House building techniques and technologies are updating with time. Home owners are now actively coming forward to build their custom homes using prefab technology. Though, the market has expanded in past few years, one should be very careful while picking the builders for precast homes. There are numerous advantages of choosing custom home plans and some negligible draw backs.
Let’s know the do’s and don’ts of using precast materials
While you are all set to build your home with precast materials, make sure you have picked the best builder in the market. In case you choose someone with less expertise and a bad name in the market, there are chances that you are getting into trouble with the home building task.
It is important that the raw materials used for the precast components are of good quality. The better the raw materials the finer the outcome would be. This ultimately gives you the best quality of work for your precast home.
Every building material has shelf life, ensure that your builder uses the fresh stock for your home, allowing it to have a longer life. Though, most construction companies provide their own precast materials to build the houses, it is good to know the manufacturing company, in case they are not manufactured by your builder.
Make sure to take a final walkthrough of the complete structure is of utmost important. Keep asking the builder to share pictures of the work on progress, as you possibly can’t visit the site every other day. It would work as a proof for the commitment of the builder as well as help you keep track of the work and possible completion date.
Let the builder know that the materials should be safe of any chemicals that may irritate your family members’ health. These may be toxic paints or coatings applied to the precast wall panels or the doors, threatening the safety for homes.
It is better to use the building materials as soon as possible, as lying in the open and unused might affect their colour. To keep their look and feel intact, don’t let them get stored unprotected.
Don’t pay more than what is decided on paper, unless you have requested some extra features or additional things beyond the primary requirement.
Going overboard with the designing beyond the custom home plans may cost you more while building your dream nest with precast. Everything that is extra raises the building cost and you might have no idea when the budget will exceed the estimated cost.
Though, most of the above are common aspects that we all know about building precast homes, but pay less heed to, having them followed would cause no harm at all. When utilized in the right way building materials would produce better quality of work and a longer life to the precast home. As these houses are designed and planned by expert designers and architects, the dimensions of each piece of material (such as wall panels, and slidings) affects the entire design and load balancing of the entire structure of the custom home. A slight change in length, height, or breadth of the structures would affect the entire set up, as the positions of the bolting points would differ, height of the panel might imbalance the load balancing of the roof and so on.