Prefab and reinforced concrete structures are preferred for their durability. In terms of usage, prefab structures are generally suitable for all seasons but are often preferred for summer usage. Prefab and reinforced concrete structures differ significantly due to the materials used in their construction.

Materials Used in Reinforced Concrete Structures

In reinforced concrete structures, walls are constructed using brick and concrete materials. In prefab houses, however, walls are made using panel systems with fiber cement boards on both sides, with EPS foam or rock wool insulation material filling between them, typically 1.25 meters wide.

The outer wall thickness of prefabricated houses is 10 cm and the inner wall thickness is 6 cm. Thermal insulation is at a higher level than reinforced concrete structures because there is insulation material between the wall panels. In the reinforced concrete roof system, after the final layer of concrete process, the roof covering is made mostly with the use of wood. Additionally, no additional insulation is applied to the concrete roof. In prefabricated houses, specially produced steel truss systems are used in the main scaffolding of the roof systems, and energy savings are achieved by using glass wool insulation material on special plate coverings between the roof and the ceiling.