A building expert, Kayode Ogunlade, has urged Nigerians to embrace pre-fabricated building technology as a cheap way of building.
The technology, he explained, involves the use of factory-built building parts which are later assembled on-site to build houses. The building parts are usually manufactured off-site in advance, in standard sections that can be easily transported and assembled on-site.
Although this is not a very popular technology in the country, some companies have started deploying the technology in the country. Ogunlade is convinced that using this technology ensures that less money and less time is spent in construction when compared to conventional building systems.
Due to this reduced cost, he explained, prefab homes are usually sold at affordable prices. With recent technological advancements, the builder explained that some prefab homes have been constructed at prices below N1 million. However, this feat has not been effectively reproduced in the country and there are some luxury prefab homes that come at fairly high prices.
Ogunlade said prefab homes also have very versatile designs as building components can be assembled to build bungalows, duplexes, apartment buildings, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants or even hotels. They also have a degree of tolerance against weather extremes as the factory-controlled manufacturing processes produce weather-resistant high quality materials.
It would be recalled that Nigerite Limited recently launched a own pre-fabricated building solution that effectively cuts construction time by up to 70 per cent construction, generates minimum waste and is a cheaper option when compared with the traditional wet construction using bricks and blocks
Source: Estate Times