Modular houses are a special case of prefabricated buildings. “The enlargement of structures from wall and floor elements to three-dimensional elements, including walls, floor and ceiling, allows you to break the building into several large blocks / modules or even make the house as a single module if the area of \u200b\u200bthe house does not exceed 50 “squares”.
Walls, ceilings in the module, finishing, laying of engineering systems and even installation of furniture, appliances and interior items can be made at the plant,” Andrey Alisov explained.
Thus, according to him, the house comes to the site completely ready – the assembly and installation of a modular structure takes from one hour to several days, depending on the manufacturer of the house and the area of \u200b\u200bthe building. The expert noted that the main types of modular houses include:
- on the basis of a wooden frame (the most common for a private buyer, usually a house in the style of a barn house);
- based on a steel frame (the most reliable and long-lived option, ready for numerous moves and harsh operating conditions, but also the most expensive);
- based on containers and transpacks (the cheapest solution, mainly for camps, low ceilings, not always convenient layouts, low energy efficiency, usually low quality finishes and engineering solutions).
In Russia, most often they build houses on metal and wooden frames, containers are much less common. “The first option is more often used for the production of modules not for long-term residence, since such a design is seriously inferior in terms of energy saving to structures with a wooden frame,” said the general director of the Waldek company.