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Prefabricated Construction

Comprehensive information on prefabricated construction (updated 2020)

What Is Prefabricated Construction?

Advantages of Prefabricated Construction 

History of Prefabricated Construction

Prefabricated Construction in Israel

Prefabricated Construction Characteristics

Prefabricated Construction, in Stages

Prefabricated Construction: How to Build a House without Cracks

Prefabricated Construction Is Green Construction

Prefabricated Construction Is Quick Construction

Prefabricated Construction: How to Build a House in Less Than Six Months

Prefabricated Construction Is Cost-Effective Construction 

Prefabricated Construction: How Do We Save Money On Electricity?

Prefabricated Construction and Simple Maintenance of the House

Prefabricated Construction and Health

Prefabricated Construction: Different Wall Types


 What Is Prefabricated Construction?

Prefabricated construction (also known as industrialized construction) is a blanket name for a variety of advanced construction methods based on the use of prefabricated elements manufactured in a factory in a controlled manner, as opposed to the traditional and familiar method of “wet” construction” or “brick on brick”.

It is important to know that manufacturing and assembling elements in the factory is more economical and allows for better quality control than is common in the industry.

In fact, we live in an era where most of the construction in the Western world is performed using this method.


Advantages of Prefabricated Construction:

  • The construction process is carried out entirely under Arussi Constructions’ supervision.
  • Prefabricated construction allows for exceptionally high thermal and acoustic insulation quality.
  • Prefabricated construction allows savings during construction that also lead to money saving.
  • Prefabricated construction allows maximum flexibility in architectural design.
  • During construction process, we maintain excellent quality control.
  • A steel skeleton frame-based house is more resistant to earthquakes than a house built in the traditional method.
  • The customer chooses the level of finish and technical specifications.
  • Prefabricated construction is green construction (see Benefits of Green Construction).
  • Arussi’s level of performance is the highest in the prefabricated construction industry.
  • You have Arussi’s contractor warranty for 10 years!



The History of Prefabricated Construction

Prefabricated construction started in London in 1851. Following numerous fires that broke out in the city’s traditional wooden buildings, a decision was made to change the construction method.

In stepped gardener and architect Joseph Paxton (designer of the Crystal Palace in London), who invented the combination of wet construction (concrete construction) with what is now called prefabricated construction.

Prefabricated construction began to gain significant momentum in the modern era: as it was characterized by high labor wages, a method was needed to reduce their working time in order to save money.

To a large extent, the prefabricated construction method is a revolution in the way we live. When one builds using the prefabricated construction method, one takes part in this revolution.

You are building using the most advanced and efficient Western method.

We at Arussi undertake to use cutting edge techniques and materials.


Prefabricated Construction in Israel

Israel is keeping up with the European pace on all fronts, except that of prefabricated construction.

Most new buildings in Israel are still being built using the old Middle Eastern construction methods (bricks and mortar) but we are confident that is going to change soon.

Even now, prefabricated construction is taking up more and more market share.

Many Israelis understand that this is the cleanest, safest, most cost-effective and greenest construction method.


Characteristics of Prefabricated Construction and Different Types of Walls

Our houses combine all the advantages of the advanced construction method and the traditional construction method:

  • Foundations and tie beams from reinforced concrete according to engineer design.
  • Floors and security room (mamad) made from reinforced concrete, according to engineer design.
  • Integrated steel construction.
  • Multilayered walls adhering to fire standards – Ytong Tech exterior membrane wall, thermal insulation and acoustic rock wool, 2 fireproof plasterboards on the inner level of the exterior wall.
  • A tiled or concrete roof or any other roof on the market.
  • Double-membrane plasterboard partitions (a total of 4 plasterboards with steel skeleton frame and acoustic and thermal insulation in the middle).
  • Exterior finish – plaster schlick, stone, aluminum, wood cladding, or any other finish available on the market.
  • Interior Finish – 2 layers painted plasterboards, 3 layers Supercryl, or any other finish that exists on the market.


Prefabricated Construction, in Stages

But where do we start? What are the stages of prefabricated construction?

From the first meeting to handing over the key, we lay out before you the steps for building a private home of your dreams.

Step 1 – Welcome to the first meeting

At this meeting you will receive a detailed explanation about our advanced construction method (also called prefabricated construction), and the various possibilities available to you.

We will also prepare with you a budget estimate of the total cost of building the house, so that you can make an informed decision.

In addition, you will be able to get an impression of our office staff who runs the housebuilding project, and of one of our company’s two logistics complexes.

Later on, we will be happy to arrange a visit to houses we built for other customers, so you can get an impression of the quality of the construction and hear from people who have built a house about their experience during the construction process.

