Ready Made House and Building
Have you ever dream of a roof over your head built in a jiffy? Like a magical genie of Aladdin’s lamp erecting a house for you at your command before you bat an eyelid? Thanks to the emerging technology of prefabrication and pre-engineered buildings is now a reality. A western concept, prefab houses and structures are now also trending in India over the conventional “brick and mortar” buildings, whose cost has skyrocketed beyond reach. After the “Make in India” and “Smart City” campaigns launched by the Government of India, its popularity received further fillip due to its inherent cost benefits, quick installation characteristics, eco- friendliness, thermal efficiency and seismic stability; to meet the massive infrastructural demand.
Prefab versus pre-engineered structures:
Prefab house is assembling of pre-cast components of a building at the construction site. It is like buying your home off the shelf. While prefab houses are mainly constructed with different types of panels, pre-engineered structures are predominantly made of steel catering to the infrastructure industry.
Matter and Materials:
The materials inventory in both prefab and PEB is light, cost-effective, easing quick installation, yet aesthetically pleasing and functionally beneficial
- Prefab: Whether it is a renovation or a new construction prefab house EPS panels are favoured in India. A sandwich panel is the basic building block. They are essentially three-layered slab with middle low-density core bound by two thin layers on either side. The materials used to make these panels are varied. The most popular groups are:
- EPS sandwich panel
- Cement sandwich panel
- PUF sandwich panel.
- Cement wall panel
- PEB or pre-engineered building: The material used in PEB is steel, which is the most recycled commodity on earth.
Aesthetics with durability:
Riding on CAD tools, the fabricators can customise durable prefab houses and PEB structures to satisfy a wide range of structural, climatic and aesthetic design requirements. The strength of the building block is derived from the load bearing properties of I-beams.
The accuracy of PEB structure details is designed by the engineers considering the clear span between the two bearing points with live and dead loads. The most efficient I-beams are selected depending on the project size.
Prefab and PEB attract a widespread internal and external applications. Prefab panels are widely used in insulation, cladding, acoustics, facades and protection of houses. PEB structures are commonly sighted at factories, warehouses, large shed and roofs at stations, airports and stadia. Similarly, on a smaller scale, they are seen in gas stations, schools and offices.
PEB manufacturers in India:
An important factor related to PEB manufacturers in India is a single point delivery which includes design, erection and installation with efficient after sales service. Some key Indian vendors specifically meeting these needs are:
- BlueScope Steel
- Jindal Buildsys Limited
- Interarch Building Products
- Richa Industries
- Kirby Building Systems
- Everest Industries
- Llyods Insulations
- Multicolour Steels
- PEBS Pennar
- Smith Structures
- SML Group
- Zamil Steel
The Indian scenario of prefab houses and PEB structures is vibrant at the moment, and newer and innovative ideas are infused regularly to satisfy the desires of the ever demanding Indian consumer.