Homes, like everything else, change with time. Homes change through time to accommodate the requirements of the families that live in them. Architectural styles are linked to different periods, eras, and art movements. And depending on the taste of the individual, which could have been influenced by their culture, specific movements, they buy or build their dream homes.
Art and craft in architecture
It is a movement that began in the late 19th century in Britain. The movement had set out to correct the way objects were being manufactured. It revolted strongly against lousy design. Bad design, according to Arts and Crafts devotees, fell nothing short of poorly designed, overly decorated, useless household goods that resulted from the industrial revolution. The core characteristics of the movement were a belief in craftsmanship, the inherent beauty of the materials, interaction with nature, simplicity, and function. These principles later became embedded in architecture. Artisans and architects who were believers began to encourage people to build, furnish and define their homes using Arts and Craft principles. Natural materials such as stone, brick, and wood made up a typical Craftsman-styled home.
Cottage home style
The cottage was initially derived from the word "hitters." Cotters were European peasants farmers in the middle ages who lived in this style of home. It is usually tiny and homemade from stone or wood.
Victorian architectural style
Victorian architecture doesn't refer to a particular style but to an era— the reign of Queen Victoria. It originated in England and still dominates the architectural design of homes in its cities and towns. They were usually large, had wood or some interior, complicated, and had vibrant colors.
Houses don't just differ in styles and materials but also construction methods. Houses can be built in various configurations, from underground houses to pit houses to castles to treehouses and, of course, prefabricated homes.
Prefabricated homes are homes whose parts are manufactured in a factory rather than on a construction site as traditional homes are built. There are subcategories of prefabricated homes, one of which is known as Panelized homes.
Panelized home or panel home is a very popular construction method. It is a texture that utilizes advanced technology, quality materials, and a controlled work environment to build wall panels and other components to build a durable home in less time. Builders and homebuyers today are starting to recognize that building a house this way is most efficient.
Benefits of panelized homes
It saves construction time
The manufacturing and assemblage of a wooden house only take about two months before you can move onto interior decoration. All the work is completed as there are no "wet" technologies such as plastering or concreting, whereas masonry houses require drying time to ensure the effectiveness of said technology.
The house is being manufactured indoors and not on a construction site, which means that the materials are protected from environmental effects. Also, workers in a panelized facility are trained to do a particular job and are professionals in that specialized area of home construction.
Panel houses have many opportunities for architectural freedom to match anyone's taste and aspirations. Panel houses can be modern, contemporary, gothic, can have curved shapes, large spaces can be tall, or follow the core principles of the Arts and Craft movement. After all, a home can be designed to fit your needs and budget with limitless options to customize your home.
How panelized homes are assembled
Depending on the panel home facility you contacted, you can either choose from their catalog of home plans or design yours. Based on the information you provide them with, they draw the plans of your new home, engineer them and manufacture them.
- Panelized home is then placed on flatbed trucks and delivered to your building site, where it is offloaded with panel suction lifters. Suction panel lifters are a fast-rising technology in the construction industry. Like every other suction lifter, they alleviate the stress of lifting heavy materials and injuring themselves in the process. Another tool that can be used in unloading is forklifts, small cranes, or gooseneck forklifts. You can as well attach a suction panel lifter to a forklift. One of the best suction panel lifters on the market is GRABO. GRABO Electric Vacuum Lifter is a cordless suction cup lifting device that operates using an electric vacuum pump to achieve a high suction level, securing it to almost any surface. It works on rough, porous surfaces (wood, concrete, rock, gypsum boards, natural stone tiles, Plasterboard, checker plate, drain covers, worktops, doors, glass, stone slabs, concrete pavers, flagstones, textured tiles & glass) and other surfaces that otherwise wouldn't work with a standard hard rubber suction cup. Not only is this great for lifting panels, but great for installing other components of the home like a glass window or marble countertop. Nothing beats a handheld, electric portable lifter like GRABO.
Our homes are more than just buildings made out of wet, cold concrete and wood. They reflect who we are, our beliefs, and they hold what we most treasure. Morris William, one of the pioneers of the Art and Craft movement, said: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. While this is true, it's okay to have that one thing that is, in fact, useless but has sentimental value.
Panel home facilities offer you the opportunity to have a durable structure constructed with the best tools (like GRABO) and advanced technology designed to match your exquisite taste while on a low budget.