Watch Construction of the Nexterra Prefab Home in 3 minutes

March 1st, 2012 by Cathy Rust Leave a reply »

Here’s one of the other great things about modular homes — because believe me, there are a lot of great things about them. The majority of the construction can be done inside a warehouse protected from the elements, then shipped to the site (foundation already prepared) and assembled in about 2 days to a week, depending on the home’s complexity. There is less waste of materials since leftovers can be used on the next job in the warehouse. Further, more and more modular homes have a green bent to them and are constructed using zero and low-VOC emitting materials, include materials made from renewable resources and are highly energy efficient.
Nexterra filmed the assembly process of their first home being built in North York. If you’re interested in reading about all the green features, you can read this earlier post about Nexterra and LivingHomes here.
If you want to watch a building go up in three minutes, watch the short video below:

Nexterra Module Installation from Nexterra Green Homes on Vimeo.


1 comment

  1. Vale says:

    This method would also be good for seanosal buildings, like winter porches and entry enclosures. You could quickly and easily put it up in the fall and take it down in the spring. The smaller size of the panels makes for easier storage too. You could even build in a configuration to make a summer storage shed out of some of the panels for the rest of the panels. Lots of possibilities.

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