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The U.S. section includes discussion about prefab homes in post-war UK and GermanyEdit

Needs to be broken out a little bit better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.198.34.86 (talk) 17:59, 5 February 2015 (UTC)


A pic of a British WW2-era prefab would be niceEdit

The "English prefabricated house" currently pictured is interesting and should certainly be kept, but is nothing like the small, one-storey houses most Britons think of when they hear the word "prefab". Loganberry (Talk) 12:05, 26 June 2009 (UTC)


the article provided is a little confusing in the fourth paragraph, it reads that prefab does not mean manufactured home, but n the last paragraph, the author mentions about companies selling their products, calling them as "MANUFACTURED HOMES" so wat is it actually??

HistoryEdit

This is an unsupported assertion which contradicts the article Prefabricated building.Chemical Engineer (talk) 16:08, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

The History section was added in this edit (15 August 2010) by Hyperboreer (talk · contribs) who has not been active since 16 August 2010. I have no idea about the truth of the claim, but it is typical of many claims that people add to a variety of articles. If there is no source very soon, I support removing the section. Johnuniq (talk) 00:09, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Merge discussionEdit

The article Prefabricated building has a lot of overlap with this article in its 'Prefabricated Housing' section. Should we merge it all into here? Twopenneth (talk) 13:04, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - Prefabricated building of course, does not only refer to houses. It includes quonset huts and whatnot, so as long as you're not planning to merge the entire article into this, I support it. The subsection on Prefabricated housing in the Prefabricated building article is a bit too long. It should be summarized there, with a {{Main}} hatnote on the subsection, and most of the content moved here. Also, one article which should be completely merged into this though, is Manufactured housing.-- ObsidinSoul 12:14, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I support what Obsidian said, except for the last sentence. As I have just realized by doing a little research, manufactured housing, in the United States at least, is simply a euphemism, a synonym, for mobile home - and that is a topic large enough to merit its own article. In fact, as soon as I can figure out the wikiprocedure here, I'm going to propose merging the two articles, because they are simply different words for the same thing. Modular homes are also worth maintaining as a separate category, being distinctly different from mobile homes (the latter comes with wheels attached, the former is shipped on flatbeds and assembled at site, for one thing), although often the two types - again, I just learned this, duh - are built by the same factories. The prefab housing article should give a brief mention/description of each type and send readers to the main articles. Textorus (talk) 14:21, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Prefab as style or method of construction?Edit

“In today's usage the term ‘prefab’ is more closely related to the style of home, usually modernist, rather than to a particular method of home construction.” This assertion has no citation, nor supporting information about where or amongst whom it maybe the case; anecdotally, it certainly doesn’t seem to be the case in my own experience, but it my be a regional or age-related distinction. I think it would be best deleted, or expanded with support. Jock123 (talk) 07:43, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

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