Yesterday in The Times they ran an article entitled ‘Why a prefab can be absolutely fabulous’. The article looked at the modern breed of prefabricated building systems which are being used by self builders to create their dream homes.
The article talked about the benefits of ordering a building that is predominately manufactured off site and then quickly assembled once onsite, and showcased some cutting edge house designs built using this system.
This system has been adopted by garden office designers too
The system of prefabricating buildings in factory conditions has been widely adopted by the garden office industry. About 90% of the industry manufacture their garden office structure in a factory ensuring a high quality finish and short on site build time.
Many garden office suppliers test assemble their buildings in the factory. They then move the panels to site and reassemble. This results in a short onsite build time. Some suppliers can assemble a garden office in as little as a day, larger designs may take a week or two.
A handful of suppliers completely build the office in their factory and then transport it by road and have it craned into the clients garden. With this system a garden office can be ready to use in under a day.
The benefits of a prefab garden office
- High quality finish – by building a garden office in factory conditions suppliers ensure that materials are fitted in the optimum conditions, there is no worry that elements of the build get effected by the weather for instance.
- Test assembled – many garden office suppliers test assemble their buildings before delivery. This ensures that everything fits, allows them to cut materials to size and reduces possible onsite problems and build time.
- Short onsite time – because the majority of the build is completed in the suppliers factory the onsite build time is short. This means you’ll have workers in your garden for a shorter period and your garden office will be ready to use sooner!
- Cost saving’s – having a construction team on site is expensive for a garden office supplier, so if they can reduce the amount of onsite time by doing more in their local factory they can pass on the cost benefits to you the customer.
If you look at our Find A Garden Office Supplier section you will see ‘Why a prefab can be absolutely fabulous’