7 Reasons Why Prefab Workshops Are a Great Option

October 25, 2023
Prefab workshop

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans outgrow their home after living in it for only two years? This is simply because a lot of homes don't have enough storage or workspace in them! Creating this space can be incredibly expensive and require extensive construction work. 

So what if we told you that you can create a customized storage or work space on your property without hiring a builder? This is where getting a prefab workshop comes in! 

These sheds and workshops let you make the most of your home's outdoor space. And they look fantastic!

Want to know more? Then you've come to the right place. Read on to find out seven reasons why prefab workshops are the ideal storage solution for your home.

What Is a Prefab Workshop? 

You may have heard prefab workshops referred to as modular or portable units.

These units are specifically designed to suit your needs and are available in a whole range of sizes and colors. So you'll be sure to find one that suits you. 

Manufacturers construct each shed or workshop offsite and deliver it to your home or business as a whole unit. Some larger units arrive in a few pieces and the manufacturer will assemble them for you on-site.

This is a quick and easy way to create more storage or workspace in your home or business. It also means that you don't need to build a workshop from scratch in your backyard!

So why are prefab workshop buildings a great addition to your property? Let's take a closer look at the benefits of choosing a prefab workshop shed! 

1. Installation Is Quick

Extending your home or business can be extremely expensive and invasive. This is also true if you want to build an outbuilding or garage from scratch. Construction can last for months at a time. 

In comparison, prefab workshops are constructed away from your home and arrive ready to be installed. They are made using exact measurements and are pre-drilled and welded. You just need to bolt them together and your shed or garage is good to go! 

At Cricket Valley, we even offer free delivery and setup to properties within 50 miles of our dealers. So getting your shed or garage ready to use has never been easier.

2. Choose a Custom Design

Prefab units come in a whole range of styles and designs. You can choose from sheds, garages, small barns, workshops, and even cabins.

Our extensive range offers handy storage solutions and stylish features that will make your unit stand out from the crowd. This includes lofted barns and porch-fronted cabins. So no matter what type of space you're looking for, there's a prefab unit to suit you. 

Once you've chosen the type of building you want, you can also customize it to suit your home or business. These units are available in a range of colors and finishes.

Each design comes in different sizes, so it will fit perfectly on your property and look right at home.

You can even add extras to your chosen design. These include: 

  • Additional doors and windows 
  • Workbenches 
  • Ramps 
  • Shutters
  • Overhangs

This is a great way to really make your prefab workshop your own. Our shed configurator will help you keep track of your spending as you design your new shed!

3. Workshops Come in a Range of Materials

Prefab buildings come in a range of materials, so you aren't limited to wood or brickwork. At Cricket Valley Structures, our buildings come with metal, treated wood, or painted DuraTemp siding. 

Choosing the right one for you depends on the aesthetic you're looking for and your budget. Each of these materials has its perks. However, they are all incredibly durable and come with warranties. 

Wood and DuraTemp sidings offer a more rustic, natural look. You can also paint these sidings easily to create a custom look.

4. They Are Affordable 

Building an outhouse from scratch can be incredibly expensive.

You'll need to cover the cost of building materials and labor. This can cost upwards of $21,000

It may be even more expensive if your construction project goes on for longer than planned! On top of this, you may need to apply for work permits and planning permission. 

So building extra storage space at home or work requires a big budget. In comparison, prefab buildings are much more affordable. You also don't have to budget extra in case your construction schedule runs over. 

The cost of a prefab building starts from around $4,000. This includes delivery and installation. 

This depends on the size, style, and materials you choose for your building. Larger sheds or garages will be more expensive, for example. DuraTemp siding is also more expensive than metal siding. 

This variation is useful though. It means that you should always be able to find a prefab shed to suit your budget. 

At Cricket Valley, we also appreciate that $4,000 is still a lot of money. So you might not be able to pay this up-front. Because of this, we have a rent-to-own scheme in place. 

You can rent out our prefab units on a monthly basis for up to 36 months. If you decide you want to buy your unit, you can buy out the lease at any time. This gives you great flexibility and makes it easier to manage the cost of buying a shed. 

We also offer discounts on high-quality, second-hand units.

5. This Is an Eco-Friendly Option

Prefab workshop buildings aren't just kind to your wallet. 60% of Americans are seriously concerned about the climate. If you're among them then metal prefab units are a great choice for you!

Prefabricated metal is cut to size, which minimizes manufacturing waste. On top of this, the metal used in prefab units is recyclable. This means that even when you are done with your unit, its materials can be reused. 

This isn't the case when it comes to warped wood or cracked bricks. So if you are looking for an eco-friendly option, metal workshops are the way to go!

6. You'll Have an Energy-Efficient Workshop

You may plan to use your unit as a garage or to store your garden tools. In that case, you probably aren't too worried about how well it holds its heat. 

However, if you want to work, socialize, or just kick back and relax in your unit, you need to think about this. In that case, you should look for a prefab-insulated workshop.

This will hold in heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. So you will save money on your energy bills. 

All of our sheds contain R-10 insulation. This: 

  • Prevents condensation build-up 
  • Acts as a barrier against wind and moisture 
  • Holds in the heat during the winter 
  • Keeps out the heat in the summer 

It is also resistant to birds, rodents, and insects and isn't affected by moisture or humidity. As a result, your prefab workshop will stay comfortable and all-year round. 

It's also worth noting that this insulation comes as standard in all Cricket Valley sheds and outbuildings. So it won't cost you a penny extra! 

In comparison, if you build an outhouse from scratch, you'll have to pay extra to insulate it. This is yet another reason why prefab buildings offer great value for money.

7. They Are Durable

Prefab outbuildings are all made by experts using premium-grade materials that will stand the test of time. Because of this, they are incredibly durable. Our DuraTemp siding, for example, comes with a 50-year warranty!

Their built-in insulation also protects the interior from moisture and pest infestations. This means that your prefab shed or workshop will be low maintenance. 

If you want a really low-maintenance building then choose one with metal siding. This doesn't require treatment and can stand up to any weather. 

That said, treating your wood or DuraTemp shed once a year will keep it in great shape.

Get a Prefab Workshop Shed Today 

There are plenty of fantastic benefits to installing a prefab workshop at your home or business.

A prefab workshop or garage doesn't just add storage or workspace to your property. These units are also incredibly durable and versatile and offer great value for money. So what are you waiting for? 

If you're ready to invest in a prefab workshop, get in touch with Cricket Valley Structures today. We're happy to help!