Panelized Houses

Panelized homes are constructed on site using prefabricated panels. The most common type of panel is a SIP or structurally insulated panel. These feature a highly insulative material which is sandwiched between two durable flat panels.

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This new prefab housing trend is taking off and has quickly become our top recommendation for Canadians.

What are SIP Homes?

SIP buildings are gaining recognition in the construction industry due to their versatility and ease of use. They can be used to cost effectively construct a building for virtually and use and construction times are greatly reduced over traditional building methods.

The panel boards can be a variety of materials such as plywood, fiberglass, or polymer blends.

Cost of a Panel or SIP House

The cost per square foot for panelized homes is typically higher than mobile homes (primarily because mobile homes are incredibly basic) but less than a modular home. Because you can hold panels for multiple homes on one truck, whereas you can only hold one per truck with mobile homes and only part of a house with modular homes, panelized homes are the building style of choice for most remote locations which require many houses or other buildings to be built quickly.

SIPs are an Eco-Friendly Option

SIPs are also gaining recognition on the green front since their design allows for them to be highly insulated and therefore energy efficient. They can also be made of recycled materials and the on-site waste from construction of a new house is far less than with lumber or any other traditional building material.

Homes of the Future?

panel homeThere has been a definite move towards environmentally friendly products in all manner of different industries in recent years. Housing is no exception, but those changes aren’t just taking place on the inside. There are new construction techniques being used that are not only cost-saving, but which will also help the environment over the long haul.

One of those methods comes in the construction of panelized homes, with the materials used being constructed elsewhere before they are pieced together in the construction of the new house. The fact that the materials used are also great at insulating the new home is just another added bonus of that method.

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Other Types of Prefab Homes

There are a variety of building methods to choose from.
Click a building method below to see pictures & learn more.

Barndominiums are homes constructed out of rigid frame steel buildings. These structures offer Strength, Style, DIY and Savings.

Built in modules (sections), this style of home offers the affordability of factory production with far more design freedom.

By re-using shipping containers, you're able to get a durable skeleton at an affordable price. Then it's customized for a funky look, or more traditional modern appearance.

SIPs (structurally insulated panels) have become popular due to their ease of assembly and high insulation value and ability to make an infinite variety of layouts.

Mobile houses have evolved over the years and today they look very different from their trailer-like predecessors. Just drop it off and your house is ready to go!

A classic, durable prefab home with good insulation value & a unique style. This method can be used for both small cabins and gigantic rustic mansions.