Prefabricated houses hit the market in the early 1900s as an alternative to stick built homes. The original prefab kits were sold in mail order catalogues and all shared the same basic floorplans and interior design elements, but set the stage for the future of prefabrication. The move toward fully customized prefab homes opened the door for customers to build the house of their dreams. With this option, start to finish support from a Project Director and design team not only speeds up your custom home building process, but also eliminates many of the common problems that come with traditional builds.


The Problem with Traditional Builds

When you choose to have a home built with traditional methods and materials, working around common issues is just a part of the process. Some of the issues that occur during these builds include:

  • Unnecessary waste of construction materials
  • Building damage from adverse weather conditions
  • Uncomfortable working conditions
  • Poor fit and finish

With a custom prefabricated home, however, these potential issues, and many others, are eliminated due to precise material manufacturing techniques and comprehensive support every step of the way.


Why Prefab Homes Outperform Traditional Builds

With their ability to mitigate the weather, reduce waste and create a precise fit and finish, prefabricated homes outperform traditional builds in almost every way.

Weather Mitigation

Throughout the pre-engineering process, the design team focuses on creating components that will fit together quickly and efficiently during the onsite building process. By framing the shell faster than through traditional construction, onsite workers can rapidly move out of the elements and complete the remainder of the build from the inside. The building materials will remain safe from adverse weather conditions to reduce construction costs and keep the construction phase moving forward as expected.

Waste Reduction

With components going through the pre-engineering and pre-fabrication processes, considerable material waste and associated disposal costs are decreased project-wide. Once fabricated, the components undergo rigorous quality testing before they are shipped worldwide from the factory to the jobsite. All components that arrive onsite are utilized for the build. Onsite labor hours decrease as well, as workers only have to construct the prefab components, not measure and cut endlessly to create the essential materials.

Fit and Finish

The pre-fabricated components nestle together seamlessly when constructed onsite by your local builder. With such tight tolerances, the precise fit and finish create a truly environmentally-friendly build that keeps temperatures regulated year-round. Furthermore, the precision joinery reflects in the overall appearance of the home and its ability to remain in optimal condition through the years.


Prefab homes made by a dedicated custom design team resolve the problems of traditional builds while offering an exceptional experience and excellent results. If you would like to learn more about custom prefabricated homes from Acorn Deck House, download our Custom Home Building Guide or schedule a free consultation to speak to one of our dedicated Project Directors.