What is a Pre-Engineered Wall System?

Pre-Engineered Wall Systems, or Panelization, is a construction method that builds the structural elements of a home in a controlled environment and then ships them to a job site for assembly.

 

 

Why choose a Pre-Engineered Wall System?

Save Money: Pre-Engineered Wall Systems can reflect significant cost savings. According to the National Association of Home Builders, "Engineered building components (prefabricated wall systems) typically use 26% less wood products and require 37% less construction time, resulting in significant savings for builders."

 

Reduce On-Site Labour: Using a pre-engineered wall system reduces the on-site time needed to construct your project and usually requires a smaller crew than conventional stick framing.

 

Reduce Waste: Using a pre-engineered wall system significantly reduces construction waste. By using carefully prepared shop drawings construction material is used much more efficiently, reducing site waste by as much as 60%.

 

Quality: Interhabs technical expertise ensures that you will have top quality pre-engineered wall systems built in a climate-controlled environment. Our panels are delivered on schedule and on budget.

 

Save Time: Panelization can reduce build time by as much as 60%. Build a typical new home in just 90 days, instead of the conventional 180 - 270 days.

 


The Building Process

The first step is to create a plan for your dream build with our design team. Once the design is finalized we use those plans to pre-build all exterior walls to the exact specifications needed. We use only premium grade lumber sheathed with OSB (Oriented Strand Board) or plywood for the exterior panels. All window and door openings are built to spec with headers installed.

 

We pre-cut the floor and roof systems, and we can also pre-build all interior petitions and knee walls if requested.

 

Our panels are numbered and tagged to the plan as they are built in our factory so they can be easily handled and put in the correct place on-site. All products are then shipped to your job site on a date scheduled with you and your contractor.


 


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Our Partners


Our partnerships with Cottage Keeper Construction and Nova Scotia Building Supplies (1982) Ltd allow us to provide the skills to have your project completed from start to finish.