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    Pre fab Houses, do they exist in Montreal?

    I was watching This old House on PBS. In the states they make these pre-fab houses inside a factory ( with full electrical and plumbing already installed ) and haul them over to the site and put them up like Lego blocks. These are not small houses either, some are 4 bed room, 3 floor large house. I would like to know if they do this in Montreal, or is this sort of thing for the USA only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTA refugee
    I was watching This old House on PBS. In the states they make these pre-fab houses inside a factory ( with full electrical and plumbing already installed ) and haul them over to the site and put them up like Lego blocks. These are not small houses either, some are 4 bed room, 3 floor large house. I would like to know if they do this in Montreal, or is this sort of thing for the USA only?
    Some history: http://exhibits.mannlib.cornell.edu/...hp?content=one

    Goes all the way back to Edison.

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    http://www.maisonsbonneville.com/EN/home.htm

    http://www.modulex-international.com/

    http://www.maisonusineequebec.com/en...ricated-homes/

    It's amasing what entering "quebec prefab house" in Googles will do! Took me longer to write this post than it took to find some examples!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTA refugee
    I was watching This old House on PBS. In the states they make these pre-fab houses inside a factory ( with full electrical and plumbing already installed ) and haul them over to the site and put them up like Lego blocks. These are not small houses either, some are 4 bed room, 3 floor large house. I would like to know if they do this in Montreal, or is this sort of thing for the USA only?
    No there is a factory in a small town up towards Ottawa called Morewood. They started with the two halves slap together and now into the multi-module units. The beauty is that since they have to survive transport by truck the modules must be constructed beyond spec. This results in a stronger structure all around. They aren't taking over the housing market by storm. But they are capturing their share.
    Confucius say: Man who take woman into house on side of hill - not on level.

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