Step 2 – Architectural design and characteristics of the technical specifications

Some clients bring their own architect, and some choose ours. The choice is yours.

  • Option A: Architectural design with your own architect

If you already have an architect designing the house, and you have a set of architectural plans and technical specifications, our professionals will study the plans and prepare a detailed quotation for you.

  • Option B: Architectural design with our architects

As part of the overall package, we offer architecture services; our excellent professionals are at your disposal in all matters concerning architectural design and characteristics of the technical specifications.

Choosing Arussi’s architects and engineers has an important economic advantage – the cost of architectural and engineering planning is included in the price of the house.

At the end of the architectural planning and technical specifications stage, we prepare for you a detailed quotation for the construction of the house.

Step 3 – Obtaining a building permit

At this stage, our architect or yours submit the plans to the local authority for obtaining a building permit.

The length of time it takes to get a permit varies from one authority to the other and is approximately 8 months in average.

Step 4 – Building the house according to plans and specifications

The contract for building the house was signed. Immediately after a building permit is obtained, it is possible to begin with the construction.

We take care of all aspects of the construction process for you, and very professionally turn the architectural designs into your new home.

Employing the advanced construction method, it takes 7 months in average until we hand over the keys.

Step 5 – Handing over the keys, to your satisfaction

Congrats! After completing all the necessary work, we hand over the keys to you, as well as a construction portfolio with all the necessary inspections and permits needed to issue Form 4.


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Prefabricated Construction Is Green Construction

Arussi’s prefabricated construction method is characterized by using environmentally friendly materials.

The construction process itself is clean and quiet and hardly produces waste. All the materials we use are standardized.

Arussi’s prefabricated construction enables the integration of green systems in the house, while maintaining the design and the highest quality of finish.

In addition, a high level of insulation ensures significant electricity savings.

The steel skeleton frame ensures total resistance against earthquakes.

Read more about green construction.


Prefabricated Construction Is Quick Construction

Prefabricated construction will significantly reduce your waiting time between the decision to build the house and the moment the keys are handed over.

It will save you anxieties, running around, quarrels and all things related.

A few months, and you’re in the house of your dreams! All without neglecting the quality of the construction, but on the contrary – building in the best and most advanced quality.


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Prefabricated Construction Is Cost-Effective Construction

Building a private house using the prefabricated construction method will save you money.

How? First, because of the one-stop-shop method, planning the construction of the house will be accurate and less prone to error.

At Arussi, we offer you a comprehensive construction package, with employees working for us and supervised by us.

This huge advantage prevents mistakes and helps you be precise with your budget.

In addition, prefabricated construction saves you the electricity expenses – our insulated walls reduce the need for air conditioning in the summer, and heating in the winter.

Prefabricated construction is designed to fir your environment – climate, wind directions, sunrise direction.

You will need less electricity and devices (that cost money of course), and use more of nature’s resources (that are free, as you know).


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Prefabricated Construction and Simple Maintenance of the House

Prefabricated construction will allow you simple maintenance of the house.

Using strong and stable materials, as opposed to the materials used in traditional construction, prevents cracks and peeling of the walls. The materials used in prefabricated construction do not absorb water and moisture and are not affected by heat, cold and rain.

In addition, due to efficient and green construction processes, the construction itself will not leave waste behind and will prevent the long and tiresome days of cleaning, after construction is complete.


Prefabricated Construction and Health

And last, but certainly not least – prefabricated construction keeps you and your family healthy!

This fact is evidenced by countless studies from recent years (including a Harvard University research).

The use of non-polluting biodegradable materials contributes to health, surely, but so does the smart design of the house, which includes taking into account air directions, to allows quality airflow into the house, optimal use of natural sunlight, thermal insulation that reduces the use of heating (known to be not supportive of health), soundproofing (to protect you from the neighbors’ karaoke) and reduced moisture indoors (moisture causes mold).

All of these factors will contribute to your quality of life in an unprecedented way.


Prefabricated Construction: Different Types of Walls


The construction method and the different types of walls

Multilayer Ytong-Tech Wall

Multilayered wall adhering to fire standard IT 931, with high thermal and acoustic insulation capacity, manufactured by Ytong Company by order.

2000 Wall – DENSGLASS Integrated Multilayer Wall

An insulated multilayered wall adhering to fire standard 931, with high thermal insulation, excellent for use in almost all types of buildings. Has excellent flexibility that ensures avoiding cracks in case of differential settlement of the foundations. Widely used in Israel and around the world.

Multilayered wall integrated with rock wool insulated panel, fire standard

Insulated multilayered wall adhering to fire standard 931, with exterior and interior finish galvanized oven painted panel in broken white shade stuffed with rock wool (optional gypsum finish), excellent for use in electrical, communication, infrastructures and special buildings.

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