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Prefabricated Vs Bespoke Housing, What Are The Benefits?

In episode 32 of Think Big Podcast, I summarise some of my biggest learnings about prefabricated housing and its impact on the architecture and design profession.

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In this episode, I discuss:

✨ The differences between bespoke and prefabricated housing

✨ The advantages of prefabricated housing

✨ Some interesting project examples

This is just one of the many varied topics my clients and I discuss in our sessions to build relevant vocabulary and get them to speak and share their thoughts, ideas and opinions!

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Expressions and Phrases

to have something at your fingertips - when something is readily available

in the long run - over or after a long period of time; eventually.

Phrasal Verbs

get into - start discussing a subject extensively.

go ahead - proceed or consider something

Key Content Vocabulary

bespoke (adj) made for a particular customer or user.

assemble (verb) - build

prefab (adj) - Prefab simply means that the home is constructed off-site (in a factory) and assembled and installed onsite (at the site)

modular homes (noun) - Modular homes are houses built off-site, usually in an indoor factory-like setting. Often called factory-built, system-built or prefabricated, modular homes are completed in sections, according to specific plans

manufactured / mobile homes (noun) - A manufactured home is a structure that: has the character of a dwelling house. is designed to be moved from one position to another. It is not permanently attached to the land.

kit homes (noun) - made from precut pieces for later assembly

resurgence (noun) - an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.

GLULAM (noun) - glued laminated timber

CROSSLAM (noun) - cross-laminated timer

slash (verb) - reduce

building chassis (noun) - the base frame of a house end to end service (noun) - from beginning to end

Compare and Contrast Language

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