At Pinax, we aim to provide our clients with the best solutions and services. Our 360° approach enables us to plan, design, execute and deliver turnkey structures on time as per our scope requirement. 


2) Prefabricated buildings are only good for offices.

The pre-engineered technology was strictly associated with the industrial and commercial sector. A rise in its popularity explored various avenues of its usage leading to Prefabricated buildings being used in innumerable ways including apartments, houses, restaurants, supermarkets and even educational institutes. They are also used in commercial buildings such as shops and supermarkets which need a lot of space but don’t have enough budget to buy expensive materials like bricks or stone tiles which are essential in traditional construction. The best part? These buildings are stronger, more durable, and last longer while requiring less maintenance over time. 


3) Prefabricated buildings are difficult to transport

This is another myth that we need to bust! Prefabricated buildings are not too heavy and can be transported easily enough by truck or train. A prefabricated building can be easily dismantled making relocation and redesigning of the structure an easy affair. You can even take them with you on vacation! They come in various sizes, so they fit into any car or truck bed.


4) Prefabricated buildings are not good for the environment

There are a lot of myths about prefabricated buildings, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, pre-engineered buildings are much better for the environment since most of the construction is done in a controlled environment, there is very little trash at the site. This type of construction can be dismantled and used again making relocation easier and convenient. It further cuts down on carbon emissions by using less energy to build it in a factory instead of on-site. 


5) Prefabricated buildings are not aesthetically pleasing 

The appearance of pre-engineered buildings is sometimes referred to as “different” from that of traditional buildings. The answer is yes, but in a positive way. The structural, functional, and aesthetic attributes of premium prefabricated structures are virtually identical to those of on-site built construction. In terms of performance, modular designs can be customized inside and out so they look, feel, and perform exactly as the client wants them to – even better than traditional buildings. From timber clad to pitched roofs and customised colours, these buildings are becoming more aesthetically appealing to meet market demand.

At Pinax, we build to meet the client’s needs. Despite the fact that some businesses require industrial structures, this is not a solution that is suitable for everyone. Prefabricated buildings can be made for a wide range of applications. We manufacture warehouses, factory buildings, airport terminals, agricultural buildings, industrial sheds, site offices, pre-engineered hostels, etc. To know more get in touch with us on www.pinaxsteel.com