In the <a href="http://www.thetimes top”>Times online, Berkeley can see prefabs popping up everywhere.

‘One of Britain’s biggest house builders, a specialist in the luxury London market, has started to make and sell houses built almost entirely in a factory. Berkeley Group has cast aside years of suspicion by the traditional construction industry to embark on a huge drive to market modular homes.’

Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes or simply prefabs, are specialist types of building, which are manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled.

‘Sixteen of its factory-built pre-fabricated houses will be launched at a site in Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich, southeast London. Each of the houses’ rooms has been put together in the Midlands in steel-clad box frames, before being delivered by lorry to be stacked together on site, shaving 19 weeks off the traditional method of building.’

“They look exactly like a traditional home,” Karl Whiteman, Berkeley’s executive director who is managing its modular division, said. “The customer will not be able to tell the difference. Our ambition is that the finished quality will be as good as traditionally built homes that have been built on site.”

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