It surely has been the year of the prefabricated house with the construction trend taking off in Australia.

Although the prefab has been popular in Northern America and Europe for many years now (and has been around since the 1500s) the cheaper design is only starting to be noticed by Australian’s looking for more affordable housing options in the current economic climate.

2014 saw the formation of prefabAUS, the new peak body for the off-site construction sector in Australia and with this came the first inaugural conference that continues to inspire more and more Aussies to get on board the prefab wagon.

Its no wonder then that this topic has gained popularity amongst industry and mainstream media, including The Urban Developer, which has announced its top five prefab/modular articles for 2014.

From the six-star, prefab apartments in Moonee Ponds to new trends in construction and building, each article can be read in full here.