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Prefab building may compromise home's uniqueness - Property Auctions News, Property Investment

Despite the productivity gains, some developers are anxious that using prefabrication technology may compromise the uniqueness of luxury projects , media reports said. They noted that its one-size-fits-all approach sacrifices on personal touches and the extra attention to detail demanded by most buyers. The issue emerged after the government mandated developers acquiring Government Land Sales (GLS) sites to incorporate a certain level of prefabrication in their projects, which includes installing prefabricated bathrooms. While the technology has been widely used in building common condo features like rubbish chutes and staircases, developers explained that luxury home buyers would expect more attention to detail in bathroom designs considering they are paying more. “For luxury developments, layouts and design are critical to give the requisite degree of uniqueness,” said C...

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