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Monday, November 6, 2017

Germany Sees Record Breaking Gains in Prefab and Modular Housing

The number of authorized prefabricated detached and semi-detached houses in Germany is still growing at a faster rate than the number of houses built in the conventional way.

According to information from the Association of German Prefabricated Building (BDF) a total of 60,117 new detached and semi-detached houses received planning permission in Germany from January to the end of July, 11,768 of them of prefabricated construction.
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Whereas the prefabricated construction segment was thus able to record growth of 6.8% against a year earlier, the market as a whole registered a reduction of 7%.

The share of the market held by prefabricated construction correspondingly increased to a record figure of 19.6%, rising by 1.8 percentage points since the beginning of the year.

The question is how did they achieve these record gains? Inquiring minds in the US want to know.

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