Lightweight prefabricated concrete house

Lightweight prefabricated concrete house is considered one of the prefabricated houses that has various applications. All the pieces and components of these houses are produced in the factory and then for installation it is moved to the project location. In the projects that the project deadline and the budget of construction is limited, prefabricated houses are usually used. The high speed of implementing prefabricated houses make them a popular choice. 

Lightweight prefabricated concrete houses are used to build guard rooms, residential homes built in private gardens, tourist accommodations and corporate homes. The great advantage of these houses is that all their parts are built outside the project site; This reduces the cost of construction and maintenance of structural parts on site. It is also possible to custom produce lightweight concrete houses with the desired color and style.

Easy transportation, high earthquake resistance, good quality for movement, the possibility of designing the interior and exterior walls with the help of paint, plaster, etc. are among the other advantages of these prefabricated concrete houses. The lightweight prefabricated concrete house is no different from a typical house and has all the basic facilities. Therefore, they can be used as a complete residential unit for housing.

How to build a lightweight prefabricated concrete house

Prefabricated concrete houses are houses where all their components are built outside the project site and installed in the desired location. These prefabricated houses are very popular today because of their easy transportation, earthquake and fire resistance, reduced construction costs, ease of installation and so on.

To build these light and concrete houses, first the metal skeleton of the building is implemented and then the walls are filled with light and high quality concrete. The great advantage of lightweight prefabricated concrete house is that to design the interior and exterior of these buildings a variety of colors, PVC, stone, tile, etc. can be used 

Application of prefabricated concrete houses

Prefabricated all-concrete houses have a high usage. For example, these structures can be used for residential and urban gardens. Many people who want to have a residential building in their garden, are likely to build prefabricated all-concrete houses. Other applications of these concrete houses include the construction of guard rooms and care takers in towns, factories, and so on.

In tourist areas, the use of prefabricated houses such as conex boxes or prefabricated concrete houses is very common to build accommodation and shelters. The economic cost of these homes has led some organizations to build prefabricated concrete houses for their employees for permanent or temporary housing. In addition to all the above, these houses can be used instead of sandwich panels or metal conex boxes.

What are the advantages of lightweight prefabricated concrete house?

To build a prefabricated house, various materials can be used such as wood, metal, LSF and concrete. Choosing the best material depends on different parameters like the geographical location of the structure. Prefabricated concrete houses, in addition to being lightweight, have other advantages and superiorities that lead to several applications. In the coming sections, we will overview some of the advantages of prefabricated concrete houses. 

All the components are produced prefabricated

All the parts of a prefabricated concrete house are ready to use. For those projects dealing with spatial limitations and it is not possible to move the building materials to the project site, building these prefabricated houses are more welcomed. All the components of these buildings are made in the factory and then are moved to the project location to be installed. 

Producing custom concrete forms

To build a lightweight prefabricated concrete house, firstly the plan is designed by the engineer. When the plan is completed, the production of customized concrete components is started. The prefabricated concrete structure is produced based on the employer’s need and comment. For example, customizing the type of paint, type of implementing windows and doors, etc. is possible. 

Easy transportation and installation

The most important feature of prefabricated houses where all the components are produced in the factory is easy transportation of these components to the project site. If moving these components were difficult and costly, perhaps using the prefabricated houses would no longer be economically reasonable. Simple transportation and trouble-free installation are from the benefits of lightweight prefabricated concrete houses.

High earthquake resistance

The lightness of this prefabricated concrete house makes it a kind of earthquake resistance structure. The less dead load (the loading of the heavy building materials) is, the more life time a structure would have and it can be more resistable of factors such as earthquake and fire. 

The possibility to move and install in another location

One of the other advantages of prefabricated concrete houses is the mobility. These structures are made of firmed and stable concrete. Therefore, they have a high lifetime and the quality is guaranteed. High resistance and quality of these structures fulfills the possibility of moving and installing them in other locations. 

The possibility to beautify the facade

If you tend to have a residential  lightweight prefabricated concrete house, you can use different materials such as stone, tile, PVC, etc. to design the facade of interior and exterior walls. Thus, prefabricated concrete houses can bring the same feeling of regular houses to the residents and from different aspects, there is no difference between them and ordinary houses. 

What facilities can a prefabricated concrete house have?

As we mentioned earlier, these houses, from various aspects, are similar to regular houses. Lightweight prefabricated concrete houses include concrete floor, ceiling and walls. Insulated and double-paned windows and doors can be used in these houses. Other basic facilities that every house has, can be found in these houses as well. 

Features like handles and locks, ceiling insulation, lighting equipment, restrooms, kitchen or considering some areas to place cabinets and sink, etc. are some of them.