The House of your Dreams, Delivered Fresh From the Factory

Book - 2006
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Explores the dramatic new developments in prefabricated home design, discussing the benefits of such systems as timber frame, log, and modular construction and featuring a wide array of home styles, from small to large, that are available to prospective homeowners.

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Featuring high-quality color photographs of interiors and exteriors, this volume helps potential buyers understand the benefits and drawbacks of various types of prefabricated housing. Each of seven most commonly used building systems--modular, panelized, structural insulated panels, timber frame, log construction, concrete, and steel--is covered in a separate section. Koones is the author of several titles on homes. Oversize: 9.75x10.25". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Ingram Publishing Services
This book gives homeowners who are dreaming about building or planning to build a new home the good and the bad on all types of prefabricated houses.
This is the only book that gives homeowners who are dreaming about building or planning to build a new home the good and the bad on all types of prefabricated houses. Shows that prefabricated can be mainstream traditional design and does not have to look like a mobile home or a modular "Dwell" box.
Prefabulous describes the many systems available for prefabricating all or parts of a new home, including timber frame and log, as well as modular, panelized, structural insulated panels, steel framing and concrete systems, which are relatively new. Prefabulous describes these systems, compares their advantages and disadvantages, and shows beautiful examples of houses built using these techniques. Although all of these "prefabricated" houses look very different, all of them were manufactured partially or almost completely in a controlled factory environment and transported to the home site to be erected. As a group these systems offer a faster, more energy-efficient, and sometimes more cost-efficient method of building.
Includes a foreword by Not So Big House author Sarah Susanka, who writes: "For homeowners who want to know the options, the advantages and disadvantages of those options, and to see how those prefabricated parts come together into a good, attractive home, read this book."

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781561588442
Branch Call Number: 643.2 K8377p 2006
Characteristics: 218 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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Apr 11, 2014

Prefabs have come a long way! This book is great for those looking for ideas and inspiration.


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