Plant Prefab, a leading custom home design and prefabrication company, began the installation of its latest residential project in Palo Alto, highlighting a building system that allows the construction of custom homes faster with less cost and construction waste than similar site-built homes.
The company claims it has a product that can help fix the Bay Area’s housing crisis: pre-fabricated homes that can be built in just about eight hours.
The 2,500 square foot, four-bed three bath home arrived at the job site in six modules that are 90% finished, complete with counters and appliances installed in the kitchen, in the bathroom, the vanity, fixtures, and tile are already in.
The modules were made 400 miles away in the Southern California city of Rialto, where workspace and construction labor is much cheaper.
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