About Single Family Modular Homes
Modular Construction is not a product or a style of home, it is a “construction technique”. Virtually any style of home built using traditional construction techniques can be built with modular construction. Ranches, Cape Cods, Two-story homes; no matter what type of home you choose, it can be built Faster, Better, and for Less using modular construction!
Why is modular construction the smarter way to build? Modular construction uses the same materials and adheres to the same building codes as traditional construction. The difference is with modular construction, these materials are assembled, or “pre-built”, inside a manufacturing facility to control quality and cost.
So why are all homes not built using modular construction? To some extent, they are. The building industry has been moving toward modular construction for many years. Cabinets, windows, roof trusses, and door systems are no longer fabricated on site. Instead, they are built in modern factories and delivered to the site. These modular components have increased the quality, lowered the cost, and accelerated the construction schedule for home builders and homeowners everywhere.
Many builders have even extended this approach to include larger components, such as panelized walls and pre-formed concrete foundation systems. Full modular construction is the next logical step in this evolution. Thousands of homes every year are now built using modular construction techniques. These numbers will continue to grow as more and more home builders experience the advantages of modular construction.
- The building blocks of modular homes — individual modules — are housing components constructed in a controlled factory environment.
- Individual modules are up to 90% complete with shipped from the factory to the home site. All walls, flooring, ceilings, stairs, carpeting, and even wall finish are completed in the factory before shipment.
- Once all building materials arrive at the factory, some manufacturers can assemble modules in a single day. Typically, a two-story, 2,500 sq. ft. home can be constructed in a factory in under a week.
- Aside from any cost savings, modular homebuyers benefit from the short assembly time of their home — reducing any amount of weather damage or home site vandalism. Over the life of the home, modular homes save money because they are incredibly efficient.
- In 2002, modular homes accounted for 3% of the new, single-family homes constructed. Outside of metropolitan area, that figure is as high as 12%. From 1992-2002, modular housing production increased 48%!
- One of every ten homes built is a modular home. The Northeast region of the country accounted for 29% of the nation’s modular activity in 2001. The South Atlantic region was a close second with 26%, and the Great Lakes region third, accounting for 24%.
- The most popular states for modular construction in 2001 were North Carolina, Michigan, and New York.
Modular construction is quickly becoming the method of choice by owners, developers, and general contractors who want a quality, eco-friendly home. Your home will be built by professionals who understand the time value of time, money, and the benefit of building better, faster, greener, and for less.
If you have existing plans for a project – Let our team evaluate the project to determine if it is appropriate for modular construction.
If you are in the planning phase – we can help you design a project that will take full advantage of system built modular construction. Call us today to learn more!