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Prefabricated Buildings

In many situations, prefabricated timber buildings provide an alternative to traditional (masonry) on-site building.

The components which go towards constructing load-bearing walls, and in some cases the floors and roof, are either fully or partially prefabricated. This process can be carried out on site, but in the UK it will almost certainly be done within a factory, where conditions can be controlled and operatives are not hindered by unreliable weather.