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Trends in Home Building: Prefab

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I took a little time today to dream about the future. Top architectural magazines and journals are on the cutting edge of the next trend. Some of the trends may not find their way to suburban developments, but I think many of the ideas will be adaptive to our changing world. Royal Q 2
You might want to explore the Royal Q series and see some of the ground breaking designs Royal Homes has been building in partnership with some architectural leaders and visionary home owners.
Over the next few blog posts, I am going delve into some great trends to watch.


I know, it’s a no-brainer, as I write on behalf of Royal Homes. But I want to emphasize the growing trend in prefab building. Royal Homes started with the vision of a builder who was looking to overcome some of the challenges inherent to the Canadian landscape and climate. Frankly, Hans Kuyvenhoven was on the cutting edge. IF you follow the changes in home building, you will see many prefab companies pop up. It just makes sense. The builder can build year round. There are no unscheduled breaks in the schedule because the craftsmen and trades are employed by the company and they don’t have to wait for them to fit the build into their schedule. But the big plus is in strategic design and optimizing product usage. The prefab builder is able to standardize basic products, decreasing waste while INCREASING quality. Just a couple of decades ago, prefab builders were looked on with just a little disdain, the general public considering them of less quality than traditional stick building.Windows Installed
But all that has changed. In fact, prefab factory built homes employ technologies that cannot be used by traditional builders. They are able to use pre-set jigs, customized to your design, to ensure ultra-sensitivity to precision. That just can’t happen on-site.
The prefab builder also has the advantage of building the home in-doors. There are no wind storms, not disastrous downpours. The home is protected at all times. There are systemic advantages to the entire process which enables the builder to incorporate a comprehensive list of checks and balances to ensure the quality of the build.
There are many advantages to building prefab… Royal Homes has been a leader in the industry for almost 50 years, employing new technology, building stronger and more energy efficient plans and designing for the modern family.

It was the only smart move to go with Royal!Ken
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    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.