THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION
Building homes in future New Zealand doesn’t need to require more builders or more hard work. The solution is in changing the process.
Prefabrication, or ‘Prefab’, is the method of offsite construction, using innovative systems, technology and controlled factory environments to produce superior & quality construction. Prefab homes, or prefab panel homes is what we are deeply passionate about here at Durapanel. While we are passionate, we are faced with the challenge that the prefab homes NZ sector is not delivering fast enough to meet the future needs of New Zealand.
We believe our prefab panel home kits are an innovative product that is scalable and sustainable, yet flexible. We are continually investing in new technology and applying new systems to remove unnecessary time and costs, but never at the expense of delivering a quality and customised solution to our clients.
The application of computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology, computer aided grafting and manufacturing (CAD-CAM) and factory controlled conditions allows for superior quality and less wastage, without compromising individuality in design.
With prefabricated homes, the construction process is much faster. This is because two parallel workstreams are happening simultaneously. Site-based foundations are built, as building parts are manufactured offsite.
Offsite manufacturing guarantees on-time completion and reduces delays caused by labour, rework and weather conditions, leading to massive savings.
Prefab construction reduces waste onsite and increases energy efficiency with accurate building methods.
With less dependence on highly skilled labour, controlled environments translate to more jobs for less skilled workers. Additionally, one prefabrication factory can accommodate multiple building firms and projects at once.
In a controlled working environment, employees work at lower heights and are safe from varying weather conditions, enhancing overall worker health and safety.