Affordable Prefab Homes From China


In the field of assembled buildings, Chinese prefab homes manufacturers have broken through in global foreign trade by virtue of their cost advantages in labor and raw materials. For example, in the 2022 World Cup, Qatar chose to import more than 12,000 container houses in China in order to solve the housing problem of travelers is enough to prove that China’s manufacturing technology and cost-effectiveness are recognized and acknowledged by the countries hosting the World Cup. According to our past export data analysis, most of the individual home buyers do not choose to import prefab homes in China simply because of cheaper price or low budget, etc. They tend to customize their dream homes in China with more luxurious finishes and higher quality furniture for the same cost as in their home country. If you are of the same opinion, Chilin Building is your preferred prefab homes manufacturer in China.

Cost Advantages of Chilin Building

Compared to most prefab homes manufacturers in China, our cost advantages include:

  • Mechanized production: Most of the manufacturing process are through fully automated machinery, which increases the production efficiency and reduces the cost of labor at the same time.
  • Self-sufficient sources: We have 5 factories for prefab homes, doors, windows, tiles, bathroom accessories, customized kitchen cabinets, etc. Basically, all the important accessories needed for a house are produced by us. Reduce the existence of intermediary links, reduce purchasing costs.
  • High quality raw material supply: We have stable suppliers of steel, wood and other raw materials in China, due to large-scale purchasing, we always get better prices, and we strictly screen raw materials to ensure the quality of each product.

Cost of customizing prefab homes in China

The cost of building a Prefab Homes varies depending on a number of factors, including the cost of design, materials, fabrication, logistics and transportation, foundation construction, installation, furnishings, interior decoration, and links to utilities. The following is a general overview of these costs:

Cost of design

The design required to build a home includes:

  • Site Plan
  • Floor Plan
  • Elevation Drawings
  • Section Drawings
  • Foundation Plan
  • Foundation Plan
  • Interior Design
  • Electrical and Plumbing Schematics

The above drawings are the common design materials needed to build a house, but the cost about the design usually depends on the size, complexity of the house, these expenses are about 1000-3000 USD in China. and this is just a rough estimate, the actual cost may vary depending on the specific situation. In addition, because some countries and regions need to obtain relevant audits or building permits before building a house, you can also choose to find a local architect to complete the whole house design.

Cost of building materials

The cost of materials depends largely on the type and size of the prefab home you choose and the quality of the materials used. There is a wide range of choices for these materials, including but not limited to gypsum board, insulation, wood, tile, windows and doors, etc. These costs will vary depending on the brand, model, and specifications of the equipment you choose. You can choose according to your budget and needs. The cost average is 30 USD/ sq ft~65 USD/ sq ft.

Cost of processing

Manufacturers will process materials for prefab houses in the factory based on the design, scale, and selected materials. This includes cutting, welding, polishing, painting, and other procedures. Finally, the components will be assembled into prefabricated units, considering ease of shipping. The cost involved in this process depends on the complexity of assembly and the time required, typically ranging from 1000 to 5000 USD. The final actual cost will depend on the difficulty level of your customization and the fees charged by the manufacturer you collaborate with.

Costs of transportation

When you choose to procure building materials from China, you have the options of transportation through air, sea, or land to your destination. You can devise a reasonable transportation plan based on your construction schedule. If you have sufficient time, it is usually recommended to opt for the most cost-effective method, which involves shipping by sea to the nearest port to your location. After customs clearance, the materials can be transported overland to your construction site.

According to the latest data as of May 2023, the approximate cost for shipping a 40 FT container of goods from Guangzhou, China, to the port of Miami, USA, by sea is around 2500 USD, with a transit time of approximately 23-35 days. However, sea freight costs may sometimes undergo adjustments, including customs clearance, taxes, and expenses related to overland transportation. For more accurate data, you can consult with professional logistics brokers locally.

In general, the costs mentioned above are for Free On Board (FOB) expenses from Chinese prefab home manufacturers. For individual buyers, completing the entire construction of the house may also require additional expenses for foundation construction, home installation, utility connections, interior decoration, and other processes, which can be taken care of by construction contractors. Before customizing a prefab home, it is advisable to contact local construction companies or contractors in advance to understand the specific costs and services they include. This way, you can more accurately budget your project costs and avoid unexpected expenses during the construction process.

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