Inside the future of sustainable prefab homes

Inside a modern prefabricated homes factory, designing and producing unique and sustainable modern homes

By Jennifer Turner | 1 January 2021

Prefabricated self build homes have evolved for the sustainable age. Find out how by touring one such factory for eco-production…


bath and sinks in showroom

 Image: Baufritz

Timber-framed prefabricated homes have surged in popularity. Discover how German specialists Baufritz create unique and bespoke dream homes with sustainability at their core…

Prefab evolution

The house building industry is currently undergoing an evolution with the rapid growth of factory build prefabrication. Pioneering eco house builder Baufritz is at the vanguard. CEO Oliver Rehm gives you an exclusive tour of their factory and reveals the process that delivers high-quality homes built to your specifications.

Interconnecting modules are manufactured before being shipped to site for assembly. There are clear advantages to this process – the building is erected in days, using a very sophisticated quality control process. The end result is a solid, well-engineered house. As inputs are understood, the amount of waste is minimized.

interior of factory with prefabricated units

 Image: Baufritz

Sustainability specialists

As an eco-home pioneer, Baufritz ensure that over 85% of the house comes from natural materials, primarily wood sourced from sustainable forests. Larch and spruce trees are ideally suited to housebuilding, having being used for millennia in alpine construction.