8 April 2021


The advantages of prefabricated façades in modern architecture

Thanks to the transformation of processes, quick installation and sustainability, prefabricated façades are now one of the most common technical solutions used by architects.

Designing a façade is the most significant challenge architects face, given that much of the overall structure, image and functionality of the building rests on it.

Research into new materials and technical solutions conducted by sector professionals in recent years have led to quality and efficiency improvements, which can be seen in systems such as prefabricated façades, nanomaterials and smart homes, increasingly common elements of new home construction.

In light of this architectural shift in the sector, and thanks to accelerated production brought about by digitalisation and automation, Modfaçade prefabricated façades by Butech (a PORCELANOSA Group subsidiary specialising in construction systems) offer a faster, more efficient and more sustainable way of building.Next we'll explain why.

Why choose a prefabricated façade?

Butech's Modfaçade prefabricated façade systems reduce on-site delivery times and allow for bespoke design. This is because all the processes - from technical analysis through to fabricating and installing the modules - are carried out by the firm's own technical department. Other highlights in this area include prefabricated bathroom modular systems (Monobath), as well as ModFaçades in Unit-Systems, Butech's prefabricated construction division.

Berkshire House, Berkshire, Reino Unido

Architecture: Goddar Manton Architects

Video: Aa Creative

Built using PORCELANOSA Group materials, these technical solutions are supplied factory finished, with insulation, structures and finishes by the brand. The modules, anchoring systems and the team's technical know-how all allow for quick installation.

The main advantages these façades have over others include:

  • Higher quality and control at each project phase.
  • Quicker build times, on-site installation and delivery times.
  • More sustainable: Much less waste is generated in manufacturing and installation compared with traditional façades: natural and human resources are optimised by reusing established processes. These systems are also incredibly lightweight (less than 55 kg/m2), reducing the amount of materials used as well as the building's carbon footprint.
  • More versatile: They can be adapted to different types of façade (ventilated or cladding) and to any aesthetic.
  • Safer: The manufacturer monitors the project and carries out quality controls at each project phase, allowing for shorter time frames than normal. They're built in the factory itself, leading to a reduction in occupational accidents.
  • Improved technical support: Butech's façade technical department offers support from project analysis through to on-site installation.

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