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Modular Vs. Prefab: What's The Difference?

February 25, 2014

What’s the difference between modular and prefab construction? That’s a question that’s been on a lot of minds lately, as ‘prefab’ has become a trendy term in home decor magazines and media. As it turns out, there isn’t really a difference between the two at all. At least not on the surface.


A prefabricated building, or Prefab, is a term that refers to several different types of construction. Any home can be considered as prefab if portions of its structure are constructed in a factory setting and then assembled onsite. Modular homes consist of several components that are built in a factory setting and then assembled on-site to create your new home, like LEGOs for real life. Thus, a modular home IS a prefab home.


These days, the term ‘Prefab’ has become synonymous with the modernist home movement, but that doesn’t mean that a modular home isn’t prefab. Today, modular homes can be built to all kinds of specifications, whether you’d like a small, modern structure with large windows, or a sprawling Cape Cod style home for your family. You could call it “Prefab” or “Modular”, but we think you should simply call it “Home”.

Contact us to find out more about prefabricated modular homes in BC.


